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Old April 9th, 2014, 06:47 PM   #1161
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I measured them

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Old April 9th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #1162
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Old April 9th, 2014, 07:30 PM   #1163
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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #1164
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Why would it need to be installed to know?
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I had one that was the correct length, it fit just fine at full droop.
You won't know if the yokes clear until you actually put them in full droop position and rotate them. It's not something you can measure.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:06 PM   #1165
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I know ive done it. :) I have the yokes and a driveshaft that is long enough to simulate angles.

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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #1166
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I know ive done it. :) I have the yokes and a driveshaft that is long enough to simulate angles.

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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1167
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The Hoist makes everything better :)

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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:20 AM   #1168
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OK here we go.
Spring Inventory:
2 18" 300 #
2 16" 275 #
2 16" 225 #
2 14" 225 #
2 x 5.5" 90 #

Front of the truck with 18" 300 # compressed 2.25"

Rear with 16" 275 # compressed 1.75"

Front will need about 7.5" shaft showing rear only about 6" showing.

Edit - still need winch(100lbs), fuel tank(16gal/150lbs), radiator(40lbs) , torque converter(40lbs) and driveshafts(30lbs).

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360lbs+driver+seat+shit= 600lbs
37% front, 63% rear.
225 front/375 rear 112/front shock additional 187/rear shock additional

Front 300*2.25=675+112=787/corner
Rear 275*1.75=481+187=668/corner

Still a heavy pig. You sure your measurements are right
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:23 AM   #1169
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As good as one eyed fab can produce.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:26 AM   #1170
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Ouch just got my driveshaft quotes.

That hurt.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:31 AM   #1171
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What'd you spec for driveshafts?
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #1172
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I had them come over and measure. I gave them WhiteRino's writeup and they are actually going to be re-using some of my parts.

Only "bling" part is the rear shaft will be 3/8's wall DOM.

I'll have a parts list at noon to see if I can beat they're prices.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:37 AM   #1173
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is that corner weight taking into effect that his engine is next to him now? i would think it difficult to calculate due to all the cutting lol.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:41 AM   #1174
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He calculated the weight with the truck how it sits now via my measurements with current known spring rates.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:43 AM   #1175
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sweet. if u werent so far away we could set up the scales :P i cant wait to wheel with this thing man.

why did u go 3/8 wall? im debating right now 3/8 vs 1/4" driveshaft...
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:46 AM   #1176
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I watched hamsmotorsports smash rocks with his rear driveshaft and break the rocks 3/8's wall
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #1177
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rofl true chuck's recomendation seems to be based on trial by fire lol. he did some how manage to bend every 3/8" wall lower link on his rig lol
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:53 AM   #1178
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Yep so did I same day same spot
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #1179
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:41 AM   #1180
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Going with the 18" rear shock bandaided setup of 14" 225lb over 16" 225lb with the top spring holder down 6" since the rear shocks will be limited at 13.25" of travel by the limit straps. The springs will still have 140lbs of pressure at the limit strap so they shouldn't fall out (your going to have to crank the upper stops down to raise the ride height so make sure you have a wrench for them. Initial rate of 112.5lbs bumping to 225lbs.

16" front shocks are 18" 150 lowers and 16" 150 uppers with 2" of preload which will put you at 7.5" shaft showing at ride height. You'll be able to dial down to 5.5" or up as high as you want that monster truck. Intial rate of 75lbs bumping to 150lbs. Thoughts?

You'll have Qty(4) triple rate sliders for 2.5" shocks, Qty(4) 3.0x5.5x90lb springs, Qty(2) 3.0x16x275lb springs and Qty(2) 3.0x18x300lb springs for sale immediately

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