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Old June 30th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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52" spring swap?????

Has any one do a 52" spring swap on a chevy? How bad is the swap and how is the ride? and what benefit is there to just buy a lift kit?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?rout...product_id=120

here is a link to the swap parts. they also have a kit for the 81 and newer trucks. the 52s flex a lot better and ride better as well because you dont need as much arch in the spring to get the desired lift height.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks that is a lot of help.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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If you want to go the cheap way, you can also cut out rivets that hold your front body mount in place and swap them side to side. This will give you the extra couple of inches for the front mount. Then just move rear mount back as well.
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http://coloradok5.com/52inchspringswap.shtml
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thats a well laid out swap post there. I need to do that to my cheby! Any one have some 52'' springs laying around?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #7
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thats a well laid out swap post there. I need to do that to my cheby! Any one have some 52'' springs laying around?
I probably have a pair of main leaves and enough other leaves to make up a bastard pack. PM me if you want to try.

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