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Old 02-01-2007, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear Spring question.

What is the desirable rear spring to run on the F-toy, I thought i read somthing about chevy springs. I found some chevy springs from a 90' 1/2 ton 2wd for $50 obo. (3 leafs + overloads).

Just wanted to confirm that this was the right spring. & I'll keep sifting throught the build ups to look for what i thought i had read.

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no chevys suck suck suck. they are not good options for ftoys. if you need cheap rears, get some used 56" rears from somebody on this board. or you can try to some s-10 mazda springs, i have never done it though. just make sure they are 56" or shorter springs.
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I started with Ranger/Bronco II leaves. I now have Deavers
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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allrighty then, thats a no go.

Thanks for the input guys!
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I'm using the 51" stock rear springs built up into a 6 leaf pack and ran backwards, thats what Heywood was running too not sure if he changed it before he sold. I get decent flex, could use a bit more droop, but its good enough for me. Its real stable feeling.
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We started with beat to hell all pros in the rear and it worked so so. Now we have Trail gear 5in. at all 4 corners and they are awesome! We pulled the very bottom leaf out and may take one more to get the height down, But they flex good
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I got allpoop 3" buggies front and rear. Haven't really wheeled it much yet but looking like i'll want more up travel on the front so am thinking i'll be changing out to a set of AP 5" fronts (that I already have) and removing leafs as needed. Then i'll do whatever I need to the rears to even it out.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe this is what i was reading!

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