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stock spring length?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jones, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. jones

    jones 1/2 ton status

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    what would it be for an '80 1/2t.?it's being swapped to 3/4t.gear(d60r/d44f)i pulled the broken 12b rear out yesterday and the leafs on both sides fell out in halves.only the main leaf in each pack were in one piece.thx
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Stock rear 1/2 ton springs are 52" eye to eye.
     
  3. jones

    jones 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the info.i think the PO put on wrong springs.they seemed a little long.the shackle-end of the spring was actually riding on the hanger.no room at all for any movement.it's got a 6" lift(blocks)which i wasn't crazy about.now i get to fix the PO's screw-ups and since i need new leaf springs anyway i may just as well do the shackle-flip or get 6" springs.thx
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    Just ordered my stock length lifted springs a couple months ago....front are 47" and rear are 52"
     
  5. JanneB

    JanneB Registered Member Premium Member

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    Not all 1/2 tons got 52" rear springs, I have three 1/2 tons with 56" springs.
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    are they trucks or are they burbs? ive only seen 56" 1/2 ton springs on burbs.
     
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    JanneB Registered Member Premium Member

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    They are (or were, only some parts left of them anymore) trucks. If I remember the years right now, one is -78, the other is -80 (5.7 diesel, stepside) and the third -76.
     

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