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Would this be good or bad (additional wheelbase)?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TruckNutzDude, Dec 22, 2005.

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What would you do?

  1. Keep BDS 6" springs and move the shackle

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  2. Keep BDS springs, move the shackle, offset zero rate 1.5"

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. 52's, zero rate centered (move shackle)

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  4. 52's, zero rate offset 1.5" (move shackle)

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. 56's, zero rate centered (don't move shackle)

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  6. 56's, zero rate offset 1.5" (don't move shackle)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. OTHER

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  8. I'm not wearing pants (farting is twice as fun this way)!!!

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
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  1. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinking of doing the sway for 52" springs up front to get a little more wheelbase and for extra droopyness. I know I need more than 4" of lift with 44's so I was going to add a zero rate (since I have it). Would it be bad to offset the axle an additional 1.5" foreward? I've got cross-over steering and hydraulic assist along with a weld in steering brace.

    I'm trying to stay as low as possible so I can get an inspection sticker with my stock wheels and also for the lower COG. Mass. only allows 4" suspension and 4" larger diameter tires over stock for the K5, so it's a total of 6" higher than stock all together (half the tire size). :doah:
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I wanna do that too, but I am worried it might throw off the camber..I dunno:dunno:
     
  3. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    Good point, I was planning on using shims regardless of my choice, the pinion needs a little help even with the setup I have now. :mad:
     
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    Ok, somebody voted for "other" what would you do in that case?
     
  5. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    get the inspection first, then go to work, then hurry and befriend someone that works at an inspection shop for next time.:D
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    I voted for other My plan is to use 56s front and rear. If you run the shorts sides on the ends of the vehicle (i.e the short side is the forward mount of front and on the rear axle the short side is mounted to the shackle). This should give you and extra 8" of wheel base and crazy droop. If you can fit 42s with 4" of lift you should be able to use 56s and a zero rate centered to fit 44s of course you got to do a little :hack: :grind: :D .

    Ira
     
  7. jays68yak

    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    With this setup Im sitting pretty level with 6 inches of lift in the back. Dropped the front hanger down 2 inches and the normal forward movement of it when doing the 52 swap. Shackles are 7.25 eye to eye.


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