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Rancho Add a leafs NEED Help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlueKnight, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set up add a leafs from rancho about three years old. Im installing them on my rear srpings and having a heck of a time. First of all Does the arch go up towards the srping or does it follow the natural curve of the spring? second does the silly thing have a direction. Also I noticed my lift blocks are tilting forward pushing the drive line down are they suppose to be like that. this is a Superlift superride 6" kit. Evertime I get hte add leafs lined up and start compressing them at the last moment it slips about an 1/8 to a 1/4" not lining up? Any help would really be helpful .Im sitting on my shop floor with my trucks handheld emailing this now.

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  2. 87superblaze

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    I've got a set of trailmasters on mine.

    The arch goes up to help arch your existing springs more.
    No, it shouldn't have a direction as long as the hole is in the middle of the spring.
    The lift blocks shouldn't be tilting the axle forward. Are they angled blocks? If so turn them around so it angles the axle up toward the T-case.
    As far as the springs slipping, I had that problem with the front springs. What I did was put a long bolt through the hole and slowly tighted the bolt as I compressed the springs. I used a C-clamp to compress the spings. What are you using?

    hope this helps!!

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  3. BlueKnight

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    arch going up wil be much easier as the pin will hold the arch in place as it compresses down. im using a bottle jack a dut grinder for the tol long u bolts I bought and muscle.

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    WAIT a minute!!!! The arch of the add a leaf follows the natural curve of the spring!!!! Sorry about that. I wasn't reading good enough and responding too fast.

    If it doesn't arch with the naturaly curve of the springs, then the add-a-leafs won't help you at all! It will give you about a 1/2" lift.

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  5. BlueKnight

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    uhh thats what I thought. Ok its going on right then. The cneter bolt just sint a tad longer to hold it firmly in place. I'll use a c clamp put the whole pack together and then. U bolt it down.

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