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rear to front springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by deothrwhtmt, Apr 26, 2001.

  1. deothrwhtmt

    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    Is it possible to use rear springs in the front of blazer for lift?
     
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    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Not without modifications. At least not on mine. The springs were somewhere like 6 to 7 inches different. So you would have to move the shackles.

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    How is the ride aftewards?
     
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    No No, I didnt do it. Was just saying that is what you would have to do. Sorry.



    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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    Anything is possible.

    I've swapped rear springs to the front. It is not a easy thing to do. You have to make the shackles about 1 inch longer. and move the front spring hangers forward, and with moveing the hangers forward, you have to fab up a new mount for the radiator support. Also, swap around leafs in the spring pack to get the ride height right.

    On the plus side; it was free and it flexes like mad. I have some more things to get done so I'm not sure how it rides yet.

    I think if I was to do it again I would probably do what "donoven" did with the wagonnere springs. Sounds like it needed less mods to make it work. (do a search for "custom springs", or go into my bio, and down on the lower side of the bio, you can go into "check all users posts", scroll back until you see "custom spring"

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  6. cool, i was just thinking about this. longer springs would flex better. how much longer are the rear springs? how many leaves did you take out? got any pics?

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    Rear springs are 52 inches long and each leaf is thin- both realy add to the flex. Stock front springs are about 46 inches long (if memmory searves)

    A stock rear spring packs have 5 leafs plus the overload. My modified packs have 3 and the stock military wraped 2 nd leaf, so 4 in all. It ended up to be about a 4 inch lift.

    You bet I got pics, lots of 'em. But the only way I can post it here is with a thump tac and scotch tape. I'm going to have to figure out that "posting a pic" thing out soon. I have to figure out how to turn the scanner on first thow. If I get a chance maybe I'll fiddle around with that in the next couple of weeks.

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    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    Guys thanks for the responses. I was just looking at the prices for a 4-6 inch lift and got kinda bummed out.
     

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