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Old 02-01-2011, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spring swap ?

HI - I have a 2010 GMC 2500HD and just put a service body on it. I am thinking of putting 1 ton springs under the back end to help w the extra weight. Would 1 ton springs be a direct bolt in ? ? Worth the effort ?

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the 1 ton springs on that year are shorter if I remember correctly
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the 1 ton springs on that year are shorter if I remember correctly
Shouldn't they all be 64s
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I thought the 1 tons used a 56" spring, might be wrong tho.
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how do I check this out? I have been looking on the internet for some guide to spring lengths - so I can get information on suitable bolt in, 1 ton, replacements.
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I thought the 1 tons used a 56" spring, might be wrong tho.
well he's asking for a 2010 I coulda swore they all use 64s now, 1 tons would obviously just be thicker, heavier
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how do I check this out? I have been looking on the internet for some guide to spring lengths - so I can get information on suitable bolt in, 1 ton, replacements.
grab a tape measure... and measure.

Oh, boy... difficult to do... look, it .31 seconds for google!
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when I google I can get all sorts of add on springs & replacement springs for sale - - but I have gone through a bunch of the results, and yet to find anywhere that give the eye to eye length of the 3/4 & 1 ton GMC
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when I google I can get all sorts of add on springs & replacement springs for sale - - but I have gone through a bunch of the results, and yet to find anywhere that give the eye to eye length of the 3/4 & 1 ton GMC
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got the 2500 length - I am in saudi right now and there are no 1 tons @ GMC or Chev dealers, not seeing any on the streets so far - parts guys they have cannot look up ANYTHING without a VIN number ! ! ! so I am waiting in hopes someone posts the eye to eye of one ton
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The 1/2 to 1-ton trucks have the same length springs since the body change in '88 & '91. They are the same thickness just different number of leaves. If they have an overload on top u will either need the brackets from the 1-ton frame or fab some up for yourself.
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