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39.5's and 64's on! pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    got the tires mounted yesterday and finished up the 64 swap this morning. it consists of a home made shackle flip, with eibach lower shackles (6.5") and 5" procomp 64's. we moved both brackets, so the axle was pushed 2" backwards. i did a flex test behind the local safeway (on the loading ramp) and all i can say is wow! i didnt even get to max it out, and the front springs didnt do anything. unfortunately i didnt bring the camera with me, but a friend took pics on his fone and is going to send them to me, so ill post them up when i get them. it also rides much better. i couldnt be happier with the results. tell me what you think

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  2. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Looks good. I told you those springs were soft!!!
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    they are! at first they were really arched, then when they were on the truck you can see they are almost flat.. im hoping to swap out the front soon as well.
     
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    What are those springs off of? And where did you get those? How much lift do you have with that shackle flip and 5" springs?
     
  5. muddybuddy

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    Depending on how much lift your springs give me, I might get another set of those. Maybe with the extra weight of my motor and a winch they will flex a little more. Should have kept the ones that I had, and got smaller ones for the front.
     
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    How far forward did you move the front mount and how far back did you move the rear mount?
     
  8. 79k20350

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    Things i noticed...

    1. Nice shackle angle
    2. The stock lower brace for the rear shackle mount should either be Moved under the bracket (unless theres bracing there) If there isnt it definetly should be! If there is a brace there that was added in then it just looks hack leaving the stock one there
     
  9. liv24wheel

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    Are you running a CV driveline?
     
  10. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    there is currently no bracing behind the rear shackle mount. eventhough its completeky welded on there, you think thats necessary? i guess it doesnt hurt to put one behind it.
     
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    looks good man, keep up the good work..
     
  12. 78Suburban

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    that's looking VERY good!!! Are you running a CV shaft in the rear? Had any problems with vibes? I dont' have the money for a cv rear shaft, but my pinion is pointing way up, so I ordered some shims.
     
  13. muddybuddy

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    i do not have a cv shaft yet, but i just bought a 241 and will be doin a sye on it then a cv shaft. with the regualr shaft, there isnt all that much vibes surprisingly. so far i havent had any axle wrap, but if that becomes an issue ill make a trac bar
     
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    is your pinion pointing straight at the t case, or kinda pointing above the t case??

    I haven't driven mine yet, but I'm wondering if I should have even ordered shims at all :doah:
     
  15. muddybuddy

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    its pointed almost directly at the t-case, thats just how it happened after the flip. before it was just parallel with the ground, the flip really does alot for the pinion angle.
     
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    Looks good but please brace that rear shackle mount :crazy:
     
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    ill brace the rear mount, i wonder if its worth tryin to reuse that stock brace or just make a new one
     
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    Forget the stock one go all out and make a beefy one :D
     
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    x2, it shouldnt be that hard, and you definetly need something ther to tie it in better to the underside of the frame...
     
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    alright thanks for the input. ill get a support made and put on :)
     

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