Removing leafs in a K10 for softer ride

azmidget91

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so our (lowered4life and I) k10 when we got it already had a rough country 4" lift and we believe has 1 ton springs. we did some research and found what is below, from pictures (truck is at our shop and its late, didnt want to drive down there) the front has 4 leafs, so according to this info it has 1 ton front springs. so we assume the rear is the same. so, would it be ok for us to remove a leaf or two on the spring packs to soften the ride? or do we need to get the 1/2 ton springs? the way i rear it the leafs are the same rate just more of them. now the rears we need to measure to identify it better but could we do the same? the ride is way too stiff for driving in the dessert. oh and we would make up for the drop by possibly flipping the hanger in the rear and maybe some shackles in the front

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Front Leaf Springs
K10, K20, and K30 Use the same springs. Differance is, they come in 2 leaf, 3 leaf or 4 leaf set up. All 3 set ups are interchangeable between all 3 models.
I'd imagine the K30 comes in the 4 leaf set up, but the K10 and K20 could be either the 2 or 3 set up depending on heavy duty RPO code or not.

Rear Leaf Spring 2WD C10, C20, C30.
C10 can be 52 inch or 56 inch springs. Depending on Heavy Duty RPO code.
C20 is 56 inch springs. # of leafs and thickness of spring pack depends on RPO code, ie... Smooth Ride, Heavy Duty etc.
C30 is 56 inch springs. # of leafs and thickness of spring pack depends on on RPO code. 10 Leafs is Heavy Duty 1 ton.

Rear Leaf Springs 4WD K10, K20, K30.
K10 is 52 inch springs. # of leafs and thickness of pack depends on RPO code.
K20 can be 52 inch or 56 inch springs. Depending on Heavy Duty RPO code or not. (Appears that 52 inch may be more common)
K30 is 56 inch springs. # of leafs and thickness of spring pack depends on on RPO code.
 

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Not sure on the springs but am learning myself. Gonna be lifting my burb sometime and will be doing new leafs. Hope someone jumps in and fills you in. Truck looks great by the way.:thumbs:
 

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ok so after some research and planning. we decided that we will remove 1 or 2 (probably 2) leafs out of the front 4" lift rough country leaf springs (which have 5 leafs), then put in a 1" block to lift it back up to the 4" lift. the rear we have decided to leave for now and see how it rides after the front leafs are out. and we concluded that it has stock rear 1/2 ton springs and just the 4" lift block to get the height, and can be pushed down by hand (the front you cant budge)
 

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I've heard the lifting blocks are a bad idea in the front,however,I'm not sure if a 1'' block would have much of an effect :dunno:
 

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