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Saggy butt

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by nevercomplete, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. nevercomplete

    nevercomplete 1/2 ton status

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    My suburban, like a lot I've seen, has a saggy rear end. I'm wondering the best way to fix it. What would be best, add leaves, new leaves? I'm open to suggestion. Thanks

    Jon
     
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    Well, ideally I want to replace my rear springs with new lifted springs, but until then i fixed my saggy butt with some zero rates /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i like my saggy butt but mine is intentional, 7" lift front and 6" rear i like the way it looks personally. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    my 2wd sags because I've actually fractured several leaves in the packs... one of those problems of having a 454, and usin the loud pedal too much. I just plan to throw springs from my parts truck under it, ( preferably before the ones that're under it crack out, and leave me sitting on the side of the road, )
     
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    I say go for it. engine mounts can't be too hard to either fabricate, or have fabbed up, and if the tranny adaptor is only $65, then I don't think its that big a deal. if you can get the accesory mounting brackets off of it, then you'll not have to worry much about finding them.

    good luck with it,

    -Rich
     
  6. nevercomplete

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    Much to everyone's dismay, I do not plan on lifting this truck. This is my tow vehicle and daily driver. Please don't hate me /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I'm just tired of the rear of my truck sitting low like it is. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Jon
     
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    I got a set of ProComp Add a Leaves to pick the rear spring pack up. It was the 1.5" to 2.5" leaf. I've had it in for over a year now with no problems.
     
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    Probably the course of action I'll end up taking.
     
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    What are you doing in Japan? USMC?
     
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    That's it.
     
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    If none of your leaves are cracked you can get the springs re-arched. Thats what the previous owner did to mine and people always think I have a 2 or 3" lift but I dont. Stock Burb's were higher bakc then than people give them credit for.
     
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    How much does getting the springs re-arched run? Who does something like that?
     
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    No idea about the price but obviously its less that a new set of springs . I would guess a machine shop could probably do it. Not real sure on that either.
     
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    You need to find a shop that makes and sells springs. It isn't cheap, especially if they have to take the springs off the truck. I've read that re-arching only lasts a couple of years before sagging again. It makes sense to me, since rearching doesn't change the original spring rate, it just puts the curve in them again. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Thats kinda what I was thinking. Whats to keep the springs from sagging again?

    Jon
     
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    Just go with the 1 inch zero rates. Your springs are sagged already do this would lift you to level and you wouldn't have the problem again. plus its only 40 bucks!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Springs that get re-arched after time lose the arch. If it's for towing like you say, do an add-a-leaf because it'll firm up the ride in the back which will be better for the towing. The best add-a-leaf I've seen is the Superlift one. It's in between a short and a long and is just right.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly are zero rates?
     
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