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I am looking to lift my 85 Runner. I need to clear 35x14.5 SSRs and want major FLEX. I am thinking about buying a set of Alcan Springs. My friends are trying to talk me out of it and are trying to get me to put Chevy(yuck) or Mazda springs. What are your opinions on Alcan vs. Chevy springs? I need atleast 6" of lift, I have a 3" body, but want to junk that and get 6" springs. Also, any cheaper alternatives to X over steering? <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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If you put on 6" lift springs you can forget about 'LOTS-O-FLEX'. They gotta be pretty stiff to lift 6".
 

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Do a search on Rancho 44044. Alot of guys are running them in the front with a 2" shackle and it gets them about 5"s of lift. They do flex like mad! Also they are running Chevy springs in the rear. Do a search on Chevy springs also. This combination seems to be the best bang for the buck. I will be doing this as soon as i get some time to work on 85 regular cab/sb. As far as the x-over there is no real cheap way of doing it. You just have to fork over the cash.
 

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do the rancho's or some wrangler springs up front. I don't know about the mazda or the chevy springs I'm not sold on them I personally don't think their all that great.
 

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Originally posted by rockfead2:
<STRONG>do the rancho's or some wrangler springs up front. I don't know about the mazda or the chevy springs I'm not sold on them I personally don't think their all that great.</STRONG>

then how about you tell him and the rest of us what U suggest for the rear if not those 2? I have seen both in person, and they both work very very well <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Kasper:
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any cheaper alternatives to X over steering? <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Ya, no steering
Only option is to build it yourself
 

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I picked my chevy's up for $70 pair and I'm poppin' em in this weekend. I have a couple of friends running them and thay have great flex. They're awesome for the price. For the fronts 44044's work great and so do stock toyota leafs from 89 and up. (ask whizzy about his 91' springs on all four corners...)these are good choices if your on a budget like me......
 

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nothin' wrong w/ the alcans either!
good flex for the 5" springs, and you could get a longer shackle for the 6" lift.
 

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Originally posted by MattS:
<STRONG>http://www.aor4x4.com/orbit-eyepoly-eye.htm

I got the 6 inch lift springs. Call and ask for Randy. He will take care of you. It might take them a few weeks but worth the wait.</STRONG>
I'm with you. Get the AOR springs. Might as well do it right the first time <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> And Randy is good guy to talk to.
 

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I think the chevys are worth there weight in GOLD. I am so sold on them I would recommend them to everyone. Anyway you look at it a longer spring will give you more flex and a lot of drop. I mean a lot of drop in the rear. I can't remember the last time I lifted a time. As far as the 44044 or alcons, or all pro I don't know. I have chevys in the rear with a 2 in block and 5 in sky jacker in front. The sky jacker work fine I think. I get them inverted all the time. It takes a little while to work them in but they work good.
 

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The Chevy's do have great flex, but the only thing that I personally do not like is that you have to run a 2" block.
 

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Originally posted by BigBadBob:
<STRONG>Any comments about the AllPro springs?</STRONG>
Those are probably what I will be getting. I have only heard good things about them.
 

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Originally posted by toyzilla:
<STRONG>The Chevy's do have great flex, but the only thing that I personally do not like is that you have to run a 2" block.</STRONG>
Why dont you like blocks. My chevys are long enough that I dont get any wrap from my 2.5 in. blocks I also plated the perches so the standard block doesnot hang over the perch. and check you u-bolts regularly like you should and there shouldn't be any problems.
 

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I' am running the superlift dodge 6 inch springs. About 8 inches of lift on the toy, no blocks, life time warranty
 

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what do you mean chevys yuck?!!! well my friend (the punisher) has chevs rear and waggy fronts and they work great from where i stand! this is even w/ stock toy shock mounts.
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