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F & R spring diff?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    kinda dumb ? but are the front and rear lift springs gonna be different for a k5 blazer? The lift i believe is a 6", the reason im asking is the front springs may be ruined bc its off of a wrecked truck.
     
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    yes, they are different lengths. Fronts are around 47" or so... rears are 52" on K5s.

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    the arch and length are all different

    1st gen 47's for front
    2nd gen 49 for fronts

    rears are 52's on k5's and 52 or 56 on subs and 3/4 ton trucks (or like my 68 1/2 ton burb had a 2 leaf 56" 3" wide rear springs.

    by placing a rear spring up front you gain about 4" more lift... IE a stock rear will net 4" up front and a 4" rear would produce a 8" front lift.
     
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    sooo, since i my rear springs have aals. If i put them up front i would get a 6" lift? Since they gave me 2 inches....right?
     
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    have what?

    yes, but you'll have to move your spring hangers to make them fit.

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