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I need to tow!!!!!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aksidentproan, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    I need new springs for my '70 K5. The right rear sags like an old woman because i over flexed it to take a stupid picture. I want to do a 4 inch lift but i want the spring to be pretty stiff becasue ill be pulling a hefty load. could i buy the tuff country kit and put add a leaves in them? or does anybody sell heavy duty rear lift springs. Also, will the multi-carrier from ORANGE</font color=orange>[/b], 3-speed manual, 33's <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/aksidentproan>Love Shack Pictures
     
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    What about a 4 inch lift with progressive helper springs like helliwigs. That way it wouldn't stiiffen up the suspension anymore until you loaded it down.

    Chris =)

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    Yes like Chris said, Or if you have some $$$ laying around, An AirBag setup whould rock as well!!! Still a nice ride on the street, And able to flex, And just pump it up for towing!
    The multi carrier does look pretty strong, But I'd contact the builder's to see if they thought it whould suit you, Or if you should just get a regular class III or IV trailer hitch.

    I am the hunter Who live's in the darkness, And grows through your fears...... And you are the hunted.
     
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    I would buy just a normal hitch but nobody sells them for K5's and im afraid if i modified one i would weaken it. Also, i need to upgrade to a 4 speed tranny(i have a 3-speed manual now) I have heard the sm420 is a less involved and cheeper swap to do then the 465. I s this true? Thanks alot.
    Evan

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    also, would i have to modify the air bag setup to accomidate for the lift?

    Evan

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    If you go to <a target="_blank" href=http://www.earlyclassic.com>www.earlyclassic.com</a>, they have a hidden hitch (class IV) for early blazers and suburbans for $140. or a kit with flip down license plate frame and extended ball mount for $179. Don't know if they offer a extended ball mount with a drop to compensate for your lift though.

    marc
     
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    Depends on the air bag setup you get. If it is set up with the correct length bellows, you shouldn't need to do anything to it in order for it to work with lift springs.
     
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    Evan,

    I have a Kennesaw Mountain Acc. rear carrier and I tow sometimes a 8000 lb trailer total weight. Not a problem. These carriers are made of stone.

    robzilla
     
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    Thats good to hear. I think im going to get the carrier with the bumper made into an air tank.

    Evan

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