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Zero Rate question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by MilpitasK5, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking about doing the Zero Rate add a leaf for my front suspension to move my axle 1.5' forward. Is there anything I have to consider or can I just slap 'em in and go? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Your driveshaft might be to short and your drag link will be to long.
     
  3. Greg72

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

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    Wayne's right on both counts.....Been There, Done That!

    Also, you may have to trim the "fang" area on the leading edge of the fenders if it's still there (stock)...depends on your tire size.
     
  4. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just got those Interco TRXUS and they're 33's. BTW-I love 'em. They super quiet on the road. Can't wait to go off-road! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    My drive shaft is too long. That's why I wanted to move my axle forward. I dropped my transfer case to get rid of the vibes but I did that after getting my drive shaft extended /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif . What'll I have to do with my drag link to fix that prob?
     
  5. Greg72

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

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    Pull each of the drag link ends off and cut them by 3/4"...

    Do it at my house if you want....I've got a chopsaw that would probably do a good job....or a cutoff wheel, or a hacksaw.

    As long as you clean up the threads...they will screw back on fine. Then you'll need to set your toe-in/out again, and check the position of your steering wheel to make sure it's still pointing straight.

    Pretty straightforward, unless stuff is really rusty or frozen solid.
     
  6. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Greg when can I bring mine over and work on it in your shop? Got room for me to leave it for a couple of months? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  7. Greg72

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

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    Could be a dangerous move....

    I need the money, so I might just part it out and start posting the carnage on the "Members Only FOR SALE board"!!!

    Hee Hee Hee Hee



    I'll start with this item:

    16 - Comp Cams 1.72 Ratio Roller Rocker arms
    16 - 5/16" Diameter Pushrods
    Most are already welded together for convenience.... $1000 or best offer. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  8. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Be careful Greg 72 I just may drag my k5 from new jersey just to use that new bender you have /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  9. MilpitasK5

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    Cool deal. I have access to a good cutter but I might need some help setting the toe-in/out. I don't know anything about that stuff /forums/images/icons/blush.gif .
    Thanks,
     

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