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easy 2 inches?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazerpro79, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys i bought 8" rear springs, and i want to go for a 10 inch total rear...
    i have a 79 k5...
    8" spring + 1" zerorate....
    can anyone think of way to get a full 10"s?
    i was thinking maybe 8" spring and an ORD 2.5 shackle flip? thanks...
    ps i dont want a 2" block
     
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    id do the shackle flip. or if u get those bigger stronger axles that you need to get to run 40's that might give u a little bit of lift. haha do the shackle flip
     
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    i woudlnt suggest an add a leaf no sense in making a 8 inch spring any stiffer
     
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    2.5 flip. i've got em' and it's a great product..
     
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    i dont think an add a leaf would even work. an 8" spring is pretty arched. the relatively flat 2" add a leaf would even make contact. it would work for a dual rate/overload spring. if you actually need your 8" spring stiffer.:D
     
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    an add a leaf would not work im sure. i bought add a leaves in december... and just got my 8" springs.... i bolted them to the spring pack and they didnt do anything at all!

    haha anyone want some 2" addaleafs front and back?
     
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    ya i wasnt sure i woudlnt suggest it even if it worked do what johnnyk5 said and do the shackle flip. u want a little more lift out back anyway.
     
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    do you think it would sit right with about 10 up front and 10.5 out back? would you suggest maybe a 10" spring up front w/ zero rate and a 8" spring+2.5 shackle out back?

    11 up front... 10.5 out back... would that sit fine you think?
     
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    naw u want alittle rake the back usually sags before the front. and when u take off the weight transfer. if anyting u want 10 in the front and 11 out back. from what ive seen that will ride level. if i lived in cali id give ya a hand
     
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    I would go with the Shackle flip. Did mine, ORD makes great products
     
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    thanks a lot guys.... i will go with the 2.5" flip... i bought a 2" extended shackle (1" lift) and an ORD zerorate (1" lift) for the front to smooth the ride a little. difference between an 8 and 10 inch stiffness is probably not that big but oh well... thanks a million guys!
     
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    I would start with the flip and the shackles first and see where it sits. I have an 8 in the front and a 8 with a zero rate in the rear and my 75 with top off and no weight in the back still sags. When your springs break in the rear is always first to sag in my experience. Just my opinion. Good luck.
     

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