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Which coils for 71 blazer 4 link?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by garlicbreath, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. garlicbreath

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    I am going to do a 3 or 4 link on my 71 blazer and need some ideas on which coils to use. I currently have 6 inch tough country springs up front and 8's in the back with a D60 14B and 37-12.5-16 Swamper ssr's. Do you guys have any pics of coil buckets or mount's? The truck only gets driven about 4000 miles a year, and mainly for wheeling/camping. It rides and flexes like a piece of channel iron right now, which is why I want something different. The other option of course is to do some spring swapping, maybe some 52's up front, a shackle flip and ? in the back.
     
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    This going on the front or the rear?
     
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    Both, but I will be doing the rear first, might stay with leaves in the front.
     
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    Thanks, that was a nice article. I am actually trying to go with coil springs though, the coilovers are out of my budget.
     
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    in the rear start looking at other rigs that came with coils in the rear and trying to find out their spring rates. I heard of a guy using 2.5" lift front TJ coils in the rear of a blazer it worked well but you could not carry a dang thing in the back of it
     
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    Have you gotten an accurate weight of your truck yet?

    It's going to be hard to know what type of coil you can use until you have determined the sprung vs. unsprung weight of the truck. The "sprung" mass is what you need to hold up in the air. A decent race shop will have a set of 4-corner scales that can usually measure high enough to accurately weigh a Blazer....I had mine done that way and was surprised at the numbers I saw.

    "The CoG" forum might give you some clues. I am building a custom 4-link front and rear for a '69 K5, but I'm using coilovers......and Mogs..... and other weird stuff.
     

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