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lowering the spring hangers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77Blazer, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    well i asked this question at pirate and just ended up in a flame war.... anyway i was wondering if any of you have done this to the front...just looking for ideas to fool around with this summer (pics encouraged) im a very visual person ;)

    thnx

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that sounds good, the ford guys do that to their superduties. why not us? it seems like it'd be rather easy. sorry i don't have any info, i never thought of it before.

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  3. 77Blazer

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    bump to the top beotch!

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  4. 55Willy

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    Go for it!! only thing is you have to lenghting your shackles the same amount for the front springs. Aaron(AGM73K5) has a front crossmember that is going to be mounting between the body mount and the spring hanger to gain another 3"-4" of lift ..may want to PM him for a pic.



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  5. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    As soon as I get it mounted [​IMG] I'll get some pics. I don't have a digi-camera yet so I'll have to scan some after they're developed.

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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I can't wait to see pic's of that Aaron...[​IMG]

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  7. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I say go for it too! I just got "forced" to do it on my new frame because when I went to mount up my springs; the back was way taller than the front because my rear springs mount under the frame with the shackle &amp; spring mounted below the frame.
    I used a block of 1/4" wall 2x4, welded to the bottom of the frame rail with the spring hanger welded to the base of the 2x4. I then cut out 1/4" thick side plates that cover the frame &amp; the block. These will be welded up too. The final thing was a triangle gusset plate. On my frame; I have a crossmember that goes from rail to rail near the centerline of the block so the gusset plate welds to that &amp; extends down over the side plate to the spring hanger. Clear as mud?? [​IMG]

    I can email drawings if anyone wants them. No pics yet as I'm still using the "old" film camera! [​IMG]



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  8. FastEddy

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    we did this about 12-15 years ago to one of my relics...close up pics here http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/fasteddy454
    don't laugh too hard...we were pretty young then.....why we didn't make crossover steering is still a mystery...it even has the flat top pass side knuckle....the blazer is still lying here if you want to buy it...cheap!...she still runs!....any questions about the spring hangers, etc email me......ED
     
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    It really depends on the type of wheelin' that you do. For rock crawling, the lower front hangers would get hung up more often. But for mud and general trail work it should be a pretty cheap/easy way to gain a few inches. [​IMG]

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