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does anyone else have springs longer then the 52's up front?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    anyone?
    what did you use?
    pics?

    I used 57's up front. off of a 77 ford
     
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    Re: does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    I think Blazinzuks are longer. He used some Dodge springs and built his own mounts.

    A few weeks I guess you can see them for yourself. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    I used the ford 57" leafs too. Mostly did it to get the wider leaf so I hopefully won't bend another main leaf...so far so good.
     
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    Re: does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    2.5" wide is 2.5" wide /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
    or did you use the 3" wide ones?
     
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    Re: does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    the 3" I have here are actually a hair over 3, more like 3.25 so the u bolts didn't fit around them with out having to gring a groove for them to run through. so I put the 2.5" back in. my front mount is lowered like 2" lower then stock and i also used a 7" shackle and I gained about 9" of lift. Also running a 8* shim. Axel is moved about 5" forward.
     
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    Re: does anyone else have springs longer then the 52\'s up front?

    I think mine were a little wider than 3" also. I simply modified my top plates so I could get some u-bolts to fit...making new ones when I get the 60 under there.

    I used a 7" shackle but moved my frount mount up 3.25"...gave me 4-5 inches of lift.
     

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