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Healthy Stock Spring Height

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to know how high stock springs are suppse to be( with OEM type bumpers no winches etc). Anyone have a measurement from (in the front) from the base(bottommost) of the bumpstop (the metal part) the top of the spring pack( not the swaybar mt/snubber) and in the rear the base(bottommost) of the bumpstop to the axle tube. BIG thanks to you guys who go out there in the cold and dark and measure it up for me.

    Luke
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  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I may be wrong, but can't you just measure the top of the fender well opening? I was just checking to see why my truck leans (frame HAS to be bent) and one of the measurements was that way. That takes into account springs and tires only. Unless there is some reason you need that specific measurement....BTW, I would think the 3/6 leaf combo will have a higher ride height than the 2/5 combo, so that will need to be specified also.

    Dorian
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  3. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to eliminate variables as much as possible. I plan on junkyarding so i might not get a truck with wheels. Thanks for reminding me about the different springs.

    Luke
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  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Are you going to be checking for bent frames, etc? I would whole heartedly recommend doing so, I bought my frame seperate, and as flimsy as they are, there is no way to check if they are bent until they are installed. Mine was, but again, seperately, there is no way to check.

    Dorian
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  5. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Here in the great tundra of Ny I am probably more likely to find a truck thats rotted out or a rollover before a collision. Obviously if it has a real bad smack I'm going to pass it by


    Luke
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  6. Executioner

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    I'd like to know some measurents also, someone please post some
    Thanks alot
     

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