Radius arm/coil SAS stability problem?

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  1. Carolina_'99Hoe

    Carolina_'99Hoe OBS Enthusiast

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    Ok, I've been planning and doing the math for the sas on my 1997 c2500. My plan is to use a late model (2005) ford super dana 60 (heavy a$$ axle, auto locking hubs, dual piston brakes). Utilizing the factory coil spring pockets on my truck for the coils, and utilizing the ford factory radius arm mounts on the axle for a clean stock looking swap. The issue i have right now is the factory spring pockets on the truck are approximately 36-37". Must of what i read about leaf spring swaps tend to have a 39-40" spread (outside frame rail mounts). Would there be a stability issue with the mounts this close on the axle?? could it possibly be solved by putting in a stiff sway bar? and mounting the shocks wide on the axle? This is going to be my first SAS so i want to have my bases covered. Any other issues y'all think i might run into with this type of setup?
     
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    I thought the perch spacing on the leaf spring axles are 36" and the mounts are INSIDE frame. If you use the Ford Super Duty spring buckets, I dont see why you'd have problems. Use the tracbar as well. Check out Fullsizebronco.com....look at the SAS forums. Also check out Pirate4x4 in the Chevy forums. Good luck.
     
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    The factory ford buckets on the axle are about 42" apart so no bueno. Also, That would make more sense, if they are 36" then i just fab some new buckets and weld on the axle and good to go. Ill check them out.
     

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