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what is "zero rate"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by francis, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. francis

    francis Registered Member

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    what is zero rateing :confused: it sound like everyone means moving the axle foward. but how is it done and why is it called "zero rate"
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero Rates.htm

    Adds lift and *can* (but doesn't have to) relocate axle.

    -- A
     
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    K30Blazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    can you use these if you already have blocks in the rear?
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    that falls under the no stacking of blocks rule. not good idea.
     
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    that is what I thought. Thanks!
     
  6. francis

    francis Registered Member

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    thanks

    thanks that link helped out alot
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    It is called a zero rate for this reason. Since the zero rate is bolted to the spring pack with the centering pin it is technically considered a spring and can legally be used in a front axle. But since it has no spring rate to the springpack it's called a "zero rate spring".
     
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    Zero rate

    Thanks good explanation, even an id10t like me got that one!!!!
     

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