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I'm so stupid it hurts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I\'m so stupid it hurts

    Ok im putting the rear 2.5 superlift rear springs in the K5
    and I looked down and the degree shim is facing the wrong way there is a sticker on the spring that says ft end. How do I tell ft from rear on the spring? I was thinking the just put the shim in the wrong way but would like to know which end is which before I put the heavy ass 14 bolt under there.
    Thanks,
    Bo
     
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    Re: I\'m so stupid it hurts

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    Re: I\'m so stupid it hurts

    measure from the front eye to the center pin and compare the number with the stock spring.if the center pin is dead center and the spring eyes are the same on both ends,it wouldnt matter.
     
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    Re: I\'m so stupid it hurts

    The thicker part goes to the rear..
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    THe idea is to rotate the pinion up, to improve the dirve line angle /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  5. BLZN4FN

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    Re: I\'m so stupid it hurts

    The thicker part of what part??
     
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    Re: I\'m so stupid it hurts

    he means the thicker part of the degree shim,but i dont thing thats what you were asking.just measure to the center pin from the spring eyes.if they put the shim on backwards,clamp the leaves together in front and behind the shim,loosen the center pin,spin the shim around and tighten it back up.
     

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