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Old 07-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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F150 spring swap

I'm looking for info and pictures on F150 rears on Toyota's.
How well do they work?
Comparable to 63 Chevy's?

Recommended shackles and shock travel?
Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, their departure angle doesn't suck like chevies!!!!!!!!
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Well, their departure angle doesn't suck like chevies!!!!!!!!
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Mmmmmmmm, baby food. Thank you.
Please don't think I didn't do a few searches. It's amazing what others can find with the same search. I found maybe 3 postings regarding this swap.
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Mmmmmmmm, baby food. Thank you.
Please don't think I didn't do a few searches. It's amazing what others can find with the same search. I found maybe 3 postings regarding this swap.

have you read the FAQ?
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have you read the FAQ?
Yes but I still haven't seen any pictures. And all I have heard is there's close to Chevy's but no more info than that. If that were true, why don't more ppl run with them?

Jim, I should have figured you be here.
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Well, their departure angle doesn't suck like chevies!!!!!!!!
yeah, I don't understand why people even mess with the chevies. I run F150s and couldn't imagine how much chevies would kill my departure angle

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LostIt, thanks for the pic. Do you have a few of the springs and shackles? Flexing?
After I'm expecting good things from these springs, even though a few fellow wheelers have told me Chevy's are the ONLY way to go.
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I don't see why anyone runs these or checys when aftermarket toy springs are so cheap!
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I don't see why anyone runs these or Chevy's when aftermarket toy springs are so cheap!
Ha, are you kidding? At $50 a pair for Chevy's or Fords, they're ridiculously cheaper.

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Ha, are you kidding? At $50 a pair for Chevy's or Fords, they're ridiculously cheaper.

I said cheap, not cheaper
no lift blocks needed with good aftermarket springs
chevys got there nitch when aftermarket springs were $500+ & chevys were $100
now for $300 you got a flexy well made spring, I just sold my chevys on a rig I parted for $80, not realy $50 anywhere
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I put Chevy's on and I regret it already. I haven't even run them yet. I'll be ordering some aftermarket springs soon.
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i put f-150s on. i had planned to do chevys and purchased them both but the chevys would have been entirely too long. they were the same price at my local salvage yard.







i have 3 leaves in there now and they flex good, ride good and visually they look perfect with the bob. i need to redo my shock mounts and i think i would have even more travel. the chevys would have been under my cab. btw, i used skys chevy kit.
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I put Chevy's/RUF on my 4runner, and unless I bob it(won't happen), my departure angle is hindered by the body/bumper, not the springs.
BTW, my Chevy springs cost $5(for new center pins).

Took it out Sat for it inaugural run and it flexed great.
I haven't done much reading on the F150 springs, but I know the over hang is a drawback on the chevys.
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LostIt, thanks for the pic. Do you have a few of the springs and shackles? Flexing?
After I'm expecting good things from these springs, even though a few fellow wheelers have told me Chevy's are the ONLY way to go.
did you look in the thread in my sig? There are more pics there.

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I said cheap, not cheaper
no lift blocks needed with good aftermarket springs
chevys got there nitch when aftermarket springs were $500+ & chevys were $100
now for $300 you got a flexy well made spring, I just sold my chevys on a rig I parted for $80, not realy $50 anywhere

I paid $30 for my F150's delivered to me. They were like new with good bushings. These have less rear overhang, and matched my front spring packs perfectly without the need for a block or add a leaf. I've owned aftermarket springs before, and will never go back.
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ford F-150 in the rear and rears up front.


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I paid $30 for my F150's delivered to me. They were like new with good bushings. These have less rear overhang, and matched my front spring packs perfectly without the need for a block or add a leaf. I've owned aftermarket springs before, and will never go back.
I'm sure you have your reasons, must be a secret
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So lets see a flex shot, we don't wheel over lawn rocks........... what is that rock......an 18"er
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So lets see a flex shot, we don't wheel over lawn rocks........... what is that rock......an 18"er
dont really measure the stuff laying around the yard, its still a work in progress so thats pretty well as far as it gets driven for now, we'll have some real pictures soon though. the pics dont show much of the install of the springs but they do flex alright.
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F150 Rears front and back. Its not done yet and still have a lot of fine tuning to do. I have swapped front to rear and pulled the overload from the rear and sit at least 2 inches lower in the rear now.

So far they look like they will flex well.

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4runner guys, about what lift are you getting with the F150 rears? What, if any, springs did you remove?
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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im running f-150 up front and f-250(3" wide) in the rear i think the f-150s would hold up better and flex better out back but they both work pretty good
ive got 4 ford springs and 3 yota rears up front and 4 f-250 leafs out back with no overloads

and yes ive whored this photo before
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Seems the consensus on the F150 springs is to get them out of an '87-'92 2WD truck, run them long side forward (moved 11" forward from the stock 48" toyota spring mount), french the front spring hanger and use the stock shackle mount position in the back. Is this correct? Also, what size shackle are people running with this setup?
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