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ford coil sprung axle coil spacing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Can anyone measure center to center on a ford F150 coil sprung solid axle rig? Just wondering if it happens to be the same spacing as say a 1997 C2500 chevy....
     
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    and again I'm asking....
     
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    I can check for you however my ford has ttb up front, its a 95. I dont know if that will help.
     
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    spring spacing should be the same, plenty of folks replace ttb with solid axles out of the older rigs.

    I'd really like to use coil springs and a radius arm system(even with the bind factor) but I doubt I will since I would have to leave the axle centerline in the stock location. big tires and stock axle centerline on a SAS 89+ Chevy = firewall contact.
     
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    why do you have to leave the axle in the stock location?
     
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    if I used the stock spring buckets? cause the stock spring buckets are where they are and thats that.... this is a 2wd I'm talking about SAS and 4x4 conversion at the same time.
     
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    i wasnt thinking about you using the stock spring buckets...:doah:i knew you were doing sas and solid axle. why not take the time to move the buckets? with all the rok it would take already, why not go that one step further so you dont have a comprimise?
     
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    cause it would be extremely easy to put in a radius arm setup if the spring bucket distance on an F150 is the same as the Chevy. Moving the spring buckets would require completely changing hte frame(since the chevy buckets are actually part of the factory boxed in frame).
     
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    I will gladly check, however its dark and rainging and I cant see... I will do it tommorrow after work.
     

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