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So who all has bent a spring before?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I can't be the only one.

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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I bent the left rear on my old K5. Turned it about 30 degrees at the front eye.

    I'm so poor I can't even pay attention [​IMG]
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  3. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    Bent my rear left and front right on the same trip.



    That's because I'm the devil.
     
  4. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I have bent both rear springs on my 79 Jimmy.
     
  5. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    8 lug Dana 44, clean brake of axle tube and housing, bent both 3/4 t front springs and broke off both front spring hangers. Was going 40-50mph in desert, recent wash out just below a slight crest in the trail caught me by surprise. Front end dropped in and the truck came to a rather abrupt halt. I was wearing a belt and shoulder harness. Good thing.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Left rear in a roll-over...
    Broke 3 leafs on each rear goin off a drop off...

    Rene

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  7. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I have also. It involved a canal and mucho brewskis. No I didnt wreck, I launched my cherokee coming out of a canal. I just got too much liquid courage and got froggy. I wouldn't have bent them except it went straight up 4 ft ( i was told by people that seen) and came straight down. Effectivly lowered the front by 3 "!! [​IMG] Never did that again, and have since quit drinking. It was like 10 yrs ago.

    BTW. It was both front springs and they bent at the rear at the fixed end.

    PURE INSANITY If ya can't stop,Smile as you go under!
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by pureinsanity on 06/12/01 04:45 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Steve-
    Found this on www.gorancho.com. Maybe you could get a new set of springs from Rancho then sell them.

    SUSPENSION COMPONENTS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
    Limited lifetime warranty on all Rancho’s suspension products. Rancho Industries warrants each new Suspension Component against factory defects in material and workmanship (except finish) for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the vehicle on which the products were originally installed.

    Shawn
    87 K5
    few mods [​IMG]
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  9. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    One of my friends rolled his cj last summer and inverted all 4 shackles which kinked all four springs. He drove it out of the trail and said it rode better than ever before!!

    Joe
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  10. Ryeguy

    Ryeguy 1/2 ton status

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    Bent 'em, tweaked 'em, and broke 'em (from too much negative arc'ing and too much axle wrap).

    --Rob
     
  11. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Lets see.......

    1. While chasing coyotes, we ran into a steep ditch and "bombed" the passenger side front springs. When we got back on the level road, the truck sat about 2" lower on that side than the driver side. [​IMG]
    2. In a different truck, I got stuck in a clay pit. It took a huge, full size 4x4 tractor to get the damn truck back out. While the tractor was jerking the truck out, it kept twisting the frame becase half the truck was at an angle the the tractor was pulling it out at the opposite angle. On level road, the whole cab and bed were crooked with the rear spring bent too. Also broke some springs in the pack too. [​IMG]
    3. On that blue short bed truck (I posted pic awhile back) it had a 4" Rancho lift on it and we were out at the golf course driving in the middle of the night with no lights. It was also snowy outside. I was driving along one of the fairways and we were heading towards the greens, when we forgot all about the SANDTRAP in front of the green!!!!!!!! BAM!!!!!!!! Broke the windshield with our heads and when we stopped rolling, we were right in the middle of the green. We quickly got out of there and back on the road. Got out to inspect the damage and found the front bumper turned up into the fenders and one side of the Rancho spring was lower than the other. We got home and took a tape measure to see the difference. It showed 1" drop. So, I had a 4" on one side and a 3" on the other. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  12. xtreme_wlr

    xtreme_wlr 1/2 ton status

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    I have. :) Even gots pics of it:

    http://www.bowtiecrawler.com
     
  13. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    So....Did you bogey, birdie or par the hole?

    "Liberals ain't mean, they just don't have any common sense!"
     
  14. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    ROTFLMAO!!! No, we got a hole in one!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  15. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    With Steve's 'evidence' all over the internet of his 'treatment' of those springs [​IMG] he doesn't stand a chance.................lol.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  16. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    We have a now golf organization, not the PGA, LPGA, but the CK5GA!! Maybe we can get Tiger out on the links with us and we can show him his not that good of a golfer afterall. :O)

    "Liberals ain't mean, they just don't have any common sense!"
     
  17. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I bent a 11 leaf 1 ton pack 90 deg....I guess I should also mention my truck was hit in the left rear tire by a Caddy deville doing 50. Even cracked the 14 bolt!

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
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  18. ChevyCaGal

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    Does it count if it's on a Heep? [​IMG] Cuz if it does I have because I was learning to drive and tried to take out a parking stone thingy in a empty parking lot! DOH!

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
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  19. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    There was this kid I used to be friends with in high school. Remember the "No Fear" stickers that used to be popular? Well that was this guys motto. He went balls out on everything he did.
    There is this hill in a neighborhood about half a mile away from our high school. It is huge and steep and anything over 15 mph is a mistake. Well this guy decided to hit it at about 50 in his stock Jeep Wrangler. It was Dukes of Hazzard style and he landed so hard he flew out though the soft top(no seatbelt) and the Jeep flew into the side of a garage. When they pulled it out one of the front springs was shaped like an S.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     

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