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I guess I took a little damage over EJS after all

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, May 25, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I noticed that the UAV leans to the passenger side now, after looking at it closer, the front (Rancho) drivers side spring has seperation from the main leaf, looks bent upward. Must have happened under full droop to that side, I also bent up the inner fender whell where I had cut it off on the passenger side under full compression. When I get the money this will be a great excuse for some new longer 6" springs in the front and longer 3" in the rear.

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  2. tRustyK5

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    What kind of springs are you thinking of using next?

    When I was at Twiztids place I saw he has 63" rear springs and 52" fronts on his K5! Are you planning on going that long or just marginally longer?

    Rene

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    i bet if u asked, some one on CK5 would donate em to ya =)

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    Does this mean you don't want to beat it somemore this weekend????[​IMG]

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    hell ya, breakage always gives you agood excuse to buy more stuff! :)



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  6. CK5

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    Hell yeah, I want to bend them good, I will ask the wife nicely if I can play this weekend, but I don't have much hope with the little one here.

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    Yes, I plan on going that long, I do want to get my rear disk brakes and cross over on first though.

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    Sweet! I gotta say the 63" springs look pretty wild under Erics truck! Without any fine tuning he said he was clearing 47" under the tire with it all crossed up![​IMG]

    Can't wait Steve, although this mod might take a bit of head scatching to make it work right!

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    NO problem, it will be a while before I could get to this project, any pics of Eric's springs, I would like to check it out.

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    Me too! Ok, caugh it up Twiztid! We want pics and a full description! [​IMG]

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    From what I remeber he moved the steering box forward in the front to utilize a longer drag link and custom fabbed a brace...the front mount he just relocated but came up with a better idea after the fact. The front shackle location was also moved.

    The rear uses the same mount for the front of the spring, just moves ahead about 5 or 6 inches and is just rebolted to the frame. Eric was saying its still all in the prototype phase...so all this could change. I would have snapped some pics but I busted my camera shortly after we met in Ogden[​IMG]
    The rear shackle mount was also moved rearwards.

    Right now the truck seems to sit pretty level so I think he's got his springs dialled in pretty good...

    Rene

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    Hey Steve, where did it bend? Right by a spring clamp?

    I just finished installation of my home made U-can't-afford-it 2 X 3" 1/4 wall tailpan. I also braced the bed posts with some 1/4" plate, it's really stiff and the tailgate works better than when I bought it. Gonna throw the seats back in and cover the holes in the floor with some plywood/cardboard/duct tape and go camping this weekend to test it out. Hopefully it'll still flex some.

    Pete

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    I've got lots of pics of it, but the only way i can post them is with scotch tape and a thump tac.[​IMG] I'm going to figure out how to scan them- I promis!

    With the intrest in it , I think I will get some more detaild ones. Right now I just have some of those 10 footer ones. Please keep in mind, Its still a work in progress, but it should spark off some excelent ideas!

    Thanks Rene for the hot seat![​IMG]

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    Edited--Sorry about bringing up that other post by bluebeast (it has a pic on it)- I forgot all about the bandwidth thing-- again, sorry about that.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Twiztid on 05/26/01 11:45 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     

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