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A little more lift...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jms, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    I might need a little more lift in the rear to prevent a 'prerunner' stance...

    I just changed the front from worn TC 3" EZ to new TC 3" HD springs.
    The rear is a 2.5" ORD shackle flip and a 1" ORD ZeroRate. I also hope to have a new rear tube bumper come BlazerBash, with tire carrier and gas can.

    I could...
    1. wait until the front settles a bit; maybe not carry so much stuff... ($0... I like that...)
    2. take the ZeroRate out, add an add-a-leaf ($50 + new U-bolts) gain ~1"
    3. just add the add-a-leaf ($50 + new U-bolts), gain 1.5" to 2"
    4. add air springs ($250 or so...)
    5. replace the 2.5" flip with a 4" ($180 or so and a PITA due to the tank...)
     
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  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I'd run everything and see how it sits. $0 is a good way to go. If its sitting butt low in a bit, just deal until th esprings settle, still butt low then go with an add a leaf.
     
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    What about ORD supershackles? The longer ones are 6".
     
  4. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    Hmm. Hadn't thought about that possibility. Wouldn't a longer shackle upset my pinion angle even more?
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I got a set of air bags I could make you a deal on.
     
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    I guess it would affect the pinion angle. Hadn't thought of that.
     
  7. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'll get back to you for details about those airbags when I'm back from New York...
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I will be ordering the super shackles for mine in the next couple days!!
     
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    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    I wouldn't mind a little more spring rate in the back to go with the slightly stiffer springs up front, and I had thought about air helper springs before...

    The idea stems back from driving Rocker Knocker in Pritchett, and the thought that you just could inflate the driver's rear to be a little less 'offcamber' in this obstacle was somewhat appealing...
     
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    Interesting idea. I've wondered how air bags would work in offroad situations. Is this a very common thing to do?
     

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