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rear springs for front springs Q's
« on: Nov 30, 2006, 06:53:59 PM »
What does using your rear springs up front intell (welding cutting etc.)? I am wondering if you have to do X over steering or can I get away with using stock? I don't have the money quite yet. But I want to lift my truck more and move my axle forward more and that seems like a cheap easy way.
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Re: rear springs for front springs Q's
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2006, 07:04:11 PM »
im pretty sure its a direct swap, but u should probably save up for the x-over steering

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Re: rear springs for front springs Q's
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2006, 08:11:58 PM »
With the amount that the springs move your axle foreward you will have to go to a cross over steering set up. you will also usually have to add a few leafs to the pack to compensate for the extra weight on them
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Re: rear springs for front springs Q's
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2006, 10:31:31 PM »
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Re: rear springs for front springs Q's
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2006, 07:41:33 AM »
With the amount that the springs move your axle foreward you will have to go to a cross over steering set up. you will also usually have to add a few leafs to the pack to compensate for the extra weight on them

Nub said it all.... I use rears up front with some s-10rear leafs added. I built a drop spring hanger and even without it the springs alone would have moved my axle far enough forward to justify the push pull box unusable.
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