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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2003, 09:50 AM
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2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

I have a 97 K1500. I have a chance to buy a set of rear leaf springs off a 2002 GMC 2500. They say they will fit 88-2004 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton. There are two reasons I am looking at these. 1, after installing the 14-bolt, my rear now sits lower because the spring perches on the axle weren't as tall as the ones on my 10 bolt. 2, my original springs are sagging and one side sits 1/2" lower than the other.

Anyone know for sure if these will fit? The other question is will these give me more height (lift) than the orginal 1500 springs?

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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

if the springs arent too worn out they should sit fine. same frame = same fit. (someone correct me if im wrong).
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

drive to dealership with tape measure. that'llsettle any doubts
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

My buddy just put 3/4 ton spring on his 1/2 ton but its a 96 body style with same year springs. Im not sure if the springs are the same lenth. If it does fit then it will give you a extra 1" or so lift, and keep it from sagging when loaded.
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

I'm not sure they will fit. The reason is what all changed when they went to that water bent frame versus the old forged frame? I'd just measure and if they measure the same buy em.
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

My bad, i read the original question wrong. I was thinking the truck and the new springs were from the same generation.
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

It should fit... Heck we got 3/4 ton dodge springs on our 2002 1500 chevy.
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Re: 2500 Leaf Springs in a 1500?

Thanks for the info guys. I would measure them, but I would need something to compare them to. The 2500 springs are off the truck and mine are on the truck, plus I have a 1.5" add-a-leaf in mine. I think I'm just gonna get them.
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