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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Take 6" lift springs and remove one or two leaves?

    Does anyone know the pros and cons?

    Would that make it sit about as tall as a 4" lift?
    How is it on the highway?
    How would it be for light towing?
     
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    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 6" superlift with 2 leaves out of the front and 1 out of the rear. It sets level and is about the height of a 4" lift. They will sag eventually, but mine have had many many cycles while wheeling and are holding up somewhat still after 4yrs. I never tow with it so I can not tell you how that will be, but I say go for it. It also took that spring board affect out of the front end when you hit a dip in the road.
     
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    Is it really really soft and do you have a bunch of body roll?

    Cause I have to be able to drive it on the highway and some light towing
     
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    I thought about taking one out of my 5 1/2" Superlift rear packs but I really don't seam to need too. So far they are working and handeling everything from Hwy to trail just fine so I say just leaveum be and go wheelin!!!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    It runs down the road fine. Even now with 38's I can run 70+ with no problems. It is not my daily driver so it is the towee not the tow-er. I dont think you would have any problem with towing something like a boat with this set up.
     
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    There is a guy around here that did that with 8" springs. The flex didn't seem to be anymore than a regular 6" spring..

    I dont see the point of doing all that work...
     
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    If we're talking front springs, I know a number of people that would trade you straight up, me included.

    I have 4" rancho soft rides and I'd be thrilled to trade ANYONE who has 6" springs straight up. I don't care what the brand is or how stiff or they are.
     

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