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#2401545 - 11/10/17 05:00 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: 68dodge]
huimerind Offline
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Originally Posted By 68dodge
Are traction bars any good if you have them right up to the front leaf spring eye? Trying to get mine to hook better.


Do the front end work first. Do everything you can to make the front end to move as freely as possible.

I tried to video it, sorry for the quality.. but you should get the point, what clutch tried to say..
No shock is going to fix the movement when the arms does not move.


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#2401585 - 11/10/17 06:22 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: huimerind]
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That video above says it all up up

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#2401586 - 11/10/17 06:25 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: huimerind]
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WOW that is one heck of a difference.
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#2402078 - 11/11/17 04:45 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: huimerind]
clutch Offline
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Looks like you had the same Idea . That setup works great If the track is decent all I have to do is squeak the 295x65x15 drag radials and it hooks great. up

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#2403516 - 11/14/17 11:47 AM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
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I use to use the 1st gen Dakota drop spindles and the 14 inch wheel rotors( I think they are 10.5 Dia.
Rear shocks were always relocated to a straight up and down location.
B body rear springs with the front hanger moved back 4 inches.


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#2403524 - 11/14/17 11:57 AM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
ric3xrt Offline
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The other thing to do if you have the cash to spend is do a FATMAN conversion for the pre71 trucks, , takes about 150 of the nose of these trucks.

Clutch , love that truck of yours
I'll have my 75 4x2 Ramcharger out next year with a G3 Hemi, pulling the 440 out and slow it down to mid 10s ,
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#2403791 - 11/14/17 09:24 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: ric3xrt]
clutch Offline
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Nice!! what engine and ET were you running in that pic??

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#2404603 - 11/16/17 05:23 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
ric3xrt Offline
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489 max wedge headed 426, I think that was 10.20ish forget the mph, that was taken in 86.

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#2411677 - 12/01/17 03:29 AM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
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Originally Posted By clutch
They had to be flipped so the t2ie rod don't hit the strut bars. 5th avenue spindles steering arms are bolted on. The rack is mounted on a piece of 2"x3"

heavy wall tube with a nut welded to the back mount just like it did on a Dakota. The trick springs and some 90/10 shocks making sure the control arms

move freely will get you a long way.


Clutch,
You never said what the rack is off of. And the 5th av uses the same ball joint size?

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#2412903 - 12/03/17 10:37 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: 79dodge]
clutch Offline
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Rack is off a first gen Dakota . Had to ream the taper out a little on the spindles an bush the top one because the taper was on the wrong side.

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#2418688 - 12/14/17 06:25 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
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Still looks and launches Awesome !!
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#2424288 - 12/27/17 07:08 AM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: clutch]
MattW Offline
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Originally Posted By clutch
Rack is off a first gen Dakota . Had to ream the taper out a little on the spindles an bush the top one because the taper was on the wrong side.


FMJ spindles ?
Thx
Matt


Edited by MattW (12/27/17 07:11 AM)

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#2424967 - 12/28/17 01:58 PM Re: Relocating leaf springs [Re: MattW]
clutch Offline
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I used the M body spindles because they were so many around.

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