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Rear Springs: pole

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yellowK20, Aug 23, 2006.

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what springs to use

  1. 1/2 ton 52's

    13.5%
  2. 1/2 ton 63's

    35.1%
  3. F-150 57's

    2.7%
  4. modded 56's

    24.3%
  5. Whatever ..... I need beer and I'm Nekid'

    24.3%
  1. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    trying to figure out what to do for my rear suspension on my Gutted K20 bogger project it's gonna be light weight and have over 600hp.
    the definates are a DIY shackle flip and also there Antiwrap setup I'm just on the fence as to waht springs to use
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    63s may be a little softer, due to their length, but the anti wrap bar should take care of any wrap issues. i'd go with them.
     
  3. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's kinda the route i'm steering
     
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    Yah if you are already planning to get the antiwrap bar then the issues I see from the 63s don't exist anymore. I have to say also that at least in some mud I have run I can cross ruts at a way better speed than other trucks cause I can flex, has kept me from getting stuck a time or two.
     
  5. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's been my thinking on this project it's gonna be my "bogger" but I still want alot of flex and a "smooth" ride .



    how about ford 57's? any opinions on those I ask because I have a set ..... okay every spring in the pole I have alreday:o
     
  6. jekbrown

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    I like 56s. They are nice and soft so they allow for lots of flex... but the center pins are offset which means they allow for approach/departure angles similar to 52s. Pretty cool. I'm going to run them front and read on my truggy.

    j
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I have the 57'ers and love them- I just finished my anti-wrap bar and HOLLY spit does it make a differance.

    In my opinion a wrap bar is a must on everything but the stockers
     
  8. sweetk30

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    mod 56" as the leafs are thicker steel in most packs. but the length wont kill ya. and if you want more wheel base flip them .
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    this is probably a good thing if you are going to rebuild a set of stockers... no harm in really going at them with the flapper wheel to get all the rust / minor piting off there before you paint 'em and put the pack back together!

    j
     
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    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    If this is really true, and you have intentions of "using it" - you have no business NOT linking it....
    [just my uncalibrated opinion....]

    Marv
     
  11. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Linking would be cool but a bit beyond my ability right now I'm hoping the anti-wrap setup will work for me
     
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    Umm just throwin this out there but does it bother anyone else that everyone appears to be nekid and need beer, I mean its the second highest mark...hehe.
     
  13. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    well i'm not nekid but I do need a beer.

    how hard would it be to fourlink this truck????? how expensive????? Kurt, you should make a kit with the axle mounts and frame crossmember .....
     

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