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Chevy 63" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by imaginepro, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. imaginepro

    imaginepro Registered Member

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    Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    I am looking to redo my suspension and I need to do a leaf spring set up. It is my every day driver right now so I can't do link yet. So I read someware that you can get 63" leafs so I am wondering should I get if I can find them 63" leafs or do the 57" ford springs (that AK57 setup). If you guys could tell me where I might be able to find some that would be awsome.
     
  2. 55Willy

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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    63" chevy springs are off of 88 and new IFS rigs rear ends. 2wd and 4x4 models work . the 5" fords are off of 2wd ford f150's anywhere between the 70's to 90's the newer the better of coarse for lifespan and bushings/teflon pads.

    i'd go junkyard 1st then if nothing local you can always go new or try a local 4x4 and see if they have done any recent lifts on the above rigs.
     
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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    wow that would be some trippy stuff if 63s didn't exist, seeing as I've been pushing a set around the driveway the past couple months /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif I just second what 55Willy said since this is a suspension thread and apparently I am required to reply as is 55Willy.
     
  4. chubbybob

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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    the junk yard is your best option just make sure you pick the right truck.

    remember us wheelers are the only ones wanting these springs so they should be cheap and plentifull even in st.george.
    if you cant find a set there is a wrecking yard in vegas that only has trucks. I know the lady that owns it and she will kook you up if you have to travel down. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. imaginepro

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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    ya that would be awsome. what kind of truck should I look for Make/Model /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

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    ya that would be awsome. what kind of truck should I look for Make/Model /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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    go back and re-read the first couple of replies.
    I will just make it easier 88 and newer half ton chevy pickups 2 or 4wheel drive.
     
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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    Try stopping by a 4x4 shop. They might have a set off a new truck they are tossing out. That's how I got a set /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    actually it can be 3/4 ton as well. 2wd and 4x4 1/2 ton springs are different. One is 3 leaf the other is 4. all heavy 3/4ton(8 lug axle) are 5 leaf. Any of these setups will work under a blazer though.
     
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    Re: Chevy 63\" Springs do they exists or just a GHOAST!

    One more note on this. They are on the IFS pickups. The 2DR Yukon/Tahoe/Blazer rear springs are about the same legenth as the K5s. They are only about 2" longer (54"). Not sure on the 'sub or 4DR Tahoe/Yukon.
     
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    how well do they flex and how much does it lift the truck.:thinking::confused:
     
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    they flex like monsters, and lift? depends how you do it. If you were to install them in the stock fashion replacing stock springs, you'd lose height. 63(4)s are long and flat. Makes them flex great, but provide little lift since there is little arch in them. Have to move both front and rear hangers on the rear springs, and in doing so that is where you get your lift. Say with an ORD or DIY4x shackle flip and moving the front hanger a little lower as well.
     

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