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Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« on: Jan 03, 2017, 01:20:26 PM »
 :inthedark: At a loss here folks, I am trying to get more flex out of the rear. I understand I could go with Chevy but I was curious if even going through the trouble with them would be worth it. I am in need of more droop maybe a little more up travel, Eventually even going to a 37. I have made a pack that currently is okay but from the pictures I have seen I'm better off with a flatter longer spring and tons of droop with a double shackle. SO my question is should I just relocate my rear shackle forward and how much flex is going to be gained, and effects to my pinion angle. Or go ahead with the Chevys and probably gonna have to run a two in block or add a leaf. Rather not run any blocks.

Another question is my ruf leafs sagging they frown a little and I guess I should go ahead with finishing the the bump stops, I haven't had any issues yet not running them so not sure.

The pictures are the current shackle angle and the old ome pack and there is a pic of new setup. (there V shackles) to degree is closer to 90 than anything.
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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #1 on: Jan 03, 2017, 01:38:00 PM »
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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2017, 03:09:29 PM »
I feel confident if I moved my rear hanger forward and run a longer shackle I should gain travel up and down just need some reassurance before I fab up and knock off my hanger
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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2017, 02:53:31 PM »
You're talking about travel... are your springs actually maxed out? Shocks aren't limiting? The springs look much less compliant than the fronts... which is no surprise with you having so little weight on the rear. If you move your front hanger up and put a longer shackle then your shackle angle will be closer to vertical and your effective spring rate will be even stiffer (read less compliant) than it already presumably is.

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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2017, 06:43:07 PM »
If your looking for a cheap/effective spring go with the chevy's and double shackle, but if your looking to spend a little cash get some allpro springs man. I would need to see some more pics, but pickups are pretty light so that overload spring in your pack is not helping anything.


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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #5 on: Jan 31, 2017, 06:42:32 PM »
Went with 63s with a ruff stuff ideal kit, ended up not having to use a block just shims to get my pinion angle right. Didn't have to even move my rear shackle hanger 2wd frames are different!
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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2017, 08:25:59 AM »
moving the rear hanger and going to a longer shackly will not always gain you up travel, but will gain you down travel.

If you have checked shocks to make sure they are not limiting what i would try first is to remove the overload and the shortest leaf in the pack and put it back together and see how it flexes. if you lost ride height you can make new shackles slightly longer to get the height back but dont go too far. with the shackle mounted like yours and most toyotas the longer the shackle the more side to side movement it allows and the looser the truck will handle on the road.

worst case you dont like it you can always throw the leaf packs back in and go back to the old shackles. pretty cheap experiment.

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Re: Figuring out what to do with the rear.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2017, 09:16:21 PM »
Thanks for the replies, ended up with 63s and it flexes pretty decent I am happy with the lift and shackle angle. Have not had time to work on it in a couple weeks. Next on the list is front shafts.
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