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63" Rear spring swap done

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zcarczar, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Well here it is, if everyone wants I can do a write up on it. Install was pretty easy. Hardest part was making sure everything was close to being straight and square so my truck drives straight. My rear axle ended up about 2" back, so my wheelbase is around 4" longer than stock, somwhere around 110-112" I think. It rides VERY nice, even without shocks. Probably gonna order shocks tomorrow, I can decide if I should go with standard resi shocks or bypasses.

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    looks good man, i am planning to do that after my 3 link in the front! where did you get the springs?
     
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    looks good. i'd like to see a write up on it. who's that other truck in the pic?
     
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    How much more flex do you think you got from going from 56" to 63" springs?
    Any other beniifits over the 56"s?
     
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    52",not 56"
     
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    Jason,

    Is the driveshaft connected in that first pic? There's something crazy-looking about that photo..... :shocked:
     
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    are those summits rear shackles? for a 2 inch lowering kit
     
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    Nice flex! I wouldn't mind reading a writeup.
     
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    Well, there is a front one, but I dont have a rear shaft yet. I drove up that rock in front wheel drive, it took a few tries but I did it.

    Its really hard to say how much more travel I got from this thing, but I did get a lot more droop. I didnt get that much more compression due to the fact that my tires were already rubbing hard on the wheel tubs in the back, but I think with some more tuning I can get more travel out of it.
     

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