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Old 09-30-2010, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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52 inch springs

I have seen alot of plp do 52 inch springs swaps on there chevys and i want to do the same. i just wanted to know if anyone knew how much lift a 52inch spring is?? my guess is about 4inch?? and also if u have any tips or pics of your 52inch spring swap let me see it!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://coloradok5.com/52inchspringswap.shtml

yes around 4 or so depending on condition of springs.

next time search.... very common thing to doand thousands of posts about it
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so then how many leafs total did u end up with in your spring pack?
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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chill out guys.. now i know research as much as possible before postiong and only post things that are worth posting.
Not good enough, you go to hell.

Anyway, I have found that stock springs vary up to 4" and new springs shoot past that mark. I had 2" lifts in the front and they netted closer to 8" just guessing.
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A good condition OEM spring will get you around 4"

Try to get them out of a 2wd truck that has obviously not been abused nor hauled heavy loads
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52s with 7.25 shackle, FLAT in front. My truck has 42s on it now and in getting finished soon i hope. Been saving for a Tow rig to upgrade my D250.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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all your answers can be found either here or here.

after you read the first one, take your time, cuz the second link is very long. sometimes you will have to pick and choose whats good info and whats shit. for those that wade threw the shit, are awarded with beautiful nuggets of information. go to it son, and be in charge of your own destination.
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52s with 7.25 shackle, FLAT in front. My truck has 42s on it now and in getting finished soon i hope. Been saving for a Tow rig to upgrade my D250.
thats exactly what im doing in the front of my truck , how much did you move the front spring hangers forward? and do you have any pics of how you moved the front hangers, i saw on ck5 how you can remove the rivets on the front hanger and relocate it forward and thats what im doing with a 7.25 shackle. and what are running as in number of leafs? ive got a set of 52's that have the 5 stock leafs plus a 6'th leaf added in the middle of the pack and an add a-leaf and was going to go down to 5 instead with no add a-leaf.
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Buy these are go accordingly:
B52 kit:
http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?rout...product_id=120

7.25 Shackles:
http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?rout...product_id=155

Front frame eye hanger:
http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?rout...product_id=114

64's out back with:
http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?rout...product_id=125


Dont forget crossover steering, new shocks, new poly bushing for ALL springs, grade 8 springs bolts that are greasable, and alot of time.....
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Sits like this now that I have different springs on there:



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Old 10-01-2010, 06:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i dig that front spring mount , thanks for that! i was going to do the ghetto ck5 way but that is deffinately on my parts list now, and you didnt move the rear shackle mount up , i rear that its good to but never really understood why? is yours alright bein there at the stock location? and i just ordered a crossover steeringkit from ORU and as soon as that gets here im going to start on my front spring swap
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