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leaf spring options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guz71, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. guz71

    guz71 1/2 ton status

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    Im bout to dive into my truck head first here next week finally. While im swapping axles, i want address my problem with the 5.5 inch lift blocks that came in the rear. With the bigger D60 and zero rates up front, it will be about 7.5 inches of lift. So in the back, should i run something like 8 inch lift leaf springs or 6 inchers and a 2 inch block? Im thinking that with the 8 inch springs, im going to loose all of my flex?
     
  2. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    run a 4 inch shackle flip in the rear. then maybe some longer shackles. a zero rate and some 2-3" lift springs. that will ride nice and flex good.

    I had 8" rear springs. they do not flex at all.
     
  3. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I run 6" skyjacker softrides and 2" blocks in the rear and its stiffer than i would care for it to be.
     
  4. camok5

    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    This is your best setup for a soft flexy ride.
     

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