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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #30 on: Jul 04, 2010, 11:23:10 AM »
using these 63's from a 1/2 ton chevy to a toyota will make its load capacity 1/2 ton too , right?

I guess. The most weight I ever hauled in my 4runner was myself plus 3 other 200lb + guys, and my entire bed behind the back seat was filled up higher than the back seat with river rock. It was pretty much riding on bump stops but it handled it. I was also running 8 psi in my tires on the drive home... glad it was only 4 miles cuz it would have handled a lot better with 30 psi in the tires :haha:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #31 on: Jul 16, 2010, 10:51:30 PM »
Thanks for the info. This helps out alot. Ive been thinking of doing this to my truck but im still rocking 33s because i drive it so much and i think the springs would drag way too much :(

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #32 on: Sep 12, 2010, 01:45:48 AM »
Best investment on my rig considering $$ per use ratio. paid $40 for a pair. they kik butt :driving:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #33 on: Sep 14, 2010, 01:21:31 AM »
can you run 63inch springs with 31's? or 33's?
Don't worry the operation won't take long..and you'll be much better in the morning

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #34 on: Sep 16, 2010, 01:23:30 AM »
Umm i dont see why not, ur rig may look a lil funny with the lift cuz of small tires but i mean hey i would, they have great flex for cheap
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #35 on: Sep 24, 2010, 05:36:28 PM »
Yup. I'd do it all over again on another rig too. Love my 63s.
FORTYSIXANDTWO---In the pics you posted of your rear leaf spring swap, i notice you went with the dual shackle setup. It looks awesome. I would like to run the same setup when i do the swap. The first shackle, that hangs from the stock hanger, does not look stock. Did you make all the rear shackles yourself, or did you buy them? Thanks
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« Reply #36 on: Sep 24, 2010, 06:29:41 PM »
FORTYSIXANDTWO---In the pics you posted of your rear leaf spring swap, i notice you went with the dual shackle setup. It looks awesome. I would like to run the same setup when i do the swap. The first shackle, that hangs from the stock hanger, does not look stock. Did you make all the rear shackles yourself, or did you buy them? Thanks


The shackle you are talking about that is connected to the stock shackle mount is a stock 4WD chevy pickup shackle, obtainable on the same years as the 63 springs. If you junkyard your springs, you can nab those along with your springs. The other shackle is just a regular 6" shackle like you could buy here or anywhere. Mine are from 4x4 Labs. If the 4wd chevy shackle is not long enough for your liking, the 2WD chevys of the same year range have similar shackles that are about twice as long. I have no need for the extra length, so the 4WD works fine for me. The bumpstop I used to prevent banging against the frame is an IFS bumpstop.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #37 on: Sep 26, 2010, 06:24:36 PM »
Thanks man. I just got back from a crawlin comp up here in northern Michigan where a competitor was running the same setup. One more question: if i can't get a hold of come chevy shackles, can i just run my stock shackle as the first shackle, then a longer one for the second? (I'm trying to go as cheap a route as possible here  :gap:)
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #38 on: Sep 26, 2010, 07:27:57 PM »
Thanks man. I just got back from a crawlin comp up here in northern Michigan where a competitor was running the same setup. One more question: if i can't get a hold of come chevy shackles, can i just run my stock shackle as the first shackle, then a longer one for the second? (I'm trying to go as cheap a route as possible here  :gap:)

Any shackle will work. The 4WD Chevy ones are just convenient.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #39 on: Oct 08, 2010, 01:56:26 PM »
there too long for use on a yota.. too much axle wrap also!!!!!
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #40 on: Oct 08, 2010, 02:20:40 PM »
I run four leaves from a set of 3.5" lift 63" chevys and there is NO axle wrap with that setup.  Taking off the huge over loads droped them about an inch.  They were kind of tall.

Buying the lift springs kind of defeats the purpose of the junkyard springs but you can do alot of tuning to those to fix axle wrap.  The half leaf on top of the front of the leaf pack works really well for eliminating the axle wrap.  It should work great on chevy springs.  We've done it on Toyota springs and wrangler springs lately with great success.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #41 on: Oct 08, 2010, 04:25:31 PM »
there too long for use on a yota.. too much axle wrap also!!!!!

Not too long if you run a normal, or not extremely bobbed bed. They are also fine for non-bobbed 4runners, since 90% of people don't bob 4runners. I have had no problem with axle wrap in 5 some years of running these springs.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #42 on: Oct 08, 2010, 10:47:24 PM »
ya i agree good for a runner because they can handle the weight pretty well..i put some on a runner  and they worked  well  :shhh: on but they didnt lift it much at all.. only like 4 inches
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #43 on: Oct 11, 2010, 07:40:33 PM »
do you have to move the rear spring mount back to swap from 48"s?

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #44 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:58:41 AM »
i would not recomend 48s..ur better off wit watever is on there stock.. or find some random junkyard leafs and make a custom leaf pack..
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #45 on: Oct 12, 2010, 10:58:16 AM »
i would not recomend 48s..ur better off wit watever is on there stock.. or find some random junkyard leafs and make a custom leaf pack..

Not what he asked.

For 63s, do u have to move the rear most hanger... if the stock springs were 48s.
If you do a double shackle setup with a 6in shackle to the stock chevy shackle... then no you can leave it. if your doing a single shackle.... then yes.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #46 on: Oct 12, 2010, 11:39:28 AM »
Well it basically depends on if u want to use  a stock legnth drive line..if u do a double shackle setup then all u have to worry about is getting the front hanger in the right spot and then make sure the leaf spring pins where u want them since that will locate ur axle and determine ur DS legnth
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #47 on: Oct 12, 2010, 03:22:25 PM »
how much would you have to move it for the single shackle? there is only 3-4 inches of frame left to move the mount without adding to the frame

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #48 on: Oct 12, 2010, 07:23:40 PM »
when i put chevy springs on 2 diff runners i moved the rear most mount to the very very end of the frame..to the part where it is c channel.., where the bumper mounts to..the last inch of it, then i boxed it in
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #49 on: Oct 12, 2010, 08:26:36 PM »
i must ask if i bought marlins lift leafs can i do the double shackle setup or doin chevy springs give me more flex

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #50 on: Oct 12, 2010, 08:58:41 PM »
well personally this is a marlin board in all, but the all pro springs hands down flex better and are made better, if u used marlin though it would be pretty close to the same amount of flex.. but the drop shackle is not really flex, it just drops when no weight is on the axle, i personally dont run one for that reason, if there is no weight on the axle wats the help if its in the air or floating on the ground?
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #51 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:33:03 PM »
not a fan of all pro heard to many issues with them by close friends thats why im torn on chevys or marlin

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #52 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:33:56 PM »
i love the 63's..... had them on my 92 and they are now going on my 85 runner but i'm adding Johnny Joint shackle mounts :yupyup:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #53 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:44:07 PM »
i know im coming off dumb but i have to ask with 63s can i do hysteer and what size tire cud i run 33s or 35s???

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #54 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:46:26 PM »
yes you can do hysteer, but you dont put these on the front.....  :psss: 35's..... or bigger if you are down for trimmin some sheet metal  :flamer:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #55 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:49:51 PM »
ok 63s only in rear and then lift front  :hammerhead: maybe i should just stick with marlins trail flrx kit ?

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« Reply #56 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:50:28 PM »
 R u plannin on runnin 63s in the front? but it depends on wat body u have and how much u wanna trim..i fit 37s on a runner, they rubed a little not much, all pro shackles , i have only ran them in the rear. but if used in the front they would clear high steer  :biggthumpup:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #57 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:51:56 PM »
the complete kits r super nice, come with everything besids wheels n tires
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« Reply #58 on: Oct 12, 2010, 09:59:08 PM »
ok 63s in front and rear and can run hysteer i had to clear this up my friend was saying only rear and wasnt worth it thanks for help ill proly stick with 33s for now

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« Reply #59 on: Oct 12, 2010, 10:02:25 PM »
i wouldnt put them in the front, they would hang up on everything...... Complete kits are very nice, just ordered a 5'' marlin kit for the rear of my womans 88 runner :thumbsup:
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