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Old 02-27-2010, 10:32 PM
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Default CBone's 60 Grows Up--Now with 34s!!!

First thing I want to say is I know this thread is useless without pictures. Ricardo took a ton of 'em today and posted them to the FTP site for me to include with this post. However, I can't seem to figure it out, so the pics will come eventually.

Had a great day installing OME heavy-heavy lift on my 60. Crash and I started at 8:30 with donuts and coffee. By 9, the troops started filtering in, we had Ricardo, Sasha (NattyBumpo), Dean B. and my buddy Chris. By 10, the donuts were gone and by 11, we had everything 25 years old and related to suspension off the truck.

I have two words for ya...MAPP gas is good. Oh yeah, that's four words, but after you've burned off a few bushings and Crash's garage is filled with noxious fumes, 2 words, 4 words, who the heck cares cause the bushings are on fire, the leaf springs are on the floor.

By 6pm this evening my 60 had grown up. The crew knocked out the install of all new shocks, leafs, bushings, shackles, etc. Everything came off and went on without really any hangups. We learned from Crash that more grease is better, we learned from Dean that the back of a 40 can carry almost any tool known to man and no worries if it ain't in the back of Dean's 40, cause Crash's garage has at least two of them, in both 3/8" and 1/2" drive.

Thinking back on the day there was really only one glitch. Some newbie to OME installs said torque, smorque, who cares about those clicks that tell me I should stop tightening that shock bolt. Oh yeah, that was me and yes, I kept tightening that little bugger until, you guessed it, it broke off. No worries, Dean breaks out some tool and was able to drill out the old bolt and Sasha ran up to the hardware store and found a replacement--Sasha, I owe you money for that bolt!

As soon as we get pics posted, you'll see it looks great. We went up 5" in the rear and about 4" in the front. It's only a 2-3" lift and will settle in time.

Thanks so much to Steve, Dean, Ricardo, Sasha and Chris for their help today and what a great day! Need to get some new tires to fill those HUGE gaps in my wheel wells and then I'll be good to go.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 PM
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2-3" springs... but what shackles did ya use stock or lift shackles because that will also lift it up and leaf springs should only settle about 1" and they should be 2-3" after they settle. but you problly know that.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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you're going to need to resize
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:38 PM
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We used OME anti-inversion shackles.

And, I forgot to mention, what an AMAZING ride. Wasn't sure if the heavy-heavy would be too stiff, but the truck drives really well.

I will snap a pic tomorrow and do the before-after comparison.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:46 AM
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cool, you have tlc calipers? doo they help?

Nice work , I can't wait to see the full after pics
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I was amazed at the difference in handling when I went to the OME heavies from the stock springs too.

Sounds like your driveline angles worked out if you aren't reporting any vibration issues, that's great.

Looks great Carlton!
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Awesome!

I'm sooo jealous!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:56 AM
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Nice. 37" tires next?
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Can not wait to see it at the meeting
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