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k5 blazer spring vs. 3/4 ton springs???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I have the lift on my truck and am gonna move the 14ff to my blazer...

    Will teh springs off my 78 3/4 ton truck work on my 74 k5???
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i belive could be wrong lol would not be the first time but i think truck springs are longer than blazer springs /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    damn.. i dont kno whow to take teh added spring apart in the pack it's a 6 inch lift, block plus added leaf.... how do i get the leaf out of the rear spring pack??? and how do i put it in the blazers pack...
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    just take the center bolt out you will need a new longer one for the blazer to add in the add a leaf /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    just a normal everyday bolt???
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    some people replace them with an ordanary bolt but i would get one from a local shop that is just for that ive never done it my self thats just what i have been told /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Go to a spring shop and buy some new center bolts...regular bolts will not do. They're cheap...

    Rene
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    3/4 ton springs were both 56 and 52, so do some measureing.
     
  9. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    i believe it was through 75-76 there were optional 52" springs in 3/4 tons but after that they were all 56".
     
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    TwoCrowsDesign 1/2 ton status

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    Use a couple of c-clamps to hold the leaves together while you remove the bolt, unclamp the springs, add or remove leaves as needed, reclamp, insert centering bolt, ta-dahh!

    John
     
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    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a set from Sterling Truck (formerly Sterling Spring) that were a 3/4 ton rating. Pretty cool, 6 leaves in the rear, 3 in front. It brought it up about 2" and flexes pretty good. I did all this before I even heard of CK5. I'm kinda glad I did this instead of buying a lift kit. I haven't had any sag or issues with them.
     

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