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What if I done this

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    52's using stock mounts but reverse them /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    why would you want to do that?
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    is THAT what a clean steering box looks like! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    -- A
     
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    is THAT what a clean steering box looks like! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

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    no kidding /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    maybe it's just too late or something, but your shackle in the front (i know its a heep thing) is really bugging me out /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    nate /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Where does that locate the axle? Do you have to hack the front of the fender? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  7. jjlaughner

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    Where does that locate the axle? Do you have to hack the front of the fender? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    The only hacking I done was in PhotoShop /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    But I am thinking about switching ends and running 52's (on the project truck). I could locate the axle anywhere I wanted it just by the location of the rear (solid) mount. Then I could angle the pinion back up by using longer front shackles..... So where's the problem doing it this way? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i don't see a reason why you couldnt, but im sure there is also a reason why companies are sell a reversal kit for the jeeps and ford to put the shackle in the back. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Yeah I guess /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    Probley for the ride
     
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    Where does that locate the axle? Do you have to hack the front of the fender? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    The only hacking I done was in PhotoShop /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    But I am thinking about switching ends and running 52's (on the project truck). I could locate the axle anywhere I wanted it just by the location of the rear (solid) mount. Then I could angle the pinion back up by using longer front shackles..... So where's the problem doing it this way? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    good job on the photoshop /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I though you really did the mod. I finally learened the clone tool this week in class /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif great tool.
     
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    Upon spring compression the axle would move forward. That is considered a problem on Jeeps and Fords that did that from the factory. I believe the problem was in handling but I am not positive. I've always heard a fixed front mount was the better way to go but you can still do that with 52" springs up front.
     
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    Then I could angle the pinion back up by using longer front shackles..... So where's the problem doing it this way?


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    A longer shackle, in the front, is going to make the front end feel "unstable". That's the best way I can describe it. I rode in a buddy's Heep before and after he did the shackle swap (front to rear shackle), and there was a definite difference in the feel of the ride.
    Also, keep in mind that angling the front pinion up also means reducing the caster angle of the axle. This will affect your steering response and straight-line stability.
     

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