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Old 06-30-2004, 11:59 PM
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my friend and i might do the chevy springs swap for the rear, just want to know what years to look for.
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Old 07-01-2004, 12:09 AM
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I forget what years, just find a 1/2ton Chevy pickup and measure the eye to eye length without weight on them. Should be about 63" if my memory serves me correctly. Should take all of about five minutes in the junkyard. Oh, and remove the overload.

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Old 07-01-2004, 01:25 AM
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What andrew said.... 63" and remove the overload.... I used 96 3/4T Burb springs... 1/2T would be better IMHO.. but whats free was better for me at the time.

Just remember... if you mount them without moving the front mount.. you will shift your axle rearward about 4.5".. like I did... then just move the rear mount back a bit. center spring pins are centered on GM springs.. not offset like ourFSJ's
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:16 AM
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If you get half ton Rob you need to make sure that it's '88 to '97/'98 or whenever they did the redesign. I'm not sure on the exact year but don't get something earlier than '88 because I measured them and they're too short. Early 90s is your best bet.

Oh yeah, PM or email me what you're doing with your cage and whether or not you're buying Joe's since I'll be headed to Maine the 7th-8th of August, maybe we can work something out.

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Old 07-01-2004, 08:47 AM
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88-98 2wd or 4wd same part #
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:49 AM
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Hey Will, lemme know if ya'll work something out on that. I've got a rear bumper and sliders he wants too. Just been holding off on shipping them so far hoping we could work out a cheaper means of delivery.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:35 AM
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hey will i'll deffenetly talk to you abotu that. by way, if i move the front mount forward 4.5" can i keep the same wheel base? andrew we could be on to something, talk to joe about droping the price ont eh cage if you can.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:44 AM
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Rob, the Chevy springs will move your rear axle back about 3" so keeping the same wheel base while moving the front forward will require moving the spring mounts around to get your desired wheelbase. With your Miller, this shouldn't be too much of a problem for you.

As far as the cage etc. if you work something out let me know. I'm stuck in summer school, so my free time is just about nonexistent, but I'll try to work something out.

Andrew, I may be looking at an LT1 in Chattanooga soon though, so I could pick everything up then, have a beer with ya, and maybe turn a wrench or two on the buggy if I have time.

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Old 07-01-2004, 11:39 AM
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Like Will said.. to keep the wheelbase the same... you will have to relocate the mounts...
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:37 PM
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just the front mounts though right?
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I moved my stuff all around, so Im not sure, but being that the center pin is not offset, I would think that both mounts would have to be moved to retain stock wheelbase. Dennis
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Most likely you will have to move all 4 mounts to get the wheelbase the same...
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:53 AM
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ahh, i see what you are saying now. i don't knwo what i was thinking.
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Wouldn't 63" be too long, ours are 57" right? And if you didn't want to change the wheelbase or move the front mount, couldn't you just drill the spring pack and move the center pin? I'm just wondering.
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Old 07-03-2004, 02:40 AM
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Dave,

The longer the spring.. the better the ride and more flex...

Now... you could drill the centerpin... and...since he he is running a rear flip kit... he can easily swap the left and right rear mounts to accomodate the longer springs and be set up in no time flat!!!

I just dont know about redrilling the springs...
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Old 07-03-2004, 04:28 AM
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Thanks Todd.
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