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Worn spring?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trogdor4x4, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. trogdor4x4

    trogdor4x4 Registered Member

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    I bought my 91 K5 this past August which is my first experience in the 4x4 relm. Is there any way to tell if my stock springs are worn or could last a while longer. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    Thanks for the replies in advance.
     
  2. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If they don't sag and look like they are in good shape than I would say they are fine. 91 is pretty late model for worn out springs(IMHO). Try putting a trailer on it, watch how much the back sinks as you crank on the trailer jack. If they bottom out on the overload spring fairly easy with a lighter trailer than thats probably not a good sign. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    R72K5 Banned

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    of course a k5 would probably not have much for springs stock anyways

    good luck
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    of course a k5 would probably not have much for springs stock anyways

    good luck


    [/ QUOTE ]My stock springs aren't too bad, but with a heavy trailer they will sink down a ways /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I have an add a leaf so it helps stiffin them up a little.
     
  5. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    When your rears sit on the Overloads at all times and your front end still is lower then the rear...Like my springs /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif gotta love the pogo-stick action when goin down a bumpy blacktop /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    Im goin for 2 inch lift spring packs all aroudn this summer
     
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    Im goin for 2 inch lift spring packs all aroudn this summer

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    good idea! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    From July till Novembet it was my daily driver putting 150 miles at least going back and forth to college. Its gonna get to do that again this spring until I have enough saved for the springs. Its rather hard to find a full set of 2 inch springs though. Usually they are just spring front block rear /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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