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??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

thing on doing this any thoughts on this would be aprricated

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First you must get the nuts off the u bolts. easiest way is cut the u bolts with a grinder at the top and install new ubolts.when you cut the u bolts they will pop pretty loud so be ready for that. The bolts holding the front of the spring to the frame are fun also. If they just spin you will have to cut them flush with the frame tabs then spread the tabs out a little till the spring falls out with the cut bolt stuck in the bushing. As for the shackle they usually come apart easy. Hope this helps!

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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

looks like i left a little out i ment to say to put the rear springs in the front

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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

all i did was move the rear springs up to the front.it moved my axle foreward about 1 1/2 ".i did have Breeze M/L IN FRONT AND HAD TO BUILD A PAD FOR THEM TO REST ON,after i put the rears up front.it worked out real good for me.hope this helps,RR

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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

This is an easy swap, if you have the Breeze 4" DLS's, it is even easier. I have run this for some time now with no difficulties. I do advise using the 88.5 and up springs with the first short leaf from a set of 88 and earlier front springs added to the bottom. Makes a nice four leaf pack that rides well and holds up on the trail. You will need a stop for the DLS's to rest on, or you could use a pair of 5" HD shackles (Breeze are $36 a pair), but it will look a little strange sticking out. Don't forget to extend your front drive shaft as it will be about 1" forward. Call me if you have questions.

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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

lets say you had an 86 with a spoa, and swapped in a set of rears from another 86 to the front, then added the dls's with the pad, would this change the ride hight in the front? By how much?

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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

Rocky road has a kit out there. its $55,- and remedies the fact that you will move your front axle forward by 1,5" (as RRick mentioned).

If you do it w/o kit, i'd advise you to use some M/L or Drop links, jusing a regular shackle will make them stick out really nasty and worsen your attack angle.

if i remember, somebody had a foto posted a couple of weeks ago...
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Re: ??? what all do you have to do to put rear springs

This will change the ride height about 1/2 to 1 inch. I would also add the second leaf from the extra front spring pack to the rear leafs making them a nice four leaf (without the overload). With the DLS's front and rear, it will sit level. I personally don't like moving the spring hanger rearward for the front spring, it exposes it to more hazard the farther it is mounted back under the frame. With the method I outlined, you don't have to drill the springs or the perch to move the axle forward, drilling the springs is very difficult and not a good idea as it makes them more prone to fracture in the area drilled. I dont know if the RRO relocator kit requires this to move the axle forward, I am just stating not to drill springs for any reason. I like to keep things simple and reliable.

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We have a bolton system that comes with precision laser cut pieces, bushings, hardware, and an axle relocation system so your steering down't bind up on itself and shocks don't hit the axle. Doesn't cause funky handling like shoving your shackles way forward will do.
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Re-post for R Lester.

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