Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

need suggestions....where to start?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Posts:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hermiston, Oregon
    ok i need direction onhow to make my truck more universal, street,mud,hills,sand and trails. this is what i have currently:
    1984 shortbox
    dana 44 front-4.56s
    14bolt rear-4.56s some sort of locker?
    39.5x18x16 boggers
    strong 350
    sm465-hydro clutch
    208 x-case
    3/4ton drivelines
    8inch front springs/zerorate installed straight up
    8inch rear springs/zerorate straight up
    hydroboost brakes

    so im up for suggestions as to what to do, i like the hieght it is at now or maybe a little bigger, i just dont wanna lose much, but i guess if i have to then so be it. this thing does awesome in the mud now, but thats it, not very good street manners the steering dosent feel to tight, i am up for a steering brace and some new tierod ends soon
     
  2. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Posts:
    5,742
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    NE Illinois
    I think that if your not afraid to trim your wheelwells then lower the truck maybe two inches at least and trim for clearance. That way you will lower you center of gravity(help on trails) and the new springs will have less of an arc so they should ride nicer(help on street)
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    CROSSOVER!!! you wont believe the differance!
     
  4. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Posts:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hermiston, Oregon
    anyone know of a way to get into crossover onto a 44 for cheap?
     
  5. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, Texas
  6. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,933
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Fairfax Station VA
    i have the same susp set up (8" springs + zero-rates) and im swapping to 5" 64's and shackle flip in rear then 4" 52's up front, that way ill have about the same lift, but will flex 10x better. cross-over is so much nicer trust me. i started out with the push pull with 8"....boy world of difference. do it you wont regret it one bit
     
  7. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Posts:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hermiston, Oregon
    what all is involved in the 64s? is the 5" spring a lift spring?
     
  8. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,933
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Fairfax Station VA
    yep they are 5" lift springs. you might have to relocate your gas tank as well. you have to relocate the spring brackets. for ease of install you could switch over to 4" lifted 52's and a shackle flip, that will give you more flex and keep you at the same height your at now.
     

Share This Page