Read an old thread about this here and wanted to know more about this.
Has anyone here done it? What is the difference between the chevy springs and our springs as far as length, width, rate?
I would like to have as much uptravel as possible while keeping the springs over the axle and of course mounted outside the frame rails. The tacoma guys weld on new front mounts a little further up.
I was wondering how mounting shocks outside the frame rails and creating a low profile bed cage and some tripple bipass shocks would work with some Deaver F87 leaf springs. F87s which are the replacements for the chevy 1500. For now im just ignoring the length of the rear end being an issue for mounting outside the frame rails. Seen lots of pictures of chevy's with bed cages keeping the springs over the axle so im wondering whats going on there.
And since were on the subject, What prevents our shocks from moving up more if they're outside the frame rails? Need some technical specifics from those who know more about leave springs and the stress/wear issues.
Thanks in advance