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Old October 19th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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Under the knife again.



Ok, current plans:

High pinion front, 5.29's, Grizzly Locker
Remove ghetto fab front spring perches and replace with better, low profile, anti-wrap perches
Soften up front and rear springs
Raise driver's seat one inch and move it back as far as it will go
Groove tires
Add wheel spacers to rear

Softening up the springs and putting new perches on should lower the rig about 1.5 to 2 inches, which is good.



Ghetto fab perches





One down, one to go



Pulled a leaf out of the back. Rear pack was pretty stiff and didn't flex too much.


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Old October 19th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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Every time I look at this thing when it was parked, it would look like one rear tire was toed in. Then park it again and the other tire would be toed in. And the resting shackle angle kept changing. I knew something was wonky in the rear. Found out what it is. Easy fix though.

1/2 inch bolt in a 5/8 or bigger hole.



Between the play in the hole and in the bushing, there can be about a 1/2 inch difference from side to side on the front hanger which translates into over a inch at the wheels.



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Old October 19th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #3
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Old October 19th, 2013, 06:23 AM   #4
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Old October 19th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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That thing deserves to be 4 linked.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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X2 on the 4 link, along with some air shocks or coilovers .
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I vote 4 link also, if we are voting.
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X4 on the 4 link.

sended frum dis stoopid fone
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hahaha

Can't afford the 4 link yet. Maybe next winter. Maybe not. Nothing wrong with leafs.
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can i vote for slider boxes? i tend to like leaf springs i know im weird... lol glad to see progress tim :D
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can i vote for slider boxes? i tend to like leaf springs i know im weird... lol glad to see progress tim :D

Been looking at the Liquid Iron Industries boxes for both the front and the rear. It might be hard to get the level between the front and back the same though.
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i really want to try that setup. the guy's i have seen with them (only 1 in person) they work really well and have way more travel than a standard shackle. but yeah if you can get them on a level flat surface can be difficullt...
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Can't afford the 4 link yet. Maybe next winter. Maybe not. Nothing wrong with leafs.
It can be done for pretty cheap. You don't have to start with coil overs, but you can also find good deals on them too.
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I think you need to move the driver's seat further forward. You seemed to struggle reaching the pedals.
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3/4 bolt. Much moreer betterer.

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I think you need to move the driver's seat further forward. You seemed to struggle reaching the pedals.
I wish someone got video of that last climb before we packed up.

Didn't help that I was stuck in super double low.

5th gear, 4000 rpm, 15 mph.
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Ok, finally got ahead of things at work and ticked a couple things off the honey do list at home so I had a chance to get a little more done tonight.

Got the new perches.



Machined to fit around the short side of the axle and lower how it mounts to the axle about 3/8 or 1/2 inch. With the other mods to the springs, and getting rid of the funky welded on plates and welded on metal for the home made shims, it should lower the front just about 2.5 inches. I might add some boomerang shackles to allow a more droop with only adding 1/5 inch of lift. So net 2 inches lower and more droop.





Also working on some brackets to get the seat moved up one inch and back. Not done yet. Plans were to run it back 3 or 4 inches, but looks like i'll only get about 2.5 inches back. But that's better than nothing. I'm not chopping up the cage to move the seat back any more. Maybe at a later date i'll swap seats to get it moved back more.



Then got a new shineeey part. High pinion front, Yukon 5.29's and a Detroit. WOOT





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Then had to deal with this. We know these things get banged up pretty bad. Mine won't come out. In Canada a couple weeks ago a guy ripped his out even though he had the fancy low profile one and he didn't have a spare.



So cut it out, and plate it in.







Grind smooth in prep for some bottom plating.



Made up a 1/4 inch plate to go over the bottom of the diff.



Done

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what gears did it have in it before?
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