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measureing question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5 krawler 50, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

    Jan 26, 2004
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    Gardnerville, NV
    Hi, i just got some leaf springs and was wondering on a few measurements. I ordered 52 inch rears, when i got them i measured eye-to-eye and they were 49 inches. Now the member i bought them from told me to measure along the arc, i did and got 52, but is that how you measure springs? He also said when the are put under the blazer, the will compress and causing an extention in 3 inches? Is all this true. also here is a link to the springs i got. Do they look like 52 rears? http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/1745811-08-04_018.jpg
    thanks for the help
  2. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

    Oct 19, 2003
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    Granbury, TX
    those are 52" rears
    and yes, you do measure along the length of the spring as you were told
    they dont actually compress the full 3" in length... if so they would sit flat! more like 1-1.5"

    (56" are easily IDed as well, the "center pin" isnt in the center, the front of the spring is 4" shorter than the rear)

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