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Spring rate on stock rear springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eldon519, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. eldon519

    eldon519 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know the spring rate on a set of stock rear Chevy springs for a K-5? Also, is it the same for a K-10? Also, how is axle wrap with these springs and a big tire, big horsepower rig? Thanks for any help.
     
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    I think most springs are stiffer than 1st gen springs but hear is the info on my springs
    4 leaves
    7.88" free arch
    226 lb/in
     
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    Are the second generation springs alot stiffer or is it not that noticeable? Also, how is axle wrap with such a soft spring?
     
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    All I know is that some springs I got off of a 73 K5 had one extra leaf (one shorter than the shortest on mine). I don't know if this applies to all K5's or was an option but I would assume that most 2nd gen springs are stiffer as a 1st gen K5 is lighter than a 2nd gen.

    Also somewhere around 86 they started using some softer springs. Some 1st gen guys have swapped them in and say they are much softer than a stock 1st gen spring.

    I have no problem with axle rap or wheel hop.
     

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