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OK so upon cleaning the k5 after wheeling I realized the front driver wheel had kissed the fender pretty hard rearward. Of course with 35"s and 6" lift I'm pushing it but I was not flexing when thud happened. I've moved the rear axle back 1.5" to fix the rear but the front is factory location on a d44. My question is: what's the best way to move the axle forward a couple inches?
 

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Probably an easy inch, basically offsets the center pin
 

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I had that concern. Not sure how much change you'd see at 1"

2" forward would be a 52" spring swap.
 

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I’m not sure how you stuff a 35 into the body on a 6” lift fir a 1st gen. That’s a lot of travel to make that happen. Stupid questions.... shocks are good? Ubolts didn’t move? No broken spring pin?
 

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I’m not sure how you stuff a 35 into the body on a 6” lift fir a 1st gen. That’s a lot of travel to make that happen. Stupid questions.... shocks are good? Ubolts didn’t move? No broken spring pin?
Ooooohh it's doable
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I’m not sure how you stuff a 35 into the body on a 6” lift fir a 1st gen. That’s a lot of travel to make that happen. Stupid questions.... shocks are good? Ubolts didn’t move? No broken spring pin?
Ord front6" springs, billstein 5150 New and all hardware is new. Using factory shackles and hangers with no limit bracket (one on the frame behind the driver shackle)
Ooooohh it's doable
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I wouldn’t change from the Alcans. That explains why they move

52 is a nice swap from stock though
 

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Maybe I am not remembering correctly, but could you get it forward an inch by drilling new center pin locations in the axle spring pads? Or just use the plate that ORD makes to move the axle while only lifting it 1/4".
 

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Maybe I am not remembering correctly, but could you get it forward an inch by drilling new center pin locations in the axle spring pads? Or just use the plate that ORD makes to move the axle while only lifting it 1/4".
I may have to shop around I wasn't sure if the offset pads were available for the front axle and if they will affect the castor. I also don't want to screw with the height.
 

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You can get up to 1 1/4" movement just by drilling the spring pad and plate. Caster change will be almost nothing.
 

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When you ordered the springs, all you had to do was request the hole be placed further forward.
In hind sight that's what I would have done. This truck will be getting linked eventually so I don't want to get really crazy with these springs
 

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Use the axle offset plates from ORD or make your own. It should not effect caster and they work for front or rear suspension. I am going to make some for my '83 K5 since I have the stuff at work to do it.
 
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