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Problems with rears up front... not what I was expecting

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I just finished with my rears up front swap (well, it is sititing on all 4 wheels, still need some small stuff put back together), and the front is sitting about 2" higher than the rear now. Before the frontend was 1-1.5" lower. What happened that I got 3" taller than I was with (worn) 4" lift springs? I was antisipating this to lower the front end more so i can pul the blocks in the rear.

Heres my current setup:
Front: 84 pickup main leaf cut down as an anti wrap leaf, 83 long bed main leaf, 2nd leaf, and 3rd leaf, 84 short bed 2nd leaf cut down, 3rd leaf cut down, 7" shackle, no drop hanger.
Rear: 3 leaf chevy 63" springs, 3" blocks, 6.5" shackle.

Any ideas whats up? And will a stock higth (3.5") shackle work without binding the springs? my intention is to have the rear 1" higher than the front, and have the truck setup to clear 35", no bigger. As of now, I can clear 37" with no rubbing on the firewall.
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Run leaves with less arch and a much shorter shackle. You can take some of the arch out of leaves by taking them out and beating them with a sledge hammer... Dont do too much though because they will probably settle a little after a while anyway.
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