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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Sep 22, 2000.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Hey Grim,

    I see that you have your tire carrier on the Driver side.. How do you keep the rear springs from sagging? Mine is leaning to the driversside.. I was thinking of going with National springs for the rear, but they are costly!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    I am running stock spring on the rear with a shackle flip. If you notice my carrier is also much tighter to the body (infact its my tailgate) and as such has less leverage on the body. It's also only a 32 so it weighs less. I am also carefull to load evenly and on the passenger side (in side the truck) is my chain box that easily weighs as much as that spare.
    Now Depdog I belive has his on the driveside and I have not noticed any unusual lean on his truck. perhaps one spring is loosing it's arch faster on your truck for some reason.

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  3. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Yes mine is on the drivers side as well, and also mine is very tight up against the body, I even have mine angled to go up against the window tight. I too load my rig to try an distribute the weight evenly, I keep my toolbox and high lift on the passenger side inside the bed.

    Depdog

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  4. mudfanatic

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    your tire goes up against the window??? doesn't that rattle against the window while off roading? I would be concerned that the window would get broken.
    Dan

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  5. Depdog

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    Nah, it does not touch the window, it is at the same angle as the window so that I can get it as close to the tail gate as possible.

    Depdog

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