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Longer Front Springs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by JIM88K5, May 31, 2003.

  1. JIM88K5

    JIM88K5 1/2 ton status

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    How well would 52in rear springs work up front. ? Would it be feasable on a daily driver ? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Not good on a daily driver or a road worthy truck, the truck will be all over the road. I just got a set of custom built 49" springs; that is about as far as I would go with a front spring.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    If you're willing to build the new front mount and deal with the axle location issues, etc it's not a huge deal, but I don't know that the gains will be that great compared to a custom spring in the factory location, we've had really good luck with that route. Custom springs run about $475 and we build to whatever weight you have. They'll probably have similar ride and handling characteristics to a rear spring mounted up there but just a lot less labor involved. A lot of the handling concerns can be addressed with premium shocks and maybe a swaybar too.

    Hope this helps
     
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    who do you guys use for your custom springs? Alcan?
     
  5. JIM88K5

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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