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Question for those with 52's up front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mr.Jimmy, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Mr.Jimmy

    Mr.Jimmy Registered Member

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    Im thinking about making the swap but concerned about driveability. How are they on the highway at 65? Do you suggest it for all around trucks or just hill billys?:crazy:
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I haven't actually put mine in yet but they are very soft and you will have lots of body lean on the road. If you are worried about on-road driveability than 52's probably aren't for you.
     
  3. Mr.Jimmy

    Mr.Jimmy Registered Member

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    Thanks for the input 383, guess you are the only one with an opinion. What if I left the overload in the pack or maybe even run a dual shock setup where I can remove a shock when wheelin? Be sure to post pics when you are done with your swap.
     
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    I have them...and DD my truck...im going to 56s soon. As long as the shocks are valved stiff, you won't have a problem. I have no overload in the front, procomp es9000s and no shocks in the rear and have no problems driving it at 75 mph.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Check out this: http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148725
     
  6. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    I did them on my 71 and love them. I used one leaf from my old 6 inch skyjacker fronts, and cut the overload so it is just a very small leaf. I did however decide right from the beginning to run a panhard rod. Steers great, handle better than before too. I don't have a swaybar and haven't found the body roll to be scary at all.
     
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    im going to run them on my rig, and i will be dd'n it
     
  8. Mr.Jimmy

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    Man, I really had no idea this site had so much info about it! Thanks for all the help you guys. Guess its time I purchase a membership already!
     
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    I run 56's front--stiff SAW's and can run about 65-70 on the freeway----it does lean but only on turns like on a street
     

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