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Front springs gadget????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, met a local K5'er and I've gotten him on-line with CK5 at least as a guest so far. He's getting hooked. I was looking at his rig and its got 4 inch blocks in the rear adn 4" springs in the front, but on the front there is this helper spring type like thing under the leaf springs and attached the rear leaf shackle. Problem is he has SAGGY BUTT GALORE!!!! He doesn't want to cut the fenders to clear his 35x14.50x15 Thornturds, so Im looking for cheap easy options here. He has though about a shackle flip and keeping the blocks. I dont really like that idea much. The other idea I had was remove the helper up front and install a bofy lift.
    This is an 81 and it is his daily driver and he just wants to get out and play in the mud every so often.
    Recommendations?????

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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  2. shawnboy

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    Have your rear springs rearched. Cheap and eaasy.
    Shawnboy.

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  3. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Thats not a bad idea but thats still not gonna get dudes ride setting level. Still he's got this gadget up front and no gadget of equal height in the rear

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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  4. shawnboy

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    When you are getting the springs done have them add a leaf or 2 whatever it takes to level out the ride.
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  5. ftn96

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    But thats gonna mess with the driveline angles.

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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  6. 55Willy

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    Sounds like a traction bar, they are added up front for lift, totaly ghetto..no offense to anyone running them but I never will. a 35 x 14.5 will rub with just a 4" lift. my friends 35 x 14.5 boggers rubbed with a 4" lift and 2" body, but they self trimmed the fenders...it's up to him on what he wants. He's better off trimming some or he'll end up with 9" of just so they never make fender contact.

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    Probably not what you want to hear but if it is chessey looking you may want to think about ditching it and going spring all the way around. 6" would allow alot more tire in without hitting, but it really depends on what kinda flex you have in mind.

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  8. BadDog

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    I wonder if that "gadget" your talking about is one of those funky "overload" springs (for the rear) out of JC Whitney?

    Russ

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    That gadget is what was popular for a while - 'traction lift', kinda liked them myself at the time. How about a zero rate 1" lift for the rear from ORD? The other inexpensive option is adding add aleafs but they end up riding like a buckin' horse after a bit.

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    Well, I just met the guy and still getting aquainted. SO I have no idea what he's really got planned for this thing or what.

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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