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Old 03-03-2011, 09:24 PM
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well being as you have a summit within driving distance go that route, gonna be cheaper even with my discount code on the other site. i have another thing for them where i get like $40 off my next order i think, but it might have a quick expiration date.
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hey redneck, i got a place where you can get 4'' or 6'' s/d front leafs for that truck for like $250-280 a pair shipped. they are damn near a bolt in for the leaf sprung front 79's and older. let me know if you are interested.
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A buddy of mine is in the middle of building a 1979 ford f-350 with a 12 inch supension lift, problem is the rear axle wraps extremly hard on even slight acceleration... does anyone know of a comapany that makes traction bars for somthing like this or has anyone made their own that would like to help me out with some ways to build my own. thanks

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Yes they are. Drill the front hanger hole out to 3/4" and drill the bushing out to 3/4". To me thats "pretty much bolt on"

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Thats your solution to axle wrap?
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Yes they are. Drill the front hanger hole out to 3/4" and drill the bushing out to 3/4". To me thats "pretty much bolt on"



Thats your solution to axle wrap?
Theyre a different length genius
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can't remember my length measurements and don't feel like going outside or to the garage. wtf do you have to add as to importance kirby???? pretty sure the s/d springs were 53'' and 3/4's eye to eye but didn't write it down. how much of a difference are we talking???? never read much on people having too much difficulty swapping them, only heard about better price, flex, lift, and swapability, better shackle angle too.
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Dan hit on all the points. Yes they are longer but that only makes everything associated with having springs too long that "could" be a problem actually better.

It lays the shackle back to a more ideal angle. Some have used longer shackles on higher lift/flex situations to keep the spring eye from hitting on the frame but I dont think thats necessary for your average mudder.
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I justed did a rear shackle flip on the rear of my 79 f150 and with 6inchs of block it gave me 12 1/4inchs of lift but need shocks and a way to do the front next any ideas or add on
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Raymond, that sounds like a really big block to be stuffing in there for lift. I would think the taller the block, the more likely it would be come out of there unexpectedly. I have always heard that tall lift blocks are a bad idea, anyways. Just do a search on how to measure for shocks. The front is going to be tricky I think because you have coil springs on the front, unless you modified the stock suspension for some other setup. I don't know that you can get that much lift from an aftermarket coil spring, unless you make some kind of offset upper or lower bucket to hold the spring.
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