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your 33s look tiny man. I could get mroe traction if my tire was made out of wet grass.

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As you can see, no blocks...at all!:
dude why is there about a 1" gap in the bottom of the spring and the axle tube? that needs to be tightened more!!!!!!!! look at all the extra threads on those bolts....they are there for a reason!
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dude why is there about a 1" gap in the bottom of the spring and the axle tube? that needs to be tightened more!!!!!!!! look at all the extra threads on those bolts....they are there for a reason!
There is a shim wedge under the leaf pack to correct the pinion angle...those U-bolts are torqued hella tight.
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your 33s look tiny man. I could get mroe traction if my tire was made out of wet grass.

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I will cut you sucka!
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ok geeze i was just worried that you might screw something up....lol
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sweet, I'll probably get those instead of the chevy springs.
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^ nah its all kosher. Just looks wierd from the pics angle and the way the light was.
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Looks good.
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sweet, I'll probably get those instead of the chevy springs.
Yeah they flex nice...I barely had to drive up that enbankment to lift the rear tire...I mean its a steep rise, but the flex transition of the spring was phenominal. I would deffinatly recommend them.
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where are th epicks of it sitting on flat ground?
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sweet... i still will only be happy i did the work.. when i see 35's on that ****ter
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b/l and 35's call it a day.
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and 4.0 swap :-P
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Yeah they flex nice...I barely had to drive up that enbankment to lift the rear tire....
That sounds like a contradiction. Good articulation means that the tires stay on the ground more not less. More than likely, it's your rear sway bar that is causing the tire to lift easily.
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^ it is, plus the angle that i approached the ledge was wierd, the right rear is actually in a ditch. Im working on ditching the rear sway, but its hot as a mo fo outside and its being way stubborn....especially the frame mounted dogbone pieces...
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where are th epicks of it sitting on flat ground?

Yeah oops...I forgot through all of the chaos to lay the new and old together for comparisons....but to give you an idea... the old leaf and blocks at full droop was the same distance needed to install the new leaf.
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b/l and 35's call it a day.
Thats the next step!
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Im working on ditching the rear sway, but its hot as a mo fo outside and its being way stubborn....especially the frame mounted dogbone pieces...
Try soaking the fasteners overnight with PB Blaster. IMO, it works better than penetrants like Liquid Wrench. Good luck with the link nut on the driver side between the frame rail and gas tank.
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^ thats the one...I think i busted my nose from hitting my self in the face when the wrench slipped off....
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yea take off that sway bar, thatd help yer case..


yea its 100+.. and not fun to be working on the truck right now, unless i got 2-4 hot women misting me with water..after spraying themselves first ofcourse
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yea take off that sway bar, thatd help yer case..


yea its 100+.. and not fun to be working on the truck right now, unless i got 2-4 hot women misting me with water..after spraying themselves first ofcourse

Someones fantasizing a bit.
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Actually...for And-ez it is completely possible...of course he would have to pay them...but non the less possible...bwaaa....sucka.

I think im just gonna leave those ****** azz dogbone ends on...Its 1920 and still 98*'s without figuring the heat index with 43.5% humidty....the G/F is comin over with ice cream....and her swim suit....sheeeit yeah....

Oh yeah sway bars off now!
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yea take off that sway bar, thatd help yer case..


yea its 100+.. and not fun to be working on the truck right now, unless i got 2-4 hot women misting me with water..after spraying themselves first ofcourse
Dude you live in Minnisota.......... Try do a B/L and suspension lift during June in Florida
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^^ Amen, better yet, try walking outside in June/July in FL...
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umm 100 in MN with humidity.. id bet its the same or worse here..and its been 95+ for like weeks

..better yet come here in the winter.. and try to fix yer ride...-30*. with the nub'n of hands you have after about 2min of trying to use em lol



we are teh kings of extreme here... 70 one day.. 0 the next.. its crazy but keeps **** interesting

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