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Spring swap tech writeup?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the beast, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    I see a lot of numbers get thrown around 52's, 57's, 63's, etc.... But what the hell does it all mean!! :dunno:

    Has anyone ever done a write up on effects of swaping different length springs? I did a pretty lengthy search, looked on the home page in Tech as well, but couldn't find a consise, article about it.....

    I need to figure out how to stick to all my Heep driving buddies that say a full size can't flex...
     
  2. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    nothing I guess, huh?
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    52,56,57,63 is all the spring eye to eye mesurment. 57 is ford and all the rest are chevy. the longer the more flex and much smother ride. do a serch there is lots of info on the swaps. thay are on hear every once in a while.
     
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    and the longer and flexier they are the more they are prone to axle wrap. Then you will want to think about and anti-wrap bar
     
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    My 64s don't wrap like my 52s on my other truck do. I think it's due to the really thick main leaf. On my truck with the 52s I get wicked wrap and obnoxious wheelhop... with the project rig the wrap is less and I don't get wheelhop.
     
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    my definitive 52" spring swap write up is coming... soon. if the rain will stop for a few mins over the next few days, that would help a lot. ;) just about done...

    j
     
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