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Superlift or Tuff County Springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Donovan, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. Donovan

    Donovan 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to buy some rear springs this week and I want to know what is the best riding springs. Tuff county or Superlift. It will be a 2.5" lift. How many leafs does each one have? Thanks

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  2. 90K5

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    I don't think Tuff Country makes a 2.5" lift, but they make a 3", so its close enough. i have their 3" and like it a lot. The back is lower than the front, so you may want to get 4" springs for the rear. It rides really good, I think they have the same spring rate as stock springs. Mine have 6 leaves in the back and 3 on the front. I know Superlift has a good warranty, but i don't really know anything eles about their kits. Hope this helps.

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  3. dewey

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    I put , what I thought, was a 2.5 tuff country lift in my 87. The sales rep on the phone told me that the back will be "a bit" lower. I went with the 1" add a leaves.. It rides like a bulldozer, but when hauling wood, she rides like a cadillac...
    Is it true that only tuff country uses yellow bushings, and superlift uses red?

    D.
     
  4. 90K5

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    The TC springs I have on my truck have poly bushings in the front and rubber in the back. They are all black. If I had to guess, Superlift would have yellow ones and Rancho would have red. You may want to get an extra inch in the back to level it out, or maybe a 1" block, or the ORD add-a-leaf.

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  5. coopertwpk

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    Ya superlifts bushings are yellow and ranchos are red I went with a 2" soft ride adda leaf for a s10 (real long) from fabtech and a 2" block, the add a leaf makes the spring pack softer it goes under the main spring.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift soon to have <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.56s
     
  6. zrobbinsk5

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    ive got the superlift 4" HD in my 83 K5, 6 leaves. some may think it rides harsh but i like it, the superride springs dont' live long, the HD have decent flex, dont' sag, and you actually get about 5 to 5 and half inches out of it.

    1983 K5, 4" Superlift, 33" M/T's, New 350, TH350[​IMG]
     

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