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Rear Shocks, Springs and Add-a-leafs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Add-a-leafs make the ride stiffer on the raod right? Should i replace my 5.5 blocks and .5 a-a-l's w/ 5.5 springs and .5 a-a-l's??
    Or should I just get 6in springs and get some RSX or 9000 shocks, right now there are 11 rnacho 5000 shocks. two in each front wheel two on each back wheel 1 horizontal one on each back wheel to prevent axle hop and 1 on steering stabalizer.

    87 k5, 6in, 35" BFG muds.
    Future Mods: KNfilter, Flowmaster Force2 Catback, change the 5.5 blocks and .5 addaleafs to 6in springs.
     
  2. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    2 types of add a leafs short and long
    short make the ride even stiffer than the long, also i think they will hurt flex??
    if you are replacing why not just get the 6 inch springs

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  3. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I currently run 4 in blocks and a "long" a-a-l that I put into the spring pack. I think my ride is soft. Even at Blazer-Fest everyone who rode with me was amazed at how soft my ride was. I am gonna do the flip on the rear just to get rid of the block and axle wrap/hop.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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