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REAR HANGER flip for the FRONT SPRING like 52" lift ????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

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    if i where to flip the rear hanger for the front springs like i would be doin the 52" spring but just using my 6" supa lifts. would it affect the lift in anyway??
     
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    The rear hanger for the front springs is already a compression setup(shackle under compression, not tension)

    Are you wanting to lower it with out changing springs?
     
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    Are you asking if you can move the front shackle hanger forward and run 7.25" shackles to acheive better shackle angle (like you would if you were doing a 52" swap) and just running your stock 47" long 6" superlifts.

    There was a thread about this less than a week ago. I think the consensus was it can be done, but it would be a little different than if they were 52" springs.

    Mike
     
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    no if i were to rotate the rear hanger for the front springs like jekbrown did in his write up. if it would effect the lift. would it bring the front end down?
    if i did this: http://coloradok5.com/52springswap/rearhanger_boltedon.jpg

    would it bring the front end down???
    i know it can be done with the stock length springs, i just wanna know if im losing any lift.
     
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    As far as I know, he didn't rotate it. I did the same thing (even using his instructions) and all it did was move the hanger forward 2.75 inches on the frame simply to allow for better shackle angle with the 52" springs & 7.25" shackles.
     
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    so the front lift shouldnt change much??? i dont think it will.
     
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    You'd probably see between 0.5" and 1" additional lift, but that's simply from the longer shackles. The likelyhood you'd even notice a difference is very slim.

    Mike
     
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    i was hopin it would go down that much, i plan on flippin the shackles for the rear spings and using longer hangers. but i think it's still goin to have a saggy butt. oh well......wont be that bad hopefully
     
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    The only to get it to go down would be to use shorter shackles, but then the spring eye would contact the frame. Same thing if you were to flip the bracket upside down so the shackle mount is higher on the frame than normal... the spring eye would still hit the frame.

    Mike
     
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    You could always remove a leaf or two.
     
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    its alright, im not worried to much bout it. i'll just work with the rear to level it out. maybe use some zero rates. and a some lowering shackles.
     
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    Find the thread that I started.. titled suspension suggestions/thoughts. I have the stock length springs but I moved the shackle hanger to get a better shackle angle. Lots of pics and info about actual shackle lengths and that sort of thing. The ride is 100 times better and it flexes great.
     

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