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anyone custom built a front spring pack?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by takarst, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. takarst

    takarst Newbie

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    just wondering if anyone has used the stock military wrapped leafs with a set of 52" underneath minus the main leaf? everything measures out good, but will be 1/8" narrow on each side of the stockers. flexabilty and lift? thanks for any input.
     
  2. blazin_blazer

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    i did this with a regular set of frnt springs,i used the rear spring pack minus the main spring and the overload. i used 3 springs from the rear spring pack to force my stock front springs into a positive arch. all it cost was the price of the new tiebolt. a 3'' block in the rear leveled it out just perfect. its been a few months shy of 3 yrs. and no trouble as of yet! just make sure to put the leaves inside of the band that keeps the springs all inline, i believe i made awhole new strap or modified the original so it would wrap the thicker spring pack. this truck gets beat on hard, i drive it like a demolition derby car(bouncing off trees and over some very rough terrain,so they have been treated like $hyt) and like i said no trouble thus far and the ride isn't that bad either.
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have used a top leaf off a 4" TC pack and the rest of a 52 pack under. Works ok but a real set of 52s works better
     
  4. takarst

    takarst Newbie

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    just like my prom date- cheap and easy. thats all i needed to hear, thanks
     
  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    MrK5 is building a custom pack at the moment but I can't remember if it was front or rear and out of what but it could be worth PMing him.
     

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