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Just Curious, Why Only 2 Springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PRITCHETTK, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. PRITCHETTK

    PRITCHETTK Registered Member

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    I am just curious what kind of front suspension I have on my 85 k10. I always thought it was stock. I run 33/12.50/15's on with no rubbing. The front leaf springs only have 2 springs in them which I have never seen before. Just wondering if this is normal or if the people that owned the truck before me has done something. I am planning on getting 4" lift springs anyways. These pics dont show the springs but shows what height my truck sits at.[​IMG]
     
  2. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    my 84 half ton only has two springs stock but i have seen some with three
     
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    PRITCHETTK Registered Member

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    Ok thanks man, I was j/w I guess I better go ahead and order the 4" lift springs :D .
     
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    stock mine had 2... then i got a 4inch TC and they got 3
     
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    PRITCHETTK Registered Member

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    What kind of shocks did you run up front for the 4" lift?
     
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    yup..only 2!

    Yup..standard equipment stock springs have only 2 leaves up front!..even my 82 K20 with a 6.2 Diesel has them!..there are HD 3 leafs available,but both versions look like they are upside down compared to most other rigs,and rear leaf springs..--its normal for them to look like they are sagging..

    I hung a heavy 8' plow on all the trucks I've had,from a 71 K10 to the later 3/4 tons ,and never broke any of the 2 leafs ones..only real difference I noticed was a harder ride with the plow off with the 3 leafers..sat no higher than a 2 leaf spring did..:crazy:
     

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