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Old 02-09-2010
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A friend's new project (5.9L Cummins)

Im helping a friend build is new trail rig with a 5.9l cummins

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i dont like the frame set up, thats just me though! Keep working i bet it will work out well. Keep us updated with pic's, cause we love pic's!!
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What the hell is that suspension all about? I thought it was a goofy leaf setup, but I don't see the other set of leafs...
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What the hell is that suspension all about? I thought it was a goofy leaf setup, but I don't see the other set of leafs...
It looks like the bar on teh rear that connects the two center bolts of the leafs are what the leafs compress on. Definitely a weird set up. i can't tell if there is a shackle...but there should be.

I'd definitely like to learn more about this set up.
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Ive seen this type of suspension before but usually you dont use the full leaf spring, just half of it.

Seems odd the way its setup.

I really hope you plan to beef that frame up some more! Keep us updated.
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The rear is just a mock up to see where to place the stopper for the leaf but we need to finish the front before, after that will cut the rear so the diff has so room to flex. The leaf set-up is like a 1/4 elliptic but he use the entire lenght of the leaf with a bump stop, there a shackle at the diff housing. that way the diff can go all the way down (until the limit strap stop it)and stop at the right place when going up. Forgot to mention that he is putting a dakota cabin over it, we dont have real nice summer anymore so he wanted some protection against the element.

Im not to worried about the final strenght of his frame there still a lot to be done to it but we needed to place everything to see how it would work and clear the future crossmember
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Keeping the 12V stock?
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Just the valve spring on this one, hes got a 1997 cummins in a 99 ram king cab manual with a couple of mod on it for the street, ill try to get pic of there company truck (ram 99 with a 97 cummins on 33 and a 97 with a v10 99 on 35 both the same color)
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