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Do Suburbans have 52 or 56 inch rear springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CheyenneKid, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. CheyenneKid

    CheyenneKid Registered Member

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    Are the spring rates the same as Blazer springs for the 52 inch versions? I have an '88 with a broken rear leaf. Thanks.
     
  2. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    mine are 56"s
     
  3. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    depends on the year i think
    the earlier one had 52's and later had 56's,,,i think anyways
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    1/2ton is 52s, i duno bout 3/4ton. just get leafs for a 1/2ton and ull be ok
     
  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    that can't be entirely correct either,,,cause mine is a 1/2 ton, and has 56" springs,,,, :p:
     
  6. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    You probably aren't inquiring about Suburbans as old as mine, but I have 52's out back. :D
     
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    offroadnut 1/2 ton status

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    my 90 Sub has 56" rear springs and it is a 1/2 ton
     
  8. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I'm not sure what year they changed, but the later ones have 56's, up until the IFS style came out. My '90 1500 has 56's out back, but they were "upgraded" when I yanked out the stockers and put in a set from a 3/4-ton pickup.
     
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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    The best way to tell :D
     
  10. steve_kibbe

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    The 78 2wd I had were 52's.
     
  11. CheyenneKid

    CheyenneKid Registered Member

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    It's pretty wet out there right now on the east coast! That's what I'll do.
     
  12. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    the newer sfa burbans have 56s? thats news to me. thats more than i learned at school today :D
     
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    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    Got my 56's rear springs from the junk yard out of a 91 V1500 (1/2 ton sfa suburban 4x4), much better way to go then 3/4 ton leaves that you have to remove leaves out to get them to flex.
     
  14. CheyenneKid

    CheyenneKid Registered Member

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    I measured them! My '88 sub, factory tow package, has 52" springs. Now I need to come up with springs to replace them with.
     

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