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My chevy spring swap. 06 FX4

So a few weeks ago i started my chevy 64" spring swap, just going to toss up some pictures and **** here. in case anyone is interested.


last year i cracked a leaf in my stock leaf pack, couldnt find any chevy's at the time and needed the truck in good shape since i was still DD it at the time. so i tossed in some used ranger springs. Did the trick and are still good.

couple weeks ago i found some chevy 64's in prime condition. Guy had em sandblasted, coated in a rust preventitive coating, then painted. really nice springs.

pic of chevy's vs my old ranger leafs

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bed off

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all the junk out! yay!

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for some reason my driver side hanger was bolted on, no complaints here! saves grinding right by the gas tank.

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passenger side ground down

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bolting on

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you'll also note the frame cleanup. I hit it with a wire wheel and hit it with rubberized undercoating.

and leafs on

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tires

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and the bed back on, total added height over the way it sat before is about 2 inches.

thats with removing the stock block. (its on top so it can still be effective as a bump stop pad)

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testing the flex yay

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the tire was off the ground just barely in all these. No locker so the second it had weight off it i was going nowhere. Open diffs/limited slips suck. limited by the fact i still have stock shocks on. had about 2" more before it leaves the ground with proper length shocks

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and thats it for now. once i get new shocks installed i shall update with new flex shots.
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and the bed back on, total added height over the way it sat before is about 2 inches.

thats with removing the stock block. (its on top so it can still be effective as a bump stop pad)

testing the flex yay

the tire was off the ground just barely in all these. No locker so the second it had weight off it i was going nowhere. Open diffs/limited slips suck. limited by the fact i still have stock shocks on. had about 2" more before it leaves the ground with proper length shocks

and thats it for now. once i get new shocks installed i shall update with new flex shots.
Your truck looks great and I'm sure the ride is much improved over stock.

A few things to note... the block is installed incorrectly (upside down) and realistically, you should never have a block between the leaf pack and spring plate. I would recommend getting the proper length u-bolts and taking the block out. This is a safety and functionality concern, not a visual nit-pick.

If you're bent on keeping it in there, make sure you flip it over.
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I'm not getting any pictures !
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I'm not getting any pictures !
I can see them on my phone.
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Blocks upside down so it fits lol. Can't flip it. Won't Work. It's only there till I get new u bolts.
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Nice swap. Plans for the front?
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Dana 30 with coilovers. Once that's done I'll toss on 35's and be good for a while. Till I get bored. Then I'll do Dana 60's and toss on 40's lol.
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Blocks upside down so it fits lol. Can't flip it. Won't Work. It's only there till I get new u bolts.
flip it and switch sides...... itll work..

your shackles are also backwards which will limit your uptravel. other that than it looks real clean.
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Yep. Shackles sure are backwards lol. Brothers doing, but that's fine as well. Temporary till I get new ones. Just tossed it back together so I could pickup my axle. Its not being driven now.

And no the blocks cant be flipped. One side has a pin and the other has a hole. Can't flip the blocks over or it won't fit. Trust me lol. I tried.
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Yep. Shackles sure are backwards lol. Brothers doing, but that's fine as well. Temporary till I get new ones. Just tossed it back together so I could pickup my axle. Its not being driven now.

And no the blocks cant be flipped. One side has a pin and the other has a hole. Can't flip the blocks over or it won't fit. Trust me lol. I tried.
flip them and switch sides left to right. think about it, itll work. trust me...
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Um. No.

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