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Flex questions...PICS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So I flexed my truck today and found a few issues. Wonder what you guys think? It's not massive flex or anything, but I am looking into the 52 swap, and I think that will amplify these problems. Flex Pics

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    Here are the issues I have:

    Pitman arm.. Superlift #1104, and Superlift 4" springs so they are not real flexy, but they come awful close to the arm. How do you get around this problem with a flexier spring? Is this just the maximum amount of uptravel one can achieve.
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    Draglink...This was the first time I have noticed this problem. I have the Sky arm with a 1" spacer under it. It clears fine all the time until I stuff the driver side I guess /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Don't know about solving this either.

    This is the pass side spring. Will this get worse with more droop with the 52's?

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    This is how it sits at ride heigth. There is about an inch and a half of clearance between the Draglink and pass spring.
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    Thanks for any advice you guys can give me /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    #1 bumpstop your up travel to keep the springs out of negative arch. This will keep you from destroying springs and keep your pitman arm away from them.

    #2, get rid of your zero rates. Some people can't run zero rates with crossover, there just isn't enough clearance for the majority. You're one of them unforunately.

    That's how I see it anyway. Of course the bumpstops may be enough to solve both problems. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. jjlaughner

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    I'll add one to tims list... 1/2"-1" passengers side arm spacer
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have the Sky arm with a 1" spacer under it

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    He already has one.

    Harley
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I have the Sky arm with a 1" spacer under it

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    He already has one.

    Harley

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    Exactly. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Oh and just so I don't make a post without a product plug, Daystar makes some bad ass bumpstops. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I say get rid of the zero rates and you should be pretty good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    how many springs come on the 52 inch pack? my 4 inch TC lift has 3 springs, do you think less springs might help with the problem?
     
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    The 52's cpoe either with 4 springs and the overload or 5 springs and the overload depending which ones you get /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. MTBLAZER89

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    I would get rid of the zero-rates, but nobody makes a 5" spring /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif and I need the clearance. So what would be the benefit of the 52's if I have achieved maximum up travel? Do they droop significantly better? The draglink on the pass spring is barley touching so not a huge prob, but I was just worried about the pitman arm. I don't think it will make contact cause my shocks will stop it first, but towers are coming soon. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Throw some bumpstops on there and flex it out again. I'd be willing to bet that it'd work out real well.

    6" springs and moving that zero rate to the rear is always an option too.
     
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    I already have a 0-rate in the rear with 4" superlift springs...Yeah lift springs /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I'll look into some bumpstops and see /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I'll third or fourth bumpstops. Negative arch is one of the big killers of leaf springs. Will keep you away from the steering arm as well. 52s droop a ton, thats one of their big advantages. I'd lose the zero rate as well. From what I've heard 52s are a little more than 4" of lift so that could work for you. Have a 1" body lift? Its a decent option.
     
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    How about taking ALL the zero rates out and putting in a 1" body lift then, if the bumpstop idea fails.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I have the Sky arm with a 1" spacer under it

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    He already has one.

    Harley

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    well I will start with the bumpstops and go from there. This is max travel onn my truck right now. If I do the 52's we'll see how much I get from them then maybe look at the 1" body lift from there. Thanks guys.

    PS anybody else with a similar set up to mine got any similar flex pics to compare?? Harley maybe.. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Cool anybody else /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    This was my prob with flex
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    [ QUOTE ]
    This was my prob with flex
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    What's that?? rubbin??
     
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    any other pics?
     

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