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Rear Spring Swap
« on: Jan 29, 2004, 09:43:57 AM »
Ok guys got some questions for ya. :hammer:

I have finally decided too do the rear spring swap too the front of my 82 yota, now i just need better detals on how too do it.
How far do i need too move the front spring perch forward to get my stock shackles too sit like normal. :headscratch:
Ive got the  :_order: and the  :flamer: and the all important :beer: , now i just need a little bit of extra help on like what springs should i keep, or should i put an add a leaf in there too help it set up more.
Im running a stock 20r 4 banger so there is not much weight up there for now.
Thanks guys
if u got any pics that will help too.
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Re:Rear Spring Swap
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2004, 10:27:38 PM »
1 You basically need to have crossover steering to do the swap.
2  If you were to move the springs forward enough to put the shackels in the stock angle your front axle would be about 6 in.      forward.
3  build bumerang (sp) shackles instead of #2
4  How many and even if you need to add leafs depends on the lift you want.
5  Pics?  youve already seen mine.  I can take more if ya need.
6  Good luck!!
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Re:Rear Spring Swap
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2004, 12:55:37 AM »
Yea,,cross over is a must because your steering arm length will be off due to the axle sitting forward 2 inches..Then you need to do the shock mounts also for the same 2inch difference unless you want your front shock sitting at an angle..I used the stock mount for the spring but used the boomerang shackles and its works killer..I used the stock rear pack and mixed in 2 downey 2 inch lift leafs and rearranged them by length..I am going to add one more leaf because its a little too soft..But works KILLER..Some guys use the top two rear leafs and the bottom 5 out of a wagoneer and that also works killer...The beauty is you can set the springs up to how you want them..Its a little work but well worth it and the cost over buying premade lift springs will allow you to buy other items..Shock towers,,x-over and what not..
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Re:Rear Spring Swap
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2004, 12:20:07 PM »
Ok thanks for the info guys ya white i might have u take a few more detaled pics sometime but not yet im still decideing what springs too run.
And for steering ive already got that figured out too work with what ive got.
thanks again
adam
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