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Stock Rear Springs vs. Tuff Countrys

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFlap, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. MudFlap

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    Does anyone know how the stock rears off of a 89 blazer and the 2", or 3", or 4" tuff country springs compare as far as flex goes. The tuff country website says that the spring is 405lbs/in is that right? What is the spring rate on my stock springs. I would like to get rid of my blocks but I don't want to sacrifice flex and a soft ride.

    Trey
     
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    I pitched my rear springs for a set of TC's and have never regretted it. The stocker's with blocks was a sh*tty ride and mediocre flex... I am pretty sure they were just wore out and worthless. The TC's are real nice and soft, they flex very well for me... though if I were to do it again, I would go with a 2" lifted TC spring for the ride quality and an ORD shackle flip for the lift.

    Just my .02

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    Currently I have a shackle flip and 4" blocks, but I am thinking of using a longer shackle and lift springs. so probably around a 3" spring is what I am looking for.

    Thanks

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    How do you compare 89 springs to New ones ?
    How do you compare two year old used spark plugs
    to new spark plugs?
     
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    What are you talking about? Yes they are old springs, but I am just looking for some advice. This is not any kind of exact info that I am looking for, just some help.

    I figured that someone on this site went from their stock springs to tuff countrys. So then that person should have some good info on how to compare the two.

    Trey

    Trey
     
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    I just went from stock springs to the 3" Tuff country Ez Ride's. They look great. I haven't ahd a chance to try them out yet but so far they seem good. Wayne was able to flex them a little by hand.
     
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    Thanks, it seems like they will be a soft spring, let me know more when you get to try them out.

    Trey
     
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    Ok, yes they are rated 405. The stock ones are rated lower
    in the range of 200-300.

    As is you will get more flex out of what you have now
    (shackle+4"block) then lifted spring+shackle.

    Good luck
     
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    F150 spring swap is proably the ultimate for rear spring flex.

    Be careful though, older worn spring shave been known to break under heavy application.
     

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