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How do I move the front spring hangers foward 2 inches?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by richheezee, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. richheezee

    richheezee 1/2 ton status

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    How do I move my front end spring hangers foward 2 inches? I have been searching for a while now. I think I heard about cutting off the rivets, switching passenger and driver side, turn the hangers around and bolt them back up. Is this correct? Just trying to confirm. Thanx.

    Rich
     
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    Why not just cut the rivets off, drill holes, and bolt them in? Too easy?
     
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    That's the craziest idea I have ever heard. So crazy enough that it might just work. Thanx.
     
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    Why not just cut the rivets off, drill holes, and bolt them in? Too easy?

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    Too much work. I'd get ORD offset zero-rates. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Why not just cut the rivets off, drill holes, and bolt them in? Too easy?

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    Too much work. I'd get ORD offset zero-rates. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    I would, but I already have them. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'm going to run cherokee mains and an assortment of other leaves in the front. I just wanted to move the hangers foward to get a better shackle angle (using homemade shackles) as well as a little more wheelbase. I wanted to hear how others did theirs.

    Rich
     
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    I wouldn't cobble stuff together. I'd use the aftermarket line of lift kits. Do it right one time and never worry about stuff later. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif palm tree /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I wouldn't cobble stuff together. I'd use the aftermarket line of lift kits. Do it right one time and never worry about stuff later. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    If I did that, it would make it too easy and would take the fun out of makin stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Just do it right....if you're gong to move spring hangers, use rear springs or something.
     
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    Try it and see how it works... I'm gonna do the same thing but with stock rr springs. Try a search, there are several posts on this /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Yah, I saw that site but those hangers are moved up 4". I have been looking at his pics forever as well as my truck deliberating if just turning them around is 2". Thanx for your help though. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Rich
     
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    Ah, I see. Good luck! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    im currently in the middle of the 52" rears on the front swap....flipping them gets u 4" forward....
     
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    I wouldn't cobble stuff together. I'd use the aftermarket line of lift kits. Do it right one time and never worry about stuff later. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    If I did that, it would make it too easy and would take the fun out of makin stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gifBetter grab your tape measure because the last time I measured 52" rears the center pin was the same distance from eye to eye. 56" springs are what you are probably thinking of.

    In between me and my friends we have completed (3)52" rear springs swaps onto the front of a blazer and have one more to go (on mine). Its not difficult, it just takes a good amount of labor and about 3 hours of time. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Wes, I think you should be re-titled as Mr. Moneybags. Us po' folk can'ts b byin all them there xpensiv atermarket liftin kits /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I think with the hangers moved forward 4" you get a lot better firewall clearance. Hell I can still rub firewall with 35" BFG's and 52's up front, I couldnt imagine only moving the hanger 2" forward and running 52's or another flexy spring like them
     
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    I'm using cherokee mains, waggy others and an add leaf (I think like Donovon) not rears for my front lift. Me thinks somebody's tryin to hijack my post! j/k. I just think movin the hangers 4" is too much for the cherokee rears I threw together. Jus was tryin to confirm turning them around equals 2". Nah mean?

    Rich
     

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