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Levelling Out

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Trailboss_jr, May 26, 2002.

  1. Trailboss_jr

    Trailboss_jr Registered Member

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    What would you recommend if I went with a shackle flip, front and rear zero rates, and at least a 4" spring with HD shackle in front to level my 77 out??? Looks like with 1" extra from shackle and 1 difference front to rear, I would need another 2" in the rear, sound right????
     
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    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    The ORD heavy duty front shackles will only raise the front 1/4".
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    With a 4" spring in front and the 4" flip in the rear, you'll probably want to just skip the front 0-rates and call it good. That will give you a theoretical 5" of lift in the rear with 4.25 in the front which has proven to work pretty well.
     
  4. Trailboss_jr

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    Thanks Stephen, I was planning on going that way (5" in back and 4" in front) but your zero rates messed me all up and now I want to move the front forward an inch and the rear back an inch, which screws my plan (why do you come up with such things /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif). I kinda wanted to stay away from blocks to level out but looks like i'll have to use a 1" in the rear???
     
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    If your only goal is to move the front axle forward, there are thinner ways to do it, we can make it work with 3/8 or 1/2" lift only. The parts are not as versatile as the regular 1" zero rates but they work. That sounds like the best option for you.
    Or you could drill a new hole in your spring perch, that works well within the space limits.
     

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