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Looking for a measurement......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jimmyjack, May 1, 2004.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    The front spring rear shackle is all wobbled out, about a 1/2" on top and bottom holes. I'm gonna make some up out of some flat steel I have laying around. Anyway, does anyone know the center to center length. Is it real exact, or can I fudge a little bit?
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I think it is 4 3/4" or 5" but you can extend that if you want. I have 1/2" over stock. Gives 1/4" lift. I know people that run 1" over stock too. It can mess with your pinion angle if you extend it too much.

    Harley
     
  3. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! I haven't removed mine yet, but I can see the spaces in the shackles. I'm gonna keep it stock, the front and back are damn near equal in height. On a side note, the guys from WheelingArizona are gonna head to Florence next weekend.(if your still in town)
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I am living in Phoenix again so I will be here. I am going to Table Mesa for a test run tomorrow. I might be up for next weekend. We will see. I will go check it out and see what they are going to run.

    Also when you make new shackles use 3/8" plate and if you can upgrade to 1/2" bolts. You will need new budhing and sleeves but it is worth it. 7/16's snap easy. AZK5 snapped 2 in one trip.

    Harley
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    stock are 4" and the ORD are 4.5" if you lifted it alittle i would go with the 4.5" or at least 4.25". keeps the spring from hitting the frame /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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