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Quick Wheelbase Change Confirmation

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

    Jan 9, 2002
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    Gettysburg, SD
    Just a quick question, I know it's a bit obvious but I'd like to be sure

    If my LWB Truck was originally 131.5" and a K5 is 106", then would moving the front and rear shackles forward 25.5" in the same relation to each other they are now make my wheelbase 106" and have the springs correctly positioned for any rear setup I may have? (2" TC Springs, Echobit Flip)
  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2002
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    Stevens Pass Highway, WA
    I believe the shackle flip changed your wheelbase slightly to begin with. So you may just want to measure what you have now for a wheelbase and make adjustments from there. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    1) Park on level concrete
    2) Remove one front and rear tire and put axle on Jack stands sitting level
    3) Use a plumb bob off your axle centerlines and mark a line on the ground
    4) Measure between 2 lines on ground with a tape measure

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