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Springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by customcat, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. customcat

    customcat Newbie

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    Ok this might sound like a stupid question but i need to know. does a stock leafspring have more flex than a lift spring? like say a stock 56 in spring compared to a tuff country 4in ez flex spring?
     
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    stock springs are almost always more flexible... mainly because they have less arch and they are "broken in" from years of use. If you clean them up, replace the bushings, smooth the binding edges and use some UHMW or something between the leafs, stockers make very good springs.

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  3. customcat

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    thanks for the help man that helps me out a lot
     

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