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56" springs on a 1 ton k5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pvt. Maggot, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Pvt. Maggot

    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    I can't find any info on this, I need to know everything I need to do to put 56" rear springs on my k5, found a nice all spring 4" lift, but its for a 3/4 ton. any help would be great, thanks guys!
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    56" springs have the same length from front eye to center pin as 52" springs. just have 4" more out the back side of the spring pack. so basicly you just need to move the rear shackle hangers back to comp for the diffrence.
     
  3. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    What do the 56's come out of? Are those the ford springs, or are the 64's? Or are they both?
     
  4. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    56's come in all 1 tons and alot of 3/4 ton burbs.
    They are a chevy spring.
    57's are fords
    63's and chevys
     
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    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    So a 56" swap with my ORD shackle flips would simply involve new springs, and scooting the ORD's out ~4" depending on the shackle angle desired?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    The ORD flip has the best of both words. When you do the 56" swap all you have to do is swap sides on the brackets. Only downside is you cant really tune your shackle angle without drilling new holes.
     
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    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    Oh I think I remember reading something about that. They did it for an all-around shackle angle IIRC. Basically what I would go for, pretty close to vert....
     

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