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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NAES, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
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    Hey all ive been putting in time on my 64 C10. I Z'ed the front frame and cut the front coils 2 loops to bring it down. Problem is that the coils will move out of their pockets at full suspension extension. I haven't put shocks up there yet to help limit the travel but i just wanted to see if others had similar issues. It looks like i could put a bumpstop on the upper arm to keep a little tension on the spring. Any other ideas folks?

    thanks as usual. NAES

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  2. pastlane
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    Yep, spring is too short now. Will need a suspension limiter of some kind to keep the spring in place when you unload the suspension. Two full coils is a lot. Expect a pretty stiff ride.

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  3. LOWBLAZERO1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
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    2 coils is WAY too much. you need new springs in my opinion .and drop spindles
     
  4. Yup 1- 1/4 no more
     

  5. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
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    from l.a.

    Put your shocks, they'll keep the springs from falling out of place. Prob gonna be a bouncy ride
     
  6. 1955IHC
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
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    I would make some a travel limiter. A good old piece of chain works. Use it all the time on ot off-road trucks. Don't rely on your shocks to due the job you will just tear them up. All that said though it really sounds like you need new springs.




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  7. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
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    Cool guys thanks for the info. I'll add front springs to my swap meet checklist!
     

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