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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dmoney, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. dmoney

    dmoney 1/2 ton status

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    will I get a better ride out of springs or blocks?
     
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    depends on what you consider a better ride...
     
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    Depends what kind of ride you talking about.
    The block will keep your stock springs so ride will be the same, softer than any lift spring, but there is a risk of wheel hop or spring wrap if you plan on puting 38's
    :D
     
  4. dmoney

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    what if i go with a ladder bar set up to help with the wrap?
     
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    That works a lot of people do that to fight axle wrap and it doesn't affect the ride quality.
    :D
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are going to spend that kind of money anyway, why not just get some high quality springs?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Also, a shackle flip gives you the same 4" as blocks with the same stock spring rate and is a much better idea IMO.
     
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    but if I go spring wont the ride be a little harsher?
     
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    I have the helper spring and 4inch blocks now but the burban has that ass sag, so I need to redo it with something alittle higher
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The ride will probably be a little rougher. I have a ORD 4" shackle flip and a zero rate. The zero rate gives me that extra 1" to combat arse sag and works great.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Being a pic whore - here it is with 37's, a 4" flip and zero rates -

    [​IMG]
     
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    what do you have up front?
     
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    this is mine 6inch rough country with 33s, but i got 36 coming[​IMG]
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't think that we know each other that well......yet.:haha: :haha: :haha:


    4-5" ish cheap lift springs.
     
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    I ment 4 or 6 inches, leper. ha that dont sound any better does it? lol
     
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    do the flip and zero rate and dont look back at blocks and stiff springs.
     
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    what are zero rates and where can I get them and am I going to get 8inch of lift?
     
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    thanks k30
     

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