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pics of inboarded rear springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by outlaw612, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have any pics of inboarded springs? Im thinking of doing this and need some ideas. Im wanting to get no more than 3" of lift over stock.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Your pretty much forced in to 4" minimum of lift unless you really shorten your shackle. When you slide the springs inboard under the frame you have to flip the shackle. Unless you are talking about going further inboard than that. I don't think I would do that though.
     
  3. outlaw612

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    Thats what Im afraid of. Im gonna try to find some way to do it even if it requires major mods to the rear of the frame. Im needing pics for ideas and to figure out how I want to attach the hangers.
     
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    I've got a few picks, I'll try to post one /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif. If not there should be some in link in my sig.
     
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    in boarded, hummmmmm....! pretty interesting, i want pics too and how to do this one !
     
  6. outlaw612

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    One guy gave me the idea of using a setup like on the rear of the front spring. I think I might be able to get dowm to 2-3" by going this route. I have 2 concerns though:
    1) Is there any reasons not to use this setup in the rear?

    2) Getting this close to the frame is gonna limit compression, will it negate the whole idea of inboarding for more flex?
     
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    I've got a few picks, I'll try to post one /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif. If not there should be some in link in my sig.

    [/ QUOTE ] The one in your pictures is pretty much what I am doing, I am going to run 63s and no scissor shackle though.
     
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    PM blazinzuk. He has done this with some Dodge springs and ended up with a shitload of flex.
     
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    Does this mean I'm famous? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i will try to find some pics of mine. the way i did it you can pretty much choose any ride hidth you want. it is extremly goofy looking though.
     
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    ok here we go you can kind of see it in these ones. [​IMG]

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    the front hanger is two peices of 1/2" plate thru bolted on either side of the frame. the frame is boxed for 18" with 3/16" plate. theres a spacer on either side of the frame, inside the hangers to hold the spring in the proper positon. in the rear the shackles are 13.5 eye to eye. they are mounted to the top of the frame with a 3.5" bushing. the lower end of the shackel has a 1/2' spacer to hold the spring in the proper position. the springs are 63s with one leaf removed off a 97 half ton. all together it only cost about $200. lots of time thou. i could have done it cheaper but i did a lot of experimenting before it figured out how to do it "right". hope this helps.
     
  12. outlaw612

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    I cant see them, just red x's /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Outlaw, just right click on the red x and goto the properties and copy the url and then past in your address box and hit enter.
    Webshots do not allow you to post pics for somereason. I hope this helps you to see the pics. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I tried, it wont work.
     
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    I tried, it wont work. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    right click - copy shortcut - paste in address bar - works just fine
     
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    If I wanted to stay with less than 4" lift and not shorten shackles I guess what I would do here is Go ahead and flip the shackle. Keep it the same as factory length and stick a bushing through the frame just kissing the bottom of the frame rail. This should keep the amount of lift at a minimum and still retain as much flex as possible. This is how I intended on doing mine until I decided on a 3/4 eliptic setup with the springs inboarded.
     
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    Thats about what Im thinking Ill try. Thanks for the pics guys, keep them coming! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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