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Everyone else is doing it I wanted to pose too. Let the flaming begin!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Oh! By the way that is 2WD. Broke the front diveshaft. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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I would help if I included the pics.
Damn newbies!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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nice flex

looks like a p.o.s.! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

atleast take some camo to it <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Nice flex. I wish I could figure out something to do with my rear suspension. I have tried the chevy's, that didn't work. I took out someleaves of my skyjackers, no go. I am either about to go have my skyjackers hella dearched and run a long shackle, but this wont change the rate of the springs much so I still think they would be too stiff to compress. Got any cheap easy ideas? I need about 5" of lift.
 

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Yeah Ross it is pretty much a P.O.S, but it is MY P.O.S. As far as camo goes I think the OK red clay does a good enough job. Thanks for the props Ricky I know you have a nice Runner too. If you want I'll e-mail you the specs on my rear springs, but it will require going to a buggy leaf.

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Originally posted by Ricktard:
<STRONG>Nice flex. I wish I could figure out something to do with my rear suspension. I have tried the chevy's, that didn't work. I took out someleaves of my skyjackers, no go. I am either about to go have my skyjackers hella dearched and run a long shackle, but this wont change the rate of the springs much so I still think they would be too stiff to compress. Got any cheap easy ideas? I need about 5" of lift.</STRONG>
Why did you not like the Chevy's? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I love mine, and I needed like 6" of lift. I used a 3" block with a 8" shackle, worked out perfect, no axle wrap either. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Just curious. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

BTW Rokrunner, nice truck.
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Originally posted by GRABBER:
<STRONG>Why did you not like the Chevy's? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I love mine, and I needed like 6" of lift. I used a 3" block with a 8" shackle, worked out perfect, no axle wrap either. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Just curious. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

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I didnt say I didnt like em. They just didn't fit. I welded the front hangers at 11" forward. Well main problem being that after I bobbed it 12" I had to cut the frame off right behind the stock shackle hanger. So this is where My tailgate is even with the back of the shackles. I would have needed a super long shackle like more than a foot to make it work. And they would have stuck out farther than the rear of my 4runner by at least a foot. Im going one of two ways, im pretty sure. Either custom AOR springs or 1/4 elip in the rear. I give up on trial and error with junkyard springs, it seem I have too much error.
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Rear J-yard springs are hard to do. I say wagg rears or maybee durango 5leaf or dakota. Otherwise AOR.
The first pic I swore you barrel rolled it into a ditch cuz the windshield is fubar and the dirt and the dents. <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Ricktard:
<STRONG>Nice flex. snip I took out someleaves of my skyjackers, no go. I am either about to go have my skyjackers hella dearched and run a long shackle, but this wont change the rate of the springs much so I still think they would be too stiff to compress. Got any cheap easy ideas? I need about 5" of lift.</STRONG>
Not sure if you mean the front or rear skyjackers but I ran them front and rear. YOu have to toss the lower leaves of each, then they flex great! However, you will need a traction bar for the rear, or you will kink them really bad. I know...

I had 5" fronts and 6" rears, but added one stock toy leaf to the front and 2 to the rear.
 

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Rear Mazda springs work really well, nice junkyard option. You will need a block, as well as a traction bar though.
 

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Originally posted by GRABBER:
<STRONG>Why did you not like the Chevy's? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I love mine, and I needed like 6" of lift. I used a 3" block with a 8" shackle, worked out perfect, no axle wrap either. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Just curious. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

BTW Rokrunner, nice truck.
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If Chevys give 3" of lift... wouldn't your setup be 10" of lift?
 

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Originally posted by Entropy:
<STRONG>If Chevys give 3" of lift... wouldn't your setup be 10" of lift?</STRONG>
No, the Chevy's gave 3", the blocks gave 3", and the shackle did not give any lift. With the extra 2" the chevy's had in the rear, plus I moved the axle back an inch, it took a 8" shackle to stay at the same height. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Hey Ricktard

You can try to use the Ford ranger springs flipped backwards, since you already have the front hanger welded in at 11 inches foward. The spring are 57 inches long with one side being 31.5 inches from end to center.

That is the setup that I am going to use I can let you know how it comes out when I put it on. I am getting all the stuffs together to do it. Probably will install it next month.

The reason why I wanted to use that setup is similar to yours, I want to do a ultra bob on my Runner. The Chevy springs will limit how much I could bob it.
 

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Originally posted by Toybeast:
<STRONG>Hey Ricktard

You can try to use the Ford ranger springs flipped backwards, since you already have the front hanger welded in at 11 inches foward. The spring are 57 inches long with one side being 31.5 inches from end to center.

That is the setup that I am going to use I can let you know how it comes out when I put it on. I am getting all the stuffs together to do it. Probably will install it next month.

The reason why I wanted to use that setup is similar to yours, I want to do a ultra bob on my Runner. The Chevy springs will limit how much I could bob it.</STRONG>
Well, I already cut the hangers off. But thanks for the idea, this mod might help others if it works out. Im pretty sure I'll be going 1/4 elip now.
 
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