So back to your budget. I do not see front AND rear leafs AND shocks being done for under $2500 with using and shopping for all used springs. 62" deavers used is $7-800, 2.5 smooth bodies usually $500. So figure $12-1300 per end with all used parts, NOT counting brake lines, limit straps, new u-bolts, hardware etc.
Also where are you located and what desert are you wanting to use this thing in? Barstow leaf front will be limited unless you do custom pack and spend the money to replace broken leafs when you beat on it. If wanting a decent trail runner that is smoother than stock than this is achievable.
Yeah money is always the issue isn't it XD the truck had a 4" lift when I got it so I'm thinking those lines are long enough to run it. I live in fresno/clovis there's a couple of guys that run out here, friend of a friend situation, I'd like to run with them one day.
Would i still have to run limiting straps even with leafs? i thought they kinda make it its own limiting strap?
I have a set of G26 Deavers (6" lift) same as the F87 but 2" taller. I know guys that have mounted them spring under and work similar to a C85. Chris mazzulla did this on a few trucks back in the day. Ill sell them cheap if you want em.
DEA-G26 Deaver Progressive Series springs are high-quality 9-leaf and 10-leaf units fabricated with high grade 5160 “American Made” steel. G26
How much would be willing to part with them? I guess the major question too is: the front end would be harder to do so do the front end first right? do you think axle flipping the front would be good to fit those?
how good are your fab skills? is this your DD? how much cash do you have available for this thing?
fab wise im a little here and there, but between all my buddies im sure we could figure something out. Right now its my town truck and i mostly daily my motorcycle...
Nate@Blitzkreig had this front kit and he has used my 64" spring kit in the rear in the back and the truck works very well!
the only issue ive found with the kits, at least for the front end is that the hoops for the coils wont be right with the exhaust manifold and turbo, at least to brace it effectively on the passenger side
Build it as you can afford it.
Keep the down time to a minimum so that you can continue to enjoy it and stay motivated to keep improving it.
oh for sure! this was mostly to get a shopping list so i could see where about to start
Blitzkreig Front and Giant 64 Kit rear is the best setup for your truck. Buy once and cry once with these prerunner deals. So get a good job with you college degree and save up and collect the good parts as you can afford it.
yeah thats the ultimate plan, too bad what i was going to do after college has too much red tape, but one step at a time right
Thank you guys for keeping me updated and letting me ask all my questions!