So I'm pretty sure it's been asked before so don't flame me.. On my 84' the previous owner setup the truck with Chevy springs in the rear with a double shackle setup, and lift blocks, and a 5" trail gear lift kit up front. I've already eliminated the double shackle setup in the rear, and made a new rear cross member and added Ruff stuff "way back" shackle hangers..
I've found this setup works really good on the trail with plenty of flex etc - only when I've got the truck loaded down with lots of weight, spare tire, fuel camping gear etc.. The chevy springs are pretty beefy with with a thick overload on the bottom.
So my question is: I'd like to be able to get the flex etc out of the rear springs without having to pack weight around, I'd also like to eliminate the lift blocks. What are your guys suggestions? I've looked into 5" rear trail gear springs but their length is different and I'd have to do a bunch of cutting and moving of the front spring and rear shackle hangers... I thought about trying to make a custom spring pack with the chevy main leaf as a base but.. not sure that would work either.
What are your thoughts...?