Hi there, I have a 1991 G10 and I like to carry a motorbike on a hitch carrier but the springs are sad (even after insalling a Hellwig) so I want to replace them. I can readily find springs with a code 22-449 that are heavier duty than the manual says mine are (new ones are 2100 pounds vs mine are something like 1600) - and since they are newer they should be better anyway. The problem is I want to maintain stock ride height and according to the manual the new ones have a 5 & 3/8ths arch vs 4 3 8ths arch on the originals (I think).
Basically - I want stock height but with extra beef = say 30-50% firmer than stock for a G10 1/2 tonner.
Does anyone know where I can get stock height + extra beef?
Thanks a lot for the thought - I tried airbags - I bought a set and paid a shop to install them - they messed it up and they were immediately ruined so I lost confidence in them. Can you tell me what model and who installed?
Also I guess I'd consider stock but I can't even find them.
Rockauto has new Dayton rear leaf springs for a 91 G10 in two ratings. 1600 or 2100 pounds per spring. A few years back I put new rear leaf springs on muy 89 E150. I went with the highest rated spring for a half ton because the van has a heavy conversion in it and I regularly load it up with three adults and a weekend's worth of luggage. Upgrading to the new stronger springs gave better handling and a better ride.