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Going back to stock...where to get new stock springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PhilS10HO, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. PhilS10HO

    PhilS10HO Registered Member

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    I've recently aquired an 87 1/2 ton GMC reg cab long bed from my dad. It has what we think is a 6 inch lift. It's got 35x12.50 m/t's on it now and they fit easily. I already have an offroad rig more capable than this truck. So i was thinking of returning it to stock. With all the power this truck has it'll be a nice ride stock with 31's. Anyway I'm thinking all I really need is some stock springs and a few other things. Where can I get new stock springs for this truck. I know I could hit up the junk yard for old springs, but I'd like to buy some new maybe softer springs.

    Phil
     
  2. PhoenixZorn

    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    trade me your lift springs for my stock springs. =)


















































    j/k
     
  3. PhilS10HO

    PhilS10HO Registered Member

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    The front is all lift springs with a little shim in there. The back is a little bit of a lift spring. Probably 2" or pretty close to it. And has some pretty big blocks in the back. 4" or so. The lift on this truck is really old. Back when no one cared about ride qualilty. Just get it up in the air type of deal. The only suspension on the truck is the tires. Pretty damn stiff.
     
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  4. jk3078

    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    Look around for a local spring shop. You could get an old set rebuilt and have them change the spring rates while they have them apart. J
     
  5. PhilS10HO

    PhilS10HO Registered Member

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    There isn't any kind of auto stores like that around my area. We have NAPA and that's pretty much it. I'm really just looking for somewhere online I can buy springs. I looked around a little and didn't come up with much.
     
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    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    try LMC or Chevyduty...
     
  7. sweetk30

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    jcwhitney sells them.
     

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