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Swamper's...Swamper II
« on: Jul 12, 2005, 11:37:12 PM »
OK so it seems that I finally got me a solid axle'd toy  :king: Its an 85 Longbed I will proly bob the bed the shortest possible....but that would be down the road...I would like to fit some 34' LTB's under it...what junkyard special would give me decent flex....im not saying Marlin spring flex but just ok or maybe even good flex...i was thinking of the 3" skyjacker lift and maybe a 1 or 2" BodyLift just to make it simple.....what ya guys think (ill get pics tomorrow)
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2005, 11:40:17 PM »
I heard sky jacker springs suck at flexing,I think lilbuddy is running those,might wanna ask him. :thumbs:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II ( Now with new pics!!!)
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2005, 11:43:17 PM »
Oh thats true...thanks I will ask him :beerchug:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2005, 12:05:47 AM »
If you want Skyjackers, they suck major  :moon:  at flex, but they work really really well on street driving. Actually they might have done better but I just now found out that my shocks (Rancho RS9000's) were almost maxed out just at ride height. The rears flexed bad but the fronts werent too bad I guess. I would not spend my money on them though. I would go with some sort of Junkyard spring.  :thumbs:

EDIT:Mine are the 5" skyjackers, not  the 3" I also didnt like them so much I am putting on some rears at the moment.
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2005, 01:14:28 AM »
You've been here how long?  Why are you asking this question?  You should already know the answer and its not skycrapper springs either. ;) 
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2005, 06:52:20 AM »
Fair enough...ok so put yota rears up front and that gives me how much lift? If they do give me enough lift i might just get marlins rears.....thanks for the input guys :beerchug:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2005, 07:37:29 AM »
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #7 on: Jul 13, 2005, 01:26:00 PM »
I heard sky jacker springs suck at flexing,I think lilbuddy is running those,might wanna ask him. :thumbs:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #8 on: Jul 13, 2005, 01:30:09 PM »
The fronts are actually a pretty good spring but for some reason the rear springs dont flex even with weight in the bed.  :dunno:
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #9 on: Jul 13, 2005, 04:44:28 PM »
well if their pretty cheap ill end up getting skys front and maybe marlin rears :dunno:


hey those chromolly birfs are only for the cruisiers right
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #10 on: Jul 13, 2005, 05:17:30 PM »
Nope...
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #11 on: Jul 13, 2005, 05:35:38 PM »
That is soo freaking cool thanks man :beerchug:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #12 on: Jul 13, 2005, 07:05:48 PM »
Well?!!!...Let's se some pics!.
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #13 on: Jul 13, 2005, 09:39:56 PM »
I was at work all day long today so no pikies for now.... :down:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #14 on: Jul 13, 2005, 09:56:27 PM »
i was going to get skyjacker 3" springs in the front but i shyed away because they don't have a military wrap.  i ended up ordering some downey 3" front/2" rear springs for a little over $330 total, i figure they'll be at least a good starting point to play with.  and they're mil wrapped so even better.  my truck is a DD/occasional wheeler but i'll be ditching the torque arm and swaybar when i get my springs and put on the hysteer :crossed: i think it'll work decent for what i do

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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #15 on: Jul 13, 2005, 09:59:18 PM »
Well this one is gonna be strickly off-road so would the downey springs work decent on that?
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #16 on: Jul 13, 2005, 10:01:50 PM »
I was at work all day long today so no pikies for now.... :down:

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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #17 on: Jul 13, 2005, 10:04:11 PM »
BM quit jacking my thread :tantrum:

















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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #18 on: Jul 13, 2005, 10:08:50 PM »
if the rig is strickly offroad why are you looking at bolt on springs? if my rig was offroad only i would fully plan on some welding and cutting to be involved so my rig would actually be wroth a dam on the trail. its been proven that bolt on springs just do not flex. i think the best you could do is an alcan spring if you wanted to do the bolt on thing. personally i think you are a perfect canidate for the ($300) thread. i dunno about the marlin rear but the fronts are a very good quality spring that you cant go wrong with and will woop any bolt on psrings arse. now git r done swamp
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #19 on: Jul 13, 2005, 10:16:06 PM »
haha Id have to say that I dont mind spending more than 300 bux on my truck...at all :yupyup: but I am looking for something good flex but simple....what you guys dont know is that on sunday I will be taking off to florida for a couple of months so i wont have time to work/drive my new rig it will be parked and therefore i want bolt ons that work so when i come parts are here and some maybe installed....i dont want to wait any longer to have a good rig....and besides its a toyota it dosent need total custom stuff....bolt on's make it a very capable off-road rig....now where do i get the alcans?
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #20 on: Jul 13, 2005, 10:18:34 PM »
Oh im leaving for work no vacation Im a Fire & Water Damage Tech so my skills are needed to bring Florida back to its feet so off I go living on a hotel on different cities every few days or so
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #21 on: Jul 14, 2005, 03:43:08 AM »
Fair enough...ok so put yota rears up front and that gives me how much lift? If they do give me enough lift i might just get marlins rears.....thanks for the input guys :beerchug:

lift with the rears up front will depend on how you set them up..If you make a 6 or 7 leaf pack with some small lift springs added in you can get anywhere from 1-4 inches of lift out of them..I think i got about 3 inches of lift out of mine..
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #22 on: Jul 14, 2005, 11:46:46 AM »
For the price I really like Downeys springs, I have owned a couple of sets of rears from them and one thing I can say is they are SOFT!  Ride is nice, they flex nice for a stock length spring.  In the rear, If you want more flex out of your shorter springs, I would advise getting springs with about an inch less lift than you want and getting the extra inch from extended shackles.  If you run the rear downeys with stock shackles, the shackles will undoubtedly be the limiting factor.  That is how scott got the good flex out of his skyjackers (Bluey the Wonderslug).  He only went with 4-inch springs, then matched the size of the shackle to the available spring movement.
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #23 on: Jul 15, 2005, 06:19:37 AM »
Well I may go pick it up today if I get out of work early I havent had time to pick it up because my friend schedule dosent quite line up with mine....So sorry no pics yet but If i do pick  it up today I will try and bob it b4 I leave for Florida....if not that atleast pull the interior carpet and bedline it :thumbsup:
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #24 on: Jul 21, 2005, 02:35:02 PM »
Swampy's pics:
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« Reply #25 on: Jul 21, 2005, 02:35:52 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 21, 2005, 02:39:30 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: Jul 21, 2005, 02:41:19 PM »
I LIED... HERES THE LAST
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #28 on: Jul 21, 2005, 04:02:09 PM »
Nice, clean up time first huh?
You decide on springs yet...are you gonna do x-over???
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Re: Swamper's...Swamper II
« Reply #29 on: Jul 21, 2005, 04:11:42 PM »
lets see a pic of the whole thing...Looks good though. :beerchug:
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