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Old 08-20-2017, 11:05 AM
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Default Lift Springs vs. Chevy 63's

I'm looking for 4" of rear suspension lift to match a link set up that I'm installing to my SAS up front.

As far as I know, 63's will allow for a lot more suspension travel and smoother on-road performance; but I know a few toyota guys who are replacing there worn out 63's after every other rock crawling trip they go out on.

This is going to be a daily driven vehicle, so I need the springs to last a lot longer than just the 3 or 4 hardcore wheeling trips I will go on each year. I also want to be able to haul a full bed of wood, lumber or hay.

Anyone with ranger lift springs or a 63 swap have an opinion on the matter? Thanks
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Lift Springs vs. Chevy 63's

Skyjacker has 4" and 6" lift springs. Or you could call Deaver and tell them your plans and they could recommend a setup.
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"Lets first clarify that there isn't a 63-inch Chevy leaf spring. The fullsize Chevy truck (from 1973-1999) came with either 54-Inch, 56-inch or 64-Inch leaf springs."

http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...nch_leaf.shtml
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: Lift Springs vs. Chevy 63's

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"Lets first clarify that there isn't a 63-inch Chevy leaf spring. The fullsize Chevy truck (from 1973-1999) came with either 54-Inch, 56-inch or 64-Inch leaf springs."

http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...nch_leaf.shtml
Well there sure is a whole lot of aftermarket support for something that doesn't exist. Even the big wigs at RuffStuff, TrailGear and Marlin are selling products for 63's.

I have heard them called 63's, 64's chevy half tons, whatever... but you get the point. Thanks for the link! I'll do some reading.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:20 PM
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Well there sure is a whole lot of aftermarket support for something that doesn't exist. Even the big wigs at RuffStuff, TrailGear and Marlin are selling products for 63's.

I have heard them called 63's, 64's chevy half tons, whatever... but you get the point. Thanks for the link! I'll do some reading.
Yea I just happen to come across it myself and when i seen your post i was like HEyyyyyy.. I just seen that info.. lol Hope it works for you.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:04 PM
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i've had 64" chevy leafs in my truck for 3 years now. with plenty of abuse on em and I have zero need to replace them. leafs springs are leaf springs, unless they were bad when those yota guys installed em, or they installed em in such a way they dont work right there should be zero reason to replace them.

I absolutely love the chevy leafs, best mod ive done by far. super smooth and tons of articulation.
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Hows the articulation with regards to weight capacity and how much if you know? I could probably get Scott over at Deaver to beef up the spring pack for me but I am curious.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:19 AM
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Well I mean they're half ton springs, so weight capacity should be more.

If you get ones off a 4x4 it will be even better, they have an extra leaf vs the 2wd.

My shocks are limiting my articulation so I can't say how far is can go till I get longer shocks. But it's pretty great.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:12 PM
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Well I mean they're half ton springs, so weight capacity should be more.

If you get ones off a 4x4 it will be even better, they have an extra leaf vs the 2wd.

My shocks are limiting my articulation so I can't say how far is can go till I get longer shocks. But it's pretty great.
Good point there, I actually found a guy who is willing to give me a set of chevy springs for free... can't really beat that price.
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