Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

blazer front springs vs pickup front springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudhog, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    blazer front springs vs pickup front springs are they the same or are the truck ones longer?
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    actually what i should have asked is will 77 blazer front springs replace the front springs in a 79 pickup?
     
  3. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2000
    Posts:
    3,363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    upstate ny
    front's are the same length.
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    32,076
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    .
    Same thing. Just the differences in some springs are 2 and 3 leaf designs.
     
  5. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Temp. Ft. Walton Beach Fl. home=Tucson, Az.
    FYI Prior to 73 the front springs on Blazers and trucks
    are not the same leght as 73 to 91.
     
  6. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2003
    Posts:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tyrone, PA
    My 79 blazer front springs were crap, negative arch WTF? I much prefer my 5 leaf spring pack.
     
  7. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    1,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    illinois
    blown shocks will make the springs sag too, yea nuthin is better then 5 leaves up front /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, btw what was the deal with GM useing a 9\16ths bolt on the rear spring shackle on the front leaf springs on the 91's i saw this and i feel inferior, because my 87 has 7\16ths bolts on that shackle.

    /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  8. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    negative arch is normal and stupid. Try having a negative arch, bad shocks all around and a 6 leaf HD rear pack giving you an 1 1/2" rake on a k5. Sometimes I think it looks good most of the time I don't. My rear pack is so heavy that it barely squats with a couple thousand pounds on a trail behind it(doesn't even level the rake) but if I hit the gas the rear gets air off speed bumps.
     

Share This Page