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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #60 on: Oct 12, 2010, 10:13:45 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

He was bein sarcastic. you can put them in front if you want the front hanger 2ft infront of the vehicle LOL
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #61 on: Oct 12, 2010, 10:20:07 PM »
Chevs r the best way to go for a budget. I did my whole rear suspension, including springs, hangers, u bolt flip, shocks, and shock mounts, for 67 bucks total.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #62 on: Oct 12, 2010, 10:27:58 PM »
Chevs r the best way to go for a budget. I did my whole rear suspension, including springs, hangers, u bolt flip, shocks, and shock mounts, for 67 bucks total.

:pokinit: I pait 80 bucks for my springs at Spaldings Auto in Spokane, WA. and they didnt even give me the right fricken springs I was looking for. I was bummed. but Ill rock 'em for now.

I was told that the 88-99 Tahoes had the 63's as well and being a tahoe they'd be more "broken in" due to being a heavier vehicle. the guy said oh i always ask for those springs on that vehicle they work better. come to find out after i get all the way home... yeah 54" Chevies :( I was bummed.

But i think they'll work good. they are 4leaf w/ an overload. arent F150s around that length too?
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #63 on: Oct 12, 2010, 11:03:48 PM »
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #64 on: Oct 13, 2010, 12:23:19 AM »
Chevs r the best way to go for a budget. I did my whole rear suspension, including springs, hangers, u bolt flip, shocks, and shock mounts, for 67 bucks total.

I traded 12 Coronas for my 63s with 4wd shackles. :gap:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #65 on: Oct 13, 2010, 01:16:48 PM »
ha this dude buyin a couch at my buddys house said he had a bunch of random leafs at his house, so he droped em off and i dont know wat the fronts were but they were like 4 inch longer than marlin fronts, well anyways they flexed like a savage..there were a bunch of very very thin leafs..so sick for some random free leafs. then used  a set of 2wd 63s in the rear from pick n scrape for 68 bucks. than runner flexed savage for being on some random junkyard leafs!! :yikes: :attention:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #66 on: Dec 10, 2010, 07:49:25 PM »
I purchased a set of Energy Suspension bushings for my 63" chevies. I was at Tractor Supply looking for bolts to use in mounting the springs. They didn't have any 9/16 bolts, so I bought 3/4 because they were the same size as the metal bushings Energy gives you to put inside the urethane bushing. Is there a problem not running  the metal bushing and just sliding the 3/4 bolt right through the urethane bushing? Thanks for any help!
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #67 on: Dec 10, 2010, 08:09:53 PM »
Try running a bolt that completely runs on the shoulder.  Most threads are smaller on OD, in the threads. Threads will chew up bushings, and shackle holes.  Run a nylon nut, or stover, so you dont bend the shackle.  Be prepared for premature wear on the bushing.  If you can't find the 9/16 hardware then I can set you up.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #68 on: Mar 06, 2011, 09:10:09 AM »
can anyone give me an exact model to get the chevy shackles off of? i got my 63s from a friends, and Im not sure what chevy to get shackles from.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #69 on: Mar 06, 2011, 10:30:51 AM »
88-99 Silverado 1500 should have those shackles. they are reversed on the trucks.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #70 on: Jul 06, 2011, 12:57:19 PM »
i had an 2004 1500 in the shop the other day and it had 3 leaf 63" springs on it. so what is the difference between that and the 77-98 springs
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #71 on: Jul 08, 2011, 06:21:35 PM »
i had an 2004 1500 in the shop the other day and it had 3 leaf 63" springs on it. so what is the difference between that and the 77-98 springs

the newer ones are thicker.... i grabbed a set of those same springs (2004) and the guy told me I wanted a earlier set. the spring rate works way better for a light truck :beerchug:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #72 on: Jul 08, 2011, 08:58:30 PM »
Don'tcha love it when people tell you what you'll like?   :shake:

I love my 63s; got em from u-pull for about $40; came from some 2wd Chevy/GMC trucks. It's easier to pull the right-side from 2 trucks instead of fighting the fuel tank. Trust me.   :yesnod: 

I've been looking into F150 springs for whatever I build next just to see what the differences are between them and the Chevy springs (besides almost a foot in length).

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #73 on: Sep 28, 2011, 01:21:31 PM »
hey if anyone has some pics of there 63s on a short bed regular cab pick up, preferably pics of the hanger.  and maybe some clearance pics, or whatever u got would be nice hahah and if ur runnin double shackle or not

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« Reply #74 on: Sep 28, 2011, 02:21:42 PM »
Don'tcha love it when people tell you what you'll like?   :shake:

I love my 63s; got em from u-pull for about $40; came from some 2wd Chevy/GMC trucks. It's easier to pull the right-side from 2 trucks instead of fighting the fuel tank. Trust me.   :yesnod:  

I've been looking into F150 springs for whatever I build next just to see what the differences are between them and the Chevy springs (besides almost a foot in length).

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F150 springs are great too. This is AJ's runner with F150s a few years ago. I was impressed. I think he bent them shortly after this though.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #75 on: Sep 28, 2011, 02:25:32 PM »
f150 and ruf, I talk to alot of peeps that went this way after chevys because their too long

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #76 on: Sep 28, 2011, 03:01:27 PM »
f150 and ruf, I talk to alot of peeps that went this way after chevys because their too long

Length is their only downfall, especially on bobbed trucks. They are perfect for 4runners though or people who want to keep their beds stock.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #77 on: Sep 28, 2011, 03:04:30 PM »
I love my chevy's.  my bed is bobbed 11 inches and wheelbase stretched to 111 inches.  I've never had any problems with them being too long or anchoring on rocks. 


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« Reply #78 on: Sep 28, 2011, 03:07:05 PM »
Yeah I know there are plenty of people that run them with bobbed beds. Seems to be the biggest complaint though. Looks great on your rig superyota.
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« Reply #79 on: Sep 28, 2011, 03:59:41 PM »
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #80 on: Oct 09, 2011, 05:59:14 PM »
I just did this swap to my 84 xtra cab last month. I used the chevy front spring hangers and 6" shackles on the rear, I also moved mine back making my wheelbase longer. I have 2" blocks on it also it gave me about 5"s of lift, I didn't change anything else except 6.5" longer drive shaft. I then moved my rear springs to the front with TG SAS mounts that matched the rear lift just right.This moved my front axle forward 2" my truck now has 115" wheelbase. I love it on the climbs, Of course you can't do this with a bed without major surgery. The front clears my 35" BFGs no problem.

I don't know why people say they are too long, I don't have any problems climbing walls and I follow my buddies around everywherer they go in their linked rigs, And it is the best riding yota I've been in except a linked truck.
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« Reply #81 on: Oct 11, 2011, 04:15:28 PM »
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #82 on: Nov 14, 2011, 06:12:23 PM »
I love my 63s. I run a double shackle set up as well.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #83 on: Nov 19, 2011, 05:48:47 AM »
Hey just wondering what size shocks everyone is using when doing the 63 and the ruf? 12 or 14"?
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #84 on: Nov 20, 2011, 07:36:49 PM »
Hey just wondering what size shocks everyone is using when doing the 63 and the ruf? 12 or 14"?

I run 14s like this /\ in the rear but I think 12s would work too depending on how you mount them.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #85 on: Nov 20, 2011, 07:43:40 PM »
I run 14s like this /\ in the rear but I think 12s would work too depending on how you mount them.
My rear is mounted like /\ so I'll get some 14 in the rear and 12s with the rufs

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« Reply #86 on: Nov 20, 2011, 08:41:57 PM »
My rear is mounted like /\ so I'll get some 14 in the rear and 12s with the rufs

Doesn't hurt to take measurements to be sure.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #87 on: Nov 22, 2011, 09:22:08 PM »
i frenched my 63's into the frame so I had to ditch the 14''s and install 12''s at less of an angle so I am now actually using the damn shock
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #88 on: Dec 06, 2011, 09:44:28 PM »

yo i found your thread makes alot of sence i understand completly what you were saying : )thanks
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #89 on: Jan 24, 2012, 04:47:35 PM »
thanks for all the info. defitnitley gonna consider this 
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