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longer springs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by juanblzer, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

    Sep 12, 2001
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    Chandler, Arizona
    What all is involved in using longer springs in the rear. I noticed in project stomper 63inch springs are used and the rear shackle flip is not. Instead there is a new shackle further outboard.
    juan in prescott
  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    The biggest problem with running really long springs is just the mounts, you have to have new ones. With the flip kit, you have a little bit of room to move the hanger back, and it works pretty well to just use the stock front mount and build a longer tail on the spring. We went to the full 63" and ended up with the shackle on the bumper, which is not exactly a convenient place to mount it up. A spring along the lines of 55-58" is much more practical unless you move the front mount also.

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