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63" rear swap Q?s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the beast, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    I've already searched and can't find the answer I'm looking for, so my question is how much lift will you get by using a stock 63" spring in the rear? I know doing a 52" swap in the front is about 4" of lift. How about the rear though?
     
  2. Jeromy Gibson

    Jeromy Gibson 1/2 ton status

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    just by switching to 63s you get no lift, all the lift comes from the shackle flip to make them work and or if you move the front hanger down the frame any.
     
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    yep 64's themselves dont give lift, its using a shackle flip or using lifted springs that gives the lift.
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yeah, depends on the flip and the shackles proper... ORD-style flip plus longer shackles would net you 4"+ even on stock springs, as we know.

    I have an ORD flip in the back with a custom slightly longer than stock shackle (6", I think... anyway, maybe 2-3" longer) and stock 56"s and I'm level with the (stock) 52"s up front.

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  5. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    ok cool exactly the info I was looking for. Trying to figure out my new suspension and lift set-up and I want to make sure I'm fairly equal front & rear. Thanks. :thumb:
     

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