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8 inch 52s on front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by willymonster, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. willymonster

    willymonster 1/2 ton status

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    anybody ever run an eight inch 52 on the front ? i want to pull the 12 inch springs out of the front and move rear eight inch springs to the front. i think this will work because the eights will be pretty firm but not like a rock like the fronts . anybody ??? .
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Do it! I've been wondering how such a setup would perform. What kind of springs are they?
     
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    more than likely im gonna go ahead and do it . its a 57 chevy stepside that ive pretty much restored ( to my taste that is ) its on a seventies chassis with a superlift 12 in kit . obviously this is not my trail rig so height is not an issue and i like the height its at now but the ride is horrible . the way im lookin at it why go buy some 4 or 6 inch 52s when i already have the eights ? i think the mushy feeling from 52s will be elimanated because of the 8 inch stiff springs hopfully this will work i guess only time will tell . ill get some pics up when i do it :laugh:
     
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    Heck yeah when you get this coversion done psot pics this is also something I have been cosidering doing to my rig.
     
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    12 inches of lift??? sounds like too much to me.
     
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    i was thinking about doing this with my 4" rears i have, has any one done it yet?
     
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    ive read about someone on here doing it with 4s and 6s i dont remember who though . that would be a nice set up:D
     
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    TWISTEDJACK is his user name i believe. He won the rig of the month, it had some wicked flex, i believe he was running 4 inch bds 52's up front.
     

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