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52" fronts 56" rears with 39.5's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by howdiy, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. howdiy

    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    52" springs up front with 7.25" shackles

    56" springs with homemade shackle flip in the rear. Used longer shackles.

    39.5" TSL's

    Will this work well? Right now I have 8 Inches of lift and it seems way to high.
     
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    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    yes it will work well. for best performance on hard obsticles the lower cog the better
     
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    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    they are running 4" TC springs up front, not 52's.
     
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    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    I know that but the lift should be roughly the same?
     
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    yea it will be about the same
     
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    Mine has been working well so far. I may need to do some more trimming on the drivers side fender but this set up has seemed to work. I did go back and ad a couple of leaves to cut down some of the axle wrap until I can get a track bar made.

    These were from this weekend.

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    It is not close to flexed out. Right now my shocks are way to short.
     
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    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    The ultimate adventure truck doesn't seem as cut as yours. I'm wanting to keep my inner fenders as there is a ton of mud here in florida. Maybe I'll add a zero rate to the front

    Nice truck BTW
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    If you havent noticed hes narrowed his rig both front and rear which is what it is so "cut".
     
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    I noticed but his fenders are still cut alot.
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    Limit your up travel and use zero rates, like you said. Why not use lifted springs, IE. 2 1/2" or what not. It will put you in the neighborhood of 7ish inches of lift up front.
     
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    I already have an 8inch superlift. It seems way to high though. So 7 would behigh also.

    I probally need to move the axle foward a bit(1"-1.5") to gain fire wall clearence.

    I want my truck to be exactly like the ultimate adventure k10. The 52" fronts and 56" rear along with the proper shackle flips and extended shackles should put me the same.

    Right now with my 8 icnh super lift it seems like only the frame twist.
     
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    I should probably ad some bumpstops but have not done that yet. I wanted to build it with limited uptravel and a ton of droop.

    Here is a pic before I cut the fronts more. This was just barely touching the fender. If you could limit it there it would be good. That is the stock body line around the fender well.

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    Those look like they would clear the fender on a non-narrowed front end. But yeah I'll probally still have to install bumpstops

    Wow I didn't realise what a PITA 52" springs are
     
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    The UA k10 had 4inch tuff countrys up front I believe. And run a search on 52" springs. Heck go to the main page for CK5 and it has a write up on it.
     
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    Yeah it does. I just read the write up. Hopefully it's alot easier with a torch and air chisel than the ginder and drill.:hack: I already have had the tires for a few years

    And why do you have to move everything foward?

    http://coloradok5.com/52springswap/rearhanger_boltedon.jpg
     
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    Move the rear shackle eye forward is just to optimize shackle angle. If you use 56s instead of 52s, you can skip that part.
     
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    Would those be to soft to drive on the road? So I would use 56" front and backs?
     
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    56's for the most part came in 3/4 and 1ton, vs 52's that came in 1/2 tons (neither is always true, just most common), so theres plenty of leafs in a 56" pack. I took a few out of my front & rear 56 packs. I bet I'll be taking more out of the rear later.
     

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