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chevy springs or marlin springs
« on: Mar 14, 2009, 05:02:38 PM »
i just got my 83 yota and want to do somethign to the suspension it already has blocks in the rear but rides like a horse and buggy. what should i do go with the chevy swap or buy the marlin springs im kinda new to all this so please help thanx

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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2009, 05:35:41 PM »
i personally run F150 springs on Marlin hangers
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2009, 06:52:50 PM »
depends on what you want. 60 dollar springs or 300 dollar springs... I got a set of 2wd 63's, I havent put them in yet but they seem to work pretty good.
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:27:53 PM »
$60 rock anchor or $300 for a decent spring. I have run F150's/Mazda's on the rear but I hated my shackles dragging the ground. I opt'd for Marlins 4" front springs in the rear and made my shackles go thru my frame for better departure. Of course they are kinda stiff but I will be removing a leaf at a time till I like it. I would rather have a stiffer ride than worry about my hanger/shackles dragging everywhere.
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2009, 02:50:21 PM »
I am real happy with my 4" Marlins. They flex good and im not constantly hung up on them like i see with 63" chevy's. I might pull the bottom overload out to see what it does.

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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2009, 02:57:33 PM »
Im running the 64'' chevy's with 6'' shackles along with 53'' toy rears upfront custom packed with 4.5'' shackles...... i love em!
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2009, 03:40:03 PM »
You could run S-10 springs, a few peps on here are running them with good results. Im getting ready to put em under my truck.
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #7 on: Mar 16, 2009, 09:35:53 AM »
I have heard of s10s as well. I thought about it, but I got chevys instead.

Im running the 64'' chevy's with 6'' shackles along with 53'' toy rears upfront custom packed with 4.5'' shackles...... i love em!

do you got pics? what did you mix the springs with? I am way interested. I had rears up front on my 85 but not the 53" ones. hat does it do for axle relocation?
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #8 on: Mar 16, 2009, 09:42:40 AM »
I say save the cash and run the chevys.....  I have marlins and wouldnt spend the cash on them again.... you can build very good working/riding packs from chevys
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Re: chevy springs or marlin springs
« Reply #9 on: Mar 16, 2009, 10:23:43 AM »
Check out my build, I think i have the specs on there!!! the rears were free (off the back) and the chevy's were $75 from the wrecking yard.... sky sells a good chevy spring bracket kit and i used marlins kit upfront but used marlins rear hangers under the frame for the front! my front has 7 leafs right now but i am going to repack them with a couple stiffer chevies for more uptravel to my bump stops.... they work vey well! Its one of those experimentation deals.... just play untill they work how you want them too!
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