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Old springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, i was noticing a little sag in the back of my 74,,,

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    It has the 4" blocks on it now,,,,,with what may be the original springs....

    Should i keep the old springs for better articulation, add a 4" shackle flip and zero rate and call it good?

    Or add some newer style springs?:confused:

    I dont like the saggy ass look, it aint ok:haha: :D
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Shackle flip it,and add ORD zero rates.
     
  3. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    and leave the old springs?Why?
     
  4. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If the springs are tired I would personally put new ones in there. I'd go for stock height replacements with a flip kit and any necessary zero rates.
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I swapped a set from an '88 into my '75. The later ones have the plastic sliders installed at the leaf ends, from the factory. They ride MUCH better and it levelled out the rig a bit. :)
     
  6. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Shackle flip and a set of 56"'s ... no wheelbase change, greater flex, plus you can pick-n-choose what leaves to put in from the 56"s pack, to fine-tune ride height.

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  7. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just grab your choice of 4inch springs and bolt'em in. Be done in no time.
     
  8. Thunder

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    For simplicitys sake I would just do a set of New 4" springs too. Easy swap and yur down the trail. I sure wouldn't shackle flip wore out 30 year old springs.
     
  9. goldwing2000

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    x2 :waytogo:
     
  10. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    just did a procomp 4 inch lift springs in the back and 2 in blocks to make 6 in total. it was a real quick swap. If you have the right tools. Had tired old saggin stock springs and 6 inch blocks hated the set up now the thing flexes a ton more and i hit the inner wheel well of back tires. no for the front rubbing got to figure that one out too. Id go with the 4 inch springs.
     
  11. goldwing2000

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    So why didn't you just do 6" springs? :thinking:
     
  12. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    Well the reason for it. Im gonna be getting the ORD 2.5 shackel flip kit. and that will bring me to where i need to be and that will get rid of the rear blocks. It was all a money thing. but isnt it all?
     
  13. goldwing2000

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    Ahhh... ok.

    Yeah, it's always a money thing. Money and time.
     
  14. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    so where abouts are you in michigan? I was just there visiting my wifes family for christmas. now im in NV yeah the time thing isnt to bad its just the money thing but the truck is coming along. Its my DD but its starting to look mean and i can climb pretty much anything now. cant wait to put in the 205 that I got for 20 bucks in.
     
  15. goldwing2000

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    Metro Detroit area.

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  16. bigkennye

    bigkennye Registered Member

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    8 inch springs and 4 inch blocks, lmao
     

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