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Move the rear axle back?????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, May 24, 2001.

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    On the rock rig I am about to start building, I was thinking of cutting 1 foot out of the back of the Blazer. After reading a post in another section about drive line angles with a doubler(which I will have) I am going back to my original of moving the rear axle back as far as I can. Incase you are wondering, I am doing all this for departior angles. Anyway, your input is highly wanted here. Thanks!

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    Some one has to have an opinoin about this!!! I need your input.

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    Sounds good to me! Moveing the rear axle back is a good plan, better departure angle, longer wheel base = better stability, no more, or at least less, dragging the tank in a k5 over bumps. How do you plan on doing it? -elocatin the fenderwells,moveing the springs back (63"springs- hint)?



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    I moved mine back an 1-3/4" with an offset add-a-leaf that ORD will be makeing real soon.

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    Steve--How soon? Is this enough to compensate for their shackle flip moving the axle foreward as I have heard they do? I am interested if I do the shackle flip.
     
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    I all ready have a set of soft, flexy spings, so I plan on just relocating the finder well. The fuel tank is going to be lifted up to where the bottom of the tank is level with the bottom of the frame and then protected by a 1/4" plate. I have alot of ideas of what I think I want, but not sure on to do some of them. I hope to start this project in about a month and will be asking all of you alot of questions and posting pics.

    Just to give you an idea of what I want, it is going to be a trailer to trail rig. One of those that if you drag it across a rock, you pull out the Krylon and touch up the paint! Stats: 350 small block, 400 turbo(maybe a 475), 203/205 doubler, d60 front, d70 rear, 5.13 gears, 4-6 inches of lift, 36" tires(and alot of finder cutting), a full bumber to bumber cage, and I don't know what else.So far I have the engine, 400/203, d60 and 70 and the lift. I'll keep you all informed of the progess.

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