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Drilling spring perches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4whler, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. 4whler

    4whler Registered Member

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    Can you drill a new hole in your spring perches on a d60 1" back to move your axle forward.If not what is the best way. I searched to no prevail.
     
  2. Okiemuddog

    Okiemuddog 1/2 ton status

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    I would not want to drill on a D60, I would buy a set of ORD Z-rates and use the offset holes to move it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    k, this is a good question.

    a few people have made thier own blocks and plates to move the axle FWD. ne being BadDog. he has pics in his thingy i think.

    anyway, i used ORD zero rates. then since im using a 2 inch longer shackle, and needed to move the hole in the spring plate fwd as well i decided just to buy some shimmed spring plates.

    anywhoo. you would be better of using zero rates of one type or another. this is a good time to look into shimming if needed as well.
    Grant
     
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    I redrilled my D60 perches 1.25" back to move the diff forward. No problem...

    Why make a job 10 times more difficult than it needs to be? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Rene
     
  5. Sandman

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    I redrilled mine with no problems at all. I use my rig hard too. I also moved it 1.25" forward.

    Go for it. Its cheap and easy to do and you dont have too mess around with blocks and longer bolts.
     

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