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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:31 pm Reply with quote
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im gettin ready to do a sas on my 93 toy and im gonna put 39.5s on it. i thought about gettin the 6 inch springs from all-pro and gettin some shackles from bud. anybody have a better or cheaper idea?
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redroller wrote:
im gettin ready to do a sas on my 93 toy and im gonna put 39.5s on it. i thought about gettin the 6 inch springs from all-pro and gettin some shackles from bud. anybody have a better or cheaper idea?


6" Springs will make that thing MASSIVE...If you dont mind cutting a little bit I would really recommend a 3-4" Spring and some cutting. I know there are a number of guys running that size tire with rears up front (custom pack) or 44044 Waggy Springs and a little trimming.

What axles are you planning on running...built toy axles, full widths etc...all that will come into play when figuring out the front suspension configuration.

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built toy axle off an 83 model
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Unless you push the front axle a good bit forward you will probably have some issues with the tire rubbing the firewall. IMHO I would get a spring hanger from Marlin/TG/AllPro etc as its all the same thing. You can then mount that as far forward as possible. Run a custom leaf pack based around a set of stock Toyota rears...if built properly you can achieve enough lift and it moves the axle forward about 2" due to the location of the center pin. This will not only help your approach angle but the less you will have to "massage" the firewall. They also flex like crazy.

If you aren't opposed to cutting the fenders a bit you can cut down on how much you have to lift the vehicle. This will help keep the center of gravity low helping with stability offroad.

Check out Pirate for a thread all about Rear Springs Up Front in the FAQ.

I don't know what spring combination this guy is using but it is by far one of the cleanest 3rd gen trucks around and it could even be dropped some...

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What is your overall goal with this truck? Is it going to be a trail rig only? Are you going for a rig you can take in the rocks or mud?

I am running 42s with toyota rears upfront, and I had to do alot of work for the tires to clear. Your going to have to do the same with 39.5s. Remember if your going to be in the rocks you dont want to be sitting high in the air, you want a low CG.

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Freak2 wrote:
What is your overall goal with this truck? Is it going to be a trail rig only? Are you going for a rig you can take in the rocks or mud?

I am running 42s with toyota rears upfront, and I had to do alot of work for the tires to clear. Your going to have to do the same with 39.5s. Remember if your going to be in the rocks you dont want to be sitting high in the air, you want a low CG.




right now i still drive it sometimes but i have a 2000 tacoma so it will probably become a trail rig only.it will probably be on rocks more. what all do u have to do to the rears and could i use the ones that are on the rear now?
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Rear Springs Up Front FAQ...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=265669

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:28 pm Reply with quote
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ok so i guess im gonna use rears up front. what should i do for the rear?
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63 inch chevy springs. Here is a link, I know Bubba is getting one set, but I think there is still one set left.

http://www.ncttora.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6820

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63 inch chevy springs. Here is a link, I know Bubba is getting one set, but I think there is still one set left.

http://www.ncttora.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6820


If you cant get a hold of a set from there or locally I might be able to help ya get some from Pull-A-Part in Charlotte...they always have 5-10 trucks to get them from and Im down there every so often.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:27 pm Reply with quote
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thanks for the help. im gonna check the junkyards around here. i will let u know if i cant find some. one more thing. the two wheel drive truck springs are better right?
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redroller wrote:
thanks for the help. im gonna check the junkyards around here. i will let u know if i cant find some. one more thing. the two wheel drive truck springs are better right?


1500 Series springs...IIRC the 2wd and 4wd are just arched a little different. As you go up in series to the 2500 Trucks they add another leaf or two. You will want to remove the overload leaf no matter what.

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