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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigdaddy89, Oct 4, 2000.

  1. bigdaddy89

    bigdaddy89 1/2 ton status

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    I think I have finally got the front "buggy spring" dialed in. I have not been able to ramp it yet, but it sure works great offroad as you can see. I hope to do the shackle flip in the rear soon. I will also be doing the revolver shackle, or some type of drop down link hooked to the rear of the spring.


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    Looks GREAT, how does it ride on the street. I have some reservations about the buggy spring on the front because of ride and also it rotating the front pumpkin down. How much additional lift did this give you in the front when you did it. What did you do to correct the driveline angle?

    Thanks
    Depdog

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    Looking good!!
    I like the pic that showes your body to be nice and level then look at your susp. and its all twisted, very cool!!
    Get us some pics of your set up.
    Late

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  4. bigdaddy89

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    Depdog, It rides very nice on the street. I used a 6in procomp spring and removed the second and fourth spring. I am using a four degree shim in the front and a one in spacer in the driveline. Since I have stock chevy spring mounted under the frame, it moved the shackle mounting point down so it kept the heighth of the truck the same.
     
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    Looks like its time to ramp that thing Dave. Very nice droop and tuck.
     
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    YEA BABY! AZ BLAZERS ALL THE WAY.
     
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    so what exactly is the buggy spring. i can see u got part of a leaf spring welded/bolted to ur frame and from there atatched to ur front shackel. is that it? how did u do that. interested in doing something like that myself, if u don't mind.
    Oh and whats the revolver shackle?

    any ways nice flex. [​IMG]

    <font color=red> Hey who put that grenade in there? </font color=red>
     
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    Yes that other leaf spring bolted to my frame is considered a buggy spring. It's kind of long winded to explain. I will be doing a tech article soon on it. It's not the easiest thing to do. A revolver shackle is a type of shackle that opens and twists at the same time on a pivot in the center of the shackle.
     
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    ok. would u let me know when u write up the tech artical? and let me know where i can find it. i just checked out the revolver and the ORD shackle flip, half way there. looks nice. add to the futer mods list.

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    Lookin good Dave....we need to talk...stinkin on goin to a set of 6 inch springs up front and ORD 4" shackle flip in the rear....and mayybbbeeee the buggy spring on some MTR 35's....would be nice. Call my cell after nonish today and talk to me about the Truckin Nats deal saturday....where do you buy the tickets and what time do the gates open? Havein a tuff time deciding which K5 to bring...lol.

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    I think it is going to be $15.00 per day or $20.00 for Sat. and Sun. The gates open at 9am. Bring the camera.
     
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    BigDaddy> What size tires are those???

    Blazin' in TEXAS!
     
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    ed70k5, Those are 35x14.50 super swamper ssr's. I just put these on about 2 weeks ago. They are the best offroad tire I have ever used.
     
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    All I can say is " HOLY SH#T "...That is some awesome flex......
     

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