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fixed saggy butt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, May 28, 2002.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    my Blazer, like most had a case of saggy butt. i have a 3" TC lift and ever since I have had it, its been like that. i fixed it for free though, just used the overload leaf from my old springs and bolted it onto the bottom of my TC springs. it seemed to tighten up the rear suspension a little and it was big (wide) enough that it actually lifted it up so it sits level...just thought I would share.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that's cool that you don't sag anymore but you didn't mount it upside down? you get more flex that way.
     
  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    No, wasn't really interested in flex, didn't want to snag it on stuff, and now it kind of acts as two overloads in case I carry a lot of weight...will it ride smoother if its upside down?
     
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    You can also cut down that extra overload to resemble an "add a leaf" or "zero rate" or whatever you want to call it. I've done it and it works great.
     
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    Flipping your overload will give you a softer ride.
     
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    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Cool! I need to do the same thing.
     
  7. 90K5

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    Yeah, I was going to cut it down, but decided not to, since my friend, who has a cutting torch is out of town, and I kinda like the way it rides now anyway...
     

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