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Old 10-13-2003, 03:52 PM   #101 (permalink)
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And so the hazing begins. Thanks for caring enough to give me the double long fingers! Also thanks for the input on the different setups.
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:51 PM   #102 (permalink)
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*IFAQ- I just weighed my springs and they were almost 75lbs each... that's 150lbs of springs back there!
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:48 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Seems like you all use these springs for rock crawling, but how would they work in the desert, kind of like prerunning? I dont mean jumping or anything crazy, just going through the desert at a quick pace.
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:18 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Seems like you all use these springs for rock crawling, but how would they work in the desert, kind of like prerunning? I dont mean jumping or anything crazy, just going through the desert at a quick pace.
I have no idea, honest answer anyway. I do know your shock choice will be very important to control rebound at a fast pace in rough terrian.
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:35 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Seems like you all use these springs for rock crawling, but how would they work in the desert, kind of like prerunning? I dont mean jumping or anything crazy, just going through the desert at a quick pace.
from what ive seen in the sand with them is my buddie does 75-80 no problem and it rides like a caddy with them on his 85 toy with 37 mtr's.he loves them on the whoops and you cant even feel them,they work good soaking up the bumps at high speeds for him

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Old 12-27-2003, 12:01 AM   #106 (permalink)
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orbit eyes comin out, 63s with a buggy going in
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:52 AM   #107 (permalink)
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You mean 3/4 ellip? Bad!
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Old 12-27-2003, 01:57 PM   #108 (permalink)
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You mean 3/4 ellip? Bad!
Depends on how well it's set up. Have you even used one that's properly setup?
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:46 PM   #109 (permalink)
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thought these mount pics should be here.
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and this, these are the best chevy front mounts I've seen on here
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:26 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Those mounts look good. Those of you that are running Chevies, did you keep the bands on them?
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Old 01-05-2004, 12:25 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Ratbasturd's Toy (maroon, top of this page) has the bands closed. If you open the clamping bands up, your looking at snagging the leafs. Maybe lenghtening the bands over the springs and using a bolt like stock style bands/clamps.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:14 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Does anyone make/sell a "pre-made" shakle to use in the double shakle setup with the stock Chevy Shakle?

Like the correct legnth and different hole sizes pre-made? Just seems like that would be really easy then, weld on CJ front hanger and bolt up the rest. Wham Bam.
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Sky-Manufacturing sells a Chevy Spring Swap Kit.
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Sky-Manufacturing sells a Chevy Spring Swap Kit.
I know, but I already have CJ hangers and am looging for just a pre-made shakle to go between the chevy shakle and frame. Sky's kit welds on a new rear mount and provides front mounts which I have covered.
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I know, but I already have CJ hangers and am looging for just a pre-made shakle to go between the chevy shakle and frame. Sky's kit welds on a new rear mount and provides front mounts which I have covered.
You lazy ass, use the stock chevy shackle and the toyota shackle. That is about bolt on as it gets.
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Old 01-23-2004, 09:20 AM   #118 (permalink)
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You lazy ass, use the stock chevy shackle and the toyota shackle. That is about bolt on as it gets.
Already though of that, bolt for the Chebby will be a bit too small. I'll just make some, and then make some more and sell em.
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Lazy ass........
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Damn, Steve is using junkyard parts on one of his trucks, which i presume is the Land Cruiser? Never thought I'd see the day!!
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Damn, Steve is using junkyard parts on one of his trucks, which i presume is the Land Cruiser? Never thought I'd see the day!!
Nope it's for a 1992 Mini Pickup.


So what about the REAR breaklines? Do they need to be longer as well? With all this extra articulation I would assume so, but you know what happens when you assume.

Anyone know ???
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:08 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Those are like what I did, I just left a little more steel, and left it open at both ends for mud clean-out.

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Nope it's for a 1992 Mini Pickup.


So what about the REAR breaklines? Do they need to be longer as well? With all this extra articulation I would assume so, but you know what happens when you assume.

Anyone know ???
I just did my 92. I cut the bracket that was holding the breakline and pulled it (the line) out a bit.
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What is everyone using for the u-bolt flips. Are you buying a kit, making your own or pulling them from a certain vehicle. I know most are making their own topplates.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:13 PM   #125 (permalink)
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What is everyone using for the u-bolt flips. Are you buying a kit, making your own or pulling them from a certain vehicle. I know most are making their own topplates.
try the sticky post up top FAQs or something like that, bet it's in there, not 100000% sure on that
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