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One ton springs

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by nevercomplete, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. nevercomplete

    nevercomplete 1/2 ton status

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    I had a crazy idea about putting rear springs from a ton truck onto my 3/4 ton Suburban. The stock springs are sagging and I want to replace them. I'm not going to lift it, its my tow truck. I figured the 1 ton springs would be good for towing duties. Anyways, I did a search and didn't come up with much, basically I want to know if this would work and what the Pro's and Con's of it are. Thanks.

    Jon
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    They're both 56" springs, but the 1-ton will have a 9 or 10-leaf pack, and more arch.

    Might have to take the top overload out of the pack. I don't think the Burb has the overload bumpers.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah it would bolt up theyre the same length and width. and yea the 1 tons have more arch to them so it would raise the rear end a little. most guys like that look though, i dont but thats just me.
     

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