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Whats the correct way to measure spring lenght???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Supreme70, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Supreme70

    Supreme70 1/2 ton status

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    I measured the spring eyes on the frame and came up with 52", should I measure springs them self???? I have a short bed truck and Im putting a ord shackle flip with the 6 inch shackles and I want the best flex I can get. So should I get longer springs and use the zero rate or just run what I have????
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The measurement bandied about is for stock springs, along the arch of the spring, from eye center to eye center.

    56"s in the back can give you crazy flex; to do this you'd just swap the shackle flips left-to-right.

    I used a set of 56"s from a one-ton with nine or ten leaves, but took some off, as stock springs that thick don't flex for crap :D

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