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Old 10-31-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

can anyone help?
i am in need of a new pair of rear leaf springs on my factory..1978 - 2 wheel drive blazer and i have found out that the rear leaf springs for 4x4 are same dimensions for eyelets and mounting as the 4x2 springs. the only difference i see is the 4x4 leaf springs are (5) leafs and 6 3/4 Arch, and the 4X2 leaf springs are (4) leafs and 5 3/4 arch... 1 inch shorter and twice the price as the 4x4 springs.

now with that said i am looking for a little taller in the rear. that 60;s rake thing. so if i buy the 4x4 leaf springs will they work in the 2wheel blazer ???
thanx dave
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:02 AM   #2
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

I replaced my rear springs with new from Husky Springs, wish I still had the part number because mine does have a subtle but nice rake. Check out their website, if nothing else for reference, all I remember for sure is they list dozens of springs for every style square with length and arch numbers listed. I ended up getting pickup springs that had the numbers I wanted.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

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I replaced my rear springs with new from Husky Springs, wish I still had the part number because mine does have a subtle but nice rake. Check out their website, if nothing else for reference, all I remember for sure is they list dozens of springs for every style square with length and arch numbers listed. I ended up getting pickup springs that had the numbers I wanted.
kool. so im thinking 4x4 or truck springs will fit on 4x2 blazer. i thank you for your reply. dave
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:15 PM   #4
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

springs are the same . its the height of the hangers on the vehicle frame for our square body trucks .

now there is different packs for leaf count and weight capacity so watch out for this .

also there is 52" eye to eye and 56" eye to eye . the 56" is more heavy 3/4 and all 1tons but some 1/2 tons got them .

most replacement springs are cheaper for the heavy option as most are upgrading . lots of times all you need to do a clamp the springs both sides of the center pin and pull the pin let the pack un compress BE CAREFUL and pull the lowest spring / shortest / bottom leaf and re assemble and install .
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

Or just have yours re-arched the way you want them...
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:41 PM   #6
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

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springs are the same . its the height of the hangers on the vehicle frame for our square body trucks .

now there is different packs for leaf count and weight capacity so watch out for this .

also there is 52" eye to eye and 56" eye to eye . the 56" is more heavy 3/4 and all 1tons but some 1/2 tons got them .

most replacement springs are cheaper for the heavy option as most are upgrading . lots of times all you need to do a clamp the springs both sides of the center pin and pull the pin let the pack un compress BE CAREFUL and pull the lowest spring / shortest / bottom leaf and re assemble and install .
awesome info. i bought a set of 4x4 blazer springs from S&D
Suspension i will like the additional 1" lift as i like to 70's rake thing.
i thank you much. dave.




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Or just have yours re-arched the way you want them...
sorry i cant do the rearch as one complete spring is broken in half and the rest are badly stressed. but good idea. thx dave
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

UPDATE.... i ordered a set of leaf springs from a 78 4x4 rears and installed them on a factory 4x2 blazer ... it went great. fit as factory with about a 3/4 " higher stance. i really like a small rake. it works!!
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:51 PM   #8
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

sorry for pic upside down but i cant fix.? try again
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

Hoe did you get that thing to hang from the celing like that?

You flipped the picture. Now my joke's not funny anymore.

Sweet blazer though.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:30 PM   #10
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Re: Q: will 4x4 rear springs work on my 4x2 blazer?

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Hoe did you get that thing to hang from the celing like that?

You flipped the picture. Now my joke's not funny anymore.

Sweet blazer though.
hehehehe yep got it fixed. thx
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