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Ok, Im putting the 52's in front but have a few oddball questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zcarczar, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. zcarczar

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    Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    The 52's are getting transplanted as we speak, but I have a few oddball questions. If I can get this dumb camera to load the pictures I'll post some pictures of my progress.

    What did you guys do for bushings? The front and rear spring bushings are a lot different.

    How much did your front axle get moved forward? Mike looks like it got moved forward a good 2".
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    Heck, there better be a whole technical write-up done on this /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    I got a custom set of 49" Alcan's, I designed them to move the axle 2" forward and I moved the front hanger 2" forward to compensate for the length. If you move the front hanger forward 5", it will set the front axle 2.5" forward.
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    Yunit, I was looking at the pictures of your setup, did you move the front body mount back? I cant move the body mount at all since Im trying to keep my body as intact as possible.

    Anybody have some more pictures of their front hanger? And what should I do about spring bushings?
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    he said he moved the spring hanger forward 2", body mount is in stock location I gather from that
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    Thats how I did mine, but it moved the front mount forward 4 inches. I dont really want it moved forward that much cause its going to be a pain in the ass to mount a bumper now.
     
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    TTT, I need to know what you guys did about bushings. I did not find it in my searchs. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: Ok, Im putting the 52\'s in front but have a few oddball questions

    Since I swapped the placement of the hangers, I was able to drill a new hole in the radiator support to bolt the mount up to. In your case I would look at locating the mounts on the frame rail and drilling new holes.
     

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