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Old 06-04-2004, 10:56 AM   #176 (permalink)
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I have 3 leaves plus the overload. My overload sticks straight out and there is about a 2" gap. If your springs are sitting on the overloads, are they about flat?
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Old 06-04-2004, 02:20 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Not quite flat because the overload has an arch to it.
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Old 06-04-2004, 05:18 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried to get less lift out of 63" chevy's I'm running buds mount with an longer schackle only because my frame is cut off and I had to. I'm thinking take out the middle leaf and through a stock one in. any help is apreciated. thanks
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Old 06-06-2004, 05:54 PM   #179 (permalink)
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no mine has space above the OL. hell I dont think it coudl possible hit it unless I jumped off a cliff.
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:06 AM   #180 (permalink)
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I got too much lift outta these springs. I have the OME 882's infront, which give about 2.5", where as these Chevy's with a 5" (eye to eye) shackle gave about 4" on the driver side and 5" passenger. The springs are 3 + overload. As of now, my shackle angle is at 45*. I would like to lower the bed just a little, because it is so much higher than the front. Would I be better off removing the thick overloads? or should i redrill the shackle? I am worried that if I redrill the shackle that my angle will be too steep.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2004, 03:45 PM   #181 (permalink)
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I got too much lift outta these springs. I have the OME 882's infront, which give about 2.5", where as these Chevy's with a 5" (eye to eye) shackle gave about 4" on the driver side and 5" passenger. The springs are 3 + overload. As of now, my shackle angle is at 45*. I would like to lower the bed just a little, because it is so much higher than the front. Would I be better off removing the thick overloads? or should i redrill the shackle? I am worried that if I redrill the shackle that my angle will be too steep.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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i've seen your truck all over the internet, Brandon. That tacoma is BOOTYFAB...whoever welded on the thing looks like they did it with their feet.

And I think that you need to just pull the overload and call it done....or SAS the front.
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Old 06-13-2004, 05:46 PM   #182 (permalink)
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i've seen your truck all over the internet, Brandon.
STALKER! Do you have little cameras in the smoke detectors in my house so that you can watch me change clothes? And I thought my ex-girlfriend was weird...

Seriously though, redrill the shackles or pull the overloads?
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:04 PM   #183 (permalink)
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definately pull the overloads..thats all you can do.

then we'll need to work on your keystone drinking skillz and start a SAS.

whats with this 'ex girlfriend' thing? i thought u and your girlfriend were 'tight'....or maybe i'm thinking of someone else.
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:52 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Anyone have some pics of the Sky chevy swap kit after installation? And did you hit any caveats when using this kit?
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Old 06-29-2004, 12:21 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Anyone have some pics of the Sky chevy swap kit after installation? And did you hit any caveats when using this kit?
I didn't take any pictures, but I installed using Sky's kit. I went ahead and pulled the bed and gas tank to make the install and welding easier. And right now I am running a 9" eye to eye shackle in original shackle location. Figure I got around 4" of lift.
Only thig was, I had to redrill the 1/2" hole in Skys hanger For the 9/16" chevy bolts. No biggie though, Great product.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:05 AM   #186 (permalink)
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This might be an Ignorant question but can anybody tell me were you can go to get some NEW 63" leafs? Ive been looking for weeks around the picknpulls here and found nothing. the truck wrecking yards want 100+ dollars for junk springs.
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:12 AM   #187 (permalink)
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Try ecology auto parts, they only charge $23 per side as of a couple weeks ago. "ecologyautoparts.com"
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:57 AM   #188 (permalink)
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This might be an Ignorant question but can anybody tell me were you can go to get some NEW 63" leafs? Ive been looking for weeks around the picknpulls here and found nothing. the truck wrecking yards want 100+ dollars for junk springs.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:19 AM   #189 (permalink)
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This might be an Ignorant question but can anybody tell me were you can go to get some NEW 63" leafs? Ive been looking for weeks around the picknpulls here and found nothing. the truck wrecking yards want 100+ dollars for junk springs.
it hink jc whitney sells some stock replacement ones 70-100 dollars, dont know off the top of my head
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:19 PM   #190 (permalink)
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pay the $100 for a pair, I did a few years back, still a cheap price, I just bought AllPro F&R was like $265-295 rears & $199 fronts If JCW has them I think they are $100 ea
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:07 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Are there some replacement bushings that have a 3/4" or 18MM ID? Maybe I can get some replacment bushings and not put in the center sleve?
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:50 AM   #192 (permalink)
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I was looking through some old 4wd mags, and saw an article about putting greasable bushings in a chevy pickup. I noticed they used poly bushings with a sleve. Any chance someone knows the specs on these? I dont like the idea of poly, but it better than what I have now.
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:26 PM   #193 (permalink)
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shock size

I am interested i knowning which shocks people are using who don't have any blocks. I purchased a pair of the 63" chevy 1/2 ton leaf springs, and I am going to buy shocks tomorrow. I don't really know anything about shocks. Is anyone running a taco with these leaf springs but not extra lift (i.e. blocks)? If so, what kind and size shocks are you using. Thank you.

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Old 07-25-2004, 12:38 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Right now I feel like my overloads are comming in alittle too soon for my liking. I am thinking about cutting down a stock yota front leaf (one 6mm one) to just longer than the U bolts, and putting it between the 3rd leaf and the overload instead of the rubber deal thats in there now. Does anyone see a problem with this? I am still not running any bumpstops.

And I am still looking for bushings with a 3/4" ID. Does anyone know the ID of the spring eye?
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Old 08-11-2004, 10:21 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Does anyone else make a kit other than Sky? Thier's looks good, but I just want to check out all the options first. Thoguht about making some, but I don't really have access to any metal working tools.
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:35 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Pictures of the Sky Kit before Install

Just got a Sky Kit yesterday to do a Prod Review on. I don't see how you can go wrong with this kit. I can already see it's a money & timesaver BIG TIME over buying the raw materials and making all the parts. Can't wait to get it installed!
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:15 AM   #197 (permalink)
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I've read the whole thread, its great and answered almost all my questions but a few.

I have a question. for the front spring hanger you use 3.5 x 3.5 square tube. How long do they need to be min? Meaning width and hight are 3.5 inches.. what's the recommended length? and where should the wholes be drilled for the bolt. Do I need to cut out the bottom of the tube? I have everything but just need to figure this out before I get my metal so they can cut it if needs be.

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How long does what need to be? Recommended length for what? Cut out the bottom of WHAT tube? Welcome to Pirate nOOb
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:39 AM   #198 (permalink)
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Never mind I figured it out.
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:49 PM   #199 (permalink)
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Dude, I haven't been here long, but c'mon. Look at the picture RIGHT FRIGGIN ABOVE YOUR POST! O.K. you see the things that look like they could be made out of 3.5" square tube? Build some. If this is beyond your comprehension you should go buy a Bronco and make James Duff rich!


Sorry if I'm a little blunt, but I just joined this forum and I'm already sick of the repetition of stupid questions!
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #200 (permalink)
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63" Chev spring pack

Tried the 3 spring pack with clamps. too much lift. Not enough flex. Stiff. Too much lift. No wheel hop though and more stable than the OEM.

Tried 2 springs. No spring clamps. Lift perfect. Lots of flex. Smooth on the bumps. Wobbly under sharp turns. Springs closer to flat than is comfortable (with a load). A little bit of wheel hop under hard acceleration.

Tried 2 springs plus the overload. No spring clamps. Perfect. Plenty of flex. Stable.
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