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I was going to try the re-arching route, but all the shops want $$$$$ , and it will only give me about 2 inches... What are you guys doing to get more lift from them. I have a supercharger, so i don't want to go over a 2 inch block, i am willing to put in an AAL, but i think it will only give me about 2 inches... any other ideas???
 

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add a leafs or longer shackles? <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm thinking about SAS'ing our 94 4Runner and was thinking that some 4" rear chevy springs would give about 5-6" of total lift... might try that route?
 

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I may be outta line here, but I think he was asking someone who actually has modified their truck....
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What, you don't like the cheap way of re-arching them yourself? And to think, I wasted money on a long distance call just to verify for you. Gee, thanks. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Rockota:
<STRONG>I'm thinking about SAS'ing our 94 4Runner and was thinking that some 4" rear chevy springs would give about 5-6" of total lift... might try that route?</STRONG>
If you are going to buy aftermarket Chevy lift springs why not just get some aftermarket Toyota springs from AP, AOR, or Alcan. The whole idea of using Chevy springs is the cost, everyone I know has picked up the springs at a wrecking for $100. or less. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by OPP'S:
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The whole idea of using Chevy springs is the cost, everyone I know has picked up the springs at a wrecking for $100. or less. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I disagree here, I think it's cause they are long and flat so they flex very well. get a 2" block, drop shackle by 4" for another 2" lift, that's 4" throw in an AAL for another 2"=6" how much you want?
 

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Originally posted by SeaBass44:
<STRONG>I disagree here, I think it's cause they are long and flat so they flex very well. get a 2" block, drop shackle by 4" for another 2" lift, that's 4" throw in an AAL for another 2"=6" how much you want?</STRONG>
Guess I should have said the cost for a very flexy spring
 

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Pardon my ignorance. With all the Chevy spring talk, what Chevy do the long flat springs come off? Truck, van, fullsize, S-10? Thanks.
 

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I used the main leaf and next one down along with the rest of my old stock size lifted springs and 3inch lift shackle still flexs like crazy. My buddy bought a set of rough country 5inch springs for a chevy they were around $350 and flex like crazy. I think my old springs were nwor 5inch. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by AJJinAK:
<STRONG>Pardon my ignorance. With all the Chevy spring talk, what Chevy do the long flat springs come off? Truck, van, fullsize, S-10? Thanks.</STRONG>
'88 and newer Chevy 2WD 1/2 ton truck. Remove the over load leaf.

I got good lift with mine. I used a 2" block. I moved the mounts forward 10" instead of the normal 11" for a tad longer wheelbase. I will be buying some Chevy lowering shackles to use. This should give me about 1.5" more lift.
 

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Cut the rear shackle hanger off the frame and weld some 2" receiver hitch stock between the shackle hanger and the frame. This will give you the 2" you want and no axle wrap problems from using lift blocks.... if your worried about pinion angle add a shim to correct it. Just my 2 cents.... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Benny:
<STRONG>'88 and newer Chevy 2WD 1/2 ton truck. Remove the over load leaf.

I got good lift with mine. I used a 2" block. I moved the mounts forward 10" instead of the normal 11" for a tad longer wheelbase. I will be buying some Chevy lowering shackles to use. This should give me about 1.5" more lift.</STRONG>
miss info alert <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> 88-98 not 88-up <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I droped my rear hanger like this,<IMG width=320 height=240 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/4h rear drop hanger 63 chevys.JPG">

and used a long shackle, looks like I need a 2" block to match my front 44044's + I droped my front a bunch too so if you haven't done a big drop down front crossmember you shoudn't even need a block.
 

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My nieghbor brdpraey got some 6inch sky's for the front of his dodge and they flex great. Hey seabass if he gets the chevs 75$
a block 50$ an add-a-leaf 50$ and a drop shackle 50$ how for is he from new springs?
225$ for the el cheepo setup?
 

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as i understand, the Chevy leafs come in 3 and 4 leaf packs, which is the hot setup? Is the 4 leaf pack just the same as the 3 leaf but with an overload leaf too?
 

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Excellent pic Seabass.....that's exactly what I'm talking about (although a different method, same concept.....)
 

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Originally posted by BrianR:
<STRONG>What, you don't like the cheap way of re-arching them yourself? And to think, I wasted money on a long distance call just to verify for you. Gee, thanks. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
It wasn't a wasted call <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">. I saw your post on the General board. I will try your re-arching method in a few weeks.
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I kept the overload in mine,just cut it down-flush with back of perch,~5" in front of perch.Just an "antiwrap block"now.It matches the front(NWOR 3.5")perfect.I'd go addaleaf?Corey.
 

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chevys out of a junk yard are cool if you don't need the lift. but to go out and buy lifted chevy springs new is retarded. buy some all-pro's and be done with it.
 
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