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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2003, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

Hey ya ORC, what do you guys think of this gear pattern??




And a few bumper and progress pics.. someone was asking for detailed bumper pics before... buddy got a digi cam for xmas so if you need anything in particular let me know. these were taken with my regular camera and aren't the best.. couple more in my webshots..






Snowing up here now.. slowing my progress down pretty good..

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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

I'd say your pinion is too close, add a bit more shim to it...

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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

thanks for the bumper shots, i was the one asking for more pics a while back. how much longer are your front springs, or did you move the rear shackle forward?
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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

Front springs are now about 56in long or so know. I forgot the eye-pin-eye measurements but it was somewhere around 6-7"longer in the front and 1.5-2" longer in the rear. Rear shackle mount hasn't changed but they are 1.5" longer than stock now. I'm hoping that the shackle angle will come back once the are broken in and the full weight of the truck is on them..

I'd guess that the wheelbase is now about 3" longer than stock, from the new fronts and the ford rears.

I'll try and get some detailed pics of the bumper with the digi cam this weekend or something.. Damn bumper took me a long time to build.
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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

Looking good. How many inchs of lift do those springs have?
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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

Drey:

To tell you the truth I have no idea what the final ride height is going to be like. As it sits right now I am approximately 8-10" or so right now.. The springs are VERY soft so I expect to drop at least 4" when all is said and done..

I'd like to end up with about 5-6" of spring lift. The front clip has already been trimmed to fit the bumper (the tires are 32's on the truck right now so I think I will have mucho clearance under the bumper) and trimmed for fender clearance.. and the box is still not certain..

Anyway it works I should have lots of room for travel.

Tires will be Q78L16 TSL's. Gonna order them in the next week..

Gotta get things done for the spring.
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Re: Gear Patterns and Bumper/progress pics

not to be dissappointing or anything, but your front shackle angle isn't much different than mine.
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