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HD Rear Kit - Confused, need quick help

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Ride it Rigid, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Ride it Rigid

    Ride it Rigid Newbie

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    3/4 ton '91 burb. Installed the flip kit for a 12" lift with the zero rates. Everything went smooth as silk. Lowered vehicle on to axles and the HD hangers are pointing to the back and NOT straight up and down. I can see the great additinal flex etc but I also see that the front of the hanger (closed end forward) will touch the top spring perhaps causing severe stress point.

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    should the hanger be plum? if so how do I achieve this?

    If this is correct how will the stress NOT affect the spring plate?

    Do I need to drink more coffee or should I just switch to JD and say to hell with it all ;-))
     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    not sure what your talking about?? are you talking about hangers or shackles? can you post a pic?
     
  3. Ride it Rigid

    Ride it Rigid Newbie

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    oops

    Here is an edit

    It is the shackle and not the hanger that is in question.

    When looking at the vehicle, the bottem of the shackle is pointing towards the rear of the vehicle and not straight up and down. There is certainly a lot more flex and the leaves have lost the arch (way cool). The concern is that the closed end of the shackle is close to hitting the top leaf while static and logic suggests that during movement the shackle and leaf will make contact creating a stress point.


    The bushings have been replaced, oem and not the greasable ones from ORD due to them being out of stock. The new bushings had to be machined in order to get them in and a press was used for fitting.

    I will post a pic later tonight or tomorrow morn, got kinda cool here tonight and can't gaurantee my joints wanting to hang out that long :eek1:
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Turn the shackle around so the closed part is toward the rear, this will fix your problem.
     
  5. Ride it Rigid

    Ride it Rigid Newbie

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    Thats what I thought

    I agree, but I followed the directions!
     
  6. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    You may still have to clearance the shackles a little bit.
     
  7. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    agreed, it wont make them any wealer to turn them around.
     

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