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best place to buy 12" springs????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    where is the cheapest place to pick up a set of 12" front springs? dont care about ride, just need to get it up in the air.
     
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    If you just need to get it up in the air, I would reccomend Viagra:D:haha:
     
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    I think Skyjacker is the one with the swamp runner kit.. shame you werent lookin a tad ago.. I sold my 12" fronts with shocks and shims..... CHEAP TOO!!!

    anyway... try them...what price are yo trying to stay in? I can see if I know anyone....
     
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    i am wanting to stay in the $300 range, 4wp has them for 331 for the pair with bushings, im not sure if ill be able to beat that, but i forgot to ask what shipping was, i already have steering, new shocks and brakelines so thats not a prob, maybe ill just have to make the 400mile round trip to get them.
     
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    springs

    i have a set of 14 inch springs on my 72 blazer im selling, but you would have to do some modify. they are 3 inch wide springs. i set it up that way for the punishment i put it through. the fronts are 45" springs front hanger to shackles(stock chevy length). alls you would have to do is grind the bushing outlet a 1/4" on each side to get them to into you hangers, the shackle side can stay the same. all you got to do is put a spacer on each side of the bolt of them,(thats what I did). the rear springs are 10" springs(3" wide) from a ford truck. they are like 63" long. i grinded the front bushing eye a 1/4" on each side. and i use a reverse shackle in the rear to make up the the 4" needend. it set the wheel base back about 5". but cleared 44s with no problem. i would sell them for $375.00 but im not for sure how much shipping would be. let me know if you might be intrested. heres a pic of my blazer in the air. i live in Washington, MO

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    i think ill pass on the 14" springs, im looking for a bolt and go deal, no mods at all to get them in.

    on a side note what steering correction is required for a 12" lift?

    as of now i think i might have too much, i have a 3" steering block, raised steering arm, z draglink and a dropped steering box arm.

    after cutting out homemade spring hangers in the front, i know i have wayyyyy to much correction with 8" springs and a zero rate.

    im not sure if i will ditch the zero rate with the new 12" springs or not, well have to see.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    x over is the only way to correctly correct it....

    i think you saw my steering mess pic before.. I had 12" front leafs..

    4" drop pitman arm, 4" s-drag link and 4" raised steering arm.. steering still sucked.. glad it was only in the yard that way... 20 feet to make a left turn and 30 feet to make a right....

    http://68.36.135.34/PROJECT_NJLEGAL/Pics/truck/1024_steering.jpg
     
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    talk to Chris at 4wheelcustoms.com He has some great prices and awesome service.
     
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    your probably going to need new shafts for that much lift. it's not just bolt on a go with that much lift.
     
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    find out what they want for shipping and let me know. i could check on shipping rates from here to there to see if they're actually giving you a low price on shipping. maybe i could ship them for you cheaper. or maybe for cost of gas and lunch i could drive them over to you at 25 mpg if that's better for you. :) i like the drive along the gorge anyway.
     
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    When my truck had the 12" lift I had that for steering and it was the right height. X-over is the "best" way to do it, but what you have should work. (I think I even sold you the draglink from mysetup :) )
     
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    Yep i got the draglink and the dropped arm from you, i think i need to lose the 3" steering block. crossover is not in the budget now, my 44 has been good to me but im not gonna drop any money into it unless i can find a smokin deal on the knuckles, i got the box and the arm and cossover draglink, when the 44 blows ill upgrade. ill call back later and get shipping, we might have to work something out colby, i really appreciate the offer. ill get back to ya, it will probably be a couple weeks before i can get them....to much going on right now.
     
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    thats fine. i've got finals right now anyway - not a good time for a couple weeks either. :D
     
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    I have a set of 12" springs in my garage for a buddys truck. I will check and see if he still is going that route. He is a member too. gman454 send him a pm too and let him know you are interested.
    Matt
     
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    With out cross-over, you will have some scary steering. A push/pull system with 12" lift, will handle like crap. I only have 7" of lift, with a 3" raised steering block, and a 2.5" dropped pitman arm (stock drag link) for steering correction, and I have moderate amounts of bump steer, wandering, and a steering wheel that gets off center if I make a tight enough turn. I could only imagine what 12" of lift would be like. I am going with cross-over steering in my truck as soon as time allows because this is the only solution to make my truck ever handle right again.
     
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    i can deal with the crappy push-pull right now, like i said im gonna get my moneys worth out of the 44 before i dump the money to get a 60. i just wanna get this back up in the air i cut out all my drop brackets and like i said it looks pathetic going from 16" of lift to 9"
     
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    and what is a post without pics? here is the before-16" and the afters 9"s sorry but it was getting dark when i took these.

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