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Old 12-28-2006
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getting duff bars and getting different springs for flex seems like a wash to me... makes no sense.

if you have axle hop/wrap figure out why it happens and fix it. mine doesnt have axle hop issues at all...
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bob did lengthen his, according to his cardomain pics, but i dont see any of how he did them.
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bob did lengthen his, according to his cardomain pics, but i dont see any of how he did them.

he got another piece of tube, threaded the inside of each tube and added 5-6 inches on to the original JD bar by using threaded rod, then it was welded if i remember correctly
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^ that sounds right. I remember him posting something along those lines either on here or on ORR
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getting duff bars and getting different springs for flex seems like a wash to me... makes no sense.

if you have axle hop/wrap figure out why it happens and fix it. mine doesnt have axle hop issues at all...
When I get to that point, I'll have the pack made and see if losing the blocks does away with the axle wrap.
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not interested in stock 2wd chevy springs?

you keep talking about other packs and custom made etc.. but no comment on chevy leaf springs...
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You already mentioned it but ya, undercoat the frame, or atleast what you can see, it will make your rig look 192x better!!
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sounds like you have a good plan for the Holiday weekend! remember to get some good pictures!
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you guys are nuts...thank God...
beautiful trucks...keep it going!
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Front locker.

If you put your old bumper back on, you be interested in selling the one on your truck right now?
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Front locker.

If you put your old bumper back on, you be interested in selling the one on your truck right now?
I think I'm gonna put it on this weekend and see how I like it on this truck. If it grows on me, I'll have it sandblasted, heated and bent back into shape, and repainted. Then I'd sell it =]
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not interested in stock 2wd chevy springs?

you keep talking about other packs and custom made etc.. but no comment on chevy leaf springs...
Wouldn't I need a 4wd pack or even a lift pack(like you have)?
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nope. the 2wd chevy pack is enough to eliminate the stock ranger blocks.
after that you would hafta decide how tall you want the back end to be. if you want it the same as now, keep the AAL and shackle. if not adjust to suit. or you can get a lifted pack to eliminate the other parts as well.

put that bumper on, i want pics!
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put that bumper on, i want pics!
Tomorrow evening =]

Yeah, I was wondering about the AAL and shackles. I didn't know if they'd work with the chebby leaves.
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Travis..

Watch those Duffbars.. If a streetqueen can break em ( er several.. Coy, Me, Leo? ) I think severe roading will hurt them just as much.

I like the RCD setup myself. Using the frame-rail as a fixed mount, 100% solid.
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my 89 actually broke a leaf spring eye before it broke the JD bars, but the threaded parts was definatley tweaked when i finially removed them permenatly. i jus attributed it to my "enthusiastic" driving style
i didnt know others were breakin them too.
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Put the old bumper(prerunner) back on and change the tips, get something a little smaller(in length),don't dump them!
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