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question on zero rates, as used to lower a truck.

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 55Willy, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    My friend has a 91 GMC jimmy and wants to lower it 1" more and I told him about your zero rates...will it work to lower it. The block would be placed on top of the spring pack. and also what would express shipping be to 97402?
    Thanks Stephen your products rock!!

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    omg, I think I am gonna throw up!!

    putting ANYTHING from ORD on a lowered rig is pretty much a sin. ;)

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  3. 55Willy

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    I would rather have him get a great product that will work better and be better for him, then one of those "el cheapo" cast blocks that are sandwiched into place.
    I'm also trying to get my friend to buy a 4x4 so he'll make up for it...since the truck he is looking at already has a 454, th400 and 1 ton axles.

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    only playin 55. Heck, the guy can put a shackle flip on his razor scooter for all I care. =p

    ORD rules! =)

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    The only way to lower the K5 would be to use a longer shackle in the rear, put the axles on top of the springs, or go to shorter arch (more negative) springs. There's not much for the zero rates to do with a lowered vehicle.
    Definitely talk him into working on a 2wd or something, we don't want to see good 1-ton drivetrain parts running around with 25" tires on them. They'll probably be unhappy and revolt......

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention, it is a s-10, and the axle is already on top of the springs but he has 3" blocks now..and is going to a 3" spring and 1" block for a better..lower ride. he wants a truck also to haul his bike, so he is looking at a international truck with 1 ton gear. two different trucks...sorry for the confussion.

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    I guess there's no reason they wouldn't work out for that use. They might not match the curve of the spring very well, and are 5" long, so you might look at that to make sure it will work. A lowered spring is going to be pretty flat so it'll probably be fine.
    Shipping charge will vary by how fast you want it, they weigh about 7 lbs for the pair, ground to the northwest is about $8.00, all others go up from there.

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    Thanks I'll let him know. May just have him look at mine and see if they will work with the curve of his spring like you said.

    On a different note...do you sale just the greasible bolts, when I do the rear bushings I want to make the front spring shackles greasible(should of done it when I bought them but went for the non's[​IMG])

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    We do, I'd recommend getting bushings also, they're a wear item and spares are a good idea.

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