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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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ZUK mod VS chevy rears

now i know i already have most of the chevy swap stuff sittin in the house already. but after readin up on some of the ZUK mods. Im hung up on which one to go with for the rear. Which would you choose and why?

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either way im going to be happy, but i say do the chevy swap..

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What's the Zuk mod? Does it allow you use springs that aren't nearly as long a Chevy springs? My opinion on chevy springs is that they work well for as inexpensive as you can get them, a traction bar is mandatory to prevent all the wheel hop and the taller the tire the better you will be since the front hanger seems to catch alot of things.
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I still say Tacoma springs. Not as long as Cheby's they don't add to or take away lift and flex a lot better than what ya got. Oh and I got some here at my place.

Im not arguing with you. Im just jumping in on something I dont know or care about!!

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What's the Zuk mod? Does it allow you use springs that aren't nearly as long a Chevy springs? My opinion on chevy springs is that they work well for as inexpensive as you can get them, a traction bar is mandatory to prevent all the wheel hop and the taller the tire the better you will be since the front hanger seems to catch alot of things.
i woulnd't say mandatory, because i dont' have one... but i'd like to have one none the less haha

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the zuk mod is adding zuk coils between your leafs and frame.

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What's the Zuk mod? Does it allow you use springs that aren't nearly as long a Chevy springs? My opinion on chevy springs is that they work well for as inexpensive as you can get them, a traction bar is mandatory to prevent all the wheel hop and the taller the tire the better you will be since the front hanger seems to catch alot of things.
I don't have a traction bar on mine but i wish i did. Seems that lately my wheel hop has been a lot worse.
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What's the Zuk mod? Does it allow you use springs that aren't nearly as long a Chevy springs? My opinion on chevy springs is that they work well for as inexpensive as you can get them, a traction bar is mandatory to prevent all the wheel hop and the taller the tire the better you will be since the front hanger seems to catch alot of things.
Zuk mod is some 600lbs coils (like long coilover coils/small diameter) on the top of the leaf spring plate and of coarse a spring mount.
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Wouldn't the zuk coils stiffen up the spring rate? I'm with James. I have wore out Taco springs on mine with leaves added.

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I know it's not on the menu but; what about F150 springs?
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he already has the stuff for a chevy swap.

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he already has the stuff for a chevy swap.
well yes i have already said this...

and after further investigation. im gonna stick with the chevy swap, just gotta get some bolts and stuff and ill be ready for it.

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Zuk mod sounds like a BS fix, just put some Chevys on there.

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Zuk mod sounds like a BS fix, just put some Chevys on there.
hopefully doin it thursday!

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save your rears and throw them my way

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yes sir

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i'll take all the help i can get

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the chevies are in as of 3:30am

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the chevies are in as of 3:30am
I hate you I am so sore

sorry we didn't finish the front, I said I would work on it till it was done, but I almost fell asleep.

So now you need to install/mod :

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I hate you I am so sore

sorry we didn't finish the front, I said I would work on it till it was done, but I almost fell asleep.

So now you need to install/mod :

Bumper
U-bolt flip
LSPV bracket (or replacement due to leak)
extended rear brake line (or double up with a second stock line)
bj spacers
man its alright. if we did finish it i would have passed out driving home. well probably not since every bridge i hit i basically jumped out of the seat!

thanks again for the help!!!

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man its alright. If we did finish it i would have passed out driving home. Well probably not since every bridge i hit i basically jumped out of the seat!

Thanks again for the help!!!
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I hate you I am so sore

sorry we didn't finish the front, I said I would work on it till it was done, but I almost fell asleep.

So now you need to install/mod :

Bumper
U-bolt flip
LSPV bracket (or replacement due to leak)
extended rear brake line (or double up with a second stock line)
bj spacers
i just doubled up on the brake line to save money. still works just fine. but with that double ext. i could leave my rear axle 20 ft behind me and still wheel. if you do it this way, make sure you coil them so they can extend and recoil back into the same place.

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