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K30 sits high?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Confedneck79K30, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    so after getting the cab on and the tires all aired up... i think this thing sits awfully high, for a stock truck anyways, when i install my 4" lift springs from a k10, will i actually get 4" of lift, or less because its a one ton??

    those are stock size 2005 chevy 2500 tires... 265 70 16s or whatever...

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  2. 87'k5boggin

    87'k5boggin Registered Member

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    tires look small?
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    they will typicaly sit higher do to stiffer/ thicker springs. youll prolly only see 3" of lift...roughly
     
  4. Steve GMC

    Steve GMC 1/2 ton status

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    ya our k30 sits very for stock, if it didnt have the running boards it would be hard to get into.well not hard but tougher than my stock k10 its a work truck and DD so my dad dosent want to have to climb into it everyday
     
  5. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    stock tires are 245/75 16's, unless those are different
     
  6. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My K30 crew cab sits a lot lower.

    It almost appears to have a small body lift to me, the frame seems to sit fairly low, but may just be my eyes. I see negative arch springs, so that appears stock.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Is there a motor and trans in the truck?:wink1:
     
  8. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    you can see the motor, i dont know aboot trans...
     
  9. steve_kibbe

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    I think most K30's have 3 leafs in the front packs, unlike the 2 in 1/2 and 3/4 ton's.
     
  10. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Most, if not all 3/4 tons are 3 leaf and 3 leafs were an option on k5's/ half tons
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Is that a true one ton frame?
     
  12. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    yassir, its a 79 1 ton 4x4 truck
    350/465/205... no body lift...
    definately needs new body mount bushings though... 3 leaf front springs
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I've had several Rancho 4" soft ride springs part number 86206 where they list them as 4" to the K5, 10 and 20.
    Rancho lists the exact same spring on their website and catalogs to lift the K30 "only" 2.5".
    I've had these springs on a K10 and 30 before and Rancho wasn't lying. The K10 did go up considerably more than the K30 did.
     
  14. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    My 3/4 GMC had 2 leafs in the front packs as my K5 does.:o
     
  15. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    well then, the 4" springs i have are gonna need a zero rate to get me up enough for 38s...
     
  16. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    mebbe its the lack of inner fenders that make it appear to be higher? the hd wheels and tires were taller side by side than the dually fronts i pulled off, btw...
     
  17. K5er4Life

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    It does look like it sits a little high, but your springs are probably just in good shape. That and your tire is slightly turned so it might give even more of an illusion that its taller thatn it is. :dunno: Besides, isnt that the goal of about 99 percent of people here? Jack the truck in the air. (but not too high otherwise you look gay) :D
     
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    x2

    my 1/2 ton came with 3 (instructions for snow plow on dash, so that could be why)
    my 3/4 ton came with 2
    my 1 ton came with 3
    my other 3/4 ton came with 3
    next door neighbor's blazer came with 2

    Who knows, depends on the build location and use/equipment.
     
  19. steve_kibbe

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    My 83 3/4 with 2 had a diesel from the factory, talk about saggin.
     
  20. K5er4Life

    K5er4Life 1/2 ton status

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    Now that I think about it my blazer had 2 leafs and the dually crew had 3.:dunno:
     

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