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does anyone know where to get stock 52" leafs??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by berserker, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. berserker

    berserker 1/2 ton status

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    :confused: does anyone know where to get stock 52" leafs:confused: wanting to do 52's up front and if new stockers arent to expensive would go with that if not hello junkyard. any sugestions??
     
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    JC Whitney sells em. Probably LMC has them too.
     
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    did not think of jc i'll check them out thanks!
     
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    why not just use 52s off the rear of a K5? can get 'em dirt cheap & don't have to break 'em in...just my dos centavos
     
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    I thought about going with new ones, until my local spring shop quoted me $167.00 EACH!! I went with some 40.00 junyard specials.
     
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    :haha: ...i'll be running 52s on mine with a zero rate to get a bit more lift. i got my 52s for 30 bucks. i have some, surface rust 30+ yrs old with overload & crapped out bushings if you're interested. but shipping would just kill the deal.
     
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    ya i think i might just go with some used ones new bushings paint them
    how much did it lift your rig most people say about 4" is that what you guys got?
     
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    My springs were from an 89 GMC van. I took one long leaf from my 6 inch superlift front springs, and cut the overload off so it acts like a tiny lift block. I was worried about the difference between 6 inch lift springs and the 52's. BUT, since I have the motor out, the winch, hood, grille, and front 1/4 inch steel bumper off, me saying the front sits WAY higher means about as much as telling your buddy theres a new nun at the brothel.

    But I can say this, before with the motor in, all sheetmetal on, winch etc. I could push the front end down 3-4 inches. Now with all that weight gone and the 52's, I can push the front down 6-7 inches.

    I need to find some DeVille emblems for the sides now!
     

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