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Sagging springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Dec 24, 2000.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my fat piggy bumper on the K5. She squats ALOT now. I have been to my local spring shop not too happy with the prices to build new springs. I want little to no lift. Anyone running say a 2" lift with a 150# front bumper front, 90# bumper rear? Could you give me a frame to axle measurement? How is the ride/ level with the.... ummmm.... preload.
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    If you want no real lift, check out Off Road Design's add a leaf...........gives you one inch lift to "even" out the ride.



    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  3. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I dont want it to ride like sh!t, so I'd prefer to stay away from add-a-leaves.
     
  4. DBLAZER

    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Try the 2.5 ibch shackle reversel, no ride issues but will help with the saggy but. Thats in the works for me.

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://dblazer.coloradok5.com>http://dblazer.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I'll have to post a pic of my poor springs..... Severe negative arch! The backs are fine. The fronts are what scares me. I'm only about 3 inches from eating the bumpstops
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The "add-a-leaf's" BlazzinOr was talking about are '0' spring rate[​IMG] These will give you one inch of lift without affecting lift rate or ride characteristics.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml</A>
    Check it out.[​IMG]

    Rene

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