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550 on a 30 degree ramp pretty respectable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I was impressed for stock rear shock mounts, myself.
     
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    you've got a little more wheelbase but wow sorry not impressive to me. I guess its respectable. If I scored like that I'd be searching for more flex /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    you've got a little more wheelbase but wow sorry not impressive to me. I guess its respectable. If I scored like that I'd be searching for more flex /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    I'm not searching, it's well within the works, trust me.

    I was impressed for what it is though, isn't squat done to it.

    Time for some longer rear shackles, some new rear shock mounts, softer front springs, and of course, a lighter weight front bumper.

    Of course I out flexed every fullsize Chevy there so I was impressed myself. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    looks like someone needs an exhaust hangar /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Actually there is on on each side not too far from the rear, damn pipes. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Something to shoot for. The suspension isn't maxed out yet either. This rig is purpose built though and its purpose is a little different then yours.

    Harley
     
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    Harley, what springs you running on the front??
     
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    Hmm...

    What the hell is in the rear of that thing?
     
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    looks like an AK-57 setup. Aka Marv Springer suspension.
     
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    looks like an AK-57 setup. Aka Marv Springer suspension.

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    I don't know how you can see that, my screen must be much darker than yours. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    see the white above the shackle? thats the sticker on the side of the drop away arm.
     
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    It isn't my truck, its a guy I run withs from here. It runs a Springer Rear (pre AK57) built by Springer, and it runs a hybrid Jeep spring front.

    The hybrid Jeep springs in this rig wouldn't work as well on a 2nd gen truck because 2nd trucks came with longer springs then the 1st gens like this one did. It is as flexy of a rig with leaf springs as I have ever seen.

    Harley
     
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    Time for some longer rear shackles, some new rear shock mounts, softer front springs, and of course, a lighter weight front bumper.

    [/ QUOTE ] still a brand new set of 6" TC EZ Rides in my garage... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I think I want softer than that.
     
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    I'd lose the echobit flip, or switch to some longer shackles and 57" fords or 56s. That will certainly help flex.
     
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    Shocks are stopping the rear right now anyway.

    I was thinking homebrew shackle flip that I was gonna do before I even got the Echobit flip. How about a stock 2wd hanger in my choice of locations, along with a JC Whitney lowering shackle? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif Maybe I'll do some different springs at the same time.
     
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    homebrew with 2wd mounts and JC lowering shackle is whats on the rear of my K5 right now. Shackle angle is decent and its definetally high enough for you. I actually need to drop it back down a bit. The shackles have the factory hole location and the longer location, gonna cut out some of my reinforcing nad drop back down. Will give me a better shackle angle too.
     
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    Has anybody noticed my self-narrowing body?
     
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    you need these front sprinhgs:
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    And these rear springs:
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    whats the set-up for that 2nd rig?
     

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