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Moving frontend forward...Mess up...?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Oct 8, 2005.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking at purchasing some 1" Zero Rate Add a leaves from ORD to move my frontend forward an inch or two.
    Will I need to lengthen my driveshaft or should everything be alright?
     
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    how much lift do you have? the ORD zero rates only move the axle 1" or 1.5" so if you dont have much lift you should be able to get away with 1" and maybe 1.5". if you dont have cross over you will have to adjust your draglink so your steering wheel will be straight.
     
  3. Ben B.

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    4" of lift.

    Not too concerned about the steering, i put my truck in a ditch hard and messed that all up, so it can't get much worse. But no, no X-over.
     
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    it should be fine. I have 4" of lift in the front of mine with zero rates and i was going to move the axle forward...i pushed it forward and i didnt see any splines on the 2 piece shaft so it could have been good. i didnt do it because i didnt like how it looked...
     
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    What is the advantage of moving you front axle foward? Would'nt it be easier and better to do the rear?
     
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    better approach angles...
     
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    As well as better clearance for bigger tires. It's a little hard to trim that firewall back .. even just a bit. ;)
     
  8. Ben B.

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    Yeah, my goal is to fit 38.5x11 Boggers on my K5 with 5" suspension, a 2" body and fender cutting, so the zero rate will add an inch and make clearance much better.
     
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    i fit 38.5x15x15 boggers on my k-5 with fender cutting zero rates and 4 inch lift! only hits firewall under pritty big flex.


    LUKE
     
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    You could get an inch by just drilling new center pin holes in your spring perches 1" behind the stock ones.

    As far as the driveshaft goes... no way for us to know. Best thing to do would be to remove the shaft and measure. I usually just measure how much spline I have in the slip shaft. Then reinstall the shaft and droop the front suspension as much as you can... measure again, see how much splines you have showing. If you're close to running out, it'd prolly be a good idea to get your shaft lengthened. It really isn't that expensive.

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