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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84K5cedric, Nov 26, 2002.
has anyone run the springer setup with the stock springs? is it possible? a longer shackle maybe?
The "Springer" setup uses 57" F-150 springs, which are 5" longer than the stockers. This allows for the shackle to be placed 5" back from it's original position. The only way you could assemble it w/ stock springs would be to move the stock shackle hanger forward approximately 5".... This would detract from one of the "Springer's" biggest pro's: that it's basically a "bolt-on" (or bolt back off) to the stock shackle hanger.
Keeping the stock springs limits your flex dramatically!... But they actually work better for towing and hauling than the F-150's, so you gotta make the call there... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Order the complete kit: http://www.springersuspensions.com/index.html , Prices
Option #1 - All pieces provided
Item # Part Quantity Cost each Total
5 shackle drop brackets
bump stops - Daystar KU9007
shackle bushings - KJ20009
B-Line stop bracket 2
10 F-150 springs
re-drill center pin / add leafs
4 degree angle shims
5/8" rod ends - NAT-MAX10T 2
with purchase of the whole kit, do i need to move my rear hangers like Rene did? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
it says 4-6 inches...
Well i need to match the front 6 inch springs.... so...?
Will a ORD add-a-leaf be safe with teh setup?
Contact Marv with all your question about the Springer Suspension:<< firstname.lastname@example.org >> He answered all my questions.
no. if idiots like me and my friends can bolt this on in 6 hours, anyone kan. Marv's kit is "Offically Munkee Approved" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
The 6" kit will be about 7" till it settles. I have a 6" front srping and the D60 sping pearches and the rear is STLL higher. but i have only driven it 50 miles or so since the instal. really need to fix the brakes and shocks.
Hey Zakk, what would I need for shocks ??? I'm planning on buying the Springer Suspension next spring.
yeah what about shocks... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Make and model for the drop you'll get with the Springer Suspension.
i got the new RS 99036 Ranchos. 36" in extended length and 15" of shock travel. I have decided to go with Brent's (85Mouse) inboard shock set up. The problem i am going to have, as i see it, is the stock wheel tubs. I am sure all of you have seen Marv's K5, and with 4" lift and 35x12.5x15 tires he is rubbing the wells. With 6" and 39.5x15x16.5 i am going to rip the tires to shreads in the wells.
The overall plan is to tub the rear to the frame rails using either Summit's steel tubs, or extend the stock one, but i am leaning to the Summit kit. With the shock inboard mounted, i will not be able to run bumpstops, but you don't buy 24" of flex to have it limited, in my case.
When it comes to the rear brakeline, you can buy a 8" lift piece and modify the stock bracket. Goldrush did this on his K5, so you should PM him to see if he has that PN.
I am going to add to my existing write up when i tub the Black Bear and do the shocks. I'll post it here. I am hoping to have it all done in time for the Mayhem in the Mud run Feb. 1-2
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