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will these leafs work for my sas?

i need to order my front leafs today. i want to get 6" of lift out of just the leafs so will these work? or can you reccommend something else...
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with those leaves
it will ride like a tank
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with those leaves
it will ride like a tank
thats what i was thinking. and it will have no flex. but what leafs should i get?
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rear F150 xl regular cab leaves

they are the same width as the ranger leaves

or the aftermarket skyjacker leaves
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did little more research and found these. i just need to know if they will give me 6" of lift...
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for the front or back???

fronts: expo leafs
back: 63 chevys
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If you're doing an SOA than that will get you roughly 5" of lift. What size tire do you plan on running? Next week I'll be selling my leafs and going with those Rancho 44044. I'm running 7 leaf Wagoneer springs (only 5k miles on them) and they ride excellent, but I'm wanting a little more height. I hear the Ranchos are pretty similiar as far as ride.
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im running 36" super swampers. i found these too...ill get the 5"
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and ive read that the 44044's only give u 3" of lift. but no one has them in stock anyways. let me know what u think of the trail gear leafs
and its for the front. i already forund some chevy 63's
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My local shop has them in stock.

That sounds like a lot of lift running some huge lift springs, plus SOA and all.
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My local shop has them in stock.

That sounds like a lot of lift running some huge lift springs, plus SOA and all.
SOA?
and how much lift are you getting with the springs your selling?
would those trail gear leafs be level with the chevy 63's in the rear?
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Spring over axle (= SOA) is that is how you will be running your springs? I'm running 35s with the above mentioned leafs. They're factory leafs and not "lift springs". As you can tell from my avatar they flex nice, but I want to keep from trimming my front fenders and possibly larger tires in the future so I'm going with the 44044's. If you want a low COG and don't care about trimming a bit then they will work good. If you just want a bunch of lift or more lift look into the 44044, Marlin springs, etc.
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or go custom with some Alcans or Deavers, that way you'll get exactly what you want to achieve and they know their stuff as far as figuring out what you want and they'll build it to your needs.
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that`s a good choice
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i would go with the 44044's but i cant find anyone that has them in stock. so i think im going to order those trail gear 5" leafs. and then run the 63's in the rear. i would go custom, but dont have the time to have them design them then build them. so im going with these...
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its also a very expensive choice. with that kinda money it would be just as expensive to link the font. Trail Gear has good spings but they bend and settle fast...then again thats under sever conditions. Marlin Crawler makes a tuff USA steel spring and has the same sizes as TG.
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ok, so i checked those out and they sound great. i guess my last question is will those 5" leafs be level with having the chevy 63" leafs in the rear?
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should be close. if anything they may be taller in the front, but im not 100% alot of it will come down to how you build the truck. i would build the front and then kinda adjust the rear acordingly... just remember that new springs will settle. i know they say that they minimize that but they will settle.
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should be close. if anything they may be taller in the front, but im not 100% alot of it will come down to how you build the truck. i would build the front and then kinda adjust the rear acordingly... just remember that new springs will settle. i know they say that they minimize that but they will settle.
gotcha, ya that makes sense. ok well thanks for all the help guys i really appreciate it! im ordering these monday. if worse comes to worse, ill just throw an add-a-leaf to the rear leafs if it needs to be leveled
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na aal will stiffen up the 63's thats part of there beauty. build a longer shackle if you have to or stuff a block in it. aals suck
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na aal will stiffen up the 63's thats part of there beauty. build a longer shackle if you have to or stuff a block in it. aals suck
what about putting the stock block back in the rear?
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I'm running stock 2" block, 6" lift springs, shackle, and traction bars. No issues.

It's custom. You build it accordingly. You can make brackets and mount them to give you an inch or two lower or higher in different areas as far as it being level goes.
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