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Homemade/junkyard 4" lift springs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Don't try this at home. Unless you're really cheap like me.

    My '83 K30 Diesel completely flattened the 2.5" front lift springs I put under it. My snowplow is going on it within the next week, so I wanted beefier springs and a bit more lift up front so it sits level.

    I took stock front 2-leaf front springs off an '84 K5, and combined them with an overload spring pack that I pulled off an '80 Crew Cab dually. Since I was too cheap to go buy new grade 8 bolts or proper spring bolts, I used a front bolt off a Quadrajet. I figure what the heck... it's only temporary... unless it works. Now it's time to go make the 2nd spring pack.

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  2. redneckdude

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    should ride about like a logging truck...


    itll be interesting to see how it acutally does work out overall. I know it would be super stiff in a set up like mine but it may not be THAT bad in your setup.
     
  3. mountainexplorer

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    I figure it will be really stiff too. But it's already a rough ride. The weight of the 6.2 and the plow on the springs might soften the ride a bit, but I expect to be bouncing alot without the plow.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I can't see chit. :confused:
     

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