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64" spring's tech with pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mostwanted, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    I picked up some 64"ers today at pick-n-pull. I am hoping to see some pics of shackle locations for refrence.

    edit: Thanks for the pics. Keep them coming. It would be nice to turn this into a 64" spring swap thread. If you have any links to technical info post 'em up. I tried searching, but I didn't find much. I need to figure out how far I am going to have to move the front and rear hangers for this to work. I don't want my rear axle to move back much at all.
     
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  2. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    here ya go!
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    about how much lift did that give you in the rear, they look like you could get alot of axle wrap with those, do you?
     
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    here are my 3" TCI 64s with a ORD 4" flip and 6.0 shackle. it's pretty evenly matched up with my front 52s, 8" shackles, and zero rates, however, i still need to add some weight :D . axlewrap will probably be a definite possibility, and plan on running a anti wrap bar like the one offered by DIY4X

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    and here's a pic before any weight was added

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    Any shots from the side that would show the front hanger moved?
     
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    my front hanger is in the stock location. i moved the shackle flip as far back as i could, kinda "guesstimating". lol. but the shackle angle looks damn good so far, but still need to add weight from the propane tanks, tool box, cage, and rear seat.
     
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    Well I measured before and after the swap. I lost a bout an 1". But I think I gained about an inch when I took the blazer body off. So I would say 4" lift total. I'm still going to add a 1" zero-rate because i still need to add a flatbed, spare tire, and tool box.

    I do expect some axle wrap which is why I'm going to add the DIY4x wraptor anti-wrap bar later on.
     
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    spring pack disassembly

    RGV72BLAZER-- I see that your spring pack is painted. Did you dissassemble them? I started to take mine apart, but I stopped before removing the side clamp deaL. It looks like a big rivit that I would have to grind off and find a replacement. Would I be able to do this myself without special tools? If not there is a spring shop close by that I could have put them back together.
     
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    on my rears i just took a hammer and broke that piece your talkin bout off, it hold the pack together and if you notice that when your tryin to flex it takes away your droop, i gained alot buy gettin rid of that piece, if its a good thing to do i dunno, i did it had no problems, rebuilding a pack is easy you can do it yourself. dont paint the leafs when they are apart, paint them when they are together, the paint will prohibit the leafs from sliding imo.
     
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    bump for the afternoon crowd:D
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    those are lifted 64's, i moved both hangers so it would only move the axle 2.5" back

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    Thanks Muddy. I was hoping you would post. I don't remember, but are your 64"ers lift springs? How much total lift do you think you have?
     
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    yea they are 5" lifted springs, with a 4" home made flip. im actually selling the lifted springs, they got 1k miles on them. if you take out the overload and one one leaf they would be a 3" spring.
     

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