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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 02:38 PM
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<font color="blue"> </font color> My plans are to eventually swap my 1/2 ton suspension to 3/4,is it possible to do the springs first and then possibly the rest later?Money is the big issue.My k5 is an 89,just bought so am new to this scene thanks
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Re: Suspension

Is there a reason to swap your springs? The 3/4 ton running gear will bolt right up to 1/2 tons spring configuration. If you put a 1 ton 14FF in teh rear you will have to have the spring perches moved because 1 tons have a narrower frame but that isn't that hard to do either if need be.
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The reason i ask is because i'll only be able replace only so much at a time .I eventually plan on doing some serious wheeling.I've read several post about how the 3/4 ton suspension is much stronger than 1/2ton.So i figure i can do springs first,and then doing the axles uprgrade when finaces permit?And of course the good women [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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The poit he was trying to make was that the for what you want to do your springs are fine what you need to upgrade is the running gear (axles&amp;.....)
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2002, 08:19 AM
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right, I'd leave your prings the way they are untill you do a lift of sorts unless you need heavier springs or something for more load capacity
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