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towing spring question??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by twoslo4five0, Feb 7, 2007.

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what would yall use for towing??? need 5 inches of lift

  1. shackle flip,with a zero rate

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  2. 6 inch springs

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  3. 3 inch leaves and 2 inch block

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  4. 2 inch spring and 3 inch block

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  5. stay with the 5 inch block

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  6. go neekid and go to lowes and buy some lumber and start cutting

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  1. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i have a 87 burb i use for towing (as you see in my avatar) it has a 6inch bds lift in front and i have 5 inch blocks in rear...i know,i know 5inch blocks bad idea...thats why im asking for what yall would use 4 towing...gimme input...
     
  2. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    no one gonna chime in on this???
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Why not keep your stock rear springs and ditch the blocks for a 4" shackle flip and some 1" zero rates?
     
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    if it was me i would go to a 3 inch spring then go to a spring shop to get it arked more and add a other leaf under the first one going eye to eye(pass the bolt hole)that way u incrase the spring capasity and reduse the risk of breaking the top one near the bushing.And as a bonus u will corect the shackel angle by pithcing it forward a bit.on the down side it will ride a bit harder but it is the price to pay!!!

    keep in mind i work in a spring shop for a living for the past 6 year and you can belive the thing i see all day long!!! some people are just plain stupid sometime.. dont get me started!!!:eek:

    hope it helped a bit
     
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    2" springs and a shackle flip... should sit aboot level...

    WHy would you want 5" in the rear if you got 6" up front:confused: Especially when burbs have saggy a$$ already...
     
  7. twoslo4five0

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    i like to have about 2 inches lower in the rear...as jesse james says "thats west coast style"
     
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    you :screwy::p:

    Anyways... id still go flip/ zero rate or a 2.5" flip, and a 3" spring...

    The flip/ spring would be a better option, imo, because your using a new spring
     

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