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front spring swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by warreclipsegst, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. warreclipsegst

    warreclipsegst Registered Member

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    A quick question on an idea I had in the middle of the night. Haven't researched it at all yet but will be. I have a 77 K5 Blazer that I am planning on lifting. I like doing things differently and had the idea of possible swapping out the front leafs with those from a 72 International Scout II. Both vehicles have the Dana 44 front axel and the Scouts springs are curved like a lift spring b/c they are an under axel setup. If I put these on the top (like stock Chevy setup) of my axel I should get some lift? don't know if they are the same length or width yet or anything on spring rate for that matter. Has anyone tried something like this? these springs should support the Blazer fine seeing as we had a SBC in the IH and it's the same SBC in the Blazer.
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Keep it simple, and things will go better. With the availability of chevy springs, and the low cost, there is no reason to frankenstein the truck.
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    being different out of necessity is cool... being different just for the sake of being different isn't. :thumb:

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