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Velvet-ride and sag.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fisher1648, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. fisher1648

    fisher1648 Registered Member

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    I'm looking for anyone with the velvet-ride shackles on a K5 - did it sag after install - any drop at all compared to before the VR shackles. Their website it "might" sag between 1/2 to 2 " !!

    Any help will be appreciated, Thanks
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    PM Doug W (AZBLAZER) - he had them on his K5 at one time.........
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I read something (in a mag I think) that said it made a 2001 Chevy 3/4 ton sag 1 1/2" unloaded. Well, that would take care of the rake in a stock truck, but in a lifted truck (where the rake is removed by the unequal front vs. rear lift) that would suck. Don't look worth it to me.
    -- Mike
     
  4. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    They droped the rear of my 1 ton 1.5"s but I wanted that. Also improved the ride alot.
     
  5. ZZ4x4

    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

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    They dropped the rear of my 1 ton tow truck by about 3/4- 1 inch. I added a 1 inch lift block to compensate. They do help the ride a lot in my opinion...but, I still wonder what will happen when the rubber starts to wear out. The back end will probably sag more and more. But then again, I've had em for 3 years without sagging more...HMMM. JT
     

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