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Superlift front springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, May 27, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Have the four inch easy rides installed now and lost the swaybar, but wow way rough. Has anyone else got superlift and like them? I am going to go to rough country when can afford them (superlift came from another one of my discarded project vehicles). Just FYI.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have the TC and they greatly improved my ride. I think the biggest help was new bushings. Mine were rusted to the bolts, How are yours? I added the greaseable bolts but still wan't it even softer.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>[/b]"Rid'in HigH in my K5"[​IMG]
    ....[​IMG]<font color=blue>[/b]"6" Lift -<font color=purple>38.5's"[​IMG]....
     
  3. TheGeneral

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    The bolts came out good, but the upper bushings on the shackle are probably shot. I greased the hell out of them in attemt ot get some movement, but still not a lot. Don't really know how much movement I am suppose to get out of shackles (as far as aiding in droop by rotating fowarad at upper bushing) I guess the Superlift will do for now money wise, but can't wait to go to a soft spring where I will actually feel like my shocks work. Thanks for info.

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  4. '73 K5

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    I have Superlift 2.5 inch front springs and I don't mind them at all. Smooth ride so far. Also done the ORD shackles, greasable bushings, swaybar disconnect kit, etc...so I'm sure that helps also. Pro Comp ES3000 shocks.

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  5. Pugsley

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    I think my Superlifts ride better than factory.

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    If you are going to switch to different springs later, why not try out BDS springs? I have heard nothing but good praise about them.

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    ive got 6" superlift springs and i think they ride great.its a lifted truck not a caddy.[​IMG]

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  8. Emmettology 101

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    I have the 6" Superrides and they ride and flex great!!!

    I had the 4" HD springs before and I got many compliments about how nice they rode also!!

    Take a look at this --&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com/emmettoncj5.jpg>http://emmett.coloradok5.com/emmettoncj5.jpg</A>

    This was last July at a show in Canfield. I was on my friends CJ5 which has 35's and his tire was up on a log about anothe 10-12 inches....

    This was with the 6" Superlift Superrides, no swaybar, and the shocks recommend to use with that lift.

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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    Heck,
    After hearin everyones positive comments, I wonder what the hecks wrong with my rig. The springs I have are 4" superlifts, and while they are not block hard, the spring rate is still stiff as all. I haven't flexed it yet, so we will see. I also think my old springs must have been way worn, as the 4" lift ended up at about 5.5". Got some good compliments on her today at work. The most amazing thing is that she goes down the road straigt as an arrow, and I keep forgetting that although it took me 2 weeks worth of nights, I changed axles, lifted, put on headers, and new exhaust, brakes, steering brace and all in between, so very worth it at this point. I told my wife I still wanted to go higher and she just laughed. The hard work of transmission, tranfers case, and double is up next and I am sure it is going to be real pain in (*^%, but some fun nights.


    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  10. Emmettology 101

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    Do you still have the stickers on yours with the part number? If so, what is the part number? Hell, my friend has the HD 6" springs and his flex pretty good also. They ride a hair stiffer than my Superrides, but not much.

    Let me know what the part number is and also how many leaves are in the leaf pack...

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  11. fr8train

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    If they really ride rough you can get those teflon inserts to smooth it out. Maybe the ones that came in yours are toast. And coupled with a boogered shackle bolt it messes with you.
     

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