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question for those with chevy springs

just a quick question about ride height. right now i have the superlift block in the back and thats it. oh and i have the chevy drop shackle along with an AAL. when i do the swap, will i be able to run without a block and still be at the same height? or will it sit a tad bit lower?


also, what ubolts are yall runnin? ill prolly just get some made here in town but i wanted to see what yall were usin..


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I am using 5/8" Ubolts I think, maybe 3/4

as for the springs, on a stock truck you can remove the 2.5" blocks and install the 88-98 chevy 2wd 1/2 ton springs and it will sit exactly the same as it did with the 2.5" blocks.

Id suspect it would be .5" lower.

You could do like I did and move the mounts on the frame down and gain even more lift if you needed it. I gained 2"
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I am using 5/8" Ubolts I think, maybe 3/4

as for the springs, on a stock truck you can remove the 2.5" blocks and install the 88-98 chevy 2wd 1/2 ton springs and it will sit exactly the same as it did with the 2.5" blocks.

Id suspect it would be .5" lower.

You could do like I did and move the mounts on the frame down and gain even more lift if you needed it. I gained 2"
Got any pics of the hangers you made?
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yea i like that idea. any pics?

that superlift block is roughly 4". so if i take that block out and only run the 63s with my aal weaved in its not gonna be anywhere near as high right?
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I will probably have to take some new pics because I am not sure where the originals are.

I just moved the back mounts down, so the top holes are now in the bottom ones. Then I made a piece at the bottom of the frame for the new holes.

Then the front I just drilled all new holes at the same distance down. I think I got somewhere around 1.75" - 2" of lift from it.

Ill try to get some pics tonight.
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well you originally did your swap when you had your SL on am I correct? how did that make it sitting accoring to the SL height?
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yea i like that idea. any pics?

that superlift block is roughly 4". so if i take that block out and only run the 63s with my aal weaved in its not gonna be anywhere near as high right?
do you have the stock block in?

so the chevy springs lift a ranger roughly 2.5"

So if you remove the 4" superlift block, which is if i remember correctly really is 3" someone correct me if i am wrong. Then you really only need .5 of lift or at most 1.5" of lift if it really is a 4" block
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well you originally did your swap when you had your SL on am I correct? how did that make it sitting accoring to the SL height?
yes at one point i had the superlift, stock 2wd chevy springs, and it sat level or a bit of rake.

I had the stock block, BEL-6400 shackles, chevy springs in the rear. It sat good. Pics, yeah Ill have to do some diggin
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no i dont have the stock block in. i had it in but i put in the aal and the chevy shackle and took that out. sits perfect right now. once i do the 63" swap im not sure what ill do if it sags
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yes at one point i had the superlift, stock 2wd chevy springs, and it sat level or a bit of rake.

I had the stock block, BEL-6400 shackles, chevy springs in the rear. It sat good. Pics, yeah Ill have to do some diggin

oh so you had the stock block AND the 63s back there?.....that makes sense now. cuz i was wondering how you managed to keep it level
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yup that is what i had.
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how many leaves do you have in your pack of 63s?
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