Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

63" spring question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    couldn't find it searching,

    where is the centering pin in relation to the spring, is it centered? offset? if offset how much front or back?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    25,526
    Likes Received:
    526
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
    1st = 64" springs.

    2nd = dead middle
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    thanks, maybe thats why i couldn't find it.

    but i can't use the 64"s unless i move my gas tank or extend my wheelbase, which neither is gonna happen.
     
  4. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Posts:
    2,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburg*San Bene*Online-The Real South Texas
    or move the front hanger forward as well...
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    if i move the front hanger forward, it will hit the gas tank. being that i have 2 new 20gal saddle tanks, i would like to use them. otherwords id get a cell and put it in the bed.
     
  6. RGV72BLAZER

    RGV72BLAZER 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Posts:
    2,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburg*San Bene*Online-The Real South Texas
    how about 56s? or furd 57s
     
  7. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    11,005
    Likes Received:
    829
    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    56's thats what I'm doing, and 52's up front. Are you still going for 6" of lift
     
  8. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    2,802
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Greenville NC
    Why not inboard mount the springs?
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    i have 56" rear springs.
    jess, i have the TC 6" front springs here, i just need to figure how to get 6" rear without any blocks, already have the shackle flip (which im gonna rebuild). my original plan was to get some 64" and move the front hanger down as well as forward. but the bottom of the hanger is already even with the tank. i don't want it lower than that.

    what ill probably end up doing is buying some 2-3" lift rear 56" springs.
     
  10. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    2,802
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Greenville NC
    So inboard mount the springs for more flex and use the frame rails as a skid plate to transfer to the leafs?
     
  11. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    11,005
    Likes Received:
    829
    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Sounds good, what do you want for your existing 56's(I think thats what you had on there)
     
  12. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    thats alot of unnecessary work when the gains of inboarding is not what the final goal is.

    the only reason i though 64"s is im pretty sure that they have more arch to them compared to the 56" that i have now. thats all im looking for, more wheel travel (not flex) and alittle more lift.

    Jess, we can work something out tomorrow. ill have 2 sets when i get that frame with or without axles.
     
  13. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    2,802
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Greenville NC

    Oh fair enough.
     

Share This Page