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I read the whole chevy 63" swap thread and just wanted a little bit more info on the subject. I picked up a set of 63" springs from a local junkyard about a week ago. I know im not going to be getting the same amount of lift that i have right now without going to maybe a 2 inch block or even keeping in more leafs. I want it to be as flexy as it can be with maximum droop, i was reading about maybe a buggy leaf setup or double shackle and im still not very clear on the double shackle idea. Long story short i want good amount of lift and maximum performance. thanks before cuz thats a long ass post.

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Most people that I know that did the Chevy springs with the double shackle have since gone to a single shackle. They have a tendency to unload on downhills and a lot of uncontroled droop. A lot of flex is great as long as it is controlled.
 

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thanks oop's ive heard that also and ive also heard that the buggy leaf setup also has a tendency to unload alot, so my question is wut is the best shackle/block/add a leaf setup with these 63's? i got them for a deal (30 bucks all together) and im going to use them no matter wut.

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I am running the 63" spring with a 2" lift block on an 88 4runner with 38.5 14.50 tires and they rub a little but nothin a 2# hammer couldnt take care of:D I did the buggy leaf when I first built the truck and on the first test drive in the driveway the ass end would flex up over 8"s with both cases locked in so I removed those and just placed the shackle hanger farther back
 

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Go with an 8'' eye to eye shackle. If you don't want to make the spring hanger and shackles Sky makes a kit.
 

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Go with an 8'' eye to eye shackle. If you don't want to make the spring hanger and shackles Sky makes a kit.
aaron- lol im going to be honest but thats prolly one of the best pics ive seen of the double shackle setup.

yea i was looking at just buying the kit from sky its exactly wut i need and 120 bucks isnt bad for saving me a couple hours of fab time. they come with only 6 inch eye to eye shackles but maybe if i ask they can make me 8 inch ones? anyone dealt with sky before? good? bad? ok?

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yea i think im just going to run my 63's with 8 inch shackles and call it good. im just looking for a good amount of flex and droop for a cheap price. thanks everyone.


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My pics/setup

63" tech
thats the link i used when i did my swap
i made some extened shackel to go from the stock hanger to the chevy stock shackels, i originaly(the red truck) ran the leafs with the overload and 3in blocks, when i did the rebuild (camo blue ex-cab) i removed the overload, used 2.5in tapered block. before the rear sat too high. this matches well with my 5in allpro front springs and 6in shackels.









here is a pic of a buggy leaf, i am thinking of switching myself but have never ran them. the reason that i want to switch is from my understanding the leaf will give a little pressure, vs just alowing the axel to fall when they drop, therefore more traction.
 

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thanks spunks i really appreciate it ur post helped ALOT, ive just heard bad things about the buggy leaf so idk wut im going to be doing i think im going to try and just run the 3 leafs, overload, and 8 inch shackles and see how im sitting and if anything i can run a small block or wut not. thanks again.

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