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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

    Jan 19, 2005
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    Detroit, Mi
    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????
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Feb 27, 2000
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    East of San Francisco
    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

    -- A

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