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Chevy Leafs.......

I asked this in someone else's post so instead of hijacking their post, i will start a new one......


I am getting lifted Chevy leafs for Christmas. It doesn't bother me to run a shackle, but for $20 cheaper I can get the Pro Comp 5"-5.5" lift springs.. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku ...my question, would they give me the same amount of lift as the Pro Comp 3" lift springs and the Chevy lowering shackle?

The 5.5" lift Chevy springs are $121.95 and the 3" lift Chevy springs are $109.95... http://store.summitracing.com/partde...39061+400145+0 ......then another $47.95 for the shackles...... http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku ......
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btw....currently i am running the stock lift block on top of a 3" lift block with the stock springs.......i know i shouldn't have stacked blocks, but i didn't have a site like this when i lifted it so i didn't know not to....
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stock block 2.5" ?

how much lift in the front?
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i have 5.5" lift springs in the front...
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Its kind of a hard thing to decide upon, trying to figure out how much lift your going to need with full size springs. See, on a ranger running no blocks and a Chevy lowering shackle, the ProComp springs for a Chevy truck will add 5-6" of lift, pretty much guarenteed. So for that Combo you have the full size Leafs, and Shackles.

I would assume that the Chevy drop shackles i have give me 1-2" of lift. Now if you are using the 3" lift springs and Stock Shackles, i would assume something more along the lines of 4" of lift (but again i could be wrong) So to compensate for not having the Drop Shackles, one would assume you'd need 5-6" full size Lift Springs. The reason i went with the 3" ProComp lift springs is because of a few things..
1. I already knew they would give me the lift i wanted/needed.
2. They work good, give you a decent ride, etc.
3. I already had the Drop Shackles

So its really up to you what you want to do..
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The reason i went with the 3" ProComp lift springs is because of a few things..
1. I already knew they would give me the lift i wanted/needed.
2. They work good, give you a decent ride, etc.
3. I already had the Drop Shackles

So its really up to you what you want to do..

more like you looked at mine and rode in mine, that is what made your decision.
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i have 5.5" lift springs in the front...

then normal chevy leaf springs add 2.5-3" of lift on a ranger.

remove the stock 2.5" block from your truck and you will need 5.5" chevy lift springs.


5.5" chevy lift
+2.5 added lift to ranger from chevy springs
-2.5" block
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5.5"

and you have 5.5" lift in the front.

i think you answered your own question.
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more like you looked at mine and rode in mine, that is what made your decision.
uh yeah...lol
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im thinking of geting some springs too.. i need a few inches in the rear so i can get to full flex..i rub just a little, and if i had a inch or 3 i could clear.

idk if i want to get the shackle and then get springs or just do the bigger lift springs like you are debating
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im thinking of geting some springs too.. i need a few inches in the rear so i can get to full flex..i rub just a little, and if i had a inch or 3 i could clear.

idk if i want to get the shackle and then get springs or just do the bigger lift springs like you are debating

a stock chevy spring would work good for you. that is what we did for evan.
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a stock chevy spring would work good for you. that is what we did for evan.
He has a AAL and Tbar crank though, he needs a little more than Evan I think.
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He has a AAL and Tbar crank though, he needs a little more than Evan I think.
stock chevy's and the stock Ranger lift block......and then if he needs more, then get the shackle's....
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He has a AAL and Tbar crank though, he needs a little more than Evan I think.
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stock chevy's and the stock Ranger lift block......and then if he needs more, then get the shackle's....

when i had my chevy leaf springs i had the stock block and chevy leaf springs with the superlift. it was level. he doesnt have the superlift.

chevy springs and drop shackle would do him good.

but what do i know.
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but what do i know.
notta darn thing!
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ive got AALs and t-bars..if i ditch stock block..run chevys with drop shackle? ill be just right..i got that from bill I just wanna double check with a few more people to confirm b4 i start buyin and either need more or not enough
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evan read about two posts up. lol
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evan read about two posts up. lol

i gotcha now..but im not wantin to run a block so would i sit 2.5" lower then what im at now?
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chevy springs and no blocks is stock ride height maybe a little more .5"?. added shackle will be another 1"-1.5" so it should be dang close.
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i mean if i have to ill run a 1" block that i got in the garage but id rather not run anything..
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yea that is what i was thinking.
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yea that is what i was thinking.

cuz im hopin to stuff some 35s in the wells soon..i know ill do a lil trimmin but wont be to bad i dont think knowin im goin down to a 9" wide wheel..but we will see..

iight so beltech shackle and springs will be bought soon
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cuz im hopin to stuff some 35s in the wells soon..i know ill do a lil trimmin but wont be to bad i dont think knowin im goin down to a 9" wide wheel..but we will see..

iight so beltech shackle and springs will be bought soon
aaron and andy are stuffing 35s.
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yea andy rubs only on full flexes..but i just like the look of no blocks..but ill be runnin a 9" wheel so i think ill be fine and dandy
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