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Old 04-05-2007, 04:17 PM
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Default Rear flex...help...and stuff...

Ok, so I know the basics for getting more flex from leaf springs...but I'm just gonna bug everyone to see if I'm missing something.

Currently SOA, stock springs, stock shackles...

Shocks are mounted on top the axle, but thats going to change, I don't think thats the limiting factor, although it's not helping.

Shackles/bushings are poo...So I'm going to change that and make some longer shackles as the rear is sitting lower than the front ~1" The slightly longer shackle should help with the flex/swing.

Opening up the "tab" or spring keepers...this should also help a little...

I don't want to mess too much with the springs, as I will be carrying people/stuff in the back, so I don't want her to squat badly from really soft springs.

You can see how the front is doing all the work, I would just like the back to do something. It's really more evident when going fowards...it lifts the rear tire VERY quickly. Backing up, forces the front to do the work.

Short of 4 linking, any other ideas?
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:30 PM
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Ahhhh....buy an 80?
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Ahhhh....buy an 80?

Other than it had the opposite issues So I need to put the rear setup from the 80 on my 40...anyone know where I can find a donor 80?
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No ideas but when did you move to CA?
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Other than it had the opposite issues So I need to put the rear setup from the 80 on my 40...anyone know where I can find a donor 80?

Robbies is right up the street and he's gone..... shhhhh
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:35 PM
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sweeeeet! He's got the good stuff!
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looks about right for a stock soa.

4 link yo... http://proffittscruisers.com/suspension/coils.html
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Take the shocks off and test again. At least to rule them out as limiters..
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You could take out the shortest leaf if you never load up with too much weight. I don't think it would change the ride height except for thickness of the leaf. While you got it appart. repaint and grease between all the leaves. I think what your seeing is mostly a weight issue. 2f in front, nada in rear. Put 300 lbs of crap in the bad and take another picture. Or buy a 100.
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