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Rear leaf spring question??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Monster, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Monster

    Monster Registered Member

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    My 86 K5 has 4"blocks in the rear for the lift.I want to remove them by adding a larger leaf.Thought about the shakle flip but it looks easier just to change the leaf spring.

    Does anyone know what size leaf spring I would need to get rid of those blocks.Any recomendation on what brand spring??
    What website to buy them from??

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  2. 85scottsdale

    85scottsdale 1/2 ton status

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    What brand are in the front? Might be a good idea to get the same kind as the front so they match spring rates. And the shackle flip from what I have seen is actually not very difficult. If your rear springs are old and saggy though I would say go with new ones.
     
  3. Monster

    Monster Registered Member

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    rancho springs up front. the old rear springs do sag a little thats why I would like to replace them. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    85scottsdale 1/2 ton status

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    Thats the same reason I went with new springs for my 4" lift, plus I use my truck to haul my dirt-bike, amongst other things and also use it to tow, so I was worried about the strength of the shackle flip.

    Maybe you should get some Rancho springs for the rear, not sure if having different springs will make much of a difference though. Probably not unless you want it to have about the same ride quality front and rear.
     
  5. pauly383

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    Several members and I just shackled flip mine. The ride is great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Seems just changing factory geometry turned my harsh stock springs into ez ridin' springs. You may need longer shocks than 4 inch lift ones as I did though. The ORD kit is strongest and your right just doing springs is easiest . But the flip is cheaper and springs can be had at any junkyard if you break or yours sag too much.
     
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  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    just a fare warning,

    if you plan to swap out your rear springs plan on haveing a torch and a sawzaw ready, your bolts will likly be rusted/frozen to the spring bushings and they wont come out easy. I also recommend the shackle flip as the ride is great with it, either way though those bolts will suck big doggie doodoo /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    the shackle flip is cheaper too /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  8. Monster

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    I will think more about the shakel flip.
    for the bolts on the leafs sawzaw to the rescue /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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