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What should I do about my rear suspension?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I have a longbed pickup.
    The front has a 6" lift with ORD shackled for 1/2" lift and a Dana60 which adds about 3/4" lift over my older front axle, so it's about 7" lift.

    The rear has stock drooping springs(- 0.5") with an add-a-lead (1.5") and 4" block. Total 5" lift.
    The front is too high.

    I've thought about a shackle flip, but that's only 4". Should I get 4" lift springs and go with the shackle flip?

    What do you guys think>?
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    www.springersuspensions.com
    i have it setup on my truck, and i have seen other trucks running it. as soon as i saw it up close i HAD to have it.
    cool $hit marv makes.
    check it out.
    Grant
     
  3. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Shackle flip 4", 2" springs, and 1" zero rate would get you level.
     
  4. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Im in the same boat as you, i have 6" front and soon to have ord zero rate, in the rear i have 4" shackle flip with stock springs, overload flipped, add a leaf and 1" or so block. The fron sits higher right now an thats with out the ord zero rate. So im thinking 4" rears should be good and will get her to sit level.
     

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