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Is this thing on???

The last time I tried to post something, I had some error or something going on. Guess this is more of a test, but I guess I do have some b.s'n too. The 89 is up and running, just took it out last nite and was slinging some mud. It does ok for being open and 3:73's. Finally got 4:56s for the rear, just need to get some bearings and have them installed. Haven't done anything to the 97 yet, or the HP60. Right now the axle is collecting dust and looks like a shelve with all the parts on it. I had a friend make up a set of brackets based off the ORU ones. Hopefully soon I can start on that. Here is what the 89 looks like..

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Re: Is this thing on???

man did you build your rear leaf packs outa 2 sets of one tone leaf packs or what, I count like 12 leafs in the pack. atleast the snow wont make it sag to much.


looks like its come along pretty good.

im off to bed
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I love your truck... Sorry I couldn't help myself. There is just something about an 88-98 SAS Chevy. How much lift would you say it's come from stock, and how big are those tires anyway?
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lol, looks like a fun ride with no shocks attached [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]

Oh yeah, and wtf is up with all those leaves in your rear springs! If I didnt know any better that thing could put one of itself in the bed and drive away with it!
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The reason for all the leaves is that the Procrap 6" springs were super soft. I weigh about 170 lbs, and grabbing the corner of the bed and lifting myself off the ground, the back of the truck would sink like 5-6". I didn't really want the front of the truck to be stiff and the back be soft. I would get seasick driving the stupid thing. I used a set of leaves from 3/4t crew cab, can't remember how many I used. It stiffened and lifted the truck so it sits level now. I haven't tried to flex the rear, only the front, but it does flex some. Good enough for what I want it to do. But the truck doens't ride that bad, it's still alittle bouncy in the back. No shocks doesn't help. I didn't have the money at the time (and still don't for that matter) to get another set of springs custom made. Got the digital camera to work, so I can take some pics of the rear (trying to) flex. As far as how much lift, I dont' really know. It was originally alot taller. I used 12" springs, and with the kits 3", that gives 15". But I couldn't get the rear up any higher without using blocks, so I took the two smallest leaves out of the front. After it settled, I'm guessing it had about 10-12" of lift now. The tires say 40" on the side wall, but a tape measure says 37" I think. I borrowed to 44" swampes off a friend of mine, and they fit, barely. I'll take some pics of them too. Looks funny cause they are on 14" wide wheels, and half the tire is outside of the fender.
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