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Which "add a leaf"?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Which \"add a leaf\"?

    I have a '90 3/4Ton Sub with 6" springs in the front and 4" blocks in the rear. I want to get the back up 2-3". I've heard that the long leaves flex better than the short. I also heard that the "add a leaf's" settle too. I pull a trailer sometimes, thats why I want the back a little high. What can you tell me about a 6" spring for the rear? Will they handle a load as well as the stock springs?

    Here's Summit Racing's springs <a target="_blank" href=http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=search.asp%3FType%3Dbysummitpart%26Part%3Dexp-13122%26Search.x%3D1%26SearchType%3DBoth >http://store.summitracing.com/defau...art&Part=exp-13122&Search.x=1&SearchType=Both </a>
    or
    <a target="_blank" href=http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=search.asp%3FType%3Dbysummitpart%26Part%3Dexp-13122%26Search.x%3D1%26SearchType%3DBoth>http://store.summitracing.com/defau...xp-13122&Search.x=1&SearchType=Both</a>

    Thanks.

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  2. holyjohnson

    holyjohnson Registered Member

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    Re: Which \"add a leaf\"?

    have you considered a rear shackle flip.i think ORD makes them with like a 4" and 2 1/2" lift from what ive heard it offers good articulation and less axle wrap then rear blocks.may have to do some research to know exactly if you can run blocks and flipped shackles but i think the flip kit runs under $200 and is stronger then the stockers.but i havent tried them so just an idea.goodluck.
    www.offroaddesign.com

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  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Which

    i'm doing some ORD 1" Add A Leaves soon they have NO effect on spring rate.

    Hows my driving? call 1-800-EAT-DIRT
    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
     

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