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throwing out ideas...buggy springs set up this time.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Okay latest idea is a buggy spring for the front of the Willy's. I have a couple extra springs to make the buggy spring out of. Questions are:
    How will it affect my driveline angles?
    How can I figure out the streeing?
    Can I make a locking set up for the roads?
    How much lift will it create..I don't want to add much if any cus then I have to lift the rear to match..

    I'm guessing crossover steering is the only way to get the full advantage of it.

    I'm just looking for the pros and cons of doing this.

    and if you have pics of this kinda set up..post them I want to feed the madness,LOL



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    Sir,,put the mouse down and step away from the keyboard !!![​IMG]

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    Iv thought ALOT about doing this and Iv asked Marv Springer a million questions on this.I was set on doing it until I talked to Marv.If my truck wasnt a daily driver I might think about it.

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    55Willy,

    See previous post I made about Buggys in front:
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    Frizz and a couple of others know how I feel about this topic. In a nutshell... I don't recommend it. But I would not hold back on any information if someone's just gotta do it!....

    Climbing waterfalls in Farmington and Las Cruces has taught me not to concentrate on too much front travel. If you want to go nuts on suspension travel - do it in the rear!

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    Have you thought about using longer leaf springs up front to gain flex?Iv heard of people using the rear leaves off of a K5 up front and moving the front spring hangers foreward.Some one here did it but I dont remember who.

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  6. 55Willy

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    The front hanger is all ready out front..the nose of the Willy's is about a foot shorter then a Blazer.

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    Thanks for the input. I think I have ellimanated it from my list. I should just get it built and see what it does first before I go and buil din more flex( and headache)

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