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Rear To Front Spring Swap???

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by JB7YO, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. JB7YO

    JB7YO Registered Member

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    OK - in the attempt to keep my center of gravity low and my build super cheap i have an idea - i've got some rear tuff country 56" rear 6" lift springs...will these work on the front? i've heard of people using 52"s but will 56"s be too long? i will take out one leaf to soften them up...opinons? should i just try it?
     
  2. desertrat67

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    That will net you near 10" of lift in the front since stock rear 56" give about 4" of lift. It can be done and is actually easier to do. The 52s you have to cu a new hole in the frame for the shackle hanger on the back of the spring. the 56s are long enough all you need is longer shackles and to notch the body mount.
     
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    Do a little search, there are a quite a few threads on installing 56"ers. If I have time later I'll dig up a few I have saved, but they shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
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