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More progress on my 52f/56r swap *PICS!*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Well I ditched the tough country springs all around and went with stock 52's up front, stock 56's in the rear, and here's how we ended up......

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    Front 52" spring

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    Shackle angle w/ stock 52" - MUCH MUCH better than w/ the 2" lift spring...

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    Ride height

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    Rear shackle angle w/ DIY shackle flip n switch....

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    Stock 56" spring.

    I will probably put the rears in backwards becuase my driveshaft is about 1-1.5" too long from the 12" lift, and that should provide enough room for movement w/ the driveshaft and save me from having to shorten it.

    Now I just have to finalize the steering and get the driveshaft ordered...... :D
     
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    Good job, your shackle angles look perfect.
    Are you just going to go crossover on your 10b or is there a D60 in the mix??
     
  3. MTMike

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    Crossover's goin onto the 10b... i'm already in way too deep for this project this year.... I figure that I can pull the 10b crossover stuff off and sell it when (not if...) the 10b breaks...
     
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    Good im collecting parts to do the same. Where did/are you getting your knuckle machined??
     
  5. MTMike

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    I got the entire kit less the steering box from Trevor over at WFO Concepts It came with the milled drilled & tapped knuckle (availability is limited, but he had one when I bought), steering arm & bolts, DLE's, drag link and a pitman arm.

    If he doesn't have the pre-done knuckle, he can do one if you send it in.... ORD does the same thing as well...

    -Mike
     
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    Ow nevermind im trying to do this cheap, not sating im skimping on parts just cheaper then that kit. :)
     
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    looks good now trim the fenders b/c there going to beat to hell out on the trail
     
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    That looks good, are those 38 sx tires? Do you have any full on side shots with the stock 52's and 56's on? Looks good.
    Cory
     
  9. MTMike

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    Yes, they're 38.5x14.5 SX's I left the 3" body lift in there - it should help clear those tires more and since it's already there, I don't have to worry about un-correcting the TC shifter linkage, steering, fuel filler, etc...

    I don't have a full-on side shot because it was too dark by the time we were done w/ the rear last night...
     
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    shackle length in the rear? looks good!

    j
     
  11. MTMike

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    6" hole-to-hole, courtesy of Kert too :waytogo:
     
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    Looking awesome. Glad you got it all straightened out. Truck is looking very nice!
     

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