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Doing 57" swap tomorrow-one thing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by balzackks84, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Doing 57\" swap tomorrow-one thing

    I know some of you are tossing in chevy springs from your 52" packs. Which ones are you using, where? Just wondering so tomorrow after I drive it and happens to be too soft I can look here and know which ones to go after.
     
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    Re: Doing 57\" swap tomorrow-one thing

    The 4 leaf F-150's are too soft for the rear of a Blazer. So, I usually mix in some "add-a-leaves" that I make from the old Chevy pack. With a chop saw you can cut them down to size. I'd try to add at least 2 more leaves if it doesn't lift you too high....

    Here's some sizes I typically cut to:
    total length - length in front of hole/length behind hole

    30" - 13" / 17"
    24" - 10" / 14"
    16" - 6" / 10"

    Make sure and add some spring clamps to keep the leaves from "fanning".

    Hope this helps....

    Marv
     
  3. dhdescender

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    Re: Doing 57\" swap tomorrow-one thing

    Do you find the 4 leaf + overload also too soft?
     

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