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Old 12-22-2009, 02:41 PM
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Default Weak coils?

Got a '93 longbed 2.3l and the front seems lower than it should be (more so than normal) and I can see an excessive amount of camber.

Are my coils slowly collapsing or am I just going crazy?

Haven't ever bottomed out but they do creak when it's cold and dampeners seem fine.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:05 PM
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Old springs sag. it's the circle of life. If it looks like too much sag for you, invest the money, and get new parts.


Come to think of it, it's the same on women........
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:06 AM
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Here's a pic. The small tires don't help. I'm wanting to level it out and am trying to figure out if I should use washers or just get new springs.
The current tires are 195/70r14 and I want to go to 225/70r14 with leveling out (or at least bring the front up a little) to help clear the 225s.


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Old 12-23-2009, 11:24 AM
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ah, heck, thats not sagging that much, it just looks like it is since the back sets up so high. If you want to level it out, some coil spacers will work just fine for you.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:30 AM
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Yeah, that's what I was thinkin' but wasn't sure. Hard to tell with the back end in the clouds and those tiny tires on there.

Any recomendation on spacers?

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:03 PM
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None, from me, I'm more in the business of dropping them than lifting them. You could always do a shackle flip to bring the back down to level though.........
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:05 PM
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you can easily clear 225's, thats what ive got and ive got a crappy 2/2 drop
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:07 PM
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I wouldn't mind bringing the back down. I feel like I need to cut a sunroof to look out.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:08 PM
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join the club lol im 6'4
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:11 PM
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Well Alan, tell the man how you did your shackle flip, and help a brotha out.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:21 PM
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ok here we go. youll need 8 3/8th by 1 inch bolts, 8 washers and 8 nylock nuts. and they NEED to be grade 8.

your leaf springs are attached to a the shackle, the shackle is bolted to the hanger. the hanger is RIVETED to the frame, one hanger per side of your truck. you can choose to take the bed off if you want, i did it and it made it a hell of alot easier. bed bolts use a t55 torx head, theres 6 of em, dont forget to undo the 3 bolts holding your gas filler neck to the bed (if you take the bed off).

jack the truck up,use some jackstands, block the wheels. start by unbolting your leaf from the shackle, or shackle from the hanger, its really your choice. once youve got the tension taken off the hanger, start grinding off the rivet heads, and using a punch or other slim metal object to knock the rest of the rivets out, be careful NOT to grind into your hanger.

once youve got it off (i did one side at a time), flip the hanger over (upside down) and resecure it with the hardware you purchased previously.then bolt the shackle back on to the leaf etc.

repeat this on side 2.

drink your beer, put the bed back on.

congratulations, youve just flipped your hangers

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un bolted vs flipped







and my truck compared to a 07 on 33's with a 4 inch superlift.
nose dive from mine was not intentional and has been corrected

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:36 PM
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That's it? Wow I'll have to do that as soon as I can. Does it matter if I've got single leafs and not leaf packs?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:39 PM
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youve probably got the same leafs i do, so unless theyre cracked or broken dont worry about it
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:08 PM
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Nice write up, very thorough. Good boy! 3 internetz for you!
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:09 PM
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