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Old May 21st, 2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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im going to be mocking up my SAS for my S-blazer next week and i have 2 main questions regarding how to mount the front springs. first question is do the eyes of the leaf spring have to be level? on the blazer frames the front section of frame is higher in relation to the middle section and would cause my leaf springs to be angled tward the rear slightly.

second question is what angle would be best for the rear shackles? at ride height should they be straight up or pointed slightly to the rear? I or \

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try to make the leafs as level as possible because that is what is gonna set your pinion angle and caster as well. They dont have to be perfect you can use some shims to get it perfect but the more level the better. You want your shackles angled back so on droop they dont pop forward or over rotate and end up angled forward. Tack everything in place cycle the suspension a couple times. Make sure the spring dont hit the frame and it doesnt over rotate the shackle. You could always put the shackles in the front of the leafs and it would help with the angle.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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ok thats what i thought. i have the sky offroad design crossmember that im going to be using, but i decided that instead of mounting that right to the front frame, im going to weld it to my front mount reciever hitch which is bolted to the frame. that serves 2 purposes. first i will have a winch mount, second that drops the front spring mount down to being level with the rear spring mounts. that will give me about a 5" drop over going straight to the frame. im using stock rear blazer springs and SOA on waggy axles. so far my preliminary measurements equal about 10-12" lift over stock.
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