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1972GMCsierra4x4 06-20-2013 11:34 PM

Leaf Spring Conversion
 
I was wondering if anyone knew if it is possible to put front leaf springs off of a 73-87 4x4 on a 67-72 4x4. I realize that they are turned different dirrections, but I need to make my front end a little higher. I put a ranch hand style bumper on my 72 K20 and I'm not sure if the 42 year old springs will last very long. The old beast dropped a little after I got the bumper mounted up.


72 GMC K2500
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wibilly 06-21-2013 10:52 PM

Re: Leaf Spring Conversion
 
I don't know about swapping in the later springs but you can always add another leaf to your existing pack

1972GMCsierra4x4 06-22-2013 12:19 AM

Re: Leaf Spring Conversion
 
I'll have to look at my spring pack for that. How hard is it to do?
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1972GMCsierra4x4 06-22-2013 12:25 AM

Re: Leaf Spring Conversion
 
Would I be correct in saying that since my 3/4 ton only has two leaf front springs someone has most likely put in half ton springs?
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Bigdav160 06-22-2013 07:50 AM

Re: Leaf Spring Conversion
 
From these people, not necessarily

1972GMCsierra4x4 06-23-2013 11:33 PM

Re: Leaf Spring Conversion
 
Ok I got it now. I think I'll make a trip down to LMC in Kansas City snd get me some 3 leaf springs. Since I need new front springs I may as well go heavy duty or go home. Thanks for y'all's help
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