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Drive me crazy problem!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Liberator, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. Liberator

    Liberator 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, here's the deal. I have Tuff Country Easy ride springs (4"). My front driver's side tire was flat for a couple of days so today I aired it up. Now the right front spring is sagging and the truck is leaning to the right! The spring is straight across and has no arch left to it! What the heck is going on? It seems like my springs are sagging anyway! Now, this is just too much! Is there any way to remedy the problem without taking the springs off the truck and sending them back to ORD? Full-length add-a-leafs? Short add-a-leafs? Anything, other than blocks of course? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The rear of my truck has always been higher than the front. I'm so frustrated with this that I'm about to scap the Easy Rides and just get springs with a higher spring rate!

    Bo

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    I am sure you lokked to see if there are any cracks in the spring packs just my 2 cents-later
     
  3. Liberator

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    No cracks! The springs are only about 2yrs old. Actually, I wish there was a cracked leaf!

    Bo

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  4. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    did u drop your bumpstops ?? i didnt enuff and mine sagged also i have the same springs as you , i have ones to replace them but im lazy u dont send them back to ord but to tuff country , talked to Stephen about it already ...- Andy

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    You replace your bushings? A set of greasable ones would ensure they wont stick on ya.

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    I spoke with him too but I was hoping there was something I could do without sending the springs in. I haven't lowered my bump stops at all. I really don't see the point in bigger bump stops. Bigger bump stops just means less articulation! How long did it take to get your replacement springs in? What was the procedure?

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    You replace your bushings? A set of greasable ones would ensure they wont stick on ya.

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    I do have greasable bushings and keep them well greased. I mean WELL greased. I have gobs of grease falling from them! I love it!

    I guess the only option I have is to send them in. That could cause a problem. I'm driving 1600 miles to get home on Feb 14 so I need to do it before then. When I get home, I have a feeling I'm gonna be hard up for cash since I won't be getting a steady paycheck anymore.

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    well sag is the down side of a soft and flex spring. My BDS springs have a bit more sag then skyjackers, but then again the bds are suppost to be 5.5" and the skyjackers 6". How much sag exactly is it from one side to another?

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    no no i mistold you , i have another spring pack that i can put on whilest i send them back to t/c for replacment . the thing of dropping the bumpstops is that if you dont you will overflex and stress the spring and then it will sag garunteed , whats worse a tad of flex or ruining springs ? thats all there is to it .
    my right side has sagged a half to maybe 5/8s but like i said i need to make some time ...or instead of dropping your bumpstops you could put a rear overload spring in the front , not an adda leaf , but the large flat load bearging spring . i am going to try this and see what happens ... the procedure is going to be send mine to t/c and tell them i want new ones and i get my new ones when they get here after i send em my old ones , or you could buy another set ,get them put em on and then get arefund on the old ones .

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    Here are my measurements from u-bolt plate to bottom of the stock bumpstop: left side 5 7/8" right side 5" even. This is with the ORD HD shackles. I'm not sure what I started off with though. I should've measured after I put the springs on the truck and were settled.

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC, if I get new springs I'll get the competition bump stops that ORD sells. I do flex my suspension quite a bit. It wouldn't surprise me if I did overstress the spring packs!

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