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which way is forward (springs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coopertwpk, Dec 10, 2000.

  1. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    which way is forward on rancho springs the double clamped side?or single?
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Double. That end also runs a larger bushing and eye if you look. Do me a favor and e-mail me when you get them on and tell me if your driveshaft is too long.

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  3. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    On 88 and newer the front and rear bushings are the same 9/16 thats what confused me so i replaced the bushing and installed them backwards great huh.should I turn them around?
     
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    the springs should go either way. they have the center pin teh the exact center, si they should be OK either way

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    I know you said Rancho, but my skyjacker springs can go either way. However, Grim didn't seem to hesitate with his post. I'd go with what he said. Did they not come with instructions? Mine told me they could go on either way, except for the back, then it said put the think end of the shim in the back. Should say in the directions, that is if you have them. If you dont feel comfortable with our info, just call or E-mail Rancho.

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    Uhhhh might want to. Thinking about it on mine the one clip is on the 3rd leaf keep the front from fanning out. Since that one is towrds the back it may fan out under full droop and be catching junk like branches or worse yet stab into a rock. Did not know that 88 ran the same size spring eye both ends. Mine runs a larger eye at the front. Yes the pins are dead center so axle should be the same location. I found that my STOCK driveshaft is to long with the lift It bottoms out. Figure that one out!

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