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Worth the change to?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by GOK5, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. GOK5

    GOK5 Registered Member

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    I am currently running 2" rear blocks and 1.5" superlift front springs on 33's. Does anybody have an opinion if going to 2.5" ORD flip w/ greasable bushings and front 0 rates will have benefits over existing setup? Just looking for any extra articulation over what I have now.
     
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    don't think you will improve articulation mucb ut this will help reduce axle wrap. Be stronger and safer tahn rear blocks as well.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The shackle flip will soften the ride in the rear quite a bit....it converts you from a "tension style" shackle to a compression style and makes it easier for the spring to "flatten out" and flex.

    The downside is that you will sacrifice load carrying capacity (it's softer now) to get that extra flex. It's always a tradeoff! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Thanx for the info guys
     
  5. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Load carrying doesn't change very much, the shackle angle is set up to give you a stock type progressive spring rate which is what you would want anyway.
    To answer the original question, you're not going to see a major change in suspension flex, it may work better in other ways but ride and flex will remain very close to what you have now.
     

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