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Old 03-28-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Soft rear springs. Stock length.

I do not have room to move my rear shackle mounts backwards since the po welded on some sort of bumper mount that is in the way. I don't want to cut it off since I ended up using said bumper mount to connect my bumper to.

I have taken the top 3 leaves of an 83 spring pack, then used some of my 84 leaves (cut to length) to finish up the pack. Overall I like the height it gives me but they're a little stiff. I am looking for recommendations on springs I can buy that give lift and are pretty soft but are stock length, or only require moving the spring hangar not the shackle hangar. I'm also interested in the details of anyone else's custom rear spring packs with at least 3" of lift. Here's my rear setup at the moment.

From top to bottom leaf.
1. Main leaf 83 rear
2. 2nd leaf 83 rear
3. 3rd leaf 83 rear
4. 3rd leaf 84 rear (cut down)
5. 4th leaf 84 rear (cut down)
6. 1st main leaf 84 rear (cut down)
7. Short curved overload leaf 84 rear.

If I remove the overload leaf I get pretty good flex but I lose over an inch of height.

Wondering about 51" 3rd gen rears. Only have to move the front hangar?
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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Downey's 3 inch springs are soft. I'm on my 3rd Toy and 3rd set of Downey's.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #3
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63" chevies with a double shackle
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some of this stuff might help

some of the following info is from this spring FAQ
Originally Posted by GRMhick View Post
As someone who is always building 4wd vehicles, its nice to know leaf spring dimensions, to see what will and will not work in certain projects.

I'm trying to compile as much leaf spring information as possible. Please post up any specifications you may know. Right now the best website out there for this information is DRM's side:

79-88 Toyota 4wd Rear 20.5/27.5 long 2 3/8" wide 18mm/18mm or 14mm/18mm spring eyes.

88-98 Chevrolet/GMC 1500 31.5/31.5 long 2 1/2" wide .5625/.5625 spring eyes. Centered eyes.

61.5" Deaver Rear Springs 27.5/34" long 2 1/2" wide .5625/.5625 or .75/.75 spring eyes. Front reverse eye, rear centered eye.

Marlin/Trail Gear/All Pro front springs: 21/26" 2 3/8" wide 18mm/18mm bolt size.

Marlin/Trail Gear/All Pro Rear Springs: 27.5/29" 2 3/8" wide 18mm/18mm bolt size

All Pro 05+ 1.5" rear springs 55 1/2 OAL , 27 3/8 Pin to Front , 28 1/2 pin to rear .

Wrangler YJ: 22.5/22.5 2 1/2" wide

Stock Toyota Front: 22.5/22.5 2/ 3/8" wide 18mm/18mm bolt size

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Chevy 52's look pretty good to me. A stock yota rear spring is 27.5 from center to rear and the 52's are 26 from center to rear. So if I'm calculating this right I'll need to move the rear shackle hanger forward 1.5 inches and the front spring hanger 5.5 inches. This would be to keep the axle in the same place under the truck. I could be totally wrong. Anyone install these and have tips?

Well for now I have taken the top 3 wrapped leaves from an 83 and an entire waggy 7 leaf pack (I removed the main leaf and very bottom small leaf) and stacked them together. Works really well.

I think I'm going to try and go with 51" yota rears next.

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