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And how much PER spring do they run?
call and ask
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this is completely incorrect. Alcans are made on a PER ORDER BASIS. you specify weight size style and your intended application.

judging off of an order that was not made to YOUR specs (like the ones you purchased fro shonuff) is an inaccurate depiction...
yeah you are correct. after i made the post i visited their website and i am wrong.
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or you could swap in some 63" chev springs. maybe $70 for the pair. just a thought.

where do you get torsion bars? mine are way saggy to the point it cant be properly aligned. how much should i expect to pay?

sorry, i dont mean to thread jack, just seems along the same lines.

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He would need lifted Chevy springs and they cost more than $70 a pair, not to mention they ride rough.
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why would he need lifted chevy springs? stock ones give around 2.5" and if he threw on some 6400's he should be fine. i got about 5" from that combo without running the bottom two leafs in the chevy pack and it rides smoother than my stock springs and block.
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Ever think he "might" not have the skills or tools to do a Chevy spring swap?

I assume he has thought about the Chevy springs as long as he has been around; i would say it is a safe bet he was seen/read info on them and obviously doesn't want to run them since that was not one of his choices.
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Ever think he "might" not have the skills or tools to do a Chevy spring swap?

I assume he has thought about the Chevy springs as long as he has been around; i would say it is a safe bet he was seen/read info on them and obviously doesn't want to run them since that was not one of his choices.
skills?

thats kinda insulting, there really is no "skill" involved.
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skills?

thats kinda insulting, there really is no "skill" involved.
Thats what i thought.
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did you ever think that not all people have the tools or knowdledge to do that? Not all people are as smart as the all knowing Gil.
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it was just an idea for him to consider just in case he hadnt thought of it yet.
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did you ever think that not all people have the tools or knowdledge to do that? Not all people are as smart as the all knowing Gil.
lol cut out rivets and drill four holes is something only the all knowing gil can do?

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I got a quote from Alcan for 4" lift springs for the BII. They want $215 for each spring.
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thats not bad!
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Not at all. That was for 4" lift springs for the rear of my BII.
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and alcan is plain badass, amazing customer service. if you are not happy, they will make you happy.

and they are a colorado company :D
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Colorado, what is that
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i have thought about the chevy springs and i didn't want them because of what i have heard about the ride quality... the ones gil had suggested are worth looking into... most likely im just going to go with the skyjacker springs though
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Colorado, what is that
the state that shat out indiana.
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the state that shat out indiana.
Actually Indiana was here first
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i have thought about the chevy springs and i didn't want them because of what i have heard about the ride quality... the ones gil had suggested are worth looking into... most likely im just going to go with the skyjacker springs though
may I ask your reason? just out of curiosity...

also, I think the chebbies ride nice ...
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Actually Indiana was here first
cause we shat them before colorado settled.

colorado>indiana. period /argument.
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may I ask your reason? just out of curiosity...

also, I think the chebbies ride nice ...
The Chevy springs ride a tad rough on an extended cab 4.0; I couldn't imagine how rough they would be on a single cab short wheel base 3.0
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The Chevy springs ride a tad rough on an extended cab 4.0; I couldn't imagine how rough they would be on a single cab short wheel base 3.0
I think they ride great (better than stock) but if you are worried you can just remove a couple leafs. no big deal.
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The Chevy springs ride a tad rough on an extended cab 4.0; I couldn't imagine how rough they would be on a single cab short wheel base 3.0

yeah thats pretty much the reason there... i also don't have the time to do a lot of work to install the chevy springs correctly i want something i can put in and forget about
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