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Old 08-08-2010
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Come on it's been three whole fricken days already lol!
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Old 08-19-2010
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i got those darn 44044 springs this afternoon and ive been trying to get as many measurements and placement issues figured out for the rest of the day.

ive come to a few conculusions with the spring. my offset using my factory spindle center to my crossmember mount was 25" and then some, and the new spring center is 21" to the front. to cut the offset back to what i believe is more reasonable i will need to mount the spring backwards, with the longer shackle side forward and then i will keep the crossmember snug anainst the front of the body mount. i should be able to retain a 2-3" forward offset. the spring length is approximately 44" and following the spring down to where the shackle hangar will mount shows a fairly nice piece of frame to mount to without to much of a headache.

ill be making up the front crossmember tomorrow, only if i can justify mounting the springs backwards, because i need to make the spacing specific for the rear of the spring being 2.75, i dont wanna use washers to space it around so i plan to make it up exact..

would there be any issues running the springs backward? i notice they have multiple support brackets on the front side and there is only one on the back half.. the bushings and sleeves are also different sizes, 3" front width and only a 2.75" width in the rear of the spring. what does any one think?
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holy hell thats so....perfected n clean and fine detail
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Looks great man! Good to see you can get back at 'er now that you have the springs.
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Old 08-20-2010
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like i said in my PM, run em backwards like me. works fine.
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Damn dude...When i first saw this thread when you started i said to my self "heres another bs thread that will never go anywhere". My hats off to you doing a sas on a 08 truck. Looks like it is coming along nicely keep up the good work!
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i like progress.. i decided to run the springs backward, overall the spacing works out alot better in many ways. all the custom stuff is done except for some trimming and fitment and obviously the truck tear down. next week ill be taking some panels off the front and mount the front crossmember.

heres a pic of the front crossmember and i also shown a pic of how i plan to run my shackles. bottom plate will be trimmed for the offset and the vertical support will also be trimmed for whatever overhangs, its not fully assembled, and its in 2 pieces until it goes on the truck.
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Old 08-23-2010
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mounted the front crossmember and some vertical supports. the positioning is fairly straight forward, there is really only one spot it will mount and still clear the rest of the frontal underbody components. this will bring my axle 3" forward over the stock spindle location.. i may add some outer frame supports later for a bit more of a cleaner look. this should make a great jacking spot for the rest of the instalation.
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wow looks good
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Looks good.... but I hate to be that guy I say it looks like from the photo of in between the frame rails the metal support is hitting the radiator. I would hate to see that later on end up putting a hole in the radiator from rubbing it.
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your fab work looks stout.
and i reealllllllllllllly like those rear shackle hangers. makes me wanna hack of my BS and make somethin like that.
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Old 08-30-2010
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Looks good.... but I hate to be that guy I say it looks like from the photo of in between the frame rails the metal support is hitting the radiator. I would hate to see that later on end up putting a hole in the radiator from rubbing it.
no, there is plenty of clearance from all points. interference wont be an issue with the front
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your fab work looks stout.
and i reealllllllllllllly like those rear shackle hangers. makes me wanna hack of my BS and make somethin like that.
thanks lol, its simple but effective. what shackle length do you use? and when you hung your shackles and springs did you just mount the shackle straight down to the ground and let the weight sit on them for the angle. i really want to get the shackle hangars mounted before i start the swap just to save me set up time later but id like to know how much the springs will move when weight is applied and if the angles will still be acceptable gauging off of a straight shackle when no weight it applied.

ill be starting the swap on the 13th of september, i expect it to take only a couple days of real effort. but ive taken the rest of the week off to hopefully overcome any BS i may run into during the process. until then im just preparing as much as i can...

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im having a little issue removing the pressure line from the PS pump, i believe its an 18mm hex but no normal wrench will fit in the space between the pully and the bracket.

i believe an 18mm flare nut wrench would really be perfect for this but i cant find one in canada. does anyone know where i can get the wrench in a hurry or is there another method to remove it,

an 11/16 is my next closest size to fit but it is really undersized for the head, and i cant get a flare nut wrench in that size to fit the head at all..
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Can you get a crow's foot wrench in there?
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no its gotta be a smaller tool to get in that space, im lost for ideas. unless i can modify my 11/16 and open it up just a bit more to fit.
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Old 08-31-2010
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i removed the line from the rack and pinion, and left it plugged into the ps pump. You could remove the pump and then take the line off, instead of cutting up tools n ****.
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like i said in my PM, take the pulley off.
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i was really against taking the pully or pump out to remove it, but some how i just barely managed to remove the fitting in the truck. there is a small space behind the bracket from the back of the pump. it just happened to be big enough to get my 18mm in and crack it loose. but it was a real pain to get at it...

thanks for any help

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Old 09-13-2010
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teaser pics, what do ya think so far?

got alot done today with minimal issues..
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Awesome! that thing is so clean, looks like you did everything perfect so far good job man
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lookin super clean!
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the truck sits really level, its about 1" higher in the front but i assume it will subtle down some in time. my caster ended up being somewhere between 6-8 deg. i was having some drag link clearance issues so i bumped a bit more rake in the axle to mostly clear the linkage.

i still have alot of scrap to clean off of the frame tomorrow morning. it was necessary for me to have the truck rolling in a days time so i skipped through the cleaning for now. if everything goes ok tomorrow morning then i can mount the steering box and finish the linkages and plumbing connections then hopefully be testing the truck tomorrow..

the only major issue i had was an electrical one.. i forgot to disconect the battery before i started getting busy and by the time i finished i started smelling a bad electrical smell and noticed quite a bit of bad smoke coming from the passenger side of the firewall. i disconected the battery for a while and couldn't find a problem so i re connected the checked for any problem lights and then i made sure the truck would still turn over. but it never smoked or smelled again, so far.. but i hope i didnt kill a vital system on the truck..

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Nice progress. Looks great!
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lol, done that before too. welded on my truck and didnt disconnect the battery......radio did all sorts of weird stuff for a mile or two....scared the **** outa me lol
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