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Old 02-28-2013, 08:45 PM
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Combining 2" and 2.5" leaf springs.

i am trying to lift the front of my truck, '73 with 2" wide springs. i want to mach the back, custom add-a-leafs and shackle flip. problem is there are very few options for 2" wide add-a-leafs. my thought is to use some 2.5" wide springs, these i can find in the junk yard all day long. i can use the main spring from the original 2" springs and add 1 or 2 leafs as nessecary for my correct height. because i have already done an axle swap i can use the wider springs without issue. so an i crazy or will this work?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:18 PM
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I was wondering the EXACT same thing today. I'm gonna swap in some 3/4 ton springs in the front, and was thinking about breaking up the old rear pack and bolting on 3 of the shorter rear leafs. I think they might shift, over time, though, but with only 1/4 inch on each side, how much would it matter?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:27 PM
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You got some fab skills, how come you don't change from post mount to box mount? I know you've thought of it, I just want to know your reasons.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:48 PM
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You got some fab skills, how come you don't change from post mount to box mount? I know you've thought of it, I just want to know your reasons.

time. and my dana 60 is so wide the springs need to be outside the frame anyway. my motor is arriving monday, man i got alot of things to do by ouray!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:53 PM
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Just had a thought, as long as you could prevent the leaf pack from shifting, I.e., a 1/4 on flat bar between both sides of the top spring and the U Bolts, you should be good, right? I'm guessing you would also have to use shims on the spring clamps as well. If the springs did shift, the side to side would eventually blow the spring retainer clips, so shims would probably be necessary at each clamping point. Easy enough to do I would think.
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No other opinions I guess?
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Mine is a 73, I flipped the rear and add a leaf in the front. Sits level. Part number in my sig.
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Mine is a 73, I flipped the rear and add a leaf in the front. Sits level. Part number in my sig.

how wide are those leafs?
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