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Skyjacker 8" 56" Q's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RedDwarf, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. RedDwarf

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    Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Well, the Dwarf is cooking something.

    What I need is for someone that has the 56" long Skyjacker 8" packs to take some measurements. I need the location of the center pin from either end and an actual eye-to-eye measurement as well as an estimate of the shackle angle.

    Apologies for the third degree, but if you can help me out, that would be great.
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by RedDwarf on 10/21/01 06:09 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Dip Stick

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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    A true eye-to-eye is like 55.something on my buddies truck

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  3. thatK30guy

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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Sorry to disappoint you, but Skyjacker only makes the 56" rear springs up to 6", not 8". [​IMG]

    I called SJ asking if they could make some custom made 8" rear springs for my 56" long K30 rears and their first comment was: "call National Spring and have them make some for you." [​IMG] Sorry, but no thanks!



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  4. RedDwarf

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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    SUCK! That is NOT what I wanted to hear. [​IMG]

    Thanks for your help Wes.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Yeah, I understand how you feel. [​IMG]

    I was trying to get some of those springs for my K30 once. Nope. SJ sells the 6" springs and a block kit to raise the lift up to the 8". Not quite what I wanted.

    Another thing you could do is just get the 52" springs. But then again, you were probably looking for longer springs, right?



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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Yes, for the expressed reason that the pins are not centered on the 56"ers.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Well, you could use the SJ 6", 56" long springs and a 2" ORD shackle flip to make the 8". Just a thought. [​IMG]



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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Nope, can't flip the shackles.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    I guess your only choice now is to use the springs and 2" blocks. [​IMG]



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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Back to your original post, of taking a measurement on the 56" rear springs.

    I have 56" rear springs from SJ that are 4" lift on my '85 K30. Would these springs work for whatever measurement you needed?



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    Re: Skyjacker 8\" 56\" Q\'s

    Well, I was wondering if they changed the wheelbase at all(location of pin). I have heard of other companies trying to keep you from having to lengthen your driveshaft by moving the pins.

    And the blocks are out too...

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     

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