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Swapped in my "new" 52's tonight....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Swapped in the "new" 52's, the 4 leaf pack. I had a 5 leaf back and even with the overload they were way to flat and super stiff. So I got some 4 leaf packs out of a PU. I also added some zero rates and pushed the axle 1.5" forward.
    My lift is perfect, its about 1/2" higher in the rear.
    My favorite part is the 90* approach angle when turned 8)
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    And the money shot, just need to trim off the frame inf ront of the hanger.
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    Looks good man, i'm liking the 42 inch iroks..
     
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    ...what I would give for a frame that clean...
     
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    I didn't think they even came from the dealership that clean...
     
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    HAHA come to Texas, there everywhere :p:
     
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    holy **** i can eat off of that ****er :eek1: Looks good man, dunno how your gonna be able to flex with the 5 inches of clearence you have though :wink1:
     
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    do you know how far the axle is moved forward past stock? that looks really good.
     
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    Yea going to hack more off the front, may just tube out the front.
     
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    3.5"
     
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    Soon as you get a winch up there, that 90* approach is goin away. :doah: You ARE getting a winch RIGHT? :wink1: :haha:
     
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    HELL NOOOO :D

    Thats why I wheel with other people. :D
     
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    push the rad back, use electric fans and sink the winch into the grille and between the frame rails. Don't need to lose no stinkin' approach angle. :grin:

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    Winch= heavy, expensive, wiring.


    The 3 things I hate most :p:
     
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    I agree, you will lose next to nothing on your aproach angle if you tuck it between the frame rails.
     
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    Yall arnt understanding me.

    I DONT WANT A WINCH!!! :p:
     
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    What do the 4 leaf 52's come out of? And I am assuming they offer more lift....
     
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    They are out of the back of a PU, but they come in the back of K5'a and Burbs.
    The 5 leaf pack is the old style pack and it will be found in the older K5's.
     
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    You aren't understanding us, with 42's you can get yourself into a whole heap of **** before you realize how difficult extraction without a winch can be.

    I know, I've seen me do it.

    :haha: You just shelled out for 42's, so expensive is out...you run a fullsize, you weigh as much as a tank anyways, a 150 pound winch won't make a difference, and wiring a winch consists of two, yep two wires :p:
     
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    lol, You wanker...How can you not want a winch? :crazy: :p: The things can save your ass in alot of ways...Not just from getting stuck. Check these pictures out-
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    What your lookin at is a McGyver style engine hoist. I was running Fordyce Creek Trail a few months ago, and came down off a 3' ledge super hard and bounced the oil pan off my gay, booty fabbed engine x-member. Dented it enough to cause the crank to hit the oil pan. I couldn't remove the x-member cause it's welded in... :doah: So the engine had to come up enough to get the oil pan off so I culd pound out the dent. I was a good 10 hour walk to anything resembling civilization. None of the guys I was with had a jack that would work out. After figuring for a an hour or so on how to get it up, we came up with this. Strung the tow strap between the trees with the shackle, ran the winch rope up to the shackle and back down to the motor. Worked perfect. Was done and back on the trail in under two hours. Ealier that same day, I flopped on Winch Hill #1. Was in a narrow spot where no one could really help out with another winch... So we had to get creative. Routed the winch rope through the exo so that it exited just in front of the drivers door opening, and up the side of the hill to a tree. Rolled myself back onto 4 tires in less than 1 minute. A winch can save your ass in alot of ways, not just pulling yourself or a buddy out of a mudhole. :D
     
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    make sure you put some bolts in those spring clamps or you will break the main leaf on droop. Looks good, just get some longer shocks and clearance your CV and you will be good to go.
     

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