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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #90 on: Apr 25, 2012, 03:59:10 PM »
i have a lead on some rear springs off a 91 suburban, anyone know if those will work?
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #91 on: Sep 06, 2012, 12:23:46 PM »
I run 59" Ford leafs out back on my runner with revolver shackles. The flex is pretty sick...

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #92 on: Oct 06, 2012, 11:50:28 PM »
What would i run if i decided to put the Chevy springs up front? would i use the 53" i think it is or just go toyota?

My buddy used s-10 springs for his front suspension...said rangers would work to but might as well keep it all bow tie lol
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #93 on: Feb 10, 2013, 10:55:29 AM »
What can i do to these 63s to get it to the same height as my ruf
 

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #94 on: Feb 10, 2013, 11:43:20 PM »
add more leaves.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #95 on: Feb 12, 2013, 04:32:52 PM »
You could also buy aftermarket 1-2" lift 63s to gain more height.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #96 on: Apr 25, 2013, 03:46:26 PM »
 :gap: good info I'm gonna get some and try it this weekend.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #97 on: Apr 27, 2013, 10:46:59 AM »
........Or if you've got access to a press and alittle patience, pull them apart and re-arch them to a few inches over desired ride heighth then reinstall and flex the :pokinit: out of them. Should settle relatively close to where you want them.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #98 on: Aug 15, 2013, 01:03:57 AM »
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #99 on: Aug 15, 2013, 09:46:37 AM »
I am collecting parts for my 2000.  Got the 63s for free and bought Ruffstuff frenched hanger kit.  Need to box my frame first. 

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #100 on: Aug 15, 2013, 06:24:22 PM »
Nice truck man... Do you have a build thread??

Nope Not really, I could try to piece something together. Didn't think about documenting it while I was putting it together......Helll who am I kidding I am still putting it together, They are never really done, just in between mods.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #101 on: Aug 15, 2013, 06:30:38 PM »
ya you can say that again, their  never done...  ya I was just curious im in the middle of a chevy spring swap right now then it on to the front end... don't know exactly what im doing for that yet, my buddy has some left over allpro 5'' springs after he did a 3link and I might run those up front... I just thought if you had a build thread I would check it out I really like your truck and its pretty much the exact truck I have, im just not quite built like yours yet  :beerchug:

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #102 on: Aug 16, 2013, 05:58:44 PM »
I built my front spring from three different sets of rear springs. I just cut and fitted them till it looked like what I wanted. :flamer: Not very scientific but hey......They work. :driving: That is how most of my truck has been built, Read some here, read some there, Get out the torches, Bust a knuckle or two. Go try it out break something..........  You know fun stuff. :gap:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #103 on: Aug 16, 2013, 06:43:50 PM »
nice :beerchug:!!! who did your exo cage? I love the black on white look...

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #104 on: Aug 16, 2013, 11:52:15 PM »
Can anyone confirm this PN# for replacement spring bushings on the 63"s?  From Energy Suspension.....I'm fairly sure it is correct.  The stocks have a metal sleeve outside the bushing though.

I got the # from the swap thread on Pirate.    PN#3-2128.........Bushings for both ends of the leaf and not the shackle.

Has anyone used these?  Should I just get Napa ones?
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #105 on: Aug 17, 2013, 07:23:18 AM »
nice :beerchug:!!! who did your exo cage? I love the black on white look...

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #106 on: Aug 17, 2013, 11:53:21 AM »
I guess I'll go Napa.  I forgot I need the external metal sleeve, as well as the internal one for the bolt.  No sense spending $50 on poly bushings and still need to source the sleeve separately.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #107 on: Nov 09, 2013, 08:17:22 AM »
has anyone used the chevy 63 spring hanger kit from inchworm. If so have yall liked it.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #108 on: Nov 09, 2013, 08:40:29 AM »
Same as Ruffstuff looks like.  Description is the same too.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #109 on: Nov 23, 2013, 04:18:10 PM »
does anybody have a writeup on the ruf ? as soon as my 63 chevy spring hanger kit comes in i'm going to do it. haven't been able to find much info such as where to relocate the rear hanger, all ive read is to put it back as far as possible

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #110 on: Nov 25, 2013, 01:24:48 PM »
Got a buddy of mine new to toys. He picked up a set of 1T chevy leafs and is going to use them. I've never heard of this on a Toy.  :yikes:
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #111 on: Jul 14, 2014, 08:49:53 PM »
My Chevy's work fine, but I am going 4" in the front and 2"lift blocks in the rear.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #112 on: Feb 21, 2015, 07:48:41 AM »
Hey guys, just did the swap yesterday(double shackle), I have yet to put in my rear shocks. I took it for a test drive and I feel vibration in 1st/2nd gear. Goes away once I shift to 3rd. Vibration feels like it's coming from the front so I don't think its my driveshaft. Any ideas? I just put in new cab mount bushings but I dont think that is the cause either. I torqued all bolts to spec as well. 
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #113 on: Feb 22, 2015, 05:22:40 PM »
Check your pinion to make sure it is right.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #114 on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:40:20 AM »
My ruff stuff ideal 63 kit shipped yesterday.  I opted to get the new extended perches and shock mounts for the axle and frame.  Their stuff is very beefy and they come with all new poly bushings for the leafs and a u bolt flip kit.  Right now everything is 15% off and the shipping was very reasonable.
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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #115 on: Sep 17, 2016, 12:54:00 AM »
Great FAQ!

I'm currently building towards dual cases on my pickup. The chassis is from a 93 regular cab pickup, and I'd like to use my original driveshaft.

I'd also like to do chevy 63"s at the time I add dual cases so that I only have to worry about getting my front driveline made. I'll probably flatbed it, but I'd like to move the rear axle back the same distance that marlin's adapter and a second case will move back.

My question is: How far forward do I weld the chevy leaf hangers if I want my axle to end up 6.5" back from stock?

I know that this FAQ said for stock axle placement, move the hangers 9" or so forward, but is it as simple as subtracting the two? So about 3" forward?

I'm asking because I think there's a few more angles at play here, and it kinda looks like I might need to cut off the stock hangers in order to get the chevy hangers where I want them..

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #116 on: Sep 19, 2016, 08:30:19 AM »
I don't think you can manage 6.5" unless you put your shackle hangers on a new cross member hanging off the back of the frame.  I've used them a few times and We can typically get maybe a 3" wheel base stretch with the shackles way back on the frame tails.

Shortening your rear shaft is a piece of cake too.  Grind off the old weld carefully, then just use a pipe cutter and the yoke will press right in strait, then weld away.  I have yet to mess one up to the point it vibrates.

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #117 on: Sep 19, 2016, 08:38:43 AM »
Well, i need to move the rear axle back a few inches if I ever wanna fit 35s behind the extended cab haha... Guess linking is the only way...

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Re: chevy springs
« Reply #118 on: Sep 19, 2016, 01:31:54 PM »
you have the brackets already?  I have some to sell.  It's from Hawaii though.
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« Reply #119 on: Sep 19, 2016, 01:37:44 PM »
It's just a few teardrops right? I was just gonna draft them up in autocad and get them cut out... Can't imagine what shipping would be

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