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Is anyone working on getting 63's in?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Flexy K20, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I was just curious if anyone is going to try or is trying to get some 63" springs in their rig. I can only
    imigine how much flex these will produce. Thanks
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    <font color="green"> I'm planning it for next year, I have 63s from a '96 1 ton sourced from a freind, going to remove a bunch of leaves, move the front mount forward 6 or 7 inches and run an echobit flip with a long shackle in the rear. Should be flexerrific. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
  3. OL14BLAZ

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I'm pretty sure yunit is working on that right now

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    Shane (smp) already did it. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

    Marv
     
  5. COCHEV

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    WOW!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Silver84k5

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    Damn man now cuz of that picture there something else i want to do now, i was getting close to being able to take a nice long break from working on the rig,..... thx ;P
     
  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    kool , but whats up with the retarded &lt;upsidedownhangupontrailobstacles&gt; u bolts /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. reddog64

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    He had to do it cause of the springs I would think...
     
  9. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    i dont see how they would interfere if they were on the "right way" . i think he just hadnt or hasnt done the flip for them yet , as you can see the axles has the plates welded on the bottom for that type of u bolt setup .but i could be wrong .at least trim them , sheesh /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  10. Triaged

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I've got a set of 63's sitting in my back yard.
    I haven't had the time to start messing with it too much yet.
    But here is some info you might find useful

    Spring Rate: 150 lb/in ***VERY LOW***
    Free Arch: 7-7/8" (this will help you figure out what lift hight will be)
    My stock rear springs are around 225 lb/in
    My Rancho 4" front springs are around 720 lb/in
    That is one of the reasons I have put it off. I want the truck to handle "balanced" and think that a difference of that much between the front and rear would cause the truck to handle "funny".
    At the moment I am going to wait till I finish school to do any more big mods to my blazer (but after that...look out).
     
  11. Blazer79

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    What truck do these springs come from? I'd like to go junkyard hunting.
     
  12. Triaged

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    they come in 88- GM trucks.
     
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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I am in the process of doing this mod, just waiting on some longer shackles and hangers. I am running Tuff Country EZ Rides up front at 295Lbs/In, so I do not have to worry about the truck's handling. I will also be putting in some track bars to help the chance of axle wrap. I might also make up some quick disconnect's for an extra set of shocks on the rear axle to help with the bumps.
     
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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I have had mine in for a couple of months now and yes i'm changeing the u-bolts i was on limited time and funds and that's what i had at the time /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    I did mine a little different and inboarded the springs under the frame and run a double shackle i also set my shocks pretty far in. It rides like a dream and flexes like crazy the only down fall is my springs are all ready S-shape after 3 trail runs so they don't seem to hold up to the amount of flex.
    I have some more pics i will try to scan tonight and post them for anyone interested. We did forklift the rear and got it up 48" before a tire came up. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  15. Flexy K20

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    Hey Triaged, your info on the 63's being 150 lb/in, is that on springs off a 1500, 2500 etc? because I am sure they are different spring rates. Also is that with an overload in? Thanks, and where did you get the info?
     
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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I measured the springs and calculated the spring rate for my stock 4 leaf springs as well as the 63" 3 leaf pack I have. I got the spring rate for the front from Rancho (and calulated it as well just to be sure). I have heard that there is a 4 leaf pack for the 63's...that might be for the "heavy half" or towing option trucks. I think the 3/4 ton's used the 56" springs but I could be wrong. If the 4 leaf springs have the same leaf thickness as the 3 leaves then their rate will be around 190. Oh and this is all without the overload...that is too much to worry about. Do not run these springs without the overload. I don't think I would even flip it over.
     
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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    Out of curiousity:
    Does anyone have any other sets of springs out of the truck they want to measure for me?
    I'd like to get #'s for chevy 56" springs, and ford 57" springs.

    Any takers?
     
  18. wayne

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I have a set of ford 57" springs sitting on the back porch. PM me what measurements you are looking for. I did have a set of 1 ton 56" springs and there was almost a 4" free arch difference between them and the 57".
     
  19. SAVAGE1

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    Re: Is anyone working on getting 63\'s in?

    I have both sets sitting in my garage. What do you need measured?
     

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