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Would this work, and has anyone tried it (front spring rear mount...)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm thinking of building the front stock mounts down about 3" and then moving the rear upper mount to under the frame. I'm running really flat soft springs and don't see how having the shackle in the middle of the frame will alow for the full movement.
    Is this good?
    bad?


    -Jeremy
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    just looks ugly, should work fine

    but the shackle should stay embedded in the frame so you can run a long one
     
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    Thats similar to how I did SFA swap.Used flat 72 K5 springs and made front crossmember from 2X4X1/4 in material. This lowers the spring mounts 2in.4X4 stock would lower mount 4in.Drop rear mount to bottom of frame . Then do shakle flip on rear to level truck.This will turn pinion up a little and the slip joint doesn't travel as far in and out. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Depending on how much you build the front spring mount down; I'd also recommend some kind of brace to keep the spacers from acting like
    front spring blocks & flopping over under hard cornering. Rene, I think, made a setup like this for someone on the board.

    Check it out with him.
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I just have to ask why?
     
  6. 55Willy

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    M J- The ugly look was already achieved when I put the Willy's body on the Blazer frame, tall and narrow with wide axles.
    How long is too long for a shackle??


    ZonkRat-
    Thanks for the imput

    Brian-
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing, Rene made it for AGM73K5. I was the one who installed in on his blazer.

    Mike-
    Why not?
     
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    The longer shakels will let springsflex a little more.Every inch counts don't it.I think less arch in springs makes better ride too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    back to the top, anyone else??
     
  9. Brian 89KBlazer

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    My only other comment on this would be to vote against a much longer shackle simply because of the lateral stability issue.
    A couple inches longer might not be too bad but up front where there's so much lateral loading;
    I'd keep the shackle as short as possible while still being long enough to allow for flex.
    I'd agree with creating a lower shackle mount as well as the lower spring hanger mount like you plan
     

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