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Springer axle wrap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rockjunkies, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    Has anybody had axle wrap with the Spriner Suspension setup? I am interested in the setup, but I would think that there would be some axle wrap. Do you have to run a traction device or not? Any input?
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    the springer kit comes with a track bar to eliminate it.
     
  3. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    The track bar that comes with the kit is to limit side to side movement.

    I never had any real issues with axle wrap when my truck was a K5.I think it had to do with all the weight in the rear.
     
  4. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    Did you flat bed your truck or something? Are you running somthing a little lighter but still have the springer setup? If so, do you have axle wrap now? I was thinking that maybe this suspension concept would be a good way to lengthen the wheelbase of a jeep. But I am not sure if it would be to light.
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    This is what I got.

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    Its a mid 70s stepside box cut down 13" with expanded metal floor and trailer fenders /forums/images/icons/grin.gif The only time I get wrap now is when the bed is totaly empty.With all my parts,CO2 tank,tools,and spare tire in the back I dont have any problems /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  6. Yuba K5

    Yuba K5 Registered Member

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    i was wondering if you changed the cab on that yourself?how hard was it to do? i would like to change my k5 to an older(73 or older)pickup cab.
     

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