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New Zero Rates Ready Now!

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Stephen, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Our new "Zero Rate Add a Leaf" is ready to ship! They let you run the axle in the stock location, or 1" or 1.5" forward or backward. They're a bit more than the old version at $40.00 but they are much more versatile. Part # is U8003. Pics on the site under our new products page tomorrow (2/14/02:
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sweet, just got mine today!

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    They let you run the axle in the stock location, or 1" or 1.5" forward or backward

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    is this all in one, or are there 3 different styles?




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    Mr Fox, don't you already run one of these on the rear? Is so, is it the one that relocates your axle back? I'm curious because I just installed 37's on my truck and haven't had a chance to test the flex out, but it seems that it would rub the front of the rear fenderwell under compression. Thanks for any info.




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    How does moving the axle forward or back effect the suspension? You gain/loss departure angle but how does it effect the spring function?

    Thanks
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    Stephen,

    Would the 1.5" bring the wheel back into the center of the wheel well, in conjuction with using the rear shackle flip?

    Would moving the front axle 1.5" forward help out with the crossover steering setup? Maybe giving the draglink more clearance from the engine crossmember allowing it to be straight instead of bent?

    Thanks!

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    I am planning on a 4" lift and 35's. Do you think with a 4" lift and the new zero rates, I could have a total of a 5" lift and the front axle moved forward an 1" or 1.5" so the tire would not contact the rear of the front fender and NO RUBBING?? Also, is there an other mods you have to do in order to move the front axle forward? What do you guys think?
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  8. Ryan Melton

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    It's prob still hit. My bro is running 35x12.50x15" BFG MT's on 15x10s and we cut a fair amount off the trailing edge and bent the inner fender well back. He's running a 4" and HD shackles so he's prob @ approx 4 1/4". Also has the swaybar disconnected. If you move the axle forward you'll have to make sure you have adequate driveshaft slip contact or it could wear prematurely or pull out under droop. I think you could just put a spacer on the driveshaft. If you swapped to a Dana 60 it would be about the right length as the nose is longer on the 60. Steering is the other issue. With fact steering (not crossover) you'll also have to adjust your draglink accordingly, so make sure you have enough thread contact for a 1.5" adjustment.

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    OK, here's the page:
    www.offroaddesign.com
     
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    Thanks Stephen,

    There is a big order coming your way as soon as I get my taxe return.

    Thanks again!

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    Looks like another "Quality Product" from ORD. I like the little details like bevelling those edges....stuff like that shows that you guys are really "thinking" when you create these products.

    Nicely done.




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    Yeah, we get a lot of "well it's just 2 blocks of steel, yada yada" but when you look at what has to be done to make it right it's not as simple as it sounds. We usually try to get it all right.

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    I remember something a while back about you having some zero rates that also shim the axle a little. Am I dreaming or did you do this at one time?

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    When bending the drag link, do you only do this for when you move the axle forward and back, but if its centered its okay?
     
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    We've milled a few shims on a very limited basis, basically at this point we have to set the mill up for every one and that's not very practical. So at this point, no angle jobs.

    With the crossover, the axle location has very little effect on the draglink, that's the nice thing about crossover! So you can move it around wherever you want (within reason) and it'll work fine.

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    what size is the center bolt on thos aals?


    thanks

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