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saggy rear.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> My rear sags ................ on my Blazer .......what's the best way to raise it up to match the front ? Add a leaf ? I'm sick of the look.

    L8r,
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    ORD makes a "Zero spring rate" add-a-leaf. Ususally about 1" thick, it bolts to your spring pack like a leaf but it is only about 8" long or so so it doesn't affect your ride or flex, but picks up the back of the truck 1". They are inexpensive and were made to cure the saggy butt thing. They are not like a block, they don't increase leverage or contribute to axle wrap.
    check out this link...<a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml> Zero rate add-a-leafs</a>
    Rene

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by tRustyK5 on 10/10/01 12:51 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Try squats to tighten it up Riz... oh wait... yeah I think add-a-leaf would work well...and for pretty cheap too....I know rough country makes them for like under $50....

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  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I didn't see how much they were, Rene ......... do you know ?

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Riz, they are 30 big ones. Getting ready to call ORD and have a set sent to me.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    balanced diet, regular exercise, and that "Buns of Steel" video.......oh, on the blazer......oops......hell you might try this anyway........

    --matt
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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> If only I could pay only 30 bucks to get my rear from sagging .............. it should be that easy !

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    LOL. It is costing me a total of $51 to get them and have them here by Friday. Guess you can figure what my plans are for the next few days.

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    saggy rear. BOW CHICKA BOW WOW!!!!!!!! lol, I just had to kevin. hahahaha [​IMG]
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    I used add-a-leaves....rides the same,and it helped alot! I used Rancho's.

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    I just untied my mother in law and let her out of the back, that got me good inch and a half...heheh

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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Would dropping the topper off and getting a soft top bring it up enough ?

    I'll get you back soon ,Ben ... LOL !

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    I'd go for the zerorate add a leafs if you only need an inch. I have some and they are good. How is you rear lifted&gt; spring? Blocks?

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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I just talked to a local spring place about my "saggy rear" after I found out that one side on the front hangs a little lower. as well. Rear springs, pulled, re-arched if necessary, add-a-leaf installed, is gonna run me $280. Bring it in, tell them how tall I want the back to sit, and come pick it up in a day or two.

    I've seen others have problems with just buying new springs off the shelf. Either too much lift, or too little, so the truck still has a funny stance. I figure for $280, I'm getting it my way, which is the reason I do most everything myself. Besides, it's quite a bit of work to pull the springs off, and I think $280 for that much work (rearching can't be a 2 minute job) isn't that bad. I'd rather not have someone else do work, but its the ONLY way that I can be 100% sure they get it to the right height.

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    Mine sags in the back pretty bad, tried to find a 1" bolck to put in there, but couldn't. Ended up buying some 2" blocks and it sat way too high in the back. Took them out after about 10 minutes of being it and returned them. I did put some shims under the spring pack while I was in there, and it seems to sit a little more level now, and also has less vibration. I'm actually really surprised how much the little shims seemed to help...

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    when I lose the top i gain about 1-1.5" out back. (this makes it look really goofy, since my rear springs are already lifted 2" and my fronts are stock........kindof a raked musclecar look....[​IMG])


    I think this is getting out of hand, first were talking about your saggy rear, now Im going topless, all while you music is playing in the back ground......(bow chicka bow wow)
    I hope no kids are reading this.....

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    i know what you are talking about. i just installed off road design 2.5 shackle flip. looks good. seemed to fix the sag.
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    <font color=purple> bow chicka bow wow !

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    I bought the rough country add-a-leafs..where do I jack the blazer at? One jack to get the blazer off the ground, and then one jack to lift the springs up before sticking the add-a-leaf? Not quite getting the concept.

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    jack under the truck, one under the axle. lift the truck, lower the axle. See?

    --matt
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