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more Zero Rate Add a Leaf questions

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 2Dogs, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Stephen,
    On the road finally. D60/14FF, 4" lift/shackle flip, 35" MTRs, ORD crossover steer. I have a little fender rubbing so I would like to add the 1" lift to see if I can get away without fender trimming.
    It looks like I will need a 1" on the front but about 1.5" on the rear to make it level - can/do you make a 1.5" leaf?

    Is that the best way to level my Blazer?

    Thanks.

    Dave

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    Dave, I would start with the 1" body lift, then if you need a little more in the rear, you can add the zero rates in 1/2" or 1". The best thing about the body lift is that it leaves you with the same driveline angles.
    One of my favorite (and most all around useful) builds on my K5 was a 4" susp. with a 1" body and 35-37" tires. I trimmed the fenders till the tires fit and it worked very well for just about everything I did with it.

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    OK. Mike Ladd at Bent and Twisted suggested the same thing.

    That is what I will do :)

    I will do a search to refresh myself on some of the gotchas but can you give me an idea of the major pieces/systems affected?

    Thanks!

    Dave

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    Here are some more details on the project.
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    About the only thing you need to worry about is trimming the fan shroud, everything else works out easily. The fan shroud is pretty variable too, with new motor mounts and worn out radiator mounts and body mounts you may not have to trim, but those are some of the variables that affect it.

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    Thanks. But the pictures are very kind to it. Permanent Rocky Mountain Pin Striping, 210,000 mile of
    rock chips, door dings, and other assorted trail damage. The top has the GM clearcoat paint problems - that is why I lifted it. HA.

    It will NOT be a mall poser!!!

    Did Mike call you yet? I am trying to have you express ship 1" body and a set od 1" add-a-leafs. That is quick action, eh?

    I posted this by mistake on the other thread.....

    Dave

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