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Burb sags on drivers side, need advice

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by StampedeOfNorway, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. StampedeOfNorway

    StampedeOfNorway Registered Member

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    I've got an '88 Burb with 8 lug axles all around. The previous owner said that the "one side sagging" were due to a H.D. spring pack on the rear pass. side with 9 leafs, and just a standard 8 leaf pack on the drivers side. My Q is, should I remove one leaf from the 9'er pack, or should I add an ORD zero rate to the 8 pack? The truck does not sit level at all when I view it from either front or rear. I hope this is due to the lower height in the back. BTW my truck is not lifted, yet.

    Thanx in advance...
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    You can do it either way and it would be about the same. But if i were you, i'd just find a pair of new springs from a junkyard...they are really cheap /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Or, by all of your new lift springs now. It's real easy to justify buying this stuff when something is broken.
     
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    holyjohnson Registered Member

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    just one more thing to look into are the body mount bushings.i bought my burb cheap because i thought the springs were dead,turns out the bushings are gone and was causing it to sag bad on pass side.
    goodluck
     
  5. StampedeOfNorway

    StampedeOfNorway Registered Member

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    just one more thing to look into are the body mount bushings.i bought my burb cheap because i thought the springs were dead,turns out the bushings are gone and was causing it to sag bad on pass side.
    goodluck

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    Dorky Q! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif How can I check if the bushings are gone? Can U see it with the bare eye??

    Thanx...
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, easily visible - you should see a rubber donut-shaped piece above and below the body mount - you'll understand once you take a look.

    There, should look like this except without the metal cylinder towards the top (unless it has a body lift) - thanks Muddysub for the use of your pic /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sags on the drivers side... thats easy, Eat Less Burgers /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    mine sags too, because of crappy springs, bad body mount bushings, and whatnot. probably too many hamburgers for me too. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    -Rich
     
  8. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    my 89 and my dads 90 both sag to the drivers rear corner.

    It's time to grab a tape and find out where the differences are.

    -Jeremy
     
  9. BanksBurban

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    Mine sags on the left rear too. It's all stock, no lift.
     
  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yepp, my sub has sagged to the left rear for years now. maybe something wrong with the springs those years. i dunno. i'm gonna fix it one day when i'm not a poor colledge kid.

    i was just scrollin through this thread and glanced at that pic and thought "mine look like that" and then i was like "i painted my ac lines too" "wait a minuite, thats mine!!" i'm a slow one. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    i was just scrollin through this thread and glanced at that pic and thought "mine look like that" and then i was like "i painted my ac lines too" "wait a minuite, thats mine!!" i'm a slow one.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Your too much muddy!
    Mine saggs to the left also. Even after the new springs I think its because all the extra weight is on that side. IE. the spare, which by its self weighs quite a bit. Put a lone driver in there and there is another 200 plus pounds. Just a thought.
     

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