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Old 02-23-2019, 01:39 AM   #26
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This is getting hard to decide between the 4 and 2.5 I am used to driving trucks that are high I just dont want it super high what would you guys get if you were in my situation trying to daily the truck?
My K20 was my DD for more than 40 years until I retired. After 20 years, in 1997, the front springs were sagging enough to bottom out often (about 1" from the bumpstops) and I replaced them with 2.5" Softrides which are still on the truck. Personally, I would not want 4" springs on my DD. As it is, my wife struggles to get in & out of the truck, and if it was any taller I'd have to put running boards on it, which I would never do.

Everyone has their own opinion and that is mine.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:11 PM   #27
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I think I’m going to go for the 2.5” as everyone is saying that is the best one for daily drivers. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:14 PM   #28
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I went 2-1/2" Skyjacker lift with zero rate spring in back. Here are a couple threads.

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Also, a thread to the first look after install. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=620627
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:43 PM   #29
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I went 2-1/2" Skyjacker lift with zero rate spring in back. Here are a couple threads.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=599446

Also, a thread to the first look after install. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=620627
Yeah I was looking at your amazing truck when I made my decision for the 2 1/2" lift, What do you mean by zero rate springs? Still haven't ordered the lift will be in a week though.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:51 PM   #30
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Yeah I was looking at your amazing truck when I made my decision for the 2 1/2" lift, What do you mean by zero rate springs? Still haven't ordered the lift will be in a week though.
It's basically a small block, but actually considered a spring. Here is the link to Off Road Design's zero rate: http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:54 PM   #31
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I added the zero rate spring after my skyjacker spring install. I saw that the back of the truck was just a little bit lower. The 1" zero rate spring brought up the back end just enough and leveled it out.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:09 AM   #32
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Re: What lift

In my case, many years ago I added an AAL to my K20's factory rear spring pack. Then a few years back I added a heavy-duty Hellwig overload leaf spring kit. The truck now sits virtually level with the 2.5" Skyjackers up front.

I'm not recommending this combination, just posting it for comparison purposes. With all that rear spring capacity, the truck has a pretty firm ride. But it handles heavy loads pretty well, which was my goal.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:33 PM   #33
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hay DEROTOREUT nice to see a local guy .

i am south of you in horseheads just east of corning .
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:02 PM   #34
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I added the zero rate spring after my skyjacker spring install. I saw that the back of the truck was just a little bit lower. The 1" zero rate spring brought up the back end just enough and leveled it out.
Huh, I will most likely need to add that, you only had a short bed and still was not level wonder what a long bed would do.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:01 PM   #35
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hay DEROTOREUT nice to see a local guy .

i am south of you in horseheads just east of corning .
I know Horseheads. I used to live in Painted Post and Big Flats. Cool names huh? Nice area. Soaring Museum right? lol
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:32 PM   #36
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:42 PM   #37
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4" Tuff Country soft rides up front, ORD Shackle Lift in the rear. 33-12.50 R 15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires and 15x10 Mickey Thompson/Alcoa Rims
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:24 AM   #38
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Awesome truck you got there. I've been planning to modify mine to make it more off-road capable truck but I lack the reference to do so. I already have a set of rockstar wheels I got last December to start with.

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Old 03-14-2019, 01:17 PM   #39
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4inch with 35s
Took a few leafs out of back
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:19 PM   #40
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2" Tuff country on my 70 netted about 4" of total height gain from where it was before I started. It was little taller than I was hoping, but the ride is much smoother, i have noticed a lot more body roll for sure around corners too. the i put 3" springs on the back but it was way to low so i had to put the factory 1.5" blocks back in. This still did not level out the frame so, I will be putting some 2-2 1/4" block in soon.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:56 PM   #41
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Little bit of a closure for the thread, I bought a 4" skyjacker soft ride for my from a member on the board. Will post pictures if I ever finish my truck
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:38 AM   #42
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72 K15 - I'm assuming you had factory suspension... if so, what are your intentions with your stock suspension? I'm looking for stock springs to put my K 10 back to original.

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Old 03-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #43
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Yup stock springs, looked to sag a little bit and Im guessing shiping be would be stupid expensive but if interested send me a pm.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:02 PM   #44
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My 71K1500 has Tuff Country 2" spring lift. Tires are 32x15 Cooper Discoverer. To me, the truck sits more like it has a 4" lift, to high for my taste. I have a complete set of leaf springs from a 67-72(not sure which year) K20. Any guesses on how my truck would sit with these K20 springs on it? I think the K20 springs are compatable, as replacement springs use the same numbers for K10 and K20. Would the old K20 rear springs be to harsh riding on a short bed? I could save much $ by using the used K20 spring.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:02 AM   #45
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My truck has K20 rear springs I have 5 leafs and an overload. I removed my overload spring. How many do your stock K10 springs have how many on the K20's ?
I cant tell you how they ride yet as I haven't got mine on the road yet. close very close!!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:58 PM   #46
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Both the 2" Tuff Country springs and the original equipment K20 springs have a total of 6 leaves. Both springs lower leaf is much shorter, this must be what your referring to as an overload spring. I didn't measure, but the K20 total spring pack looks a little thicker or taller than the Tuff Country.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:39 PM   #47
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Sorry yes the short almost flat leaf is the overload leaf.
I am not sure but I think most stock k10’s have 3-4 springs including the overload
My sons c10 had 4 total leafs and when we lowered it we replaced them with a 2 leaf pack.
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