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52" front spring guys

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CyberSniper, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    52\" front spring guys

    What are you running for leaves? Which ones did you remove if any?

    What are your shackle lengths on center? 7"? 7.25"?

    Any tricks to flipping around the front spring hangers?
     
  2. micah

    micah 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    I only removed the overload. No need to remove any others. My shackles are 7.25 on center. no real trick... just remove the rivets and move them to the forward holes.
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Stock 4+ overloads for me.

    7.25" Shackle

    Only trick I can think of is using the plasma butter the cut the heads off the rivets.

    Clicky
     
  4. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Wow, those pictures are awesome. Thanks.

    How much lift did it net you? I'm aiming for 4-5".

    What did you use for bushings, sleeves, and bolts? The stock 7/16" front stuff looks way too girly and the stock rear stuff might be marginal too or what?

    It looks like you can take the front hangers and flip frame rails so your core support stays in the original spot. Have you noticed the same thing?
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Micah, i'm looking at the same setup for my rig, how is your pinion angle?
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

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    It looks like you can take the front hangers and flip frame rails so your core support stays in the original spot. Have you noticed the same thing?

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    You don't move the core support. Just the little L piece behind the core support mount. Just move it in front of the core support mount, or I took a piece of angle iron and used that instead.
     
  7. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

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    Wow, those pictures are awesome. Thanks.

    How much lift did it net you? I'm aiming for 4-5".

    What did you use for bushings, sleeves, and bolts? The stock 7/16" front stuff looks way too girly and the stock rear stuff might be marginal too or what?

    It looks like you can take the front hangers and flip frame rails so your core support stays in the original spot. Have you noticed the same thing?

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    Right around 5"+ of lift with the 7.25" shackles.

    It has the stock bushings, sleeves and bolts for the time being. One of these days I might put somethin bigger in there. Just gotta get motivated.

    As for the core support thing... What Poohbair said. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    I had 56's and pulled 2 out, to leave me with 6 springs. It was a 1 ton pack so pretty hefty.

    I was chattin with a spring shop, and he said the only thing to be concerned about when pulling the overload is that the reamining spring (the last one) isnt all that short and will do sorta a shitty job supporting, and *may* eventually get stressed.

    Time will tell.
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

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    Micah, i'm looking at the same setup for my rig, how is your pinion angle?

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    My pinion angle is fine... just be sure to move the shackle point forward to match your longer shackle...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. CyberSniper

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Got any measurements for that?

    How much wheel travel did you end up with?
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Y'all are hilarious, I need to do a write up on that.

    Baddog's idea, I did it first, and now everyone copies.

    I LOVE IT!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. BlueBlazer

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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Yea, I am sure you were the first guy on Earth to do that. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

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    Yea, I am sure you were the first guy on Earth to do that. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Even if not I was the first to post up the pics. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 52\" front spring guys

    Tim, this is the worst post you have made in a long time.
    Just when I thought you had redeemed yourself /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I wish I could remember who it was........ Now that I think about it, I first saw this mod on another board, but that couldn't be possible could it, since you where one of the first to do it /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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