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Converting from Leaf Springs to Coil Spring (1998 s-10 chevy)


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ratrace2
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Dec 8, 2009, 7:47 PM

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Converting from Leaf Springs to Coil Spring (1998 s-10 chevy) Sign In

Hello all you crazy "Wrench spinners":
1998 Chevy S-10 (2wd) 2.2L (MFI) 120" W.B.


Can someone point me in the right direction?

I hate my leaf springs--spills my coffee--, I want to convert over to a coil-over shock system, "thingy".......
No airbags please.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Dec 9, 2009, 6:22 PM

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Ratrace; I know of no 'conversion' possible from leaf to coil springs. The coil-over shocks are going to make it worse. Might try some sandbags in the bed of the truck? Pickups just don't ride 'nice' when unladen.Unsure
Loren
SW Washington


re-tired
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Dec 11, 2009, 6:29 AM

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There are no bolt on kits i know of. However I have done several, both with bags and springs .It requires a 5 llink set up , and a bit if geometry math to square things up . And a lot of welding . Loren's idea about the sand bag weights may be your best buy . Or buy a crossover for a car ride.


LIFE'S SHORT GO FISH


ratrace2
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Dec 14, 2009, 11:03 PM

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You near Somerset, NJ.. . ??????


re-tired
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Dec 15, 2009, 8:02 AM

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I'm a bit south , ocala fl 84' today . check with a local truck club , they have a wealth of knowledge.


LIFE'S SHORT GO FISH






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