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Rear springs, AGAIN

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aksidentproan, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    I know this has been discussed many times but i want to make sure i get it right before i dish out all my money for new rear springs. I was looking through JC Whitney and they sell rear springs for 73-91 blazers. Im pretty sure the rear springs for the 73 and up blazers are the same as the first gen rear springs from what ive heard on this board. They sell 1875lb 6 leaf springs for $99.98 and 2850lb 7 leaf springs for $109.98. I want to go with the 2850lb springs beacuse im going to be towing alot but that seems like a big difference in spring capacity to be for the same truck. What are your alls thoughts on this? Thanks again.

    Evan

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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    My first thought is....
    JC Whitney &amp; suspension parts?????? I would NOT. But I guess if you don't wheel hard and stay on the pavement then mabie........
    To answer your question when I bought my rear springs from Superlift they were listed for the 73 and up 4x4 PickUps.

    To verify if they will fit on your K5 measure the current springs from eye to eye then from eye to center bolt both ways then call JCW and ask them.
    Also ask them if a spring was to break/snap/bend/fallapart will they replace it for free?
    Good Luck

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  3. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    i wheel hard but i dont wheel stupid. Being my primary vehicle keeps me from braking stuff. because im on a high school kids income and we all know thats not much. And being in Maryland we dont have any rocks so all i do in is mud and the only thing i brake in the mud is driveline parts. So what if i have a heavy foot and a passioin for roosting. [​IMG]
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  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I hear ya[​IMG]! Sometimes it's just better to wait a while longer to save more $$ and buy what you need and not just what you can afford.
    Best of luck to ya

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  5. 69K10

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    I've bought quite a few JCW Parts in the past and for those who haven't you'd be surprised how good they can be. I bought a replacement blower motor for my truck that turns about 3x the RPMs of stock. 10 Below with the windows rolled down. I'd give them a shot. They have good customer service.

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  6. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    The thing is i dont want lift springs, i need heavy duty stock springs and this is the only place ive been able to find them.

    Evan

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    I just bought a set of OEM height springs from Rough Country for my '72 Blazer. $110 each. Here is their app guide for OEM springs <a target="_blank" href=http://rough.roughcountry.com/2000%20AG%20P66.htm>http://rough.roughcountry.com/2000%20AG%20P66.htm</a> If you notice, it lists the same rear spring (#8202) for 67-87 1/2 ton, 52". Problem is, they list the same spring for 3/4 ton too. They don't list a load capacity, but give all the other dimensions.
    I just got the springs Monday and plan to do my big install once I get the rest of my parts. I think the total was $260 w/ shipping. Will post how they work out.

    Jeff.
     
  8. aksidentproan

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    Well......i ordered my new suspension. I got the Heavy duty rear springs mentioned above and front 2 inch adda leaves. I know its gonna be really stiff. But i would rather have a stiff ride the a soft one especially w/ my heavy towing and when i get my ken mountain wincher w/ a winch in it it will put a little more weight on the front so i figure what the hell. the rear springs were 199.95 total plus alot for shipping so i saw that they were having a $250 and up no shipping so it figures that i got my 52 dollar adda leaves and my rear springs cheaper then i could have gotten just my rear springs. ill have it on by the end of march and ill let you all know how it went and how she handles and any lift that was gained. Talk to you all later.

    Evan

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