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Where to buy new leaf springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Looking to get a new set of 56's with 2" lift.

    Where are you guys buying them from. Thinking about either BDS or TC springs. Don't have the $$ for Alcans or Deavers.
     
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    Now that I am really looking I can't find any 2" lift 56's??
    Do they exist? All I see is 4" and 6"
     
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    yeah, AFAIK 2" lift 56s don't exist. If you ordered Deavers or Alcans they could probably get ya whatever lift ya wanted.... but you'll pay for it.

    Best bet for BDS springs is through www.jdsoffroad.com. Their web site is a complete waste of time... I highly recommend just getting the phone # off their site and calling them. I dunno why they never upgrade the site, but they don't and it has sucked for years. When I have found BDS springs on their site, they had the best prices I could find. IIRC is was around $9x.xx a spring last time I saw them. Not bad, and BDS are good springs with a great warranty. If I was you, I'd go with 4" springs... especially if your rig is still full bodied. They will sag over time.

    j
     
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    Well, the plan is to add Kerts' Backbone and Wraptor, along with his 4" flip while ditching my ORD 2.5" flip.

    I want to end up at a total lift of 6" so 4" springs won't work for me
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    keep the ORD 2.5"flip and use 4" springs... 6.5" would be ok... right? Kerts gear would still work fine. You could even use his heavy duty stock-type shackles.

    j
     
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    Yeah teh HD stock shackles like kert's UDSR's look cool, but I am not too sure what length I would need to get the best shackle angle.
    If I had regular flat stock shackles I could make them myself and get it perfect for real cheap.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    true dat...

    Kert does custom stuff all the time.... maybe he'd do a 2" shackle flip for you?

    Here are the flips he made for me...

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    bling!

    j
     
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    I think it might be beter if I got some UDSR's and kept the ORD flip. I could have Kert make the UDSR's a little long and not drill the holes for the spring end. Then I could fine tune them:thinking:
     

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