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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88-3/4t-bad boy, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. 88-3/4t-bad boy

    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    do any of yall know if you can put a 2" front add a leaf kit on an already lifted front leaf spring? i want an 8" lift and im hoping this can be a way around buying new front springs. any advice is appreciated. or is there any other way to get around having to buy new springs?
     
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  2. loafer

    loafer 1/2 ton status

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    I installed an add-a-leaf in the front of a stock 3-leaf pack in my old blazer. It stiffened it up a lot and made it ride like crap. I gained a total of about 1.5" of lift with a 350 engine and 180lbs of winch and bumper up front.
     
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    Won't work. The Arch on the lifted spring is more than an add-a-leaf is.
     
  4. chevydan3

    chevydan3 1/2 ton status

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    Is your truck an 88 like your name says? If so, you don't have front leaf springs, the only way to get 8 inches out of the IFS is a 6 inch kit plus cranking the torsion bars, or 6 inch kit plus 2 inch body. Just incase your truck is an 88 3/4. If not, disregard this comment.
     
  5. 88-3/4t-bad boy

    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    88-91 blazers and suburbans have solid front axles. the ifs was added in 92. however yes on the trucks they were the same ifs from 88-98. im soooo so glad i didnt get stuck with a ifs though.
     

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