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opinions on my 52" spring swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jays68yak, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. jays68yak

    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    What do you think????
    It appears to me that there is an extra leaf in my spring pack. The one right under the main leaf, I think this will be coming out.
    Shackles are 7.25 eye to eye, the corners will be rounded just wanted to mock it up for now.

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    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    i say leave it alone till you put full weight on it. if you want more flex, or it sits too high you can always pull it later :D
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    I stuck a jack on it and tried lifting it, it bearly moved. I understand that it would bedifferent once its all together. I think I might leave it for now cuz Im lazy. :doah:
     
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    looks good to me :D , im wanting to eventually do 52s up front as well.
     
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    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    a jack at this point wont tell you much! looks like you only have lh spring on :dunno: everythings gonna change! are running a winch or thinking about it? i am running 1/2 ton 52's but pulled the overload and added 2 leaves from a TC 3" lift shackle angle is pretty good front will still have about 200 lbs with winch added so it's gonna push shackle back a bit.

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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    yeah theres is a warn 8274 mounted on the front.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I think that's one HELL of a front spring mount! :bow:

    And, umm, is that front jack stand thing a homebrew by chance? Wow.

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  8. k5 krawler 50

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    Do you have any more pics of the front spring hanger by chance?
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    I needed something to keep it from lifting the ass end since the jack stand are so far back. So basicly I have 3 jack stands under the front, the rear still has tires on it. Trust me I dont like it sitting like this, so thats why Im trying to make a point of getting it back on all fours. Well till I get the 63s under the rear. :D
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    I have this one at the moment.
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    I can get more if you would like. Its basicly some 2x3x1/4, with some plate on the side. This way it gave me the 3 inches inside for the spring and dropped it down a bit so I can get more then 4 inches of lift out of the springs. I also cut the front of my frame off when I did the bumper so I couldnt use the stock one with out bracing and that just wouldnt of looked right.
     
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    anymore input?
     
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    It's not really rocket science :whistle:

    Put it together and go wheel :waytogo:
     
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    how about a pic illustrating how you bolted you front hanger on? Looks good
     
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    At this point its just four bolts. I tapped the top of the hanger and went through the body mount and the l bracket. Not sure if I want to leave it all bolt on or weld it all on. If I leave it bolt on I will add 2 more bolts on the body mount, and then go to the frame on the side much like the stock one would of. So at that point it would have 8 grade 8 3/8s bolts holding it on.
     
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    thanks for posting the pic. I think it looks fine. Get it done and go have fun..
     
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    well got the 60 under it yesterday. Pinion angle looks way off. I think Ill be pulling the extra leaf our of the spring pack and adding a shim.
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    Don't pull the overload, just turn it upside down. Or, swap to a flat one. Shims on 52's are normal. I used 4deg.
     
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    I wouldn't flip an overload. Allows the springs to go negative easier, and negative arching on a spring is one of the quickest ways to wear them out and destroy them.
     
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    i woldnt pull anything yet. need to get full weight on axle first . just my .02 cents.
     
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    The front is sitting on the grey jack stands. the red one in the pic are not touching anything. So all the weight is basicly on the springs. Anything I add to the 60 will be unsprung weight...no?
     

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