s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby albrow100 [OP] » November 12th 2016, 5:55am

Getting ready to put my s10 3+1 pack in my 1997 safari. ditching the stock clam-shell and using a u-bolt plate up top
not sure if I should keep the over load spring or take it off?
any experiences or insight would be greatly appreciated.
most of my searches came up with remove it in order to fit the spring into the clam-shell
looking for a 3-4 in lift in the rear, only 200lb of extra weight compared to stock

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Re: s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby TurnNburn » November 12th 2016, 8:46am

If people only remove it to fit in the clam shell and your swapping to u bolt plates. Then just leave it in. With that spring pack it doesn't really do anything besides being a 3/4 inch spacer.

Do some research on where to cut your old clam shell bracket off your diff. U bolt flip kits don't just bolt on.
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Re: s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby AstroWill » November 12th 2016, 9:26am

albrow100 wrote:Getting ready to put my s10 3+1 pack in my 1997 safari. ditching the stock clam-shell and using a u-bolt plate up top
not sure if I should keep the over load spring or take it off?


I would just leave it on.

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Re: s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby dkGarnet96 » November 12th 2016, 4:22pm

we just put a set of those springs on Coppers van and with the helper spring gave about a 5" lift, if you want closer to 4" lift id remove the overload spring
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Re: s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby AstroWill » November 12th 2016, 7:45pm

Also remember that with new springs, they are going to settle.

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Re: s10 Overload spring, to use or not to use

Postby albrow100 [OP] » November 14th 2016, 6:43pm

Thanks for all the answers! im going to install with the overload and them see it it's too much lift
Ill post pics when I get it done
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