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To add or not to Add (a leaf)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by foxman, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. foxman

    foxman 1/2 ton status

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    My front leafs are nearly inverted at rest. Are they supposed to be like that? Would adding a leaf help to restore the "natural" U shape in the leaf spring? The front is sitting a littlr lower than the rear. Would this be a good thing to do? Thanks for the responses>>>>.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    If your truck is stock height, I think it is supposed to be like that. Mine was on my Jimmy. The only real way to solve the negative arch is a lift kit.

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  3. Thunder

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    Yup thats is the way they are susposed to look. The front springs have a negative arch They should be level or slightly inverted at rest.
    You are lucky the front sits lower than the rear most K5s suffer from saggy butt syndrome.
    A new set of springs may help to level it out if the fronts are wore out. Or as said you can go with a lift.

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