- May 18, 2023
Hello all I'm new to all this to bear with me. I have a 1985 gmc/chevy k10 with a 6.5 diesel paired to a th700r4. Front and rear axles are gm 10 bolts with the gov bomb (eventually that will change). Im just graduating college, so money is tight, I've been obsessing over building this truck to run in the desert/pismo. the plan for now is to get 62" deaver springs and run those in the rear and maybe run some 58" in the front. with 2.5 bypass shocks front and rear. Now I know its pretty blasphemous to even attempt to run front and rear leaf spring but I'm hoping to make this more of like a shot to mid travel kit. I've heard about converting to leaf under axle but i havent found anything about if its safe to do that on the front axle, radius arm/coilover kits are kind of out of the price range but if any of you think that will be better cost effective long term I'm open to ideas. Thanks for the help!