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i read in an old post that you put Chevy rear springs on your '90 pickup. How far forward did you move your front spring hanger directly from eye to eye? Any pictures/ advice? Also, what about the rear mount, or did you go with the double shackle setup. Thanks in advance, seems like most who have done this swap did it to pre-'89 models. BTW, I have a '92.
 

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I moved the hanger 7 3/4" forward and this moves the axle rearward 1/2" to beter center it in the wheel well. In the rear I used a single 6" shackle and did not move the hanger itself but I would do some kind of double shackle as it will help with the droop. And used a 2x3x1/4" square tube for a 2" lift block and welded it to the spring perch, then caped it with 3/8 plate. If I was to do it again I would save my money and get the all-pro or alcan springs and have no lift block. I just dont think the chevys flex that much better than the stock 51" toy rears with the overload removed. They do ride better and handle a load very well! I think Im going to try a double shackle of some sort and see if that helps balance the rear to the front a little better. If not I might see about takeing the lift blocks off and haveing alcanbuild me a set of 63"ers,just a tought <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes, the chevys were cheap like $90 or something. For the money the are one of the best springs out there. Im just haveing a tuff time getting them to match the 22or 23" of travel that I get out of my front springs. Just me being a picky bitch! Just would like to see the front and rear balanced a little better.

CJ
 
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