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blazer rides like lumber trk

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 80blazer, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. 80blazer

    80blazer Registered Member

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    I am new to the site (just joined) a week ago and have a 80 Blazer that I bought a year ago as a basket case. I just got it running last week and the thing rides like a lumber truck. I think it has a lift on it the front springs are tappered and have three leafs and the rear have six leafs plus a overload. The distance from the ground to the top of the fender well is thirty seven inches with 31x10x15 tires. Any help would be appreciated.

    Jeff 80blazer project just starting
     
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    No it sounds stock those are the heavy duty leafs does it also have the Quad shocks?my 88 was a heavy duty option blazer rode like crap better now with a 4" lift.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift soon to have <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.56s
     
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    Mine was like that to, Tell I put a 4 inch lift on.

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  4. 80blazer

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    Nope single shocks but I did notice that the drivers side bottom leaf is missing from the U-bolt forward. could I remove some of the leaves in the bach and go with the flip?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 80blazer on 03/07/01 09:09 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Sounds like starting with some fresher springs would be wise. If you have one broken leaf, the rest have been really used hard too. If you want to run the flip, find a set of later model k5 springs that's in decent shape, then get a set of good front springs (I recommend the tuff country's, of course:-) and you should have decent start.


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    Hey, I knew a guy that drove a lumber truck for a living. He joked around that it drove like a Blazer!
     
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    I would definitely replace those springs if I were you. Heck, I even have all 4 stock springs out of my '84 blazer if your interested? The fronts are the 2 leaf and the rears are the 4 leaf.

    They are in good shape, would probably just need to replace the bushings.

    Lemme know,

    Thomas.

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  8. 80blazer

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    Thomas: Very interested how much do you want and where are you i am in AZ. Thanx for all of the input every body!
    Its almost time to lock them in.
    Jeff 80blazer project just starting
     

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