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What have you done to level your rear

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eastk5, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. eastk5

    eastk5 Registered Member

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    I have an 84 k5 with rancho 2.5 springs at all corners. the front has the addition of ORD shackles. when measured on from the ground to the body line(not the wheel well lip) there's about a 13/8" difference. I was going to get the ORD zreo rate but i would still be short. BTW this is measured with the hard top on and a full tank of gas 31gal.

    Any ideas appreciated, sorry this is so long!
    Joel
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Add-a-leaf's although they stiffen the ride,and sag a bit in the long run. I've had mine for about 2 years now. Haven't noticed any sag.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I have 2.5 inch front springs w/ORD shackle. I had 2.5" add a leaves installed for rear lift, but they sagged. So I installed the 1" zero rate addaleaf from ORD and that took care of my problem.Your truck will have alot less sag with the 1" zero rate in there and therefore look better. Beyond that I really can't help you much. Maybe another 1" addaleaf in the spring pack. Or see if Stephen would make a 1 1/2" zero rate. Never know.
     
  4. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Mine was the same way, I finally ended up making a set of shackle flip brakets which had about 1 1/2" more lift and now it sits level... although roof off and an empty tank I think it is about 1/2" higher..
     
  5. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I fine tuned the height AND corrected my pinion angle with a 3/8" 5 degree shim that I welded to zero rates.
     
  6. jackedjimmy350

    jackedjimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    i cut off the spring perches on the axle, and custom made my own that were about 5/8" taller then te stock perches..
     
  7. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I cut 13" off the back of the truck, lost the tailgate, lost the stock gas tank, added a 20 gal alum fuel cell, and chunked the hard top. My truck sits level with a 4" TC EZ ride front and shackle flip rear.

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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Where are you guys getting your shims?
     
  9. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    local race shop I bought my 4* shims for $20
     

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