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holy crap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater_k20, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    Dang......

    And someone actually wanted them...???
     
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    I bet those ride like a dream down the highway
     
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    how many soda cans is that?

    my god, and people WANTED them... I'm sorry if the owner said "yeah I have less than a mile on the truck" I'd think "hmmm I wonder what he realized in that mile...."
     
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    Why not just solid weld the axle????When a spring is that big there in no way in hell its movng, even a little bit...
     
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    :haha::haha:

    Good memory
     
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    I think I'd just take a big old piece of .250" wall DOM, bend it into a "U" shape... put a bushing on each end and then one in the middle on the bottom of the U. Prolly allow just as much "flex" as that "spring" pack would... and cost less than $1k. Some people are just stupid.

    j
     
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    Wow, I can't believe megatoy bought those. I thought he was a wheeler.
     
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    holy jesus, i think the 10 inch thick spring packs on our straight trucks at work flex more then those would.
     
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    speechless..........................................uhh!
     
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    and just when you think you have seen it all !
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. What a nightmare.
     
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    Did the original poster claim they were 20" lift springs???

    The photo is too fuzzy to tell, but there look to be about 12-15 leaves in those spring packs and maybe only about 3"-4" of pack thickness. They look to be custom-made are are probably a LOT softer than you realize.

    My 4" springs from Alcan/ORD had something like 9" of free arch before I installed them....I was convinced that they'd built them wrong when I first saw them laying on the ground. But with so many thin leaves, they totally flattened out with the vehicle weight on them and settled to a perfect 4" lift.

    I am willing to bet that those springs are maybe an 8" lift spring (MAX)....look how close those spring eyes are in that photo. When installed, those springs will be flatter and those eyes will be more correctly spaced. :thinking:
     
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    They provide 22" of front lift and 26" of rear as said by the seller. They are not soft, custom or not.

    That being said i know what you mean, i have a set of 6" alcans and they had tons of free arch but a super soft spring rate...the heagit is gained by arch not rate. Many people think the 2 go hand in hand but the dont nessecarily, especially when dealing with custom springs
     
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    Btw, the spings are made by national
     
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    I bet the truck those went into has a really kickin stereo :haha:
     
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    :haha:
     
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    1980's here we come . I remember seeing people running tractor trailer springs just like those!!! wrong then wrong now!!!
     
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    I knew someone back in 1991 that had a leaf from a tractor trailer on his k5.... k5 with hacking and that leaf allowed him to fit 38's and it flexed awesome.....
     

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