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suspension travel ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Nov 27, 2000.

  1. smp

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    suspension travel ?\'s

    Does limiting upward travel with bumpstops limit downword travel on the other end?

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    Re: suspension travel ?\'s

    With a solid axle, yes, because when one side goes up, the other side has to go down and vise versa.

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    Re: suspension travel ?\'s

    Uh.....I'm not sure I follow. One wheel can travel up and the other doesn't necessarily has to move. Down travel is limited by the leaf-spring itself. Maybe I'm confused...anybody else?

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    Re: suspension travel ?\'s

    i am lost too, because if one side hits the bump stop that should create a new pivot point and the other side should be able to continue down until the leaf spring, shock, or other limiting factor prevents more downward travel. is this correct?

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    Re: suspension travel ?\'s

    doh, now I'm confused, I didn't think about it pivoting.

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    Re: suspension travel ?\'s

    They shouldn't effect droop on the other end at all. Bump stops only effect the upward travel of the axle.

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