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Old 01-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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using rear leaf springs as front springs?

is there any way to use the rear leaf springs as the front? i have an extra set laying at home, i just dont wanna spend the money to buy new springs. i know it will ride rough, but could you take a few leafs out os something? any advice?
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i want to lift it too.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think you could use the whole pack, buit what I did on my 95 was use the main leaf from a rear pack as an add a leaf on the front, jus cut it to the lenght I needed
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your '84 is 25 years old and qualifies as an antique, so I'll assume you're asking about the '94.

The rear main leaf is 56" long. The front main leaf is only 52.24" long. 3.76" difference. So you can't just bolt it up - even with a "bigger hammer". Maybe a spring shop could shorten it so it'd fit?
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no, i was talking about the 84. could a spring shop just make me a new set of springs with a little bit of lift?
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A good spring shop can do almost anything you can dream up.
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