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Going with 52's up front and 56's in rear...have ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txfireman110, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

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    Going with 52\'s up front and 56\'s in rear...have ?\'s

    I'm going to get the springs today, but not sure what they measure on the vehicle. Stock rear K5 springs going up front and I don't know about the back. What do I look for???
    Thanks
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  2. sled_dog

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    Re: Going with 52\'s up front and 56\'s in rear...have ?\'s

    spring measurements are taken with the vehicle weight on them. so measure front spring eye to rear spring eye should be 56 or 52 or 63 or 57s.
     
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    Re: Going with 52\'s up front and 56\'s in rear...have ?\'s

    Regardless of weight on the spring, the length is determined as if it were flat. If there is arch in the spring, measure from eye to eye along the top spring leaf. 56" springs are found in suburbans, 3/4 ton ,and 1 ton Chevys.
     
  4. micah

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    Re: Going with 52\'s up front and 56\'s in rear...have ?\'s

    measure flat... along the spring, eye to eye. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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