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New rear leafs for my K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Monster, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Monster

    Monster Registered Member

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    My 86 K5 blazer Has a 4" suspension lift with blocks in the rear. My blazer sags in the rear because of the stock springs are worn out. I want to replace them with a bigger arch spring to eliminate the blocks. The blocks are angled to aim the pinion at the transfer case. If I put bigger arched leafs with no blocks I am assumeing I will need shims.

    My question is when I by my new leafs will they come with different shims or do I have to by them seprate? If so who sells them /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. offroad87

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    it depends on who makes the springs, some have a little bit of angle on the bottom of the pack and some dont. whoever you get your springs from should also be able to sell you shims if required.
     
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    My BDS springs had the shim already bolted in the spring pack.
     
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    I belive superlift also bolts the shim to the spring pack. Or you could alwasy try a shackle flip /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif that would point the pinion towards the t-case also.
     
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    Tuff Country rear 4" springs come with the angled shim already. www.offroaddesign.com carries them........... /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    if you want them to smile alot and also be real flexy then how about having top two or three leaves from a 56" pack rearched and mount them after moving rear hanger back ? if you were not concerned with ability to haul loads
     
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    Thanks for the ingo guys I think I will look into those tuff country springs /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    BDS /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Tuff Country /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    BDS! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    My BDS springs had the shim already bolted in the spring pack.

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    Mine too, I think I could use another degree or two /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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