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Old 03-23-2014, 06:57 PM
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I like the Pirate4x4.com FAQ the best. I would not use the double shackles though. The stock Chevy shackles work best and lowering shackles will give additional lift.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyot...-swap-faq.html

There are plenty of 1/2 ton Chevy's you can get springs from yourself at the Pull and Pay yards for about $25 each.

This is still one of the best things ever done on my 4Runner, I don't think one could imagine how superior these springs work until they try them. I have done this twice now, I'd be happy to get any dimensions for you, if needed.
Would you be willing to post some pics of your finished product from various different angles?
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I'll be doing this mod this spring as well. Mickeyhcrana should host a 63" spring party!
ill be moving back around august. I have experience and can knock them out fast..

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Do you think they'll have 63" springs from a '99 1/2 ton?
why? just because you have 1 ton axles dosent meen you req 1 ton springs. unless your planning to tow 1 ton on payload.. people use Coilovers with 1 ton and sometimes they dont even support the truck properly..
and they wouldn't flex for ****.. the whole point of the 63" are to get the flex and 3" ish lift.
I would advise NOT doing 1 Ton. besides I don't think that there 3" wide like the 1/2 and 3/4 ton
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:24 PM
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We're not gonna use one-ton springs. I've already purchased the 1/2 ton springs, and am in process of getting together the other needed items (shackles, hangers, new hardware, etc.)
Thanks for the offer to help. But I'm hoping to have these done and wheeling long before August.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:02 PM
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I would advise NOT doing 1 Ton. besides I don't think that there 3" wide like the 1/2 and 3/4 ton

Yeah 1/2 ton is the plan.

Maybe we can have a Mod fix the title for us.
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I spent this afternoon and evening fabricating these.
Two new rear leaf hangers and shackles. The hangers are 3/16" thick steel and the shackles are 3/8" x 1-1/2" steel.



*EDIT* These didn't actually end up being used.
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What about bushings for the hanger mount? It doesn't look like there is much room there.
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Would you be willing to post some pics of your finished product from various different angles?
Yes, I will. Sorry, I just now saw this.



Here are the hangars I made.



Here are Chevy U-bolt plates next to Toyota.



Here they are over each other. I bored out the Toyota plates for the Chevy bolts.



Chevy vs. Toyota

Thats all the good pics on my 'puter, I'll get alot more of the finished deal when the sun comes up.
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I had to cut out a hitch welded into the frame here. I replaced it with the square section.


Those are Chevy lowering shackles. I started with the stock Chevy shackles until I lifted the front.



I used lift blocks to raise the bump-stops.




...and a little bracket to raise the LSPV.

To extend the rear brake line, I just added another soft-line inline.

The Chevy U-bolts are as long as you could possibly want, cut them to length when you're done. One day I'll get U-bolt flips from Marlin or something, but this was free stuff.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:30 PM
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I was very impressed with your work when I saw it in person. Do you have a picture if how your rig sits overall now?
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Hey thanks, Mike.
I see you used your factory shock mounts. I've seen other people use, and recommend using, U-bolts from the bottom and making a new top plate and then either making a new shock attachment on that plate and using the top factory attachment or welding new ones on the axle itself and then using a new cross bar between the frame to attach the top of the shock. Are you happy with the way that your current set up performs in that regard?

Also, what shocks did you use back there?

I think I've got everything I need for this swap, as far as hardware goes.
Now I'm just trying to figure out which way I want to mount those.
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