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Old 02-16-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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My truck sits too high

When I restored my truck, i replaced the rear springs because they had sagged and the center coils were sitting on each other. It now sits too high, like an original truck with the original type overload springs that I installed. Does anyone make lowering springs, or can I install air bags in the original spring perches? Or should I get the torch out and "lower" the springs?
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: My truck sits too high

Here is Summits listing on some of what you can get. About a 3" spring would get you sitting level.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:45 PM   #4
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Re: My truck sits too high

What springs did you put in it?
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:19 PM   #5
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What springs did you put in it?
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Stock GM that were like the original overload ones. They had wide coils at the top and bottom and narrow coils in the middle.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:00 PM   #6
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Re: My truck sits too high

Don't use a torch, use a cut off wheel. You could cut one coil off and see where it puts you. Free to try out.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:55 PM   #7
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Don't use a torch, use a cut off wheel. You could cut one coil off and see where it puts you. Free to try out.
Negative. I wouldn't cut the rear springs. You lose the pigtail when you do that and then have no way to retain the spring. Now the fronts on the other hand, you can always hack a coil off of those!
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:44 PM   #8
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I would leave at that it looks a truck is suppose too. they sell them little fiats everyday they sit low
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:34 AM   #9
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and they make a virtual bolt in rear air bag kit for trailing arm rear ends .

i like a bit of rake tho .
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:57 PM   #10
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Re: My truck sits too high

I was more interested in who made the springs and maybe a part number. Some of the aftermarket springs they list as heavy duty are for use in a suburban. They have a higher spring rate and will sit really tall in a truck. This may be the issue you have. You may want to try just a set of standard truck springs and see how that works.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:28 AM   #11
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Re: My truck sits too high

that's a really nice truck you got there....and I always like those old dealership bumpers....
it does look like it needs to come down a couple inches.....
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