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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 10:32 AM
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Sagging Leaf Springs

I have a '97 S-10 4dr Blazer that is about 3.5 inches lower above the left rear wheel than it is above the right rear wheel. I assume sagging leaf springs. Autoparts stores do not yet have replacement springs for this vehicle. They claim it to be to new. Knowing that I do not wish to perform a complete lift on this vehicle, only to get it back to "normal" and riding level, what are my choices? Can leaf springs be adjusted or have spacers put in to negate this? Do I need to replace the springs and if so what resources other than a dealer do we know of for parts? I assume both springs would need replaced as opposed to just one? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 03:43 PM
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Re: Sagging Leaf Springs

I know it's expensive but the dealership should always have them. As for the second question, you might as well replace both sides, but if the other one is fine you could probably get away with it. It just may ride differently.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 08:03 AM
 
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Re: Sagging Leaf Springs

leaf springs can be re-arched. With a 3.5 inch difference though, it's tough to say it can be done. Look for a specialty shop that deals with suspensions or leaf springs alone.

I redid one side of my fullsize pickup and they lasted over 5 years without sagging again. I still haven't seen a sag. If I remember correctly, it cost me about $100.00 to get it done. That was without shopping around.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2004, 08:22 PM
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go to your local salvage yard. they should have the parts your lookin for.
post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2004, 01:47 PM
 
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Re: Sagging Leaf Springs

JC Whiteny shows replascements for 82-94. I don't think there is a differecne in the newer ones but maybe someone can confirm that.
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Re: Sagging Leaf Springs

GM totally changed the S10 in 95, so there's lots of differences, including different springs.
3.5" seems like a lot of sag, do you think the frame might be bent?
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 07:53 AM
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I have several sets of GOOD s-10 leafs. Where are you located? Tom 270-556-5340
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