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Wanted: Stock 56" truck springs

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by CK5, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    Looking for a pair of stock 56" rear springs from GM truck, would like newer ones with teflon inserts if possible.

    Steve

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  2. Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    I have a set of 56" 3/4 ton springs from I think it was a 1990 Chevy truck. They have the teflon pads and 7 leaves, 8 if you count the overload too.

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  3. CK5

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    Hmmm, I was looking more for 1/2 ton (softer), when did the IFS trucks go to 63"?

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  4. Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    Not sure when they went to 63". I have been holding on to these to maybe throw under the Burb and loose a few leaves to soften them.

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  5. thatK30guy

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    I have some 56" long 3/4 ton springs, but they are off an '80 truck. Probably don't want these as they don't have the teflon inserts. Oh well. [​IMG]

    Didn't the 63" long springs start the same year as the IFS, in '88?


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  6. laketex

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    I've got a set of 56" F150 springs like marv springer used on his shackle flip. I know it's not really what you're looking for, but thought I'd throw it out there. They're super soft. I went to '89 rear springs so I'm not using them.

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  7. 79Beast

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    I have two sets. One is off a 74 K-5 and has add-a-leafs in it. The other is off a 70 K-5 completely stock and soft.
     
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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    FYI: Nothing but 1 Ton units from '73 to '80 had 56 inchers on 4x4's. A bunch of heavy 3/4 ton 2wd's had them and no 1/2 ton and Blazer's had them at all until 1988. As a matter of fact, Blazers didn't even get them until 1992 when they went to the IFS units. As far as I know, all of the 1/2 tons from '88 &amp; up had 56 inchers, and all of the 2500 (light 3/4, heavy half depending on what you call them) and 3500 trucks had 63 inchers. Unfortunately, there are a ton of 56" springs laying around here and are all 2wd 3/4 ton versions, but then you end up with a harsh ride;Unless you do what I have done, take the bottom two leafs(overload included) out of the packs and compensate for lift elsewhere. I have built a custom drop front hanger, utilized a shackle flip and 2" extended rear shackles for a total of about 5" in the rear, and they let my 38's flex about 5 inches on either side past where the top of the fender used to be. I haven't measured, but I have to be getting somewhere in the neighborhood of 17-20 of wheel travel. The down side is that I imagine I'll be replacing those springs often, but hey they're a dime a dozen!!! Just my $.02

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  9. BurbLover

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    The only thing I'd like to add (primarily due to my limited knowledge) is that my 88 Burb has 52" springs. They suck!! From what I understand, sometime in the 88 model year they changed. That is why some 88's sag in the rear &amp; some don't. Just my $0.02.

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    Re: Wanted: Stock 56\" truck springs

    Thanks guys, I think I am going to go F-150 here local when I do this.

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