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Spring question!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyfumes, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I was wondering if anybody has ran an adda leaf and a zero rate, or do they have 2" adda leafs for Tuff Country EZ rides????There was some slight mis-gonculation on my attempt to get rid of the saggy butt Blazer look...
     
  2. rogerwilco71

    rogerwilco71 1/2 ton status

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    I have both(flip-kit/zero rate waiting), and I could tell you as soon as I can find some U bolts for the zero rates. Right now I have 'Summits' short 2.5" add a leaf(w/ a block), and it gave about 1-1.5". I got the mini and mid size #EXP-13120 since the long is such a hassle and the short (I've had) add-a-leaf for 1/2,3/4, and 1 ton is pretty thick and takes away from the ride. I've had this leaf for a year and a half and the ride is worth it, and it's only $26.95 and took me 45min to install. The more lift, the stiffer they ride...
     
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    Anybody?????
     
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    I flipped my old overload over and bolted it onto the bottom of the spring pack, ride stayed the same...if you have one lying around it should do the trick, got rid of my saggy butt...if you tow a lot you could even put it in right side up for a firmer spring rate
     
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    My brother just re lifted the 79 Jimmy I had. He went with the 6" trailmaster kit. it came with rear blocks an add a leaf. He ditched the blocks and did a drop through shackle flip. afterwards he still ended up doing a 2" block with the add a leaf to make up for the sagging ass and fresh 6" fronts.

    Now he is looking at doing a 4" block and getting rid of the add a leafs since it rides like crap.


    i take it you aren't running a flip?


    -Jeremy
    The one who F'd up on the tire carrier deal,LOL
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I dig your sig..........LOL
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I thought you would like that.
     
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    I had an add-a-leaf at one time on an earlier K5...........the ride sucked. What is your setup now? Stock rear springs, or what? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Tuff country EZ rides, 3" in back and 2" in front with HD ORD shackles so 2 1/2" and I wanted to go with a 2 1/2" ORD shackleflip and I have a pair of 0 rates for up front but that means it would be 5 1/2 in back and 3 1/2 in front, even if I could just get the front up to 4 I'd be happy.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Look into running the Hill Off Road front shackles they are a full 1" lift.

    then flip the rear add a leaf and it should be about right.
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifgotta link???
     
  12. Goober

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    Here you go:

    Hill lift shackles

    You can read the review here at ColoradoK5 HERE.

    I've got a set sitting in my toolbox just waiting to get installed. From what I understand, you will need to put in about a 4 degree wedge to correct pinion angle since they only lift one end of your spring.
     
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    Cool thanks, I don't know how I ever missed that on Steves write up.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifThanks guy's....
     

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