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joined the ban wagon 56s all around

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    just finish off the sawp flexs much better but still not as good as I want, its relying mainly on the rear suspension, I think I might have tightened the shackles down to tight were they dont want to move that much but here are some pics
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    see theres not to much droop to the shackle
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    time for some add-a-leafs or new springs there way to soft
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    front compessed shackle
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    more to come
     
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    I'd say bumpstops are whats in order. unless you really feel they are too soft. Gonna kill those things quick, inverting them like that.
     
  3. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    yea I know here are some more, here is the new croosover kit from shakerbuilt.com very nice and only 300 bucks :D
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    front shackle angle has it sits
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    rear angle
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    Nice job, don't kill me as I'm sure this question has been asked eleventy billion times, but what do the 56's do for ride height in the front? Also, what length shackles are you using front and rear?
     
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    git sits the exact same in the front as it did w/ 4 inch lift springs the rear is probably 6 inches, the shackles are 7.25 inches long but if I would do it again I run 6.75 or 7 inch shackles, and in the rear its and echobit flip flip summits lowering shackles on there I really actually measured them but I love the shackle angle it gives me :D
     
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    am I smoking crack, or can I see another mounting hole in those summit lowering shackles that would make them "shorter" in effect... and with some grinder work, shorter overall? One of the pics looks like it. Got a part number for them? All the ones listed on summits web site are "pic not available". :crazy:

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    ooh ooh one more question...how long are your front brake lines and are they maxed out at full droop?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    not sure how long they are, but pic #2 and the last pic seem to indicate that they are close to maxing out... they are pretty straight. Whatever length they are, I wouldn't run lines any shorter! ;)

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    there are 2 which I like gives you options, yes you could grind them but I thought my shackle angle would be to far back heres the link
    http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=SUM-G756
     
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    dunno got them at 4wp last min before ECBB b/c my old longer brake lines ripped in half, but they still had about 4 inches left in them
     
  11. sweetk30

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    dont forget the spring clamps that are bent over will limit flex. get the tabs bent up and drill them and put bolts threw. good job.
     
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    thanks for the link. I think I may run those when I go to 56s...

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