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how do I do a overload spring flip?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 2cocky, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. 2cocky

    2cocky Registered Member

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    Ok I did a search and could not find an answer. So how do I do the overload flip that is in the ord shackle flip artical on the producd reveiw page? What do I need to get parts wise and what tools do I need? I'm getting ready to do the shakle flip and would like to flip the overload spring at the same time.
    Thanks Guys
    Scott

    OOOPS....I THINK I JUST RAN OVER YOUR JEEP THING!!!!!
     
  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    You pull the center bolt out of the spring, flip the overload spring and put the center bolt back in. Just make sure to clamps the springs together so they dont pop apart because it sucks trying to put them back together.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Why would you want to flip the overload leaf?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Helps articulation alot. It alows the spring to flex alot easier. You just cant tow with it anymore because the springs will sag very bad.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    I wouldn't do it. I did it and had alot of problems with excessive articulation creating several cracks in various places in my truck! not to mention the negative arch trashed my springs in about a year. I just put a new set on cause the old set sagged 2" on right side and about 1" on the left. Not to mention alot of welding to fix all of the cracks. Sure you get more flex but you also beat the #$@! out of your truck. Just my .02
     
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    I dont think you have seen my truck. I rolled it 6 times a few months ago. So its not in the greatest shape. It also has a full cage in it now so the truck is alot stronger. What type of srings did you use? I have the tuff countrys ez ride 6" springs in the rer and havent had problems but they have only been on there for 6 months.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    Superlift
     

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