Low Range Rear Toyota to Chevy Spring Swap Kit

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Ultimate Chevy Spring Swap Kit (Low Range)

Why put a 1/2-ton Chevrolet leaf spring on a Toyota Hilux Pickup, 4Runner or Tacoma? Simply put - they ride like a dream on and off road! The difference between Chevy's springs and the stock Toyota's is unbelievable! The 63" long Chevy springs give you added flex and a softer ride and can be very affordable. Once you find leaf springs (see the FAQ section below), you will need this kit to install them because the Chevy spring is 2.5" wide compared to the approximate 2.25" width of the Toyota leaf.

Since the Chevy leaf spring bushing is 3" wide and will not work with factory Toyota hangers, we designed this kit to work with the Toyota width hangers. The kit includes 6" eye-to-eye laser-cut and press-bent shackles. The rear upper shackle hanger is a Toyota hanger so, if you choose to go back to Toyota leaves in the future, you won't have to scramble trying to find another hanger. The 1/4-inch thick plate laser-cut and formed front hangers are sloped allowing you to easily slide over obstacles.

Kit includes all hardware needed for your spring installation:

  • (2) Sloped Chevy Spring Hangers
  • (2) CNC Laser-cut and CNC Press-bent Shackles
  • (2) Rear Shackle Hangers with Bushings
  • (2) 18MM Bolts and Crimp Nuts
  • (4) 9/16" Bolts with Washers and Nuts
  • (4) 9/16" U-bolts with Thick Washers and Hi-Nuts
  • (2) HD U-bolt Plates

NOTE: 63" leaf springs are not included with this kit. Search LowRangeOffRoad.com for item TSP-63CS-4 to find 63" Leaf Springs.

Frequently asked questions about the Chevy Spring Swap:

Q: What year springs should I use?

A: 63" 1988-1998 1/2-ton Chevy or GMC truck, 2WD or 4WD. The 2WD version is preferred due to it being 5-leaf. 4WD can be used by removing one leaf. Leaves go for around $100 per pair at junkyards. You can search your local junkyards by looking on car-part.com

Q: Will I need longer shocks?

A: Yes, but there are two mounting options to choose from. Option 1 is to just use factory mounting. Option 2 is to use Low Range’s Rear Upper Shock Mount (TSP-RUSM) and Lower Shock Mount (SSP-SMLP) in conjunction with longer shocks to gain the maximum achievable travel with Chevy springs. Shock mounting locations, and thus length, vary widely across all applications; we do not include shocks or mounts with the TSP-CSK kit.

Q: Where should I mount the springs on the frame?

A: For 1st and 2nd generation pickups (79-88), mount front hanger approximately 11" forward (replacing 48" spring). For 3rd Generation Pickups (89-95), mount spring hanger approximately 9" to 9.5" forward on the frame. Tack weld the rear mount and lower the vehicle with the approximate weight that vehicle will normally carry. Average shackle angle ranges between 15 and 30 degrees.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

  • Brackets are CNC laser cut and formed from 1/4” steel
  • Works with popular “Chevy 63 inch springs”
  • Shackles and U-Bolts are zinc plated for corrosion resistance
  • All Necessary hardware included

Non-vehicle specific

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Installation Instructions

All products carry our 12 Month Limited Warranty. All warranties are limited to the original purchaser and are not transferable to subsequent owners of the product. The warranty period begins on the purchase date. Trail-Gear warrants that it will repair or replace, free of charge, any eligible product which, under normal conditions of use and service, proves to be defective in materials or workmanship. This warranty does not cover any labor costs incurred in diagnosis of defects, removal or reinstallation of a product, nor does it cover any other consequential expenses.

Please read and review our return and warranty requirement document before sending in products.

Warranty Exclusions

Trail-Gear Inc. warranty does not cover, and Trail-Gear Inc. shall not be liable for, any undertaking, representation, or agreements made by dealers or other third parties selling Trail-Gear products, except where such agreements are within the provisions of this Warranty.

Specifically excluded from this warranty are failures caused by lack of maintenance, misuse, negligence, modification, abuse, improper application, crash damage, installation or operation, or failures caused by unauthorized service or use of unauthorized parts.

Additionally excluded from this warranty are parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as bushings, fluids, hoses, gaskets, belts, etc. Products not manufactured by Trail-Gear Inc. are excluded from any warranty and shall be handled with the original manufacturer.

All parts used in a competitive racing environment are excluded from this warranty. If, after inspection, a part returned, under any warranty, is deemed to be ineligible for warranty repair or replacement, the part may be repaired or replaced for a discounted cost. Return shipping charges will apply. Any part for which a warranty replacement is sought must be returned to Trail-Gear Inc. before any replacement items can be shipped. All replacement parts shipped before the suspect part has been received and evaluated by Trail-Gear, MUST BE PAID IN FULL. In such a case, after the suspect part has been received and approved for a warranty replacement, the purchase price for the replacement will be refunded.

    To begin your warranty claim:
  • Please contact Trail-Gear Inc. at 559-252-4950 or email [email protected] prior to returning any product under warranty to verify that warranty is still in effect.
  • Products must be shipped back to Trail-Gear Inc. at the expense of the customer.
    Ship all products to:
    5356 E. Pine Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727.
  • Please place a clearly marked copy of the original invoice inside the package.
  • Please include a short note stating the problem you are experiencing.

If any of the above mentioned policy is not met, the package will be refused or warranty claim denied. By completing the steps above, this will ensure faster processing of your claim so that Trail-Gear can get your product back to you as quickly as possible. All warranties are generally processed within 2-3 business days of Trail-Gear receiving the parts from you. Additional delays may be incurred if product needs additional testing or repairing.

If you are an international customer, please email the warranty department at [email protected] to receive further instruction. International customers may have the option to field destroy an approved warranty to avoid costly return shipping. In this case, any shipping charges for replacement parts will be at the expense of the customer.

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