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Buggy Springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I was wheeling a few weeks ago and saw a toyota forerunner with buggy springs on the rear. My friend really wants to do this mod but he drives his blazer daily. I told him I'd come here and see what people thought about the idea. I'm not I would want one on a daily driver.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  2. SuperUnknown

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    Your friend could build some locking buggy springs and just lock them down for road use.

    It's ok to love your truck.
     
  3. jimmyjack

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    I wasnt paying attention to this guy when he was wheeling but my buddy took some pictures. Looked like he had some sort of a guide bar to keep the spring lined up with the frame rail. So what you're saying is drill a hole in the guide bars to put a pin to keep it from flopping around during normal driving?

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  4. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Its easy to put buggy springs on the back of toys cuz the springs sit under the frame.Iv never seen a buggy spring on the back of a full size chevy .It would take some creative fab work to put one in the rear .You could run a setup like this community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang
     
  5. BadDog

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    Yeah, Marvin Springer makes a cool setup (see Friz's link) that beats the devil out of buggy springs and other similar setups. Forget the buggys, especially for the back of a Chevy.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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