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about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLKWOLF, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. BLKWOLF

    BLKWOLF Registered Member

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    about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    I'm no gear head or mechanic by far, but I remember seeing where someone moved their axles on their Blazers to improve clearence with the trucks body and suspension travel. Does anyone know what I'm trying to describe? If you do, can you stear me in the right direction where I can find more info on doing it and a parts supply store to purchase the proper parts.

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
  2. backyardbuilt

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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    You can redrill the springs to move them or use ord's zero rates but they lift 1" also not just move the axles.
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    So if I have a 6" suspension lift, I would gain another 1" in lift if I used the ORD's zero rates to extend the axels out?
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    Ya bro, the 0 rates are a leaf that does not extend past the spring pad. You get 1" more of clearance and the ability to move your axle 1-1.5". Check them out here.
    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm
     
  5. BLKWOLF

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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    Thanks so much for the info guys!

    I was reading the ORD's description of this and came across this: "On front applications with crossover steering be aware that you will be loosing clearance between the draglink and your RH spring. The full 1" from the offset Zero Rates could cause you problems there, make sure to check it out."

    How would you fix that problem?
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    Well without knowing anything about your setup it's hard to explain things (fill out your profile!)

    If you have crossover steering and you do not have enough clearance with the zero rates installed then you have a couple of options.

    Lift your steering arm with a block or get a new steering arm that is higher at the end.
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    Help us help you. Fill out your profile! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    Does your truck sit level? Most do not. If it does not then put the zero rates in the rear and redrill the front perches. Although if you redrill the front you need to go 1-1/4" to get the center pin to line up in the slotted portion of the spring plate so you do not weaken it. Also you will have to make sure that your drive shafts will allow the move and on the rear your emergency brake cable may not have enough adjustment to reach then.
     
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    Re: about moving axels - front forward and the rear backwards by an 1\"

    sent you a PM
     

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