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sas on my diesel

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by eightyone, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    anyone have measurments for brackets so i can put leaf springs in the right spot under my 94 2500 diesel? i want to run stock height front springs. and a ford dana 60. i was looking at kits, but there a little expensive for a few peices of steal. any info would be awsome. thanks.
     
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    I can get you some measurements, but I don't think you can run stock springs, inless you have a newer 60. On the older 60s or GM/Dodge 60s, the springs go right where the lower control arm bolts to. Either you run a taller spring, or cut the crap out of it. I have 4" on mine, I cut some of it off, and still need to cut some more. That is the only crossmember, so whatever you cut off will have to be braced. I need to get a set made for my 97, so I can get some for you maybe this week, depending on the weather.
     
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    thanks, that would be awsome. i was hoping to not get too tall. the 4 inch springs will be more like a 6 inch lift right? im hoping to start making the brackets as soon as i can. what springs do you run, 52's, or regular lenght. i want to run just stock front length off the older trucks.
     
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    I have ORU's kit which gives you 3", and then I have a set of junkyard 4" springs. I thought they would have settled, being God knows how old, and having a big block in my truck, but I have just about 7" of lift. If you look in my sig, there is a link for pics, go there and I have some shots of my truck next to a stock one. Should be able to get some numbers this weekend, depeding how much time I have.
     
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    truck looks sick. what did you use to lift the rear?
     
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    The rear is stock springs, with a homemade flip w/longer shackles and longer hangers on the front. From what I've seen, besides the frame is bent on one side, the truck sits about level front to rear.
     
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    We have done sas with 2.5" Lift springs and the ORU kit and it seems to work out to a little over 4" lift especially on a diesel. Couple that with a 4" shackle flip in the rear and retain your stock springs. I have done several rigs like this and they all turned out awesome.
     

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