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more suspension flex without buying new springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Lets try this again...

    I want to increase the flex on my Blazer, but do not want to purchase new springs. Mainly concerned with the droop of the truck. I like the revolver idea, but they no longer sell them for full sizes. Plus, there are some negative stories I have heard. Any other alternatives?

    Anyone have any ideas. I am running an 8 inch lift.

    Thanks
    Ken H.


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  2. DuneRunner

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    Re: more suspension flex without springs

    There are 2 clamps that hold the springs in line. Take the bolt out. (basically what you are doing is allowing the spring to fully extend. But when sitting on flat ground the sides of the clamps will hold them in place.)

    I saw it a CalRocs. The fullsixe K5 had it done I believe. I also saw many Heeps with it to.

    Good Luck. KEN

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  3. michaelm

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    Re: more suspension flex without springs

    longer shackles
     
  4. Blue85

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    Re: more suspension flex without springs

    If you don't already have them, put the teflon pads on the ends of each leaf to keep the edges from binding up. And radius the top of the end of each leaf so that it doesn't get caught on the bottom of the leaf above it. I've also heard that it helps to put grease between all of the leaves.

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  5. DuneRunner

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    Re: more suspension flex without springs

    I have seen Anti Seez (sp?)
    between springs...

    Later Ken

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  6. sapper

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    Re: more suspension flex without springs

    flipping the overload spring is suppose to help. it get the bend in going down instead up into the other springs. ill be doing this weekend hopefully

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