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56" front springs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 85k30, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. 85k30

    85k30 Registered Member

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    I just read the article on installing 52" springs inthe front of a blazer. They moved the front shackle mount forward 2.75". If i keep the front shackle in the stock location i wonder if 56" would fit? has any body done this?
     
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    Yes people have and if you try searching you will find posts about it.
     
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    One of the major mags, 4WOR or 4wheeler did a OK job on a write of just such a set-up. They used a custom front spring pack that has a stock length from front spring eye to center pin and all the "extra" length was from center pin back. I run the same style spring from Alcan and works sweet! The one large downfall is that you get all most too much movement and with the tire in the stock location a 38.5 Bog will get into the lower fire wall, so some major hacking is required.

    I looked for a pic of the front of my rig but had none.

    Good luck, Jeff
     
  4. 85k30

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    did they move the front spring hanger forward?
     
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    Nope, just the rear mount back. The rear shackle on the front spring is now right in the middle of the body mount brace. I'm sure that some K5 members will be able to link you to the write-up and do a better job of describing the process to.

    Jeff
     
  6. 85k30

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    i remember that article now. if i move the front mount forward just like the 52" or mabe a little more i should be safe
     
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  8. 85k30

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    re 56" springs

    thanks for the threads.
     

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