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Springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stylzz, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Stylzz

    Stylzz Registered Member

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    I was wondering if 3/4 ton springs were the same length as 1/2 ton. If so will they bolt right up in my 1980 K5 12 bolt using longer U-Bolts. Or should I get some add a leafs like the zero rates. Want to get the rear up a little because I will be using the blazer to do some towing with the back loaded.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    They only made 52" and 56" springs. Your blazer spirngs are 52". The 3/4 springs are probably 52" also, but some were 56". Bring a tape measure to make sure, eye to eye.

    I don't think they will add any lift. I think they will just increase your spring rate (or is it decrease? I mean, it will make your springs stiffer.)

    Probably won't need longer ubolts. If you do, get the ones that come off the donor truck.

    IF all you want is 1" lift, the zero rates are a great way to do it.
    -- Mike
     
  3. Stylzz

    Stylzz Registered Member

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    I'm not really concerned with the lift but I want to make sure the thing doesn't sit on the ground when I pack it up and hook up the trailer. I probably have nothing to worry about but my father keeps busting on me about it because he can see the sag in the rear.
    Joe
     
  4. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    sag in the rear

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    thats not sag, its flex /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    most HD 1/2 and most all 3/4 ton- if not all- are 56" long

    good luck
     

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