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More flex needed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I need more flex. I have a 1990 k5 w/4in lift springs in frunt
    ORD shackle flip in rear zero rate block and bottom spring fliped what it the best way to get more flex with out going to a coil spring setup? Also a freind gave me a corp 10 bolt
    8 lug ft axle how comparible is it vs a D44? I hope by summer to have a D60 but untill then make due with what I have.
    thanks,
    Bo
     
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    Hahah! - that was the day my rear tires and the bed got really cozy with each other! Love those Ford 57" leafs!
     
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    Is that pic before or after you moved your shocks inboard?

    EDIT: Never mind. It would help if i looked at the pic
     
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    The front I would loosen the spring clamps,where the leafs can "fan" out more.A extended shackle in the front will help and is alot stronger than the stock GM part.The rear, you can also loosen the spring clamps,and/or use flexier 56" springs(or 63"GM or 57" Ford springs).Be sure that your shocks are not the limiting factor.You can run an extended rear shackle as well.It all depends on how you drive/use your truck.You want alot of flex.....soft 52"(rear) springs up front w/ extended shackles and long shocks,57" Ford rear springs w/ Springer shackle,and 15" travel shocks.I believe that Marv has something like 30" of rear travel.Marv also runs an "buggy" leaf in the front.Kinda of a long answer,but there's alot of options here.Mike
     
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    Yes, before I inbound them. I don't have any more stuff now.. but it drops out a lot farther.
     

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