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Rearching springs, is it a good choice?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a quote today for getting my front springs re-arched in a prestigious local spring factory. It was Q150 or the equivalent of the amazing amount of $19.35, yes nineteen dollars and thirtyfive cents [​IMG], including removal and reinstallation[​IMG]. Can you believe that? That's one more advantage of living in a third world country with cheap hand labor costs. Compare this with the $300 I'd be paying only on shipping and taxes to import a new set from the US.

    Now for the question. Are there any disadvantages of doing this? Should I do it? it's just too good to be true[​IMG].

    If I do that, I'll be very happy because the labour for a home-made shackle flip would be around $30-$40.

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    Oh, yeah I forgot. With the rearching, I would gain about 3"-4" of lift in the front.

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    <font color=purple> Just realize that after re- arching the springs will sag much quicker and become weaker ........... but for the price you can't go wrong.

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    For that price go for it. I have heard equal amount of comments on rearched springs postive and negative.
     
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    A friend of mine had this done to his Toyota. They did sag, but the shop that did the job told him it would and went a little higher than the disired lift. If your springs arn't damaged go for it. For that price if they sag, get it done again, just don't go overboard or you will work harden them.

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