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K2500 rear springs on my K1500??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RAW Details, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. RAW Details

    RAW Details Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    I have a 95 rcsb z71 that snapped a rear leaf spring so I want to know if I can put 3/4ton springs back there. Tryed searching but couldnt find a fast answer. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    what exactly are you trying to achieve by putting 3/4 springs in there? if you're just trying to increase your payload capacity to make your 1/2 ton do the work of a 3/4 ton, buy a 3/4 ton truck. Theres a lot more that goes into making a 3/4 ton truck than just spring. But I'm sure you already know that. :drinkup: If you just want level the back end out a little with a load back there, then why not just do an add-a-leaf kit? or, even better, go with a set of airbags. That way you can adjust them with the load and when you dont have a load, you'll have your nice smooth factory ride. I know you're already taking things apart to replace that broken spring, but I think you're REALLY going to be surprised at how harsh and stiff of a ride you're going to get by putting 3/4 leafs in a 1/2 ton.
     
  3. RAW Details

    RAW Details Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    im not trying to make a 2500 outta the truck just trying to get a bit of lift outta it and have a matching set of new leafs all together.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    88-up trucks use 64" eye to eye leaf packs.

    if you broke the leaf at the eye thats a super comon problem with factory leafs.

    and using 3/4 ton leafs will get you a little more weight but not like the older trucks back in the day. and also the lift hight prob wont change much.

    and with the 64" spec leafs gm uses the ride wont change as much compared to older rigs or some newer with lots of leafs. as the length make it ride real soft. but as said dont be surprised if its harder.

    if you wana look around at weight specs and other info look here. http://www.stengelbros.com/ i use them for lots of info mostly when comparing leaf and coil springs.
     
  5. mule585

    mule585 Member
    Messages: 74

    Yes you can put the 2500 springs in the 1500. I had the same issue with a broken leaf and put the 3/4 ton in my 1500 it did lift the back end but that may have been because the old ones were so worn out. The ride quality really didn't change.
     
  6. 70monte

    70monte Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    There are also some 1/2 tons that came with the 14 bolt semi floater rear end and five leaf springs instead of the four on the 1/2 ton. I think the code for this setup is F44. They are sometimes hard to find though.

    Wayne
     
  7. great white

    great white Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 34

    Whew, that's a lot of talking for a simple answer:

    yes.

    ;)