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Skyjacker springs

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JTB, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

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    I was running 4" Superlift springs with 2 1/2" blocks in the rear and 4" rancho springs up front. I liked the way it sat but I just couldn't leave it alone. I prefer a lift without blocks so I bought the Skyjacker 6" rear springs and installed them. It sat at a little rake before, now the ass end is way up in the air, too much rake for me. I was surprised that 6" springs are way higher than new 4" springs and 2 1/2" blocks were. This happen to anyone else? I would take the springs back but I already sold my other ones and painted the new ones. Crap. Maybe I will sell the Skyjackers and try something else. Any ideas?
    Jeff
     
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    What did you pay for your springs and what would you sell them for?
     
  3. JTB

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    I paid $395 including tax for them. I need to find a replacement before I sell them, but I would take $325 for them. They are brand new.
    Jeff
     
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    I Have a '71 and had the same thought as you did. When I got home to install them I noticed on the receipt that it said 8" lift so I called the place where I bought them and they said that they don't make a true 6" rear for first gen's, so they sell 8" springs for 2nd Generation. They said that due to there higher weight it will equal out once they settle. I kind of like mine except when going down steep stuff. Just means I've got to go higher in the front right.
     
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    1st gen heavier than 2nd?
     
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    I figured they had to be 8" springs when I installed them but the guy I bought them from said they are definitely 6" springs. They sure look like 8" springs though. I got a soft top so I doubt the weight in the rear is greater than the weight of a 2nd gen.
    Jeff
     
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    Wait until the springs settle. That will take a few months. When my buddy put his 4"/6" Skyjacker lift kit in his '72, it looked like he put a 6"/8" lift kit on it. It's settled down a lot since then (just over a year ago).
     

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