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Chevy C-10 Suspension Upgades

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TRex, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Posts: 487

    My 84' Chevy 1/2 ton seems to have some bad problems when weight is added to it either in the bed or on the trailer. The trailer only has a 3500# axle and did not even budge when the tree I fell was on it, however the truck handled very badly and when the bumper is stepped on the trucks bed twists and sags down about 8". The shocks on the truck are new and it sags about 2" when the empty trailer is set on the ball.

    The thoughts I have had:

    1 - replace the stock springs with a set of 3/4 to springs.

    2 - add a set of air shocks and air up when needed.

    3 - add a air bag setup with with one of the small pumps for on the fly leveling.

    Please give me some ideas or suggestions on how any of these or other options I may have would work best for the money.

    I do not plan on keeping this truck in service for more than a year, but I need to take care of this problem for this upcoming season.
  2. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    You can try adding the leaf spring, was an option on some models. I know what you're thinging this thing has springs, but my 71 suburban has springs removed leaf when I lowered it.
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

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