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57" rear spring Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tweetysuarus, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Tweetysuarus

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    57\" rear spring Q\'s

    I am giving it great consideration to doing the 57" spring conversion! I have 6" lift as now with stock 52's, echobit flip and a lowering shackle on a 12 bolt. Do I need a pair of 2" lift 57" springs to get the same amount of lift with 14 BFF?
    Thanx for any info,
    Bill
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    stock 52's will be close tot he stock 57's for ride heigth. i actually got some lift out of the 57's but I don't count.
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    So stock 57" springs will have approximately the same lift?
    Bill
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    yes I'm at the same heigth as I was with the stock 52's.
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    You can build the springs however you want. I got 4 inches out of mine.

    BTW, something not mentioned frequently, but you might want to run them backwards, for an extra 4" of wheelbase!

    Also, get a spring clamp from autozone, or you will warp them faster.
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    temporary hijack

    what do 57" springs come off of ?


    hijack over sorry /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    furds
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    [ QUOTE ]
    You can build the springs however you want. I got 4 inches out of mine.

    BTW, something not mentioned frequently, but you might want to run them backwards, for an extra 4" of wheelbase!

    Also, get a spring clamp from autozone, or you will warp them faster.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    What spring clamp for the pack? Got pics and part number?
    Bill
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    Any furd? Sorry to hijack again. I am going to do the same swap /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    willy, so going to 57' he will lose lift and return to stock heigth? im curious too. Im really curious what 63's would do in the front /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    i have a 70 2wd f100. Will those work?
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    F-150 57' Ford springs. Take a look at AK-57!
    Bill
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    measure them /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    thanks. sorry to hijack
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    he is runninga flip so he won't loose any heigth, he will actually gave lift since he'll need a longer shackle to accomidate(sp?) the springs. also 63's will not fit up front. unless you have a huge dock for a bumper to hide them under and don't mind hitting eveything you try to get over.
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    What do you mean longer shackle to accomedate the springs???? I must be missing something here/forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif?
    Bill
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    I was going to ask that same thing
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    [​IMG] see how the longer spring sits behind the hanger now?
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

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    he is runninga flip so he won't loose any heigth,

    [/ QUOTE ]so running 57's in the front im going to lose my lift /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: 57\" rear spring Q\'s

    So will the longer shackle now be like this \ ? How will taht work with axle wrap and ride quality?
     

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