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looking for stock height aftermarket springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    hey,

    I wanna put my on-road k5 back to stock height. I don't know what kind springs are on the back, but they look stock height (with blocks) but they have teflon pads and are tapered.

    OK, I wanna find a set of after market springs for the front that will ride better then the stock springs. does anybody have any idea where I can get something like this???

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
     
  2. Cavalry

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    I believe all the springs are no longer avail from GM. Try your local spring shop. They will be able to give you the spring rates for what the can get. A wrecked 91 or so in a yard might also give you some decent springs. I would advise against JC whitney type springs.

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  3. ImpalaSS

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    superlift makes soft ride 1.5" lift springs..........

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  4. kmbonomo

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    Just post it here and in the parts and tires section that you want some stock springs, I did it a couple months ago and had a ton of responses, your going to just remove the blocks in the rear but you need new u bolts, then replace front springs and stearing arm as well as shocks all around, but post what your looking for, theres everybody going higher and just a couple of us going lower so plenty of parts out there...

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    PS I put the stock 2 leaf front springs on and they ride great...

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  6. Thunder

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    You can get everything you need here:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.espo.com/>http://www.espo.com/</a>
    Their prices aren't too bad. But shipping may cost a bit.
     
  7. solowookie

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    You can get everything you need here:http://www.espo.com/
    Their prices aren't too bad. But shipping may cost a bit.

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    OK, now let me ask you a questions, are these stock springs, or are these better quality springs at stock height??? (man I'm assuming they make their own springs and they ride better)

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    Hey man. Check out rough country. I think they make stock height springs.
     
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    Call em and find out. They have a 800 #. All I know abuot these guys is a buddy of mine bought rear springs for his K-20 pu from them and he liked them ok. They were a stock replacement leaf spring. He said they shipped pretty fast too.
    Also as said in an eariler post. Maby check into a local spring shop. They are usually listed in the phone book under springs.
    I had a spring shop in Reno Nv called Johns spring shop make me a Stock set to my own specifications. Check out blacksmith or ornimantal iron shops many of them do springs also.
    I see by your profile you are in Wy. Here is a # for a spring shop in salt lake city I have delt with. They should be able to help you: A A A Spring Specialist Inc
    995 W 2900 S SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119-2435
    PH (800) 282-7439
    Hope this helps.
     
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    I saved everything when I installed my 4" lift. Let me know if you want to talk about it.

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  11. solowookie

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    I see by your profile you are in Wy. Here is a # for a spring shop in salt lake city I have delt with. They should be able to help you: A A A Spring Specialist Inc
    995 W 2900 S SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119-2435
    PH (800) 282-7439
    Hope this helps.

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    hey thanks for the info I'll have to give them a call.

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    I saved everything when I installed my 4" lift. Let me know if you want to talk about it.

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    right now I'm trying to find a stock height spring that has teflon pads etc. to enhance the ride a bit.

    if I don't find what I'm looking for then I'll drop ya a PM and try to work out a deal.

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  13. Cavalry

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    If you find the springs you want but they dont have teflon. Any spring shop can put the teflon strips in. Its pretty cheap to get done.

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    If you find the springs you want but they dont have teflon. Any spring shop can put the teflon strips in. Its pretty cheap to get done.

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    hey that is good to know!

    that might be an option. I'll have to give that spring shop a call that was recommended in SLC.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
     

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