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Old 05-30-2013, 06:07 PM
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I wanted to post this so ya'll might benefit from my experience. I used 5" CPP drop springs on my '65 C10 SWB Stepside Pickup. The ride was like a big ole Buick and the springs were so light weight that hauling anything of significant weight in my truck wasn't possible.

So I replaced the rear springs with CPP 4" drop Heavy Duty Springs. Much better ride and since they are heavy duty I can now haul more than just a couple hundred pounds of stuff The new springs look very similar to the OEM springs that were originally on the truck, just a couple less coils and shorter overall height.


4" Heavy Duty Drop Springs are on the left, CPP P/N 603-4HD, 5" Drop Springs are on the right, CPP P/N 603-5


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I have blocks in mine now 2.5" lowering blocks, that are below the scrb line ,so that will change or bigger wheel..
but I might like your old springs, how far was the rear from the frame rail with them..
I have air springs(the type drag racers to preload one side) for when I'l haul anything
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I might like your old springs, how far was the rear from the frame rail with them..
About 3-1/2" clearance, axle tube to frame. I am running altered aftermarket snubbers and with the 5" drop coils had about 3" clearance to the axle tube. The spring rate on the 5" drop coils is so minimal that the truck would bottom out on the snubbers when going over slight bumps and dips on the road.
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About 3-1/2" clearance, axle tube to frame. I am running altered aftermarket snubbers and with the 5" drop coils had about 3" clearance to the axle tube. The spring rate on the 5" drop coils is so minimal that the truck would bottom out on the snubbers when going over slight bumps and dips on the road.
then they most likely are the same as the jeep springs people install
hell cpp's might just be those reboxed
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then they most likely are the same as the jeep springs people install
hell cpp's might just be those reboxed
They look a lot like the Jeep springs I'm using for my 65.
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