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Unread 08-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Adding leafs to 4.5" lift spring pack?

Hey guys, got a weird question. I recently put on a 6" lift kit I got secondhand. Problem is, the PO used 2" blocks with 4.5" spring packs, and the passenger side is sagging almost an inch due to axle wrap. I got 2" lift shackles to replace the blocks. My question is...can I use a leaf or 2 from an S10 pack to compensate? I know about bastard packs but I want to know if S10 leaves have the correct arch to correct my saggy spring. If it is possible, should I use the full length leaf or one of the smaller ones? Thanks in advance!

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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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Probably the main spring would add an inch...

you'd have to play around with it and see. Which aftermarket leaf springs are they?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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The PO said they were RE but can't be sure
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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I would try adding in the main leaf cut to fit, or the second leaf where it would fit in the pack and see what happens.
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It will be a bit of a mix and match trial and error to get it where you want, but it should work.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #6
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Cool! Thanks guys! Ill report on how it goes, probably gonna try next weekend
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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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I'm with justanotherjpr on this one. I added the lower 3 from a 6" to another 6" in place of its bottum 2 I gained 1.5 inches
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