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I just bought a 85 toyota and it has 36x12.50x15 tires and I cant figure out how much lift it has on it. In the rear it has 4 inch blocks and some sort of add a leaf. I dont know how much lift usually comes from the add a leafs. In the front it has a dropped drag link but i cant tell how much lift?. How do you tell what springs you have? Can the numbers on them be identified? Thanks in advance!?<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/jerrystoy1.jpg"> <IMG width=532 height=442 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/jerrystoy2.jpg"> <IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/jerrystoy3.jpg"> <IMG width=541 height=372 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/jerrystoy4.jpg">


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Measure the amount of drop on the draglink, that'll be your lift. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> 4 inch blocks - 4 inch lift, no? My add-a-leafs apparently dont "lift" anymore than the 4inch lift i already have. They just give the back end a higher "rake", and greater load-hauling capacity. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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How can the numbers on the springs be identified?

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Those look like a stock spring pack in the rear. From the looks of it 4-5" ,just a guess, why, it's not important unless it 1. Doesn't look good to you, or , 2. Tires are rubbing too much for your liking.
 

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maybe go for a 6" that's what I have, but I don't care about tire rub in the front (I trimmed the rear of the fender)

But I also have wrangler springs in front so it flexes way up in there

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Nice looking truck! I agree with the previous post. Looks like stock springs the rear with only the lift block. The front is probably some sort of 5" spring.
 

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that is a mint truck. looks nice! looks like about 6 inchs? from what my stock suspension looks like. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Looks like 4-5" lift springs in the front and stock in the rear.It doesn't look like 7" springs,not enough arch.If you are happy with the way the susp. works and want a little more lift go with a shackle lift f&r.

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The guy who used to own that used to go to my school. I think he told me that it was a 4 wheel parts brand 4" front springs, 4" rear block and rs9000 shocks. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Slow84:
<STRONG>The guy who used to own that used to go to my school. I think he told me that it was a 4 wheel parts brand 4" front springs, 4" rear block and rs9000 shocks. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
That is what I think, I bought a set of 4WPW 4" springs when I was first gathering parts for the SAS and that is what they looked like. I sold them to Slick for his DD and I think he is still running them. Thick leaves, not much flex!!

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Thanks guys, I like the truck alot! I agree with you though, the springs dont flex enough. I want to chand em out but I dont know what is a good spring without having to make any modifications (welding).
 

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Hey how did you attach your rear license plate after removing all that lower sheet metal off the rear of the bed?

There really is no spring that will flex good and still mount in stock position. Because they are so short. You must install longer springs in order to have alot of flex which requires welding new spring perches. Sad but true.
 

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I welded a bracket to the bottom of the bed for the license plate. It works pretty good. The only downfall is that I dont have much reinforcement for the hinges for the tailgate <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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