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Old 04-19-2004, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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flex...

or a complete lack of it. Obviously I have some work to do, but it's a start
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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and I think i found out one of the reasons why. These are my driver side front and passenger side front shocks. Ahh, the things you find when completing someone elses project
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Old 04-19-2004, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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look like stock length units.. put the fronts on the back, and get longer ones for the front.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or how about he gets correct length ones all around? drr
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well, judging by his pics, that would be about the correct length..

EDIT: after looking again, I see it only has the drivers front, and pass rear shock from the quad setup.. I was thinking the two pictured were from the same side..

So yeah, you need new ones.
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the truck does not have quad shocks, those were the only two shocks on the front axle. All the shocks were dicked up, the rears gave me about 2" of travel before they bottomed out and the front, well there was no flex at all.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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any pics of it flexing without shocks?????? lets get to the bottom and get you more flex. Suspension flex that is.
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well it started as a 85 blue ford f250 not sure what to call it now
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yeah, I see now you only have one per corner.. but it's setup for quads, right? being the drivers is in front, and pass is in the back
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any suggestions would definately be appreciated, i've done jsut about everything else to this truck but mess with the suspension. Pictures are, in order: rear with shocks, rear without shocks, front with shocks, and front without shocks. All pictures are lifted with the jack until the tire rotates freely. Rear springs are factory with the spring clamps bent straight up, and the front springs are 2" springs that seem pretty stiff. More pictures are on the link below
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What springs are you using in the rear?. see i did the same thing Cab/bronco and it didnt flex at all after i put the cab on it. the bronco springs are made to hold up a bronco not a 4 foot flat bed. i run a stock pack with out the overloads and one short leaf missing i then anded a short leaf from a s-10
and did a shackle flip. with 3 inches of block it gives me about 5inches total
i use 6 inch lift shocks in stock location.
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They are not set up for quad shocks, at least the ones I have parted and mine aren't, but it wouldn't really be rocket science to do it if you wanted. Just need the harware off of another truck to do it. Mine seems to work without four though. and none it the rear works pretty darn well too, although I will probably put them back on some day. Just have not had time to fab up some new upper mounts since the WB stretch.
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Old 04-20-2004, 02:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so how did you strech your wheelbase? pics?
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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damn it 79brcustom I thought I was being creative I would love to see more pictures of your truck, especially how you mounted the cab, and your flatbed.
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yeah cuz dave's is bootyfab and he needs some ideas..............


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at least my front axle lasts me more than one run at a time. it is a start, but it's nowhere near the finish line
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ok heres a suggestion, how about a sky manufacturing shackle reversal in the rear approx 4.5inches of lift. and how about some new front coils probably gonna run you around 300-400 bucks total. you do need new shocks and i wouldnt put on new ones until i figured what i was gonna run.
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i run a stock pack with out the overloads and one short leaf missing i then anded a short leaf from a s-10 and did a shackle flip. with 3 inches of block it gives me about 5inches total i use 6 inch lift shocks in stock location.
I did a shackle flip too using front hangers from an F250. Pulled the third leaf from the stock pack and run a 3" block with shocks for a 6" lift also. My bronco has no top, no tailgate, and no rear seat so it is a fair amount lighter than stock. My Bronco is an 85, and did not have thick flat overload springs like my buddies Blazer.

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there is no storage in the back of mine just a fuel cell and a spare. i just finshed the dove tail skins. im adding a cooler rack on the cage and thats about it. the cab was mounted on the stock front mounts and i biult a new crossmember in the rear because of the cab mounts being set in.
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