um last i checked your axles are unsprung weight
I don't know if this has been answered already... I looked everywhere and did not find an exact answer. if it has I apologize... but here is my situation:
I bought an 85 sr5 with the chevy 63" convers]ion on already.
flexes great and I like where the axle sits...
but the truck is lower at back than the front, and I want to run larger tires, which means I need a lift.
I do rock crawling, so blocks are no good from all ive read and are discouraged by all my buddies.
add a leaf will change the handling characteristics (flex) and ads weight, plus lots of work for probably a temp solution...
so my question is 3 fold:
1) do u guys know if I can buy an aftermarket spring pack lift, which would simply replace the 63", fit right in (simple swap), and provide say 3 inches more lift? (like a rancho, tuff country or whatever)
2) if so, which chevy / gmc truck models to look for? there a lot of 1/2 and 3/4 ton truck during that decade or so, and having looked for a couple, I see some of these websites show the kits aren't compatible across the years and models of 88-2010 trucks
3) if you were able to answer the above, do u know if these kits flex? don't want just the lift... if its gonna be a stiff replacement, its no good.
The one's I've done I've always done SOAJust curious to all of you guys that are running this swap are you running the axle under to get 2-4" of lift or are you running axle over?