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Ramp pic's of tRusty with 57" rear springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tRustyK5, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. tRustyK5

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    Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Here are a few teasers
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    You can see how well the rear tire stuff's into the wheelwell, it might have gone even more but the tire was hard up against the inside of the wheel well.

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    Here's a good shot of how much droop there is...I now need the 14" shocks. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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    1113 backwards on a 20 degree RTI ramp. I can't wait to get some decent front springs and longer shocks up front now! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    The rest are Here

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Holy [censored] !!!!!!

    Thats just too sweet Rene,/forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    What angle is your shackle at??
    I'm getting my fords soon and I'm using the ord flip brackets wouls a longer shackle be advised??


    All I can say is....SOFT
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    OMG!!!!! You ROCK!!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif That is sweet. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Shackle at full stuff:
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    Shackle at full droop:

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    Yeah, it is real soft. Rides like a dream too! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
    The shackle angle at normal ride height is pretty close to the max 'stuff' angle because the spring is so flat. As you can see the spring 'contracts' quite a bit at droop which is why i went with so much shackle angle...

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    k, I'll look into that when the time comes, I was also looking at running one of those lowering shackles( braced of coarse)

    -Jeremy
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    My brain is shot out! For the life of me I cant remember what the 57" springs came off of........ What are they from again?
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    <font color="green"> That's pretty sweet, Rene. If only you could get the front end to flex that well you'd be ramping near 1000 on even a 30 degree ramp. This pretty much convinced me that this is the way to go for me too...
    Spooln, they're from a F150.
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    86 to 96 ford f-150 4 leaf plus overload

    also you need the ones that are 2.5" wide not the 3" which some were.
     
  9. tRustyK5

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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Sorry 'bout that. I got mine from a 90 or 91 F-150 2WD. 4 leafs plus an overload. 86-96 are the years to look for.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Cash flow is preventing me from doing anything with the front at the moment. I do have a plan though. If I got it flexing that good up front I'd pretty well need cross-over steering. No sense doing that to my D44 when I'm trying to save for a D60. Longer shocks and much longer brake lines would be mandatory.

    Lastly I'd have to scavenge the sway bar off my 74 with a front suspension that soft...

    Hopefully the job situation changes for the better so i can do the front sooner than later.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    that is fawking sweet rene /forums/images/icons/grin.gif awesome flex im starting to think more and more about this setup now /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Whats there to think about Shannon???? /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif

    JUST DO IT /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Now THATS what I'm talking about. I was scoping out the front end today thinking on how 57's would mate up... totally possible but with cross over steering, do you have to loose the sway bar? Mine looked like it might make contact. Hmmm

    Well Rene.. you definately out ramped me, thats for sure!
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    so is the hood open or is that from frame twisting?
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Looks sweet Rene! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Really sweet! Gotta love that flex! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Cool beans!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    BTW, nice chrome exhaust tips!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Looks Damn Good Rene! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Keep up the good work.
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    Looks Good! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Marv
     
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    Re: Ramp pic\'s of tRusty with 57\" rear springs

    I don't think you can run a stock sway bar with cross-over. I'd need to see a cross-over set-up with low lift up close and personal to see how or if something can be done though. I've seen MJ's cross-over but he has a lot of lift and I wasn't thinking of sway bars when I was checking it out.
    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Well Rene.. you definately out ramped me, thats for sure!

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    Are your shocks relocated in the rear Mike? I have mine angled inwards in the rear. I'm going to drop my bumpstops 3", I did some measuring while it was crossed up and with the shock bottomed out on the compressed side there was 2.25" between the bumpstop and the axle tube. I'd rather have the bumpstop limit 'stuff' than the shock bottoming out.

    Rene
     

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