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Moving front axle back

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    I need to move the front axle on a s-10 back about 5 inches after the SFA conversion, would i be better off to move the front schakels, redrill the springs or use a add a leaf. I am using 4inch lift springs for a k-5 as the springs.
     
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    why do you "need" to move it back?
     
  3. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    i would like to center the axle more in the wheel well so i do not have to hack the fenders a ton
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    you'll likely run into the floorboards. what size tire are you running?
     
  5. muddybuddy

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    move the front hanger and then move the shackle back. you would prolly be better off keeping it the way it is. you gatta be careful bout firewall contact etc.
     
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    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    i am keeeping a eye on the firewall clearence. I have no idea what size tire hes running yet, the truck is a s-10 blazer sitting at about 10 inches of lift with a SFA. The front axle center line ended up being farther forward then i would like it
     
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    what axles are you running? got any pics? sounds like it is sweet
     
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    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    here is a few pics of the truck, in the front is a D44 eight lug, the rear is going to get a 14blt ff. the tires on the front are only 31s, i my buddie should be able to fit at least 35's under there.

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    looks like you can turn the springs around. might be just the picture though. you wont get 5" but it'll be better.
     

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