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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2006, 09:31:29 PM »
OK -- now I have a better picture of how it goes together.  Thanks much.
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2006, 06:38:06 PM »
Yup I have those Nasty blocks ,and some add a leaf helpers,my shocks also have2 (on each) mr gasket spacers,and some aftermarket shakles UGH.this will all change soon as I can afford


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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2006, 10:25:31 AM »
I grabbed acouple more pix of the rear blocks and helper spring set up .When I redo all this its coming down  at least 3 inches (thats the size of the blocks) , keep  the helpers (clean em up)and the shackles..get new stock springs and bushings, a wedge,new u bolts etc.and take out the shock spacer( or both) on each shock;lower the spring mounting in the rear shackle to 1 1/2 inches above stock and put the rest back together and hope to end up with maybe a 2 inch lift or so in the back.yes im lowering it ::)


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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2006, 12:21:30 PM »
philotomy...  I noticed those shocks seem to be the KYB GR-2s.  Are those the ones they list for the Eagle? (part number 343149)?  I just read that you have the Mr. gasked spacers.  Are those the ones  that lengthen the studs?  If you use those, I assume you also have to have some sort of rubber bushing around it?

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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2006, 07:44:29 PM »
Yup, you are quite correct.Went to advance auto and asked what they had and chose those ,when they were installed the mechanic just attached them to the stud "lengtheners".
I love em ;DThere are rubber cushions where they meet the body but look kinda cruddy
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2006, 10:29:13 PM »
Anyone have to use stud lengtheners/spacers when doing just and add-a-leaf lift?  Or did folks just get by without them for the 2 inches?
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2006, 04:55:50 PM »
I plan on keeping one set on each side with the helper springs just so they're not topping out all the time.
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2006, 10:35:58 PM »
I used them when I first lifted my AMc Eagle SX/4, about the only problem was installing the shocks with the extenssions on but once you get over that no big proble.
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2006, 07:12:40 PM »
My rear passenger leaf snapped.
I should be able to bolt on any 2.5" wide x 53" long leaf yes?
I was thinking of finding something on an old Jeep, 5" depth, and add one more leaf. (My eagle takes a serious beating)
This should all just bolt on yes?
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2006, 09:07:35 PM »
can get them new from espo
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2006, 12:39:50 AM »
I have a 1980 sport I am using for a parts car.  Could I use one of the leafs from this car to add lift if I added it to my springs on my 82.  If so, should I use one of the longer leafs or a short one ?
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2006, 02:33:24 AM »
Yes but you won't get much of a lift.
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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2006, 05:13:17 PM »
Does it work to just do the add-a-leaf in the back, or do I have to compensate in the front? I just bought the rear ones, and I am excited to get it going.

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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2006, 05:42:53 PM »
If your front end isn't already well below stock height, you shouldn't have any problems if you're just adding a leaf in the rear.
I added that 3/4 ton suburban set, with custom top leafs, lifting the back from about 4" below stock height to about 5" above, and I have no problems.
Also, if you're just bolting on the bottom leaf, you don't even have to dissasemble your shackles. just pop the U-bolts, remove the center bolt, and watch out when the lower 3 leafs try to smash into you.
If you're running stock springs, you should be able to put them back on by hand, otherwise just fit it with some U-clamps, and pop the center bolt back through.
(someone correct me if i'm horribly mistaken)

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Re: Rear Spring Lift
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2006, 06:33:19 PM »
You're not horrible or mistaken  ;D.

 

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