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Help! I need softer rear suspension!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zcarczar, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Im running stock rear springs with 4" blocks, I know there bad, but im gonna get a set of custom springs when i can afford em, But does anyone know how i can soften em up so the back end of my truck doesnt buck up when i jump? It gets really scary when your jumpin 3 feet or so in the air.
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    Hmmm, that is always a thought. I just dont really want to spend any money right now, I just think it doesnt make sense to buy a flip and the springs when im going to go buy new springs in the next 6 months
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    After you've tried the 57's you won't wanna bother buying other rear springs. They are pre-runner soft... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    rene
     
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    yup!! can't beat'm i'm gonna pick up mine tomarrow from pick and pull $20 each
     
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    After the flip and the 57's you may not want new springs. I didn't and I was looking to go exotic with a coil and link setup. It was a relatively inexpensive mod which outperformed my expectations.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ZCZ,

    If you keep jumping your truck....you will NEVER have the money for custom rear springs, you'll be spending all your extra money fixing OTHER stuff that breaks! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Well that gets me thinking, I dont really want to go any higher than my truck already sits, its already tipsy enough off road at speed. Is there any way I could swap the 57's on and not gain anymore than 4" of lift? My goal is to be able to do a little pre-running and not break stuff or have my truck get crazy when i hit stuff at speed.
    Greg, I know all about breaking stuff when jumping, That is why as soon as I learn how to weld im going to start strengthning the frame in the high stress places, and Im going to get some axle trusses to add some more strength.
     
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    Can the 57s be used in a 6" lift ???? I've currently got a 6" lift, and want to get rid of the blocks in the rear. I'd love to get rear flex like that !!!! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Just for reference here is a few flex pics of my truck, it seems to work ok for slow speed stuff but anything involving jumping or speed is just plain scary.
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    Maybe that will help some.
     
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    Most definately, a longer shackle can make up the difference and give you 6" with the 57's.
     
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    an easy way to gain softer ride and get better flex is by doing a shackle flip off road design sells kit or you can fab your own . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Ok, say I get them 57"....what do I have to do to my drive shaft? Will it come out? Or does it have enough travel? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     

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