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overload flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nicotine, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. nicotine

    nicotine 1/2 ton status

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    doing a overload flip does this doing anything other than give you better arche? in a bad way i mean as far as towing and DD? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    How much are you towing?
     
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    nicotine 1/2 ton status

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    a camper trailer, 4 place snowmobile trailer, 19 foot boat amd thats about it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like you are towing some decent weight. If it were me, I would leave it alone. You don't want to go into any kind of negative arch or anything when towing. It won't help enough to offset the negatives it will do for your towing.
     
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    Flipping the overloads leaves about an inch of room between them and the rest of the spring pack. The amount of drop the springs have to got through to touch the overload is more than you want. For towing I would not reccomend it. Flipping it is not much different than removeing it entirely. My K5 rides real soft with no overload at all and I have no top, rear seat, tailgate or carpet and have removed a lot of sprung weight. I can't imagine how it would be with a top, a seat, tailgate and a trailer.
    Just my .02 though. You can always try it and change it back (a lot of work however)
     
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    I've flipped a lot of 'em....

    Basically, it's just like removing it as far as spring rate goes. I'd do it if you wanna keep your same ride height, but wanna remove your O/L....

    Marv
     

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