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56's or 64's in the Rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Apr 19, 2005.

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56's or 64's

  1. 56" 4" Tough Countrys + 4" Shackle Flip

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  2. 64" 5" Tough Countrys + 2.5" Shackle flip

    9 vote(s)
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  3. 64" 3" Tough Countries + 4" Shackle Flip

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    64.7%
  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Here's the poll, disregard the other post: :doah:

    I've been planning on runnin 56's in the rear, but the more I read the more I'm thinking maybe I should do the little extra work and go for 64's in the back. I'm looking for 7-8" in the rear to sit level over the ~6" in the truck.

    The truck is in the sig, and is a trail-only trailer queen - street manners are not a concern.
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I say if you are going to go with a lift spring then defently go with the longer spring to get your flex back from the lift springs.
     
  3. rdn2blazer

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    Im going to be running 64's with 4' shackle flip to get the setup correct, then when I can afford it I want custom 64's for some crazy flex.
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    3" 63s and traction bar setup man.
     
  5. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    if you are doing the big swap don't be afraid! go with 64s :waytogo: one thought though mike, are you still running stock fuel tanks? when i did my 64" rear swap i used one of the fuel tank hanger bracket holes for my front hanger, so fuel tanks had to come out. are you planning on sticking with the side saddle tanks or do you already have a rear mounted tank? :dunno:
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    yes as above tank problems might be there. if easy to find then get blazer tank and put in rear end. easy to make the brackets. if needed i can post up pics of the ones i built for my truck. just pm me for the pics.
     
  7. MTMike

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    I have one (passenger side) saddlebag tank in the truck. I would like to keep that setup for now, though I have a feeling that in the future a fuel cell will be sitting back there. It's not as big of a deal if the tank has to temporarily come down.

    The wife use the words that every guy loves to hear: "Don't skimp, make sure you do it right the first time" :woot: I'm gonna make sure I do just that :)

    Hellbent: how hard was it to pull the tank?
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    8 bolts and wire for sender and ground and then the filler unit. 2 or 3 fuel hoses .and it drops out. and leave the tank on the brackets.

    also is all stock the nuts should be welded from the factory on the brackets. if not good luck.
     
  9. MTMike

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    The truck is so highly modified from the previous owner I have no idea what's in there... When it stops raining/snowing and when tree branches quit falling from the sky, I'll have to crawl around under there and see what the PO did when he installed the Holley Projection pump.

    Thanks for the info, and you've got PM.
     
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    pmed you back. and i have some info for ya in there .
     
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    both tanks out in 20 minutes. i was doing the hack and slash impact wrench thing :hack: bedspace wasn't an issue since i wil not be having one! sounds like a blazer tank is a easy swap though :D
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    vary easy swap to blazer tank and if long bed the suburban tank is also easy with up to 40 gal swap. and just a fyi van tanks look close but not. 2" to wide for the old 73-91 solid axle stuff.
     
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    Go junkyarding and find some 2500HD 64s. You might find out that they provide enough lift for you with a 4" shackle flip. I got 4" of lift out of mine with a 2" shackle flip with 2 leaves pulled.
     
  14. Silver84k5

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    personally i dont think flex is the answerall... sure your truck needs to articulate... but if your not gonna be competing... then 56s in back 52s in front with bumpstops, and youll be fine....

    *disclaimer* i didnt read any other posts... i just responded
     
  15. MTMike

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    Holy gravedigger :eek1:

    I went 52/56 back in May after I posted this. Best thing I ever did for the truck :)

    Mike
     
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    lmao... thus the disclaimer in my post haha...
     

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