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Popular rear spring swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mostwanted, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    I was reading on here about someone swapping some Ford springs into the rear of their k5. I was curious what other popular rear swap options that there are.
     
  2. 71 Blazer

    71 Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    If you have an older k5 the 88 on up k5 springs are softer and the same size. I put 95 k5 springs in my 71 Blazer and she rides like a caddy.
     
  3. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    95 K5? Hmmm....

    I put the ford 57" springs under my K5, nice soft ride. Only thing some people do is redrill the springs, or the perch to move the axle 1-1.5" rearward.
     
  4. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    57"s eh. Maybe it was you I was refering to. What year and model of a ford do I get those from?
     
  5. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    well not sure what else has them but my buddies 78 f-150 does
     
  6. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    56's from 3/4 tons

    or

    63's from 88 up trucks (new body style)
     
  7. spoolnaround

    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    Ford 57's are a little soft! check out my pics and you will see what can happen to soft 57's without a trac bar.
     

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