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Good Flex?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    I am just looking for some opinions on the flex that I have, it does have a little more than what is shown but my cherry picker didnt want to go any higher. I also want to cut the clamps on my rear 63s so they can droop more. Good idea? What would you guys reccomend to get more flex?

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    um id be a lil scared to do that with that picker:eek1: but looks good though man!
     
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    un-clamping springs is fine... but having the two longest springs connected somehow (military wrap or some kind of clamp) is a good idea. Otherwise it's probably only a matter of time before you snap a main leaf. not good! Flex looks good to me...

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    Thanks, I will try to get the springs clamped together some how. :haha: Ha, I didnt realize that my dad is in the 2nd and 3rd pics taking out the garbage.:haha:
     
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    with the 63's looks like you kept the wheel pretty close to the center of the wheel well, howd you do that?

    also, what are you doing for a gas tank? i thought i read somewhere that with 63's it screwes with your gas tank, not 100% tho. the 63"s are a swap im thinkin about.
     
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    probably hard for a leaf spring to "screw" with a gas tank thats sitting in the bed. :thumb:

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    I moved the stationary shackle forward.
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    Notice how the tank doesnt hang below the frame: [​IMG]
     
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    looks good!
     
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    Nice lookin rig! Flexes well, too. Don't mean to hijack, but whats the specs on the suspension setup it has and how much total lift does it have?
     
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    Thanks for the compliments. I has 52s in the front and aftermarket 63s in the rear. The 63s have an extra leaf but there softer. It has about 4-5" of lift. It is sitting on 39.5x18 boggers.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info.
     
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    love the gold fish in the bag:D :haha: :haha:
     
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    :haha: haha, i never even thought of that. i just didnt want to get it dirty. jeeze. stop making fun of me. :haha:
     
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    Your trucks looking good man. I would suggest changing some of your shackle angles and lengths. Something is limting your trucks flex in back- my guess is your tire is hitting the inner fender well on compression limiting the droop you are getting on the opposite side. It's hard to tell in the pic but your front shackle looks like it's at about the stock angle. If that's the case, move it up and see how that helps. While your flex is good, I think you could get another foot off the ground with some tweaking. When I first finished up with my truck it flexed horribly. With the right spring and shackle location/lengths nearly perfected, it's now putting down 1300 plus on a 20* ramp.
     
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    Definately open up those spring clamps also!
     
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    I thought it was like 1426?:D
     
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    Why are those zerorate above the springs and not below them????:confused:
     
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    ha, someone noticed. I am not going to be using them, up for sale, my u-bolts were just a little too long and i didnt want to put a bunch of random washers on them.
     
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    gotcha :thumbsup: a few questions, what is the length from the front rear spring mount hole to the hole in the shackle flip (center to center measurement) and what is your rear schakle length, 7.5"? Thanks man!
     
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    for the rear springs clamp the main leaf to the one under it and let the others fan out as much as they can.
    flex looks good though
     

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