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atron tapered block installed - quick pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I installed 8 degree 1.5" offset A-tron blocks.
    8 degrees is a lot, but on my longbed pickup 465/205 with the echobit shackle flip, that was what was required.
    The install was as simple as it gets. The radiused edges go up (opposite of what the A-tron banner ad shows) and that's really it.
    Here it is installed:So-so pic of shim block installed

    Closer shot of block

    Of course, moving the axle back will necessitate modifying the spring anchor plate for the relocated center pin. I simply drilled a pilot hole 1.5" up from the center of the anchor plate, then progressively drilled it out to 3/4".

    Here's a pic of the anchor plate

    It corrected my angle and centered my rear wheels at the same time. What more could I ask for?
    As always, picture quality leaves something to be desired, but my digital camera was $55 on clearance, so take that into consideration.
    -- Mike
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    Try and get a closer pic if you can.
     
  3. TX Mudder

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    Of what?
     
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    The actual taper block from atron in relation to the direction that its mounted....yeah i know, stupid question, but could ya?
     
  5. TX Mudder

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    Closer shot of block

    That one is full sized, but kind of blurry.
    If you look on the right hand side of the pic, you can see how the top of the block has a radius at the edges.
    Does that help?
    -- Mike
     
  6. 45acp

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    Jeff, Here is a picture of the offset blocks.
    clicky
     
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    Cool thanks, pm'ed ya also /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Nice work! The degree'd offset is smart solution.
     
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    Yup, 8 degrees is about right with a 4" shackle flip. Or leave the taper out and get a CV shaft! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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