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Offline Jediskippy

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52 or 56" Chevy spring swap?
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:27:14 PM »
I'm looking to lift my 78 RC 6-7" and I have been reading a lot about doing a swap to a Chevy spring. My question is is would I notice a difference in the 52" vs the 56" spring? And how difficult is the swap?
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    Offline u2slow

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    Re: 52 or 56" Chevy spring swap?
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
    Jungle has a kit on the forum for 52" leafs:

    http://ramchargercentral.com/jungleshddodgecomponents/dodge-front-spring-hanger-for-dodge-springs-or-the-52'-chevy-springs-227274/

    56" is tough to package.... it adds another 4" on the back of the spring.
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    Re: 52 or 56" Chevy spring swap?
    « Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 10:32:46 PM »
    That's good to hear, will the 52"s bolt in the rear?
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    Re: 52 or 56" Chevy spring swap?
    « Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 11:58:07 PM »
    That's good to hear, will the 52"s bolt in the rear?

    In theory at least, they will, but they push your axle back 2". Dodge rears are also 52" long.
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