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Running Fast

Do I have top mounted rear over load springs?

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Ok, so I got my new truck today! Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4.

I am looking at the Zone 3" lift to level the truck for a better look.

Question is " do I have "Top mounted rear overload Springs?

See pic - I am new to suspension work so I want to be sure.

I am thinking the answer is no, but I do have that one leaf on the bottom not shackled with the other ones.

Am I right or not?

 

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That is the standard leaf spring pack on the HD's.  The overload spring, if you were to have it has two bump stops mounted on the frame.

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Nope, your truck doesn't have them. As Buckshot556 said, there would be bump stops mounted on the frame, and another short leaf spring above the main spring pack. Those are only on the 3500HD's. I don't think I've ever seen a 2500HD with them. 

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On a 2500, that bottom leaf is the overload spring.

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Thank you all for the help!

I am just wanting to level my truck in order to get larger wheels and tires.

My truck came with LT265/70R17

I want to go with 295/70R17

Can I put them on my stock wheels without rubbing?

If I turn the keys up 2" do I need to add UCAs to keep my CV angles in check and my ball joints good?

All help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks

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On 5/31/2018 at 1:22 AM, Running Fast said:

Thank you all for the help!

I am just wanting to level my truck in order to get larger wheels and tires.

My truck came with LT265/70R17

I want to go with 295/70R17

Can I put them on my stock wheels without rubbing?

If I turn the keys up 2" do I need to add UCAs to keep my CV angles in check and my ball joints good?

All help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks

If you keep the front lift at 2" or less, you don't need to mess with UCA's, differential spacers, etc. Shock spacers would be helpful though. And, make sure you get the front end aligned once you get the height set where you want it. 

 

295/70/17's should fit without any trouble. They're about as wide as you'd want to go on the stock 7.5" rims, but they should clear. 

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Thank you so much, I have been trying to figure this out without any experience.

Thanks again!

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On 6/9/2018 at 3:55 PM, Running Fast said:

Thank you so much, I have been trying to figure this out without any experience.

Thanks again!

No problem! And don't forget, we love pictures!

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I have a 2020, 2500 with overload (3500) springs. Really wish I didn’t have them. When I ordered the truck, it was a 200 dollars option, but sold as an “additional tow capacity option”. There’s nothing out for a leveling kit on it yet (rear that is). The u-bolt spacing is wider and different, also larger and more tapered leaf springs of course. 

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