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I have '91 toy rears in the rear of my '85 with a inch-and-a-half add-a-leaf. Flexes alright.
I am getting a new rear bumper with spare tire carrier on my truck.
Here is the questions.
Should I put the chevy's in? Will the work better at keeping the ass-end up in the air?
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Should I just put in another add-a-leaf and get the springs re-arced?
 

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FWIW, Chevys are fairly flat and VERY soft... meaning they squat down with a lot of weight on them (but that's why they flex so well... right?).

A 4-leaf chevy pack plus an add-a-leaf added might work pretty well though...? (probably need some blocks too like most of us). Tough call.

I'd probably just buy some AP springs and be done with it since they seem to carry a load pretty well and flex good if there's weight on them... but you seem to like to build your own stuff... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Erik Beeb:
<STRONG>FWIW, Chevys are fairly flat and VERY soft... meaning they squat down with a lot of weight on them (but that's why they flex so well... right?).

A 4-leaf chevy pack plus an add-a-leaf added might work pretty well though...? (probably need some blocks too like most of us). Tough call.

I'd probably just buy some AP springs and be done with it since they seem to carry a load pretty well and flex good if there's weight on them... but you seem to like to build your own stuff... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Thanks for the info. That sounds like it would make sense. I just know that the current leafs that I have are reallllllllly soft and I thought maybe just maybe the chevy's might work better.

Thanks again
 

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remember that chevys move the rear hanger back about 4 inches. that can create problems with bobbed runners. just an fyi.....brad
 

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Originally posted by BRBx4:
<STRONG>remember that chevys move the rear hanger back about 4 inches. that can create problems with bobbed runners. just an fyi.....brad</STRONG>
I have about 2inches left on my frame. I can really move them back at all or else its not going to be as strong.
SOoooooooooooooo I have to move it back? Bringing it forward the 11.5" isnt enough?
 

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Originally posted by Whizzy:
<STRONG>I have about 2inches left on my frame. I can really move them back at all or else its not going to be as strong.
SOoooooooooooooo I have to move it back? Bringing it forward the 11.5" isnt enough?</STRONG>
...I think that's just for the 3rd gen trucks/2nd gen runners... I think you're ok. If not, you can always go 15.5" forward with the fronts and be back at 102" for wheelbase...? Or you could then move the center pin mount 4" forward on the rear axle and be all perfect again...?
 

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whiz, how far are your hangers back already? if already 2 inches behind stock, you may be able to stay there with a long shackle. if at stock, your shackle angle may be too flat. btw, i moved mine back 4 inches, then cut off the frame above the hangers(rear) and behind. gusseted it and have had no strength issues(did this so i could fit tailgate on after 8 inch bob) hth--brad <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
oh yeah, i run a 3 leaf pack(olus overload) and a pro comp long addaleaf. works great, but weight does squat the springs down quite a bit.......
 

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Whizzy I saw your truck flexing at the show and shine and after seeing Brads runner with the chevy's I don't know if you want to swap to chev's.Brads 4runner is running 4 leaf pack with the over load flexes better than it did but not overly impressive. Maybe just add another stock leaf to the packs you have.

[ 10-25-2001: Message edited by: Pook ]
 

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Originally posted by Pook:
<STRONG>Whizzy I saw your truck flexing at the show and shine and after seeing Brads runner with the chevy's I don't know if you want to swap to chev's.Brads 4runner is running 4 leaf pack with the over load flexes better than it did but not overly impressive. Maybe just add another stock leaf to the packs you have.

[ 10-25-2001: Message edited by: Pook ]</STRONG>
agreed totally... i think Crash is putting waggie's on teh back of mine this time <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Brad. my truck is bobbed 10.5in and the rear shackles are already pulled back. This image is kinda hard to give an idea I guess, but you can at least see it.


DSI. What are your thoughts on the waggy's holding up to the added weight?
 

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Originally posted by Whizzy:
<STRONG>Brad. my truck is bobbed 10.5in and the rear shackles are already pulled back. This image is kinda hard to give an idea I guess, but you can at least see it.


DSI. What are your thoughts on the waggy's holding up to the added weight?</STRONG>
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ask crash, he'll tell ya <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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i took out 8" in my bob. it took some work to get my tailgate back on, and my shackles...with the cheby springs, are right at the tailgate. i bet you would have trouble unless you would mount the shackles on a rear bumper. hth
greg
 

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Originally posted by 4x4runner:
<STRONG>unless you would mount the shackles on a rear bumper. hth
greg</STRONG>
Do you know how well that works? Sounds kinda hokey to me.
I guess my best bet is to figure something else out.
thanks
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