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Old June 2nd, 2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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I picked up a set of front lift springs for my 88 k5 blazer off a guy and there alot narrower and about an inch shorter than the factory springs up front. they supposed to be like that??? or was I misinformed on the applicationof the springs???

I was told they came off an 86 chevy truck and they would work??
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my 4'' springs are the same width as stock. as for shorter they might be. because they smile. stock springs are straight or even frown.
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They should be the same width as the stock one and i believe they should be the same length as the stock. the only difference should be the arch of the spring.
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It depends on the spring mfg. The old Skyjacker? Superlift? whatever brand springs I have are 2-1/2" wide instead of the stock 3" and the difference is made up with large shoulders on the urethane spring eye bushings.
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It depends on the spring mfg. The old Skyjacker? Superlift? whatever brand springs I have are 2-1/2" wide instead of the stock 3" and the difference is made up with large shoulders on the urethane spring eye bushings.
Chevy springs are 2.5" stock, Ford springs are 3". the width should stay the same from stock to after maket.
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They should be the same width as the stock one and i believe they should be the same length as the stock. the only difference should be the arch of the spring.
This is correct, I have been running Superlift front springs for years and they are no different than my stockers except for arch.
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Welcome aboard the fail boat, where there is plenty of fail to go around: http://www.stengelbros.com/HeavyDutyLeafSprings.htm

Fronts are 2-3/4" wide.


And since nothing is ever enough to satisfy the inquiring minds on the interweb here are some pictures of actual real life springs! Neat huh?

Stock front spring (Suburban):



Stock 52" rear spring swapped into front (K5, excuse the temporary washer spacers):




17 yr old Skyjacker 2-1/2" wide front lift spring (on a trailer) Note the wide spring bushings to make up for the narrower spring width:


Hope that help clear it up for you fred
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yup they are all 2.5" the first pic you have the tape hook on the main spring and the 2nd spring and they are crooked and that makes it look like it's 2.75" i have owned and work on older chevy trucks for the over 20yrs. and they are all 2.5"
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Denial. The stock springs have the military wrap (or what ever its called) where the second leaf is narrowed and wrapped around the main leaf’s spring eye as a safety in case the main leaf were to break. The one picture shows the second leaf’s wrap shifted to the side. I too have had several GM (½ ton) trucks, 71K5 88K5 89K5 88Burb and they ALL had wider front springs than in the rear. I mistakenly thought they were 3" but clearly they are 2-3/4".


Here try this picture and then believe whatever you want.

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Yes you must be right, I can tell by your work, It looks top notch. You should post more pic's of you skills. or maybe post up in the fab thread. I'm sure you work would fit right in on this thread.
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I don't see any pictures of a 3" spring, so you must be right? Just bolt them in and beat on it.
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Yes you must be right, I can tell by your work, It looks top notch. You should post more pic's of you skills. or maybe post up in the fab thread. I'm sure you work would fit right in on this thread.
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Not just me, did you look at the spring site I supplied the link to? The very first row is 73-87 Chevrolet/GMC K - Series; Blazer, Jimmy, and Suburban 4WD; Front springs width listed at 2-3/4"

So don’t go getting all butt hurt ‘cause you were wrong. It happens to all of us. I was wrong thinking they were 3", so we’re even, no need to be a douche bag about it.

And until I decide what to do for the springs, the washers will work just fine to putter around the yard. You’re right though I should have taken the 52s off and put the stock springs back on until I had the final design set in stone. I guess you’ve never done something temporary to get it done and then fix it right later. I commend you on your excellent planning skills
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Welcome aboard the fail boat, where there is plenty of fail to go around: http://www.stengelbros.com/HeavyDutyLeafSprings.htm

Fronts are 2-3/4" wide.
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I don't see any pictures of a 3" spring, so you must be right? Just bolt them in and beat on it.
I'm guessing reading is not one of your strong skills? And were did I suggest for the OP to do anything with the springs he has.
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yup they are all 2.5" the first pic you have the tape hook on the main spring and the 2nd spring and they are crooked and that makes it look like it's 2.75" i have owned and work on older chevy trucks for the over 20yrs. and they are all 2.5"
Don't listen to Brods, he's a kid and doesn't know shit. Why are you guys arguing over some junkass Chevy stuff anyways? All the cool kids drive Jeeps!
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So lets get this straight... He proved you wrong so you attack his work because you feel stupid?? Man up pussy. Admit you were wrong. damn!
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Yes i did read the link and it said that they are heavier than OEM springs so they are not stock springs. and know i do not no a lot but i do know that i never owned a GM truck that came with 2.75" springs and i have owned a lot of them. and just because you have a truck that has 2.75" springs dose not mean that they came like that. I have a Jeep with a 350 and so do a lot of people. so guess that means that they come that way.
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Don't listen to Brods, he's a kid and doesn't know shit. Why are you guys arguing over some junkass Chevy stuff anyways? All the cool kids drive Jeeps!
Hey old man, don’t make me send Scoter over to your house for some surprise BS. Obviously most people in this thread (including myself) don’t know what we’re talking about. Maybe we should sell our Chevy’s and buy Fords? Feel free to jump on the fail boat with us if you like, otherwise get in your junkass hillbilly dually and just keep moving along. Let me show off my bootyfab in peace. Wait don’t you own a bunch of fords? Are you even allowed to post in the chevy section?
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http://www.stengelbros.com/HeavyDutyLeafSprings.htm Okay, I called the place that you posted the link to and he said that all the chevy spring are 2.5" it's just that some of them fan out at the end of the spring to 2.75". feel free to give them a call for your self.
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So lets get this straight... He proved you wrong so you attack his work because you feel stupid?? Man up pussy. Admit you were wrong. damn!
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I'm guessing reading is not one of your strong skills? And were did I suggest for the OP to do anything with the springs he has.
You're a fucking idiot, your first post said 3" springs dumb fukc . I didn't say you suggested anything, I told him to bolt them on and beat it.
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