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Old 06-24-2008
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new leafsprings

a lot of people have been talking about the 6" skyjacker leaf springs. I have a superlift and I was thinking about getting the lift springs so I would be able to get rid of the lift blocks. I went out and measured the blocks and they are about 5 3/4" tall total (stock block & superlift block). so by going with the new spring it will be about a 1/4" higher. I was told that I would have to crank my tbars to get it to sit like it does now is that true? they are not cranked right now. also my leafs look really flat. I have never really paid much attention to them what do you guys think? if they are bad how much "lift " do you think I my have lost?


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Something to consider....the superlift blocks are tapered. So depending on which side you are measureing off of.......you might be dead on, or slightly taller. Which.....the superlift kit sits a little low in the rear anyway...so it'll be dead on(i think).
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that looks pretty scary there... if you do get taller springs you can keep one block and get some chevy shackles if you need to be taller still
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if you get the skyjacker 6 inch springs and take out 5-1/2 inches of block then the springs are only 1/2" lift springs
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yeah, thats what Im gonna do eventually. i really dont like the lift blocks.

Another option Im considering is just doing an AAL and chevy drop shackles.

Still havent figured out whats better
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yeah, thats what Im gonna do eventually. i really dont like the lift blocks.

Another option Im considering is just doing an AAL and chevy drop shackles.

Still havent figured out whats better
I dont want to do aal's and drop shackles if i do it im getting some new leaf springs. I did a side job saturday that will pay for them now I just have to make sure I can get a place to install them( living in an apartment sucks) if the rear ends up sitting higher i guess i'll just crank the tbars a little to level it out.
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I dont want to do aal's and drop shackles if i do it im getting some new leaf springs. I did a side job saturday that will pay for them now I just have to make sure I can get a place to install them( living in an apartment sucks) if the rear ends up sitting higher i guess i'll just crank the tbars a little to level it out.
Sounds good, definitely let us know how it works out so i can copy you! lol
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I dont want to do aal's and drop shackles if i do it im getting some new leaf springs. I did a side job saturday that will pay for them now I just have to make sure I can get a place to install them( living in an apartment sucks) if the rear ends up sitting higher i guess i'll just crank the tbars a little to level it out.

Know what you could do also......is do a hanger reversal. Flip your rear spring hangers around, it'll lower the back about an inch.
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