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Re: New leaf springs = tons \'o room
Looks good; it's a lot of work, huh? couple critiques,
Is the weight on the jeep in the pic? The shackle angle looks too straight up and down to me. When I did my SOA with waggy leafs I ended up with a similar front shackle angle and have had a few issues with the shackle flipping back to the frame and bending my main leaf. I wish I would of raked it more forward.
It looks like the diff is pointed up in the picture. If so, then you probably have taken the caster away. The pinion should point slightly down for a proper driveline angle. Pinion output has to be parrellel to the Tcase output, right? And the Tcase points slightly up (at least mine does, on the front side). I think you will need some caster shims to scare away handling problems.
More pics of the steering, definately. I ended up going with a flat pitman arm (camaro, I think), re-reamed from the top for large GM TRE. Draglink goes from pitman to hy steer arm. then I used the factory knuckle holes for the tierod, which is 1 1/4" .250 wall sleeved with 1 1/2" .120 wall.
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