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scary parts on trucks these days.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sweetk30, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    found this on ebay. the shackles look a little thin to me . and with the 44" tires thats scary

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    Yeah, those do look thin. The scarriest thing I see on Ebay is blocls on front and home made steering corrections. It scares the heck out of me because most buyers have no idea how dangerous that stuff is.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    ya i have 3 rules of thumb to not scimp on and thay are #1:brakes #2:steering #3:safty restraint systems. when i see that stuff i get to the frt of the truck and let them stay behind me so when thay wreck thay dont take me out with them.
     
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    Is that 1/8" stock? Kind of hard to tell, it looks like he cut it out of a pie tin.
     
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    looks like the extended shackles they sell at autozone for old muscle cars. :screwy:
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i am leaning to old ford bronco body panels! haha:blush: :D
    i will most likly catch hell for this one tho.:crazy: :cool1: :D
     
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    I thik it looks like the new titanium alloy stuff... :surepal: ...not! :haha:
     
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    And why is everyone dumping on front blocks? I guess no one runs ORD's zero rate on front :screwy:
     
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    i looks like stainless, but even then it is still thin. ah well poor suckers
     
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    frt blocks are a no no.!!!!!!!!!! thay can spit out.

    ord zero rates are mounted like a leaf with the centerpin holding them in with the ubolts. and thay are only 1 inch and solid steel not cast or alum blocks that will not take the weight of the frt end.
     
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    blocks in the front go through loads the rear never sees. When steering. With the side lloads the experience(more often than in the rear) they are more likely to spit out and basically take you on a deadly ride.
     
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    u mean blocks are not tied into the spring pack? :yikes: guess I would have known had I ever actually looked at a pair. Not that I would want to really.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    at least you didnt learn the wrong and painfull way some people learn this . just keep asking and we will edjumacate you son.


    and a side note: why the hell do manufatures but there blocks in with the factory ones that is also a nono!!!!!!!!!!! to stack blocks ??????????
     
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    really? what if you use leaves?

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    is this wrong too?

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    this is still my fav though

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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    thats very funny but very wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thats why people get killed in this hobby we like. take a good look and dont copy this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Wow... that first pic... those pieces of metal shoved under the front leaves... that looks like a disaster!!! :crazy:
     
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    you will notice thay are all ford enginered crap!!!!!!!!!!
    not the chevy perfect stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :yikes: 1st one was prob the best if it was all bolted together.. but it'd all start messin up with some flexin for sure! and I had a 6" lift block that was homemade under my old 81 k5. also 2.5" front blocks under 4" springs in the front. I did not like it. But I never had time to swap it all out before I sold it. It came like that and got sold. :dunno: I never would use blocks though. rear flip shackle is cheaper and better and easy. front 52" springs are my new fav to lift the front 4" :D :waytogo:
     
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    I wonder if you guys realize that first one is a friend of mine and I took those pictures. See that green chevy in the background? Thats my daily driver at the time haha. He removed them, came to his damn senses. Steering, brakelines, everything else is probably still scary, haven't seen it probably since I took those pictures. the 2nd is the scariest IMO and the 3rd isn't scary cause if you see the rest of the truck you know there is no chance its being driven anywhere.
     
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    ha ha ha i dident know that sled, man i would never alow my friends to roll the truck like that, cut up leaf springs for blocks is a clasic though.


    and yeah that jeep ant going no where but i sure would like to see them drive it on its rear shaft see how far it gose befor exploding lol
     

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