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Just a prerunner appetizer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, May 4, 2002.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I'm following a thread over on race-dezert about straight axle prerunners with some awesome info and there's some pictures posted on a soon to be featured in Off-Road truck. Check it out,
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.race-dezert.com/wwwthreads/files/6-21733-chevyfront.jpg>http://www.race-dezert.com/wwwthreads/files/6-21733-chevyfront.jpg</a>
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Are those National's or Alcans? They look soft and flexy.../forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    Rene
     
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    Neither. A place called Deaver Spring makes them. They are in SoCal and for the last couple of years, dez racers have been giving a lot of good feedback about them because National has been so backlogged and Deaver gets there stuff out fast plus it's quality. Hopefully one day I can have a set of Deavers on my truck. Last I heard, a custom set of springs was about 1000 bucks.
     
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    I had Deavers on the Ford - $980 out the door for 5 leaves double wrapped, 7" over stock, and some killer dual rate coils. Ahh to be single and able to afford the good stuff again/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    That is pretty bad, what kind of truck is that and what kind of axle is that? JW
     
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    It's a 67-72 (not sure which) K10 - the axle is a D44.
     
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    So what's the biggest difference in that and ours? I'm guessing, travel, spring rate (jumps), tcase???? since they run a lot faster speeds, what else makes them difference within the drivetrain / suspension
     
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    Look at those sweet welds on that shackle pic! Wow.
     
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    I like how the frame is all plated and the shackles are decently braced too. They aren't playing games here are they?
     
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    Travel, spring rate and axle/chassis beefing are the big ones - the t-case will typically be a 208/241 or some other aluminum case, with drivetrain modifications revolving around horsepower.
     
  11. i don't think a 208 with the slip yoke would do so great with that much travel. i would think the force of landing a big jump would want to push the yoke up more than in. i guess you could have a long travel yoke made but i think a 241 with sye would be better.
     
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    Most racers actually run slip yokes with relatively long driveshafts - fixed yokes tend to get rammed through the housing. I saw a Scout have that problem at Glamis a few years ago.
     
  13. really. so does anyone make a long travel slip yoke for a 208 or is that a custome job? good pre runner suspension usually has some seriouse droop so a long slip yoke would be a must.
     
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    There's variations out there you wouldn't believe - like extra long 2wd E4OD Ford yokes milled to GM output shaft sizes. There's also alot of custom jobs, and even more factory length with custom length shafts.
     
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    Re: Just a prerunner appetizer UPDATE TECH PICS!!!!

    http://www.race-dezert.com/wwwthreads/files/6-21736-chevyrear.jpg
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.race-dezert.com/wwwthreads/files/6-21737-chevyside.jpg>http://www.race-dezert.com/wwwthreads/files/6-21737-chevyside.jpg</a>

    The last pics that Scoob posted, from Glamis I think, looked like his truck had minimal travel upfront, back the back end had gobs of travel. Is that just an illusion?
     
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    Re: Just a prerunner appetizer UPDATE TECH PICS!!!!

    It does have a shade more in the rear - nothing like it looks like in the pics though/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Just a prerunner appetizer UPDATE TECH PICS!!!!

    why is the spring eye below the top leaf and on mine it is above ???
     
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    Re: Just a prerunner appetizer UPDATE TECH PICS!!!!

    I believe that is what is called a military wrap. It's said to be a lot stronger than the normal eye.
     
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    Re: Just a prerunner appetizer UPDATE TECH PICS!!!!

    no i know what a military wrap is , my truck has that .
    what i should have asked is why does it look like they put the top leaf in the front upsidedown ?
     

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