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04-19-2009, 10:26 PM #1
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can you swap 1500 springs for 2500 or 3500 springs?
whats up, new to the site. i have a 2000 silverado 1500 and i want to beef the rear suspension up, would anyone know if you can put the leaf springs from a 2500 or 3500 into the suspenison?
Last edited by silvertruck; 04-19-2009 at 10:29 PM.
04-19-2009, 10:53 PM #2
Hi there, I have the same truck as you and was wondering the same thing. I do a lot of towing with my truck and the rear is starting to sag. Let me know what you find out!!Brian
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05-11-2010, 08:18 PM #3
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have you found anything on this swap?
05-11-2010, 08:29 PM #4
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I run a 91 2500 so I dont really know, but i did find this in these forums http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40072
So check out this, its about a 2005 but may be a little helpful to you.1991 Chevy K2500 4x4 Light duty (350 and 6 lug ><) still basic.
1988 Chevy 1500 Suburban 3" lift 35" tires basic
05-11-2010, 09:30 PM #5
just make sure the length is the same. it may cause your truck to site a little higher in the rear if the spring pack has more springs. I am not sure for newer truck but on older trucks when you purchase a new lift the springs are the same with the changes coming in the size of the ubolts do the the thickness of the axle tubes. Make sure to measure the from eye to eye!
05-11-2010, 09:36 PM #6
I would just get a spring helper kit (add a spring)..
And its not just your springs, your axles wont take the extra load like a 3/4 ton or 1 ton..
I hauled many loads of firewood back in Michigan,Axles do break.. My .02 ....
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05-11-2010, 11:39 PM #7
good point, sorry i did not mention
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05-11-2010, 11:58 PM #8
Yes, you can, my cousin has a 2001 with 3/4 ton leaf springs in it. To be sure, measure how wide your leafs are, and how wide 3/4 tons are, they should be the same, the only difference is the thickness of the metal used for the leafs, and how many leafs are used.
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05-17-2010, 09:22 AM #9
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05-17-2010, 02:02 PM #10
Measure the width on yours & a 2500, the length from mounting points (make sure you measure the same, if yours is sitting with nothing it make sure the other is to!), you can get a longer shackle if you want it to sit lower in the rear or get a leveling kit for the front.
I did it on a Ford F150 & had no problems, just measured twice before I started.Everyday I wake up is a great day! ;-)
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