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longer rear springs, no wheelbase increase?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone done the longer front and rear springs and kept the wheelbase the same?

    I guess you would have to move the front shackle location and rear hanger location only in order to accomplish this?

    Anyone have anthing to add to this?
    I dont know if I really want to increase my wheelbase any.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have done the rears

    did the rears and it is easy . i have a lb truck with 56" factory. replaced with 88-up 1ton packs. just mark your centers of hangers and axle then messure new and move hangers the difference. then redrill holes and use grd 8 bolts and washers,nuts. makes it ride smother like 88-up trucks.
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I want to work with the suspension some, but not sure on lengthening the wheelbase.
     
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    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    I did the 57" Ferd springs. I re drilled the main leaf. No problems with breaking the main leaf but managed to bend the #$% out of them by colapsing the shackles causing the leaf pack to seperate and fan out from not having any clamps on them which put all the torque load on the main leaf. ~ oops :D
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    why dont you want the increased wheelbase?? I figure the more driveline length the better angles I can have which is a must with a blazer.:xmas:
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I like the Blazer wheelbase as it is. I know so many people trying to stretch their stuff to get to this number... why change it?

    Maybe an inch or two, ok... but I dont think I want much more.
     
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    I am just doing it for the extra driveline length:grin:
     

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