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yoter springs
« on: Oct 20, 2013, 11:16:40 AM »
When switching rear springs to front does it matter what yr the rear springs come from i notice that the  rear taco springs was longer than the pickups an got me curious        :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2013, 07:33:29 PM »
Im sure you could make any of them work but I think most use 79-88 pickup rears or the even longer 3rd gen rears. Are you starting from scratch or wanting something that might work with what you have?

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2013, 08:24:18 AM »
I have an 88 an im starting to gather up parts for a sas im sure my rears will work do the 79-88 flex any diff than the 3rd gens not looking for bunch of lift just teyin get most flex

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2013, 02:15:11 PM »
I used 3rd gen spring (89-94) up front and they have more flex than 14" shocks will accomodate.  The shorter 2nd gen flex like mad as well and they line up a little better for the shackle hanger. I don't think you can go wrong either way...
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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2013, 03:05:30 PM »
 :clap: mad flex sounds good..... with rears up front an 63 out back an a lil trimming think a man can get a 37 or 38 to fit

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2013, 10:59:18 PM »
im running a front ruf pack made from 2 stock 85 packs..top 3 stock leaves,next 3 are cut down to fit...total is 6 leaves..running them with skys boomerang shackles.moved my axle almost 3inch forward from stock. flex is awesome..and so is the ride for leaf springs. clear 37s fine but it does rub so fender trimming is common with ruf.
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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #6 on: Oct 22, 2013, 06:30:23 PM »
Awsome just trying to get a game plan together ... anybody got any tips or tricks for getting a good ride bit with good flex also

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2013, 06:27:05 PM »
Rears up front and chevy rears typically ride pretty nice without much hassle.  The chevy rears tend to end up pretty soft.  I swappped from a pickup body to a 4Runner body and had to add a ton of leaves to the rear packs because of the high rear weight. If you have a pickup you will not have to worry about it though.

Get decent shocks and set up your front bump stops about 1 1/4" before the shocks bottom out.  Your looking for more than stock up travel before bumping out on the bump stops but not too tall. I have found that getting healthy full stuff is better than trying for max extension.  You seem to get more real world articulation that way, although I'm not sure why...

There are a ton of pics and builds on here with the same basic recipe, just search around and you will see everything you need to do.  The just tune a bit to your taste after running it for a while.
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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #8 on: Oct 28, 2013, 06:41:23 AM »
Ok thanks for the advice guys

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2013, 07:47:41 AM »
I got rear Chevy springs in mine. I love them they flex great. I only have 3 leafs in them. I added a rear tier carrier to mine just for more weight in the back. But I could get a 37 on it no problem. I also bobbed the bed at the same time. Just ended the frame where the shackle mounts go.

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Re: yoter springs
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2013, 05:28:01 AM »
Ya thats pretty much my same plan run 63s with some 37s or 38s . Anybody runnin the johnny joints if so do they help any truck performany better

 
 
 
 
 

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