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Anyone Sure About 52" Springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazyhole812, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    i have an 87 3/4 ton with 4" lift springs. will the 52 flex alot better or should i just get some longer shackles and move the shackle mount forward for better droop? really looking to fully stuff 39.5 already have fenders cleared.
     
  2. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    Here is a guy on here, i think his s/n is mikah, any way he has 52" springs up front. I believe he is running 42" TSL tires too.
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    Here is another of another member ZCARCZAR
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    I think 52 flex better then 4 in. lifted springs, but thats me.
     
  3. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Here's mine partially flexed out.... It could have went more than that.

    Stock 52's > Stock length lift springs.

    Mike
     
  5. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    MtMike, your truck is bad ass.. :bow:
     
  6. WJACKSON11X

    WJACKSON11X 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a few more.

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    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    heres some pics of my 52's
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    84zz4ss 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Nice flex shots guys.

    Hijack but what shocks are being used up front?
     
  9. 79chevyk10

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    Shock pictured above are 15" travel procomp es9000 that I do not have anymore. Running 14" travel Fox's with a limit strap on pass. side to save the driveshaft (learned the hard way). 52's flex more than a 1350 cv running a doubler.
     
  11. TerryD

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    Since this thread is already started, I'll hi-jack a little. Is there any danger of the original shackle mounting hole in the frame cracking since the bracket isn't bolted there anymore. I was thinking about plating over the original hole inside and outside the frame when I did my 52" install. Any harm or any reason?
     
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    i plated over mine just to avoid any future problems.
     
  13. y5mgisi

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    Ya, you just cant do that with regular 4" lift springs.
     
  14. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    for comparison... Citizenrider's k5 on no name brand 6" lift stock lengths with the shackle mount moved with 38s


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  15. WJACKSON11X

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    Rancho 15" travel shocks
     
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    Yes sir sure are. Not sure what they came out of. I added an overload for extra height since they didn't have any.
     
  18. destro360

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    how comon are the 52's?? i have a 78 parts truck gmc 4x4 jimmy i was thinking of snatching them to stick under my 87 =)
     
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    So, i it just the length of the springs that offer more travel?
    How about 52" lift springs?
     
  20. Blazin'4x4

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    With the 52" lift springs you wil lose a little flex because the springs are stiffer.
     

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