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Stiffer Rear End

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eshorvath, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    My back end of the 86 K5 sits lower than the front. Any suggestions for suspension to keep her level? Air shocks?
     
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    add more leaves ?

    is truck stock front and rear ?
     
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    ORD ZERO RATES /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. eshorvath

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    no, 3 inch lift springs on front
    3 in blocks in rear
     
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    What is that?
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    Zero rates /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    dont get air shocks! they suck. add a leaf if you want it stiffer, zero rate if you want it a lil higher only. BTW add a leaf usually gives you 2", while the zero rate is 1"
     
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    Where do you find add a leaf?
     
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    Thats basicly what a zero rate is except it doesn't add to the spring stiffness /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    no, 3 inch lift springs on front
    3 in blocks in rear


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    UMMMM, if you got a 3" block inthe rear your probley not going to want a zerorate too /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Why not use a 4" block, you can find those cheap.
    Otherwise shackle flip looks like it might be in your future /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    The problem is especially noticabe when i have a load in the back, or my dirtbike on the trailer. What would fix this??
    Eddie
     
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    How long, and how hard is this flip kit to install? It is 30degrees here. Is this something that I will need to have the truck out of commission for a couple days?
    Eddie
     
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    Here is some info on the install of the ORD shckle flip. install
     
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    I was looking at that article. Does the time vs outcome make it worth it?
    Eddie
     
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    The problem is especially noticabe when i have a load in the back, or my dirtbike on the trailer. What would fix this??
    Eddie

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    could buy a 3" lift rear spring too, as far as loads in the back its going to squat no matter what unless you move to a heavier spring. Since you in the same place I am (temperature wise) I would look for a 4" block and call it a day. If you want to help squat get a lift spring it will be stiffer because of arch. The ORD flip will take some time and you will still have a stock spring that will squat under load since its the same rear spring.
     
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    OK< where did you get the new dash?
    Eddie
     
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    i've got a shackle flip and i like it.much better ride but its a real job getting it on. as far as the squatting goes, when i had a 2" add a leaf from rancho in the back it would hold a load ALOT better. i could hitch a heavy trailer on and it would only drop an inch. without the extra leaf it would sag about 3". the ride unloaded is a little stiffer with it but its not too bad. i think its about 50 bucks for a set. if you dont want it any stiffer definatly go with 4" blocks instead of a zero rate. cheaper and safer.

    For a dash look up LMC truck. they have good prices, but for a new dash your looking at 3 bills and change. or you could do what i'm gonna do and get a dash cap. it glues over the original and is supposed to look like new. its about $100
     
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    carbon fiber vinyl layed over the dash heated and trimmed, cost less than $20 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I was looking at that article. Does the time vs outcome make it worth it?
    Eddie

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    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    i spent 30 bucks (i made my own) and about 8 hours it was DEFINITELY worth it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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