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Springs w/teflon pads & rounded edges

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eric78K5, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys!
    Been awhile since I last posted. I'm about ready to lift my 78K5. I still haven't decided between the 4 inch lift or the 6 inch, but I'm close. As soon as the tax return gets here, I'll be ready to buy. My question is this....Who makes the springs with the teflon pads between each spring, and with the rounded edges? I want something that is good on-road, as well as off-road, cause my K5 is used 80 percent of the time on-road. Thanks for the help.

    Eric78K5
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    As a side note, I plan to use springs only for the lift, no lifting blocks....I want to do it right the first time.

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    Just about everybody makes lift springs with the Teflon Pads between them, on the rounded edges, most of them taper their leaves, but if you want them rounded you will have to take them apart and do this yourself. Thats what I did to my stock rears and my Tuff Country fronts. Made them move and flex much better.

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    That would be BDS suspension systems. They're pretty cool looking springs. If I had a distributor in my area (North-West Louisiana) worth a crap, I would have opted for those. Shawn Spickler used them on his Blazer (Project: Potenet Rodent) and gave them pretty high marks. You can check his site out at: http://www.off-road.com/chevy/rodent/index.html
    His Blazer is one mean rat!!
     
  5. Eric78K5

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    BDS, I do believe that's the company I'm looking for. I checked out Shawn's K5 and it is killer! Thanks for the help!

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