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lift kits swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88trailblazer, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. 88trailblazer

    88trailblazer 1/2 ton status

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    My brother has a 79k5 wiith a 4in Rough Country lift (all springs) and I have a 87 Suburban (1500). Would we be able to swap the lift kit without any complications? Would the sub suffer from sag-ass? Would we have to buy anything too make this happen?
     
  2. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    you should be able to put the springs in the sub as long as the rear springs are the same length, you might want to add a add a leaf to help with the saggy butt because a sub is heavier than a k-5
     
  3. 88trailblazer

    88trailblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Cool. I won't be able to measure the springs until the weekend.

    Does anyone happen to know the spring lenghts of the two trucks?? I want to know if its even possible before I get too excited and start making all sorts of stupid plans!
     
  4. 88-3/4t-bad boy

    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    well the suburban either has 56" rears or 52" rears. it depends. mine is a 3/4 ton and it has 56" rear springs. im pretty sure you might have 52's since its a 1/2 ton. the k5 should have the 52's though. so if you have 56" springs its not really gonna be worth it.
     

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