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Expo. Leaf Swap

I am putting on a pair of 1997 expo leafs and there are a couple questions I gotta ask do you need to use different u-bolts or just stock ones? Do i have to flip the centering bolt? anything else i might need to know? I read the how to for it but it doesnt really go into deep detail about the swap just the basics or is that all i need to know.
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Are you keeping your stock block? Should be fine with ubolts. If not, then you'll need shorter ones.
Shouldn't have to flip the centering bolt there should be fine clearance.
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alrighty thx you ill start the swap now. and ill post pics to keep you guys happy, upgrading my ranger one step at a time.
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awesome. You'll lift that rear pretty good if you're keeping the stock blocks.
Take lots of pictures or you didn't do the swap
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i noticed that on these springs that i got that on the ends where the rubber grommets are one side is bigger which side should i put the shackle on?
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The only side the shackle will slide on to??
lol, the big bushing goes towards the front...the shackle won't bolt onto it.
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oh well, my bad i dont really know sh!tzle about leaf springs but thx tho lol.
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the smaller end had the shackle on expo
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here are the pics i promised you guys its all bolted up and back together. i got a lift out of it. i kept the blocks. ill take pictures of the truck a lil later. Name:  100_1976.jpg
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