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Lift w/springs over/under?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eric78K5, Apr 10, 2000.

  1. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys!
    Another question. I'm interested in lifting my K5 (it's stock height now), and I want to go about 4". I've seen several K5's here with the springs under the axles(like stock), and some over the axles. Please enlighten me as to the why's and reasons for this. And which rides/handles better on and off road. Thanks
     
  2. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    The stock springs are over the axles, aren't they?

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
    1987 Suburban 4X4 350
    1988 Chevy Pickup 4X4 350
     
  3. Kyle89K5

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    All 4X4 Blazers are spring over.

    Kyle
    89K5
     
  4. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    Pretty sure that every full size truck (Blazer or Suburban) that GM has ever made that had leaf springs (front or rear) had the springs on top of the axle.

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
    1987 Suburban 4X4 350
    1988 Chevy Pickup 4X4 350
     
  5. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    GM's had springs over, jeeps had springs under.(stock)

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  6. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    Spring under, what the heck?? Uhhhh......NO? I have seen some spring under, only because the Blazer/Jimmy was 2 wheel drive and it was lowered. That's the only reason why I could see the springs being under the axle. Most interesting. Are you sure you just didn't glance at it and think they were under?? The only way I could see them being spring-under would be for lowering it. Don't know....

    "Crutch" Huckins
    What me get stuck? NEVER!!(Famous last words)
     

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