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spring swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by raymos, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. raymos

    raymos Who?

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    i read about the front 52" spring swap and i want to put rear springs on the front of my 75. on the write up it said that stock springs would provide about 4" of lift. i already have 6'' so my question is, would 2" rear springs provide the 6" of lift i need in the front?
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Give or take, yeah. It depends on how settled / saggy the springs are, how you do the spring mounts, particularly the forward ones, and the phase of the moon.

    Worst case you can stick a set of zero rates on front or back to even it out ... or do as I did, and play with the number of leaves front and rear until it's even. I started out with a four-leaf pack of 52"s in front and one of those monster nine leaf 56"s in the back... think I ended up with five on each end, or maybe four in front and five in back.

    I also made custom forward spring mounts rather than shifting the factory ones forward, as they were a little small for my tastes. I think Kert @ DIY4X makes these now (called "B52" maybe?)... mine prolly gave me a bit of lift and might have tweaked my pinion angle back.

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