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Using 30 year old rear springs OK??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KevinsK5, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. KevinsK5

    KevinsK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey all, heres the deal. My '77 has stock rear springs with broken leafs, so they need to be replaced. My plan was to do a shackle flip and obviously I have to replace the old spring packs. To keep it cheap, I'd like to use the rear springs off my '73 Blazer parts truck as all the leafs are intact and it isn't saggy (compared to the front). The goal is to have really good flex, but what are the chances of breaking the 33 year old leafs by flexing them out? Would it be worth it to pony up for new 2" springs and do the shackle flip accordingly? Oh yeah, I'm lifting it 4". Thanks, Kevin
     
  2. muddog

    muddog 1/2 ton status

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    Its not really the age of the spring (unless they are rusted all to heck) that effects their durability, but how they were treated over those years
     
  3. 78Suburban

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    the old ones are just good and broken in. If you have a saggy butt, go with some zero rates ;)
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    what's this guy trying to say?????

    anything over the age of 30 is not good for anything????:mad: :mad:
































































    J/K:haha:

    i would use them
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeppers, if there isn't excessive pitting or cracks, they oughta be good to go.

    j
     
  6. KevinsK5

    KevinsK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey 4Xcrazy, SHUT THE F*** UP. :grin:

    Thanks for the input. Kevin
     

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