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COUPLE Q's ON 64's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ncgamedog, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. ncgamedog

    ncgamedog 1/2 ton status

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    first off my rig is a 78' k5 on tons and 39" iroks. tuff country 4" frnts and 57" f150 rears w/ the axle in the stock location. echobit shakle flip. you catch the drift. any way i would really like a bit more wheel base to the tune of 5-8". so my questons are: 1.) how much wheel base can i expect to gain from the 64 chevys using the stock front hanger? 2.) for those who have done this will the axle clear the stock fuel tank? 3.) i would like to inboard my shocks and triangulate them will there be room for this /\ ? my major reasons for doing this is climbing stability as well as on road, not to mention better drivline angles. my goal is 110"-115" i would like to stay just under 115". i plan to go to 52"ers up front next and that should round out the suspension revamp. trying to do one end at a time to keep the cost spread out over time. i'm figuring 350$ for a drive shaft 170$ for new DIY shackle flip and 119$ for new 64's from JC Whitney, thats plenty for now. thanks for your help. -justin
     
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    ncgamedog 1/2 ton status

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    c'mon the question isnt that stupid :confused:
     
  3. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    pay the 20 dollar membership..its worth it you will find out all the info on wheelbase you need...
     
  4. fabjunkie

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    I'm not sure how much wheelbase you'll gain from it. I had them on my Toyota, and had to move the front hangers forward 10". I would make a guess that you would gain 5" or so. I don't remember the stock length for the yota's. As far as the gas tank and the shocks in the way, it'll probably be getting close. The 64's are flexy though. I had them with double shackles and they drooped forever. Compressed nicely too. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Your going to gain 5.5" of wheelbase. The diff will get close to the tank, but I don't think it will hit, unless your into jumping your truck. I am planning on inboarding my shocks with the shocks mounted on the front of the axle. Check out my spring swap thread

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194386
     

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