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ORD Offset 1" Zero Rate Add a Leaves ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    OK so im thinking that this could me with my driveshaft lenght it says I could move my axle forward 1" should I do this to make my slip yoke go in that 1" just to be safe?
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    How far out is your slip yoke? Yeah, it should work for this situation, and you have to watch the fenders... you should be ok with 33s. Your slip yoke needs to be properly positioned... its only like $150 or so to have a shaft re-tubed

    i have the opposite situation, will be moving back 1" for my slip yoke... (nose on a 14b is about 1" longer than 12b, so you need a slightly shorter shaft, or you move the axle)
     
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    for a 9.5" 14 bolt if i swap in 56 springs backwards will i have to get my rear driveshaft lengthend?
     
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    probably, that would net a yoke 3" back from where the current one is

    that is, IF the 14bsf has the same length, im not sure.
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    yay i had a good post that some ppl dunno the answer to yess lol naw but im thinkin cost effeciencey, and swaping 52s up front nets 4-5 inches of lift so 4 inch shackle flip w/ 7 inch shackles (might have to swap sides, wont know till i do it) so im out what $300ish. which is the same price for a 4 inch lift w/ front springs and rear blocks. just my idea ya know
     
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    best thing to do is set it all up, measure from the face of t-case to face of pinion yolk and call a driveshaft shop and they can tell you how long it will need to be end to end. more than likely, it will need to be longer. dont make the same mistake i did and have one made cuz now i want 64" rear leaves. pretty sure im goin back for a re-retube. DANGIT!
     
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    darn lol. what are the 64" from? correct me if im wrong but arent 63" from the 88-up 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton GM trucks.
     
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    same ones. gues it just depends on who pulls the tape! LOL
     
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    bout like a wood stretcher/shrinker? sorry i do interior trim. do u have to do something w/ the front mounts? or are they shackles gonna have to be mounted to the bumper.
     
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    yeah, in order to leave the axle wher it is (what i want) the front hanger has to be moved forward 6". im currently looking for someone who makes a bracket for this similar to the one diy4x makes for swapping 52's or 56's up front. sort of a spring hanger/body mount. know anybody?
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    torch and welder is all i can think off. why not just build them and mount them even before u swap the springs? build them to almost factory specs and guesset the heck out of them. thats what i would do if i were to go that route
     

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