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Guys and gals with 56s in the rear.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Who here has put a complete 56 pack in? Does it ride rough does it still drop out the same? I have a set that I am putting in and they are 8 leaves with an overload. I have a set of 56s that are 5 leaves with no overload and they are shot to ****. Do 3 more leaves and an overload really add that much spring rate? I will prolly only pull 2 of the upper leaves out if I drop it maybe 3 but I will leave the overload I am thinking that is why my first set is shot. What have you done. I know I could prolly search but I am lazy and dont want to :D .

    Ira
     
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    Is this for the front or rear?
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    These would be for the rear. I will have 56s in the front but will prolly run 6 leaves and no overload up there. The front will be based on ride height and not reversing the arch of the springs.

    Ira
     
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    Man, I would love to find a set of 56's for my truck.. those things are gonna flex nicely I would imagine... I bet pulling a leaf or three would make it flex even better :bow:
     
  5. sandawgk5

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    Ya the ones I have flex really nice but they are shaped like a W at normal ride height.
    Here is the first run on them.

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    I gotta get out again and get more pics in action:o

    Ira
     
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    I have stock 56's unmodified other than flipping the overload over. Mine have 6 leaf+ overload. They are perfect, dont bounce, soft ride, and flex like crazy. Mine are almost flat, but they droop like crazy.
     
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    Now that is what I am looking for:D

    Thanks keep it comin

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    I replaced the 5 leafers+aal with 3/4t 8 leafs in my burb. A little stiffer, but flex better than the aal did and about a 1" taller mounted :burb:

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  9. sandawgk5

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    I am thinking about pulling my zerorate and just leaving a full pack or maybe pull 1 or 2 leaves. Prolly just leave it as a full pack and remove the bolts on the clamps.

    Ira
     
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    My 56"s are out of a 2wd dually crew. so it had upper and lower over loads. I removed them and the lower two leaves. combined with a shackle flip and a 3.5" block they ride sweet! they also match my 7.5" front lift perfect. they do seem to be lacking in the weight carrying capacity though. I think 17" of flex with 42's makes up for it.
     
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