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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:13 am Reply with quote
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I know it has been forever since I have last posted. It's funny how busy life can get at times. Anyways since last time on here I have gotten rid of my old 81' Yota (that is now a V8 powered Mud truck) and picked up this:





It came with the lift. 99' V6. I am wanting to see if there is any benefit to putting the 63" Chevy springs I bought for my 81' to put on here? Will I need to do anything to the front to even it out? Here is the lift I currently have.





Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:42 am Reply with quote
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in my build thread you can see myne with a 3inch spacer in the front and chevys in the back. they are 3 leaf plus the overload. it sits about 2 inches ish higher in the back, but have setteled a bit. I dont know what size shocks you have, if they would work with them. I also whent with bud built front hangers, and shackels. so you could use different shackels to ge it level. just remeber every 1 inch of shackel is 1/2 of an inch of lift .

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:43 am Reply with quote
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oh yea, i forgot to say, the chevys ride friggin awsome!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:37 am Reply with quote
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Trial and error. That is the best I can give you. It is hard to say how this spring will compare to that spring also considering height will be determined by which shackle, where the shackle mounts, weight, etc.

I personally do not like the 63 chevy's and never have. I have no tube work or bed or anything on the rear of my truck right now and the 63s are just not soft enough with my truck as is. I am getting rid of mine for that reason primarily. I also just don't like the length. I can't really explain it but I see no justification in a leaf that long.

But to sum, I would mount them up and play around a bit. Vary the shackles or whatever to get it to sit level. On a side note, Toyotas aren't meant to sit level. Front to back, maybe, but side to side, no chance. The chief designer had one leg incredibly shorter than the other so he built Toyotas to have a lean.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:01 pm Reply with quote
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I guess it depends on the primary use of the vehicle. If you're going to see a lot of driver duty and/or driving rather than trailering to the trail, then the comfortable ride, the 3" or so lift they provide, and the fact that you already have them would seem to make the 63s install worth the effort.
There are drawbacks to the Chevies, but I think the key point of popularity is that they act as a $50 set of 3" lift springs with a lot of aftermarket support.
I have 63s on Blue and second the "not enough weight in back" to really see the benefits of flex from the additional length. But, they were a relatively easy install using the BudBuilt hangers and offered an immediate improvement to ride and handling. I cannot remember ever getting hung up on the front mounts, and I have used the heck out of the rear shackles as steps to get up into the bed that used to be there.
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southern4x4 wrote:
Front to back, maybe, but side to side, no chance. The chief designer had one leg incredibly shorter than the other so he built Toyotas to have a lean.


also know as the gangster lean Very Happy

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Freak2 wrote:
southern4x4 wrote:
Front to back, maybe, but side to side, no chance. The chief designer had one leg incredibly shorter than the other so he built Toyotas to have a lean.


also know as the gangstA lean Very Happy


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southern4x4 wrote:
Freak2 wrote:
southern4x4 wrote:
Front to back, maybe, but side to side, no chance. The chief designer had one leg incredibly shorter than the other so he built Toyotas to have a lean.


also know as the gangstA lean Very Happy


fixed


thanks, i need to brush up on my lingo

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right now, DD, Beach cruiser and through the woods as a hunting truck. I guess more than anything I am interested because I already have the springs. I really think I am going to be researching over christmas break all my hanger options. If I can go BudBuilt for everything I plan on doing it. Thanks for the insight guys.........

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