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64 Rear Flex Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HELLBENT DESIGNS, May 2, 2005.

  1. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    pushed the truck outside and had a thought :screwy: i don't have a forklift to test flex for the 52's and 64's, but i do have a tractor :D bottom of rear tire was 34" front tire never showed any signs of lifting but i got scared :yikes:

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    niiiiiice :waytogo: Now all you need is a shackle flip :D

    You gonna have that bish ready for DR05?
     
  3. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    i could gain some droop with a flip cause my rear shackle hit the hangers. got the tranny putting the cam in today! should have engine /tranny/ t-cases in this week. hopefully there isn't too long a waiting list from HAD for shafts? yup i will be ready DR05 :waytogo:
     
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    Are those lift spring 63's?? They dont look like they are flexing as well as they should be, maybe its just the non shackle flip that makes it look different.
     
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    Looks good :thumb: A shackle flip would be cool though.
     
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    Hopefully not cuz I need one too :blush:
     
  7. HELLBENT DESIGNS

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    they are 5" lift. i thought about doing a no-lift shackle flip but gonna see what this setup does first! so how much flex is right? how far should wheel come up before lifting another tire? or what is a respectable rti for tire height?
     
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    Well i just noticed that your springs didnt flatten out alot which is why I asked if they were lift springs, your front springs look like they are taking all of the flex since the main leaf is all fanned out from the rest, you might want to put a clamp on them to prevent from bending your springs. Id lift it up higher and see how high you can go :D
     
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    And another thing that I just realized is that you dont have any weight back there whihc will prevent your springs from flexing better. :)
     
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    yeah, the rear will have another 400 lbs on it after fuel cell (full) batteries cage etc.
     
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    what kinda bead locks are ya running?
     
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    looking good
     
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    how many inches from the bottom of the rear tire to the ground?
     
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    badlands offroad, i heard they stopped making them. i would go with cyberfire's if you want weld ons i bought mine when he was moving his shop or i would have went with his. put the clamp on the lh front spring and lifted it up again! 44" to the ground before rh rear lifted. pic :D

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    whats your wheel base?
     
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    right at 120" :D
     
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    i think i said this befor but...... no rear disks?
     
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    ok here yah go, just haven't had timme to pull the rear apart. :waytogo:

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    what hoses did you get???
     
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    1979 chevette, another member posted they worked good so i am gonna give it a try! they were $14 buck each :waytogo:
     

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