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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    Just an update on project torque. I burned up the transmission about a month ago. Well I pulled it and rebuilt it. I also bought some timbren rubber springs
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    I'll review these once their installed. I'm going to make an adjustible mount so I can have them touching the axles for street driving (recommended via manufacturer) and raise them for off roading. I think this may allow me to even jump with out hurting my springs. We'll see :wink1:
    I also bought a b&m truck mega shifter, i'll post pics when it arrives and its installed.

    I took video and pics of the whole tranny rebuild, but its so long its taking forever to edit. Anyway just keeping ck5 informed. I'll probably update this thread in a week with the rubber springs and shifter installed.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    i could watch that all night....mistifying
     
  3. PeteH

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    is it getting hot in here or is it just me..rraawrr
     
  4. Citizen Rider

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    those springs are very interesting. Basicly a bump stop? Any more info on these and where to obtain them?
     
  5. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    not really a bump stop per say.. there called "rubber springs" they deform much more, the ones I got for example have a
    1500# working load,
    5000 shock/max load (each)
    3 3/4 inches tall normal
    1 3/8 after compression
    2 3/8 of compression
    and go from 3 3/4 wide to 5 7/8 when flattened out

    So their alot softer for a nice street ride
     
  6. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    More like a cheap hydro bump the desert guys use? Were they originally designed as an overload? I like the idea. Really cuts down on the harsh landing when hauling ass.
     
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    yep az k5 you got it. Those are designed to be used as sort of an overload/helper spring type thing. A LOT of guys around here use them on the front of their trucks that they push snow with, to help carry the extra weight of the plow
     
  8. diesel4me

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    used them...

    My brother installed a pair of those on his car hauler he made out of a Ford Econoline E-350 cube van years ago..they worked great,no more bottoming out with a heavy load,and they do save the springs!..if I had any cash I'd have put them on my K20 for plowing,since its got only 2 leaves in the front springs--and it a diesel!..:eek1: ..

    I thought GM would have put the HD 3 leafers up front in a diesel truck..but the rear springs are only 5 leafs too,must be a light GVW 3/4 ton!..:confused: but it does ride nice empty,which it is most of the time..:crazy:
     
  9. BranndonC

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    these were about 85 a pair shipped but it seems they sent the wrong ones, i emailed them today about it
     
  10. PeteH

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    keep us updated.
     

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