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Has anyone taken one leaf out of a front leaf pack before?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by not4show, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. not4show

    not4show 1/2 ton status

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    What difference would it make if I took one leaf out of each leaf pack on the front of my truck, besides lowering it a little? Would it sag, be unstable, or ride different? Thanks.

    Never put a stupid move passed a stupid person.
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    i only have 2 and mine saggs. but even with a sway bar it flexes fairly well.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. lots of plans for it....
    but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in so cali if ya got any parts for me.
     
  3. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    I took my bottom leave out of front and rear. They have sagged a little but ride better and flex really good.

    I thought I was wrong once,
    but I was mistaken
     
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    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    I have taken 3 out of my 10 superlift leafs and man it flexes great.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Do you have stock or lift springs? Stock springs only have 3 or 2 leaves anyway, and removing any from the 2 leaf springs isn't possible.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    that is not true. you can remove a leaf or two from 2 or 3 leaf fronts. just wond do anything bud make you go no where.....
    ; )

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    Just a few pics. 8" springs at all four corners. 2 leafs removed from the rear and 3 removed from the front. Lowered it about an inch. Says it rides like a dream and flexes better as you can see.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.community.webshots.com/album/17542989FmfgDbdmcR>www.community.webshots.com/album/17542989FmfgDbdmcR</a>
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, but I think I'll just leave it alone if it will make it sag. BTW, the springs are not stock.

    Never put a stupid move passed a stupid person.
     
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    which leaf would you remove......bottom or top....what would you guys recomend
     
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    You can remove one leaf from the 3 leaf springs, but I can't see removing one of the main leaves from a 2 leaf spring.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I was thinkin about doing this on my 6" ProComp springs (stiff fawkers!!). Which leaf should I take off. And how do you remove and replace the "C" clamps. I wouldn't mind losing an inch to gain more flex!

    Rod
    Alameda, CA
    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers... and it's still not BIG ENOUGH!!
     
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    the shorter leaves are the stiffest, start ripping them out first. while you have it apart try drilling out the tips of the springs for plastic wear pads/buttons if you dont already have them.
     
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    i have 10" superlifts and am contemplating some removal.
    have added teflon buttons to the front pack. would appreciate some free advise from someone with similar gear that has already done the trial and error
     

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