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Questions about putting 52 inch Leafs in the front of my truck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dbreid, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. dbreid

    dbreid 1/2 ton status

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    I have read a little bit about putting the stock rear leafs (52's) out of a 1/2 ton truck into the front of SFA Chevys and I have some questions. Keep in mind that I have a 3/4 ton 1989 Suburban (currently 10 bolt, but if I can ever find a D60 that isn't in Zimbabwe or somewhere else requiring shipping, it will have one of those!):

    1.) How much lift will it give? I was planning to use DIY4X's B-52 Setup to be able to tune it a bit, but I want to know basic ranges.

    2.) How much will I have to mess with the perches for the axle?

    3.) As it is a 1/2 ton leaf going into a 3/4 ton truck, will I have to worry about weight? I assume because it is a rear pack it will hold up just fine, I am just trying to work through options.

    4.) Are there any advantages (other than length) to using a rear 52 as opposed to lift springs built for the front?

    Thanks in advance!

    -Dan
     
  2. stallion85

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    I had 52's on my 1-ton and they were the poo! A little too flexy for a DD IMO.
     
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