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Coil springs in the rear - Anybody?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    Does anybody run coilsprings in the rear? It would be a lot cheaper than coilovers and it should not be to expensive/difficult to do I think, it would be great for departure angle if I bob my rear and put the tank up in the bed. Also, any suggestions on what coil springs to use? :confused:
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    V8 ZJ front coils are a popular choice. THey are what I am going to try out in my S10 first. As soon as someone gets off their butt and ships them to me. Well that and as soon as I get to school. I believe that is the samething Russ is running in the back of his truggy. Check out the "Center of Gravity" and see Russ'(BadDog) 4 link project.
     
  3. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking about doing this on a 73 GMC 2wd pichup that I have. Its just sitting there and I will have some extra 3/4 ton axles floating around soon so I am going to build it into a crawler.
     

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