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62" springs arced to 52"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1fastchevy, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. 1fastchevy

    1fastchevy Registered Member

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    Any one else done this? I did last week for my suburban, I had 62" 3/4 ton chevy springs rearched and bent to 52 ", any one else ever done this, any troubles , any good ? it gave me about 10" of lift, this was for the rear, Dave
     
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    nova 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like a pogo stick to me. if it had any flex the your shackles will still have to deal with the spring reaching 10 inch's longer. so what are you running for shackles 15 inch long ones??
     
  3. muddybuddy

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    im not seeing what that accomplishes? i think its safe to say you are the first to do this. what you are doing completely defeats the purpose of what people run 64" springs for.
     
  4. 1fastchevy

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    I'm going for lift on this truck it's a steet- hauler- cruizer- camping -rig, not a trail truck, Dave
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    got any pics? im curious how that looks, never heard of anyone trying this before
     
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    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    x2 lets see some pics!
     
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    Re-arched springs rarely last for long before they start to sag. I'm not saying they'll go back to stock, .. but they'll sag. Maybe evenly.. maybe un-evenly. :dunno:
     
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    Yeah I'm still not sure what's up, the did get me in the air and had them here at the house cost was $ 80 to rearch them and it was $310 for new ones, Dave
     
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    can u get some pics? im curious how they look/turned out
     
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    that is quite a driveline angle.
     
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    Sorry that was from last week, that the stock driveshaft with carrier bearing, i didn't pull it, I didn't want fluid coming out, Dave
     
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    thats gonna ride like a cement truck.
     
  14. RIPPEDK5

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    looks cool from the pictures but i assure you that re-arched springs suck!.. I have heavily arched springs and they have "ZERO" give.. My 12" springs I had to use a 40 ton port-a-power to bend them to get them into place, trust me you can get big tires with out all the lift
     
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    I drove it a few times yesterday, does as I expected, I don't have any rear shocks , I'll see how the cash is this week, I spent at least $300 last week on steering and drive shaft, It hops a little at slow speeds in the rear but really does ok at 50-60, Dave :burb:
     
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    how big of tires are you going to run? For the size of tires that I see, you could have spent the $300 for steering and driveline, on quality springs instead. But if you are just building a mall cruzer, then who cares how it rides on the street anyways, right?
     

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