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more suspension headaches on the 68

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 55Willy, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    rear springs are 3" wide (spring pockets have 4" mounts)
    56" mount to mount (springs measure 57+ along the arch)


    basicly I have to mount my new 56's backwards if I don't move the front hanger. plus move the rear mount forward otherwise my shackle would angle back to the flip bracket.

    if I mount em in as is my axel would be 4" forward, so I may move the front hanger back and down ( for more lift and to fix the rear 2nd gen flip lift)
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    sounds like you gotta relocate it. not much choice.
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    yeah I marked the axel center line on the frame and I'll grind off everything and start over. I already have my flip and shackles and blocks just need to fix the front hanger mess.


    moving the front spring front hanger also to fit in some lifted 52's I already had.
     
  4. 55Willy

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    got the steering box area all fixed, thanks again goes to Kert

    Front lift is figured out just need to weld up two brackets for the crossmember.

    still not sure on the rear if I wanna turn the springs around or just move the front hanger.
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if you have to move it, get some 63s :waytogo:
     
  6. 55Willy

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    i would but the $350 4" 56's would be a waste. i don't need flex on this one. wheel wells are only 36" wide. I'm not cutting this one
     

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