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Inboard Spring Pics ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by willymonster, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. willymonster

    willymonster 1/2 ton status

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    hopefully if its not raining here this weekend im gonna start the indoarding of my rear springs . does anybody have any pics for me ? it should be fairly simple im just gonna put them under the frame instead of outside . i have a plan in my head just like to see some more ideas :laugh:
     
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    PM or email Kert at DIY4x.com He's done this to a crew-cab and I think there's pics around here somewhere.
    Jimbo
     
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    I messed around with this for a while. Ripped the frame up a couple of times. The conclusion I came to was that you need a crossmember right where the front hangers are, and at very minimum boxing from that crossmember to the shackle hanger in the rear. When I changed my springs so that they were just barely outside the frame it made a big difference in the way the truck drove. I have pretty soft old springs on, with the springs under the frame the truck dang near flopped over on itself on pavement. When I put them outside the frame it helped this alot. Also I did not lose any articulation from putting the springs just outside the frame. I think that the springs can only twist so far and then they don't go any further.
     
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    right on guys , thanks for the info . blazenzuk, what truck did you do this on ? If it was a chevy witch springs were you running ? im gonna do 63s :laugh:
     

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