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overload springs+ zero rates,

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90BCk5, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. 90BCk5

    90BCk5 1/2 ton status

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    so i got my zero rates in the mail today, just went to chuck them on and was wondering if i need to keep my overloads in place, i know i can flip them for a bit more articulation but i was wanna know if i can just get rid of them? or do i have to keep them in place??:confused:
     
  2. noahrob

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    I am giong to keep my overloads and add the zero rate becasue right now my truck looks like Lincoln towncar that just left TJ. In other words, it sags in the back. I am sure someone else will know, but I suspect that if you take out the overload and add a zero rate, you will get better articulation with the same lift/ride height.
     
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    I have run that combo for 5 years. A little bouncy but it works. And on my overloads you can slip the u bolts off if you want - I never do.
     
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    you can take them out no problem. just remember your going to loose the like 3/4" of height that the overload provided.
     
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    What do you mean you can slip the U bolts off?
     
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    This not max'd flex either but you can tell it's not too far out of balance

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    I can put c clamps on the main spring pack and the overloads and then slip the u-bolts off (of the overloads, they stay bouncing around on the main pack).

    Need pics?
     
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    Yeah, pics please as I am struggling, maybe becasue it is getting towards the end of the day. Your talking about being able to slip the overloads out for wheeling?

    Nice Rig!
     
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    Just disconnect them at each end.... I'll go get some pics.
     
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    Here ya go:

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    thanks for the replys fellas, i think im gonna go get some longer center pins!
    :D
     
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    I am a tool. I kept writing "overload springs", but was thinking of the fat short spring on the bottom of the pack closest to the axle. That's why when you said unbolt it from the U-Bolt, I couldn't picture what you were saying...now I get it!
     
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    :crazy::D

    Maybe I'm the tool if this is what the post was intended to discuss....
     
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    It appears the confusion comes from different people talking about different things.

    Most/all stock rear Blazer's have a short fat leaf on the bottom of the spring pack that does not really make contact on the ends with the rest of the spring pack until the truck is compressed. This is referred to as an overlead leaf.

    The picture 2Dogs posted is also considered an overload leaf pack.........but it's obviously not a stock setup and configured completely different than a stock overload as mentioned previously.
     
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    So...does that make us both tools?? Ha!

    The overlead spring is the one that gets flipped upside down for better articulation and the overload spring pack is the one that gets taken out all togehter, correct?
     
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    Re reading the original post shows me that I was mistaken - had overload in the head from listening to those things snap and bang over the weekend......:o:D
     

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