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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Guss, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Guss

    Guss Registered Member

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    i know that blocks in the front are illeagal but what if you welded taller spring perched on to the axle????


    just curious :thinking: :grind: :weld:
     
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    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    disaster in the making.....

    no .... for lots of reasons

    the stress on the axle would lead to failure....

    need I say more
     
  3. icer97

    icer97 1/2 ton status

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    As cheap as springs are, dont put your life in danger over a few $$$.
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Your end result is the same as lift blocks, taller u-bolts when you steer to much stress is put on them, the end result is bad
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, the only time I'd recommend tall perches would be on rockwells. They aren't such a big deal with them because the housing is ungodly thick and its square. Anyway for other axles, assuming the fabrication/welding was well done, I'm sure you could get away with a slightly taller perch (like an inch) but I personally wouldn't go any more than that.

    j
     
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    JeffHK5 1/2 ton status

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    If 1" is enough then go with ORD Zero rate , it's nothing more than a bolt-in lift block. It also has the ability to stretch wheelbase with the offset drilled location of the center pin.

    A 1" "spacer" between the perch and spring pack is the limit on the front and any more will have bad results. :frown1:

    If it didn't fall apart in the first hour of wheeling from side load on the blocks it would make some crazy upsidedown wheel hop, then BANG!


    Jeff
     
  7. Guss

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    yeah i figured as much but cant blame a guy for being curious. thanks guys
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    As a side note I'm gonna try just adding a leaf or 2 to the front springs and see if that makes any lift (I only need 2"). I have 4 springpacks from other donor parts vehicles so hopefully adding leaves will work.
     
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    adding leafs will pretty much always increase lift... question is, how will the resulting pack ride, flex, wear etc.

    j
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    Exactly. I have rear packs from 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks. Gonna try starting with the longest springs first to try and keep decent ride and flex. But it may take to many so I may go with a combination of long and short springs to keep ride quality but get the lift without adding a bunch of leaves to each side.
     

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