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14 bolt another question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazindorito, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    Here yet another question. I called around to get the spring perches removed and welded back on at the exact angle including shock mounts for $500. bucks. This is a lot of money to just cut and reweld and set at a correct angle. My question is how many of you guys did cut the spring perches and have the axle placed at the correct angle. Is it better to do this or just drop the transfercase? Im getting frustrated. The closer I think i am to getting it done the closer I find out that I am not. I want to be able to drive this thing. What else can I do?
     
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    ummmm...axle shims??? figure out how much you need to rotate the axle and then buy the right degree shim?
     
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    shims break, dont want to use shims.
     
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    Do you know someone with a welder?? Getting the perches of is not that big of a deal, just need a grinder and a BFH.
     
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    I dont know anyone w/ a welder. How do you find the correct angle to turn the axle?
     
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    with an angle finder.
     
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    The first 14b I had in my 91 blazer it cost me about $75 to cut & reweld the perch.The one I put in my burb a friend did it and did not charge me anything. You need to find someone else.
     
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    delete
     
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    shims break, dont want to use shims.

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    So do springs...maybe he should just weld the axles to the frame....ofcorse axles break too..... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Get steel shims. Not those cheesy aluminum ones. Heck you can even get shims that bolt into your leaf pack like the ORD Zero Rate. Personaly I got some and welded them to my front spring pads so I didn't have to mill off the cast in pad.
     
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    Rcurrier, there is no need to be a smarta.** if I asked a question it's because I dont know how to do it. i had heard that if I wanted it done right, to weld new spring perches. Thats what I would like to get done. I was just wondering what was more common dropping the t-case or welding spring perches. I dont appreciate your sarcasm. I dont think you were funny at all.
     
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    sarcastic or not, he's right, just get metal shims. What happens the next time you want to lift your blazer more, change springs, or do a shackle flip? Are you going to keep cutting and welding on new pirches?

    Also, most people do lower the transfer case.
     
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    Re: 14 bolt another question... *DELETED*

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    [ QUOTE ]
    So do springs...maybe he should just weld the axles to the frame....ofcorse axles break too.....

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    Yes, he is right about steel shims. I just dont like his sarcasm about welding the axles to the frame. I already have a 6" lift and dont ever plan to raise it any hgher. I wont change springs, or do a shackle flip.
     
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    sorry to say buddy, but we are a very sarcastic group round here. if you noticed, he also replied with a serious answer that he thought would be appropriate. Don't knock someone because they make a joke to start off their post.
     

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