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front springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pattsblazer, May 18, 2002.

  1. pattsblazer

    pattsblazer Newbie

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    I have an 81 Blazer and the front springs are bent. My springs have 2 leaves. I have been told the springs are supposed to have more leaves than that. Since I need to replace the springs I would like to get the correct ones or a little heavier duty to handle the 33 X 12.50 15 tires. Can anyone advise me on this? I just put in a 350 Chevy crate motor and I want to be driving soon.
    Thanks
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My 89 blazer was factory when I purchased it and the front springs only had 2 springs in the pack and they were a reverse arch.
     
  3. 91K5

    91K5 1/2 ton status

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    My 91 has 2 leafs on the front and they're basically flat, maybe a little bit of reverse arch.
     
  4. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Same here.

    Technically speaking however, you dont need to get heavy duty springs to handle larger tires. (someone correct me if im mistaken). This is due to the design of of the axle being under the spring, rather than above the spring, resulting in the same pre-loaded weight (everything above the spring). You do however, change the unsprung weight.. .
     

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