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52'' spring swap opinions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nstarry, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

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    Hey I know how the search button works !!! to get that out of the way
    my question is I am installing 52s in and I have the 7 leave leaf packs from a 75 3/4 ton and in all the post I see people will say they left the overload or romoved it ,I dont run a swaybar and wont! this is a daily driver though so whats your opinion on how many leaves I should run ? overloads or not ? I want the flex just would like some stability on the road
    I am also putting 2'' longer shackles in the front (front-front ,front-rear)while moving the whole thing foward 2''(axel) total 4''
    74 blazer
    14bff 410 gears
    dana44 front 410s
    36x14.50x15
    rear has shackle flip with 2'' blocks, total 6 1/2 ''
    front now has 4'' roughcountry springs 48''
    Thank you for your help :bow:
     
  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    If ya move the axle forward, crossover is required. Keep that in mind.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I'd just experiment with it, myself. Try it the way it is perhaps, for starters, and if it's too stiff, remove a leaf, and try that. You'll have to replace the center pin if you start with less and go up. But, taking leafs out will mean you can just trim off the pin. Taking out too much just causes it the packs to sit too flat. They are still flexy that way .. but don't provide the lift that most want with it. It may take some fine tuneing ... and a few center pins .. but it may be the best way to get what you're looking for.
     
  4. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

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    just machined the knuckle trying to find a tie rod from a 83 or newer rig rite now, and talked my boss into buying the reamer for the jeep pitman arm
    wich brings up another question will I still need to do crossmember work if I move everything foward ?
    sorry for saying that word (heep)
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    If its gonna see lots of street miles... the more leafs you have the better IMO. What shocks do you plan on running? some really nice monotubes might help a bit...

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