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Front Spring Hangers???

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by backcountry, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. backcountry

    backcountry 1/2 ton status

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    Hello all!

    Does anyone know if there is a longer front spring hanger available for a 1973 Chevy K/10 Pickup?

    If so where can I purchase some?

    My goal is to raise the front of my truck a few inches max.

    Thank you!
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  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I don't know of any, we usually recommend an arched spring for a bit more lift. Typically with up to a 6" lift and even with an 8" it works OK.
    You do have to watch the approach angles with a drop hanger, they could get to be a ground clearance problem.
     
  3. backcountry

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    Thank you Stephen. When I installed my new springs front and rear to lift my truck, the rear is 2" higher than the rear. I do not like the way it looks. I ordered your heavy duty shackles for the front that will give me 1/4", however I still have 1 3/4" to go.

    I guess I will just order new springs for the front unless anyone has any suggestions to make up the difference without to much stiffness.
     
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    Get yourself a set of 1" zero rates for the front also from ORD. That will gain you 1" more of lift in the front giving your 3/4" difference front to trear which really wouldn't be that noticable /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. backcountry

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    Cool,thank you!

    I saw them but they looked like blocks so I though nothing of them untill you keyed me in.

    One question though: Will they make the springs weaker being that they are so short?
     
  6. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    They will have no effect on the springs. They are about as long as the perches that your springs bolt to now.
     
  7. backcountry

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    Thank you! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Well, that was pretty easy.
    Since the zero rates bolt in, they're technically a leaf and won't cause any problems for you other than ubolt length.
     
  9. Eric M.

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    Another idea would be to swap the rear hangers on the rear leaf springs to the 2 wheel drive type. That would lower the back a bit. Might be a good solution if you don't want any more lift in the front.

    Eric M.
     
  10. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    You can always make custom dropped hangers, thats what I did.
     

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