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Springperch Layout

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CDA 455, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Is there any advantages of moving the leafsprings out towards the knuckles? I'm planning on installing 2.5 ton rockwells:laugh: and their hub-to-hub measurement is 79 inches (which I want). I AM going to mount the shocks out there.
    I haven't decided if I'm going to put coilovers up front or stay leafsprings:confused: . Fabbing won't be a problem (to me that's part of the fun!). Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. Canadian Trailblazer

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    It would be more stable, but you would lose articulation. Most people who move spring perches move them closer together to get a bit more flex.
     
  3. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Ah, excellent point.:bow: That would save me alot of fab work.:weld: :grind: I would only need to fab up some shock mounts; beauty, eh?!!:laugh:
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You would also be disappointed to discover that you can't turn your tires without rubbing the springs.
     
  5. 68MUDSTUD

    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    got yer rocks yet CDA?
     

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