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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Something aint quite right....

This doesn't look like a 96 chevy, looks like a hell of a manly truck to me!



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<font color=green>Nice! Looks like it's draggin [censored] a bit, but SWEET! SFA is a beautiful thing...
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Re: Something aint quite right....

Yeah, only, uh, 3"[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I have to do an add-a-leaf and a zero rate back there[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. Oh well, I kept dropping stuff since I was shaking so much from excitement that I had to come up here and relax a bit[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img].

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<font color=green>Can you just add some of the leaves to the rear packs that you pulled out of the front ones?
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Re: Something aint quite right....

Well, according to BDS I'm supposed to wait at least 2-3 weeks to see if they settle first before removing anything. But I have an idea. Summit sells a 2" lowering shackle for the back of my truck, but since I have a flipped hanger they will give me 2" of lift. Won't this work? Instead of adding a leaf then I can just get a zero rate to go along with it.

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<font color=green>Yeah I've heard of people using the lowering shackle with a flip to get more lift. Not sure if I'd trust a part meant to be in tension on a lowered truck, but it would probably be OK.
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Well, it says it's made of heavy gauge steel so it has to be good right[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. Well, I'm sure supergotlifted would agree with me anyway[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. Anyway, I'll probably order them and if they don't look as thick as the stockers or just plain don't look strong enough, I'll run some gussets through the middle.

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Re: Something aint quite right....

I was thinking you were going to sit lower in ther rear. If you bought 8" springs for the front and 5.5 for the rear. Cause doesn't the SFA swap give you a few inches even if you went with stock springs? An add-a-leaf will do nothing to 5.5" springs unless it is that zero rate 1" thick leaf.

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Plus I did a shackle flip in the rear which is 4". But yeah, I'm going with the zero rate which is 1" and then a 2" shackle. I jacked the rear up and 3" makes it perfect so yeah it should all turn out fine.

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Re: Something aint quite right....

Are those the 39.5's or another size?
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