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Old 01-03-2010, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1/2 ton chevy saggin

I know its a half ton, but I dont haul much that is that heavy anymore. My rear springs are saggin a little and with any weight it really droops. I was thinking about add a leafs , but then I was wondering if 3/4 ton springs are direct bolt in on the 1/2 ton.
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I know its a half ton, but I dont haul much that is that heavy anymore. My rear springs are saggin a little and with any weight it really droops. I was thinking about add a leafs , but then I was wondering if 3/4 ton springs are direct bolt in on the 1/2 ton.
What year is your 1500. If you have a 99+ the rear springs from a 2500 99+ will bolt right in.

Hope this helps. You may also want to check out the shocks too. My truck did the same thing as you describe. It turns out one of my rear shocks had losts it's seal and had no oil. Two new shocks later and it stopped a good bit of the sagging.
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Sorry i have a 1992 Z71 extended cab.

Mine is not the shocks, I recently replaced them. Came back to alabama from Oklahoma after christmas with about 700 LBS in the bed plus my tool box and it was saggin pretty good. I love the old truck. ordered with a NV4500 trans. Just want to update the rear springs to some that wont sag all the time.
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maybe you should check with bowtie96 about chevy modifications
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maybe you should check with bowtie96 about chevy modifications
Yeah and that helped alot:

Got anything useful to add. This is not chit chat, so lets stay on topic.
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This would be an OBS?

I don't think this is your problem, but I had a torsion bar loosen up on one side in the front and it caused the rear to sag a bit. Like I said, don't think that's what is going on here, but good to check.
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This would be an OBS?

I don't think this is your problem, but I had a torsion bar loosen up on one side in the front and it caused the rear to sag a bit. Like I said, don't think that's what is going on here, but good to check.


No the rear has started saggin from the big trailer I used to pull everywhere, combine that with a bed full of crap adn there you have it, Its only a 1/2 .
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i know its sort of an apples to oranges but it still sort of aplpies... my old blazer needed springs and i believe i went through nat'l spring and had them set me up a new pack with the extra heavy duty leafs.. gave me a couple more in the pack and they had a much higher capacity.. i dont remeber specifics it was about 10 yrs ago and i was 16, it was only a couple hundred bucks .. i do remeber that with a little trailer, the cargo area full of audio shit and 5 people it didnt sag, where it sag a ton before with just the audio crap
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I just fouunf out the 3/4 ton springs are direct bolt in for my 1/2 ton. Got it. now off to find some springs. Thanks everyone. Well almost everyone.
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