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no rear overload, OK?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryaninc, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. ryaninc

    ryaninc Registered Member

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    So on my K5 with 14bolt and 42s, I have stock springs, shackle flip, and no blocks. I want to take out the overload (to be softer) will there be too much axle wrap without a traction bar? thanks in advance. :confused:
     
  2. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    I did that to but I have yet to get my beast running to test it out yet:)
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I dont know about removing the overload. I was told just flipping it over is a good idea. I know mine is limiting spring travel more than anything.
     
  4. YZEATER

    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    your not going to make it much softer if at all. it is mostly used for limiting travel. look how far your spring has to move before it would hit it. it will help keep the spring from being over worked.
     
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    If you take it out you might be able to compress the spring more than you can now. With that comes the chance of reversing the spring which wears them out really fast.

    I did not run them on my first set and they were shot after 2 runs. My second set does have overloads but I have only been out once since I put them on.

    If anything the overload will give you close to 1" of lift over without.

    Ira
     
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    I dont have 14 bolts but I have a 4" spring lift with my overload flipped over. It still works to keep the spring from over compressing. I think it gave me a bit more flex with it flipped over. Been runnng it that way for around 2 years now with no problems.
     

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