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How to gain a couple inches up front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    Okay guys, in all seriousness, :p:
    I've got a 3" all leaf spring lift on my K5 that rides like a peach that I'm thinking about putting on my stock K10.

    The problem is, I'm gonna be running 35's. Now out back I can just block it or add the 2.5 shackle flip. But the tough part...How can I gain a couple inches up front?

    The 35's rubbed like crazy with this lift on the K5, so they'll rub on the K10 too.

    I can add a BL, but don't want to at all. Just need a couple inches up front. 2-3 extra inches would be fantastic.

    Thinking zero rate and maybe some extended shackles, or just save up for 4" TC leaf springs. Suggestions welcome.
     
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    longer shackles and some 1" zero rate add a leafs should get you a couple of inches, look in the vedor forum
     
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    a pair of zero rates in the front, and move the axle forward 1 1/2, and i'll bet you're set. i dont think you can do that with stock style steering though.
     
  4. Ben B.

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    I don't wanna mess w/ the steering. Ugh..I guess I'll just have to find some 4" leafs. Even crappy ones with a few springs removed will ride decent won't they?
     
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    go with zero rate up front, but don't use them to move the axle, just use them for lift since you still have push/pull steering right now. This will give you 4" up front. You can also do zero rates out back, and you'll have 4" out back.

    top that off with a 1" body lift, and you'll be clearing 35's just fine.. you can always :hack: too :wink1:
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    bushwacker cut out flares and a zero-rate. You need the flares in Pa anyways to keep johnny law off your tail.
     
  7. Ben B.

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    Truck's just had new fenders and repainted...don't think I wanna hack it. Damnit. Fender flares will cost a good deal more from 4" leaf springs anyhow.
     
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    flares cost less then the fine. In Pa its $163 per tire. and they measure from the sidewall now.
     
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    For a 4" spring I highly re-recommend this Spring.
     
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    you started it :haha:
     

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