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What springs do you use?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Paxx, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    I know its been covered a million times over but I'd like to get all the answers in one place /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    So what springs do you use?
    How much flex do they give you?
    What problems have you had with them?(if any)
    What size tires do you fit with them?
    Do you have links to your ride flexing?(add them if any)

    If everyone who reads this answers that would be great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. Swanson52

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    So what springs do you use?

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    Skyjacker Softrides.

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    How much flex do they give you?

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    I don't have a qualitative number...how about enough for what I do? Mild crawling and mud.

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    What problems have you had with them?(if any)

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    None. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    What size tires do you fit with them?

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    36x12.50R16 Super Swamper Radials with mild front trimming (not sure if they would hit or not, the front was already trimmed).
     
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    I run 4" OLD springs of some sort in the front, 57" F150's in the back, lots of flex... 38" tires.
     
  4. jekbrown

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    > So what springs do you use?

    Rancho 4" HD springs up front, stock springs (rebuilt) in the rear.

    > How much flex do they give you?

    rear: plenty, front: not enuff... then again, i run no sway bar so maybe it helps with stability. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif At some point when I have some $, BDS springs are goin up front.

    > What problems have you had with them?(if any)

    none.

    > What size tires do you fit with them?

    35" PC MTs on road, 39.5 TSLs offroad.

    > Do you have links to your ride flexing?(add them if any)

    gimme till next weekend... going wheelin then hopefully. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
  5. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    man these threads get lost fast, I gotta bump this /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Lets hear from the rest of you guys
     
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    in the front I am currently running 6'' tuff country ez-rides. They flex very well but could fare a little better with the bottom leaf removed. I've had ZERO problems with them. I currently only have 35''s with them but will be going 37'' soon. I will be swapping in my old rear 52'' springs into the front soon though. In the rear I am using 57'' 2wd f150 springs. I couldn't be happier with the ride quality and wheel travel they give me. I get nearly 3' of articulated travel with them and about 17'' straight up and down travel (if I'd put the right shocks on /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif) Sorry no good pics as of yet.
     
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    At the momment I've got Superlift "Soft-rides" 6" lift up front. The rear is [cough] blocks/add-a-leaf combo [cough] but I've got the 4" ORD Shackle Flip kit sitting at my feet right now, and plan on getting 3" Tuff Country lift springs for the rear.( I carry alot of extra crap in the back of my K5, and kinda want the rear slightly higher anyways) Planning on getting ORD's heavy duty shackles for the front aswell as greasable bushings all around.
     
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    Let's get everyone on this post guys /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I run a Racho 4" lift spring up front, Ford 57" spring kit out back. The Ranchos are a little stiff on the road but flex well, the Ford springs ride perfect and have HUGE flex. Most of my issues with both of them have been from me pushing the envelope. The 57's do best with anti wrap control and if pushed to their full potential would benefit from axle locating bars. Pics in the sig under BorregoK5. Overall, I'd do it all again, perhaps a softer front spring though.
     
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    I'm running 6 inch Tuff Country front springs and stock rear springs with an Echobit flip and ORD zero Rate. Rides great on the street, havn't taken it offroad yet.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif Right on, keep it coming guys. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I know for myself and a few other newer guys this post tells us what we most want to know. And its good to get the feedback on how well all the different set-ups work. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif thank you to all the people who posted so far, lets hear from the rest of you
     
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    1.)4" BDS all around
    2.)Enough for mud lol
    3.)None
    4.)33x12.5 now, gonna add a 2" body lift to fit 35x14.5,cuz i dont wanna trim the fenders.
    5.)None flexing, but pics of ride below
     
  13. Okiemuddog

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    I am running a Procomp 4" with 33x12.50, but my front fenders have been trimmed so 35's might fit under. I just bought the Blazer so I can't tell you about ride or flex. I have some pics of it in my webshots. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    2 1/2" pro comp's w/ 33 10.5 15 bfg a/t's

    plenty, i had the pass. rear in the wheel well and the driver's rear stretched farther than i thought it would go

    no problems yet, ride a lot better than stock
    no pics though
     
  15. XtrmChevy

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    Front: Toyota Van mixed with Toyota Pickup 1982 stock rear leafs, maybe 3" over stock?
    Rear: c10 stock packs with the two shortest lefs removed, shackle flip.

    Pics in my gallery.

    42s
     
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    I know there's more of you out there.
     

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