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09-19-2019 07:16 PM
chettej yeah i saw that, just run the bolt thru the center instead of one of the side holes.
09-19-2019 07:08 PM
u2slow BTW those two 1" spacer products can just be 1" lift... no need to shift the axle. Depends how you install it.
09-19-2019 06:04 PM
chettej ahhh ok i think i will just leave mine where its at. not as inclined of a mechanic or fabricater as you are.
09-19-2019 04:42 PM
u2slow
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i keep reading about this moving the front axle 1in forward ?? why would you do that? and would you not have to get a new front driveshaft if you did that?
Reason was two-fold. I mounted the springs 1" further back in the chassis to increase the shackle angle, which softened the ride. I then pushed the axle forward on the springs to compensate, but went a 1/2" extra (1.5" total) to approximately center the steering again... since the draglink is not adjustable.

The stock driveshaft pulled apart on me one day on a good bounce hauling firewood. The axle shift and 3-4" lift were a little too much for it, so I swapped in a used 2ndgen shaft driveshaft I had. They're just a little bit longer.
09-19-2019 03:59 PM
chettej hey u2slow, can i ask you cause im sure you know.

i keep reading about this moving the front axle 1in forward ?? why would you do that? and would you not have to get a new front driveshaft if you did that?
09-19-2019 02:19 PM
chettej ok thank you. Talked to carrier's and they have no warranty. and reading that other post of after 3yrs sagging, i dont think im going with them.
09-19-2019 02:11 PM
u2slow No idea on Atlas.

The only brands of front leaf springs I've run are Carrier's for my 1stgen, and Rough Country (previous F350).

I made up a set of recycled custom 8-leaf packs yesterday...
09-19-2019 02:06 PM
chettej u2slow glad you respoonded.

Whats your thoughts on Atlas Springs? they are very expensive, just found them and wonder if they are worth the coin.

Also thank you for the posted links
09-19-2019 02:04 PM
u2slow https://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm

https://diy4x.com/product.php?productid=17722
09-19-2019 09:34 AM
chettej what does ORD stand for ? i will have to research these spacers.

Looks like ill give jungle a ring in RCC
09-17-2019 04:24 PM
u2slow
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oh ok so that is personal work, very very nice u2slow. i will have to talk to jungle and i guess spend the coin on his hangers. although there isnt anything wrong with my stock ones.

i just read through the link and dang it so this guy just recently bought from them and they are already sagging. well shoot, im lost at what im gonna do about springs now.

as far as i know the tires are just hitting my fender because my front leaf springs are flat... I thought new suspension would pick my front end up and fix that problem.
Thanks. My hangers aren't built with any lift. Jungle's hangers give lift - I think his kits start at 2" - even if you keep your same springs. If they are flat, you're not in bad shape. When they sag, they curve backwards. The ORD zero-rate spacer gives 1" (I run these).

Shouldn't be hard to get the little extra you need for fender clearance. If you have the stock fender flares, they take away room for tires also.
09-16-2019 09:31 PM
chettej oh ok so that is personal work, very very nice u2slow. i will have to talk to jungle and i guess spend the coin on his hangers. although there isnt anything wrong with my stock ones.

i just read through the link and dang it so this guy just recently bought from them and they are already sagging. well shoot, im lost at what im gonna do about springs now.

as far as i know the tires are just hitting my fender because my front leaf springs are flat... I thought new suspension would pick my front end up and fix that problem.
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