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opening up spring pack clamps

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Impex, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. Impex

    Impex 1/2 ton status

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    can i open these up for more flex 6" tuff country ez-ride front springs
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    for my rear,(2" tuff country ez-ride with ORD flip) i removed the bolt, is that ok or will the leaf open up to far and twist out of position(know what i mean)?
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  2. Twiz

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    Yeah, I would pry the clamps apart enough to separate the leafs. Then heat the clamps and form it so it is a tight 90 deg angle and both "ears" are parallel to each other. That would keep the spring pack stcked correctly. (keep the heat off the spring, just heat the clamp)

    On the rears, I think I would reinstall the bolt, I don't think it's going to make a world of difference with the bolt istalled or removed, as long aas the clamp isn't tight.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Twiz...love your signature! Did you spell 'Comfortably' wrong on purpose? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Did you spell 'Comfortably' wrong on purpose?

    [/ QUOTE ]LOL, well...um Maybe /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Thats what I get for tring to be a smart ars, I guess..
    It was a typo' /forums/images/icons/blush.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
    The "flying finger" tends to skip a few keys every-so-often.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Shoulda left it mispelled...it was funnier! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Rene
     
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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    You think so?
     
  7. KRAZIE87K5

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    That's funny as he!! LMAO!

    -Dan
     
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    Comfotably dumb

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    There is a certain irony in having it mispelled... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif it was actually even funnier when you didn't realize that it was mispelled. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Either way I like the word play! It's a great sig line.

    Rene
     
  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah just pry them open you'll be fine. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    I wouldn't pry them open unless you have crossover steering. With the clamps open you stand a much higher chance of bending the spring or loosing steering. With the push pull steering there is alot of force trying to turn the wheels and if the spring is too weak it will bend and the whole axle (at least the drivers side) will move forward and backwards insted of turning the wheels.
     

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