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    Flipping the leaf springs...

    eh someone suggested flipping my leaf springs to lower my rear, will this work or is it not a good idea, or what???
    let me know please.
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    no it woulnt work. your axle is on top of the springs and cant be flipped. just get some blocks.
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    yea, i was originally planning on getting blocks.
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    blocks, very easy and very cheap.
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    YOu could remove Leafs to lower your blaze, but you might not want it that low. There are like 5 or 4. if you remove all but 1 or 2 it will lower you truck.
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    actually if you are bagged with over the axle bags and monoleafs you can flip the leafspring upside down, the sping will pull the frame down and also allow you to hit a MAD 3 wheel...


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    lowering you're rear end

    If any one is looking to save a few bucks and are planning to drop an s-10 try this. Start with a 2 inch drop block maybe 3. next , when you have the U-bolts off , take the bottom leaf spring, ( you know the overload spring) and put it on top. when you finally bolt it all together nice and tight, The overload spring acts as a 1/2 inch block and it will flatten out the spring pack. So you end up with almost a 4 inch drop.

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    sounds like a good idea..
    if i did that with a 4 inch block would i get a 5 inch drop then?
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    Leaf flip

    Originally posted by bigdawg
    no it woulnt work. your axle is on top of the springs and cant be flipped. just get some blocks.

    Even if the axle is on the top of the springs, by flipping the overload and/or next lowest leaf. wouldn't that lower the rear some as the rear would sag more with out the help of the flipped springs? Or is this just a payload factor?

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    i would do 2" block with 2 leafs taken out. that might be as low as you can go with out doing c notch

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    Originally posted by m8w6r77
    i would do 2" block with 2 leafs taken out. that might be as low as you can go with out doing c notch
    i have a 3" block and a monoleaf*with the overload leaf also* and i dont hit the frame TOO often.. but i do hit it on big bumps
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    my has a 4" block with 2 leafs taken out and that thing use too sit on the bumpstops.i felt every bump in the road.thanks to lill joe.

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    Just so you guys know, its very possible to flip leafs. what you need to do is mono leaf it. since the springs upside down it pushes the axle straight up against the bumpstops snuggly, or the frame in my case. it maximizes your drop without blocks, buyin drop leafs or any of that. i should know!

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    Originally posted by Budget Blazer
    it pushes the axle straight up against the bumpstops snuggly, or the frame in my case.
    yea that sounds REALLY appealing...... yea.. lets ride DIRECTLY on the frame.. and bend my rear axle when i hit a massive pothole... no thanks


    also.. youd need to buy a axle fip kit and whatever else to do it CORRECTLY.. thats if you can even flip them.. i think its a hell of a lot better to just get blocks and go from there. and if thats not low enough take a leaf out or two..
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    All im gonna do with my leafs is pull the over load and the smallest leaf spring which is the one on bottom after the overload is pulled out, that should drop it around an inch, and so for the ride to not be so bad from pulling a leaf out, im gonna take the over load and put it ontop of the main leaf.. Which will stiffin the ride so it wont be some springy..

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