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See any issues with this plan? Lift and re-arching

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Trying to get my suspension setup planned out. Thinking 6 inch BDS up front and 4 1/2 inch ORD shackel flip with zero rates under both ends. I was thinking about having my rear springs re-arched to make up the difference in the rear. I have never had springs re-arched- is this a bad idea? I just want to stay away from blocks. Feel free to poke holes in this plan- no money spent yet. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    re arching = bad
     
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    Why is re-arching bad? Wouldn't it be better than blocks?
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    Eventually the re-arched springs will just sag back to where they were anyway.
     
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    Eventually the re-arched springs will just sag back to where they were anyway.

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    Or sag further. When I first started wheeling I had some 'custom' springs rearched to fit the larger tires that I Was putting on a Jeep... no good. Were trashed in a couple months of wheeling at most.

    Springs are not that expensive... just get the right ones for the job.
     

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