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Old 12-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #21
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yep pretty sure- doesn't hurt to measure tho
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:23 PM   #22
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ben what exactly is axle wrap
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:14 PM   #23
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axle wrap is basically the entire rear end twisting- (usually 'up' i think)
the axles are trying to spin the wheels one direction, but if the axle housing is not solidly secured (aka: leafs that are not rigid enough) the housing will want to spin the other direction, flexing the leafs and changing the stance of the vehicle under acceleration.
Leaf springs are NOT the best solution for higher powered (we don't have to worry about this )trucks for this reason. A 4 link setup will eliminate wrap by holding the axle housing at a set pinion angle.

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:21 PM   #24
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Yeah- vibration no more....
Stunning difference. Mr. Bridgeport and I machined a 5 taper on the BellTech blocks (used to be 2). Vibration is completely gone. Thanks!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:09 PM   #25
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hessianben:

Great mod! Like Motorhead my BellTech's came with 3 leafs and the 2 risers. And like Motorhead are seriously stiffer than stock.

But I really like your overload on that spring pack. Need to lower my truck about an inch this summer and pipe notch it. May end up adding the overloads just to keep things from banging into each other and have more payload. It is a truck!

Very nice work there, sweet!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:59 PM   #26
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you know what? even the pic on Summit's site shows just 2 leafs...?
what part number did all you 3-leaf guys find? I want those!!

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Old 12-25-2009, 12:37 AM   #27
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I gotta hb, don't know if that matters or not. Tried to find a PN on them, couldn't see it. Will try to clean them up and see if there's still one on it.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:43 AM   #28
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the only part number I've found is for a hardbody- that's what spring i have. they're same length as for the Frontiers
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how'd you lower the front
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Belltech drop spindles, Belltech Nitro2 Drop shocks, 4x4 aftermarket 30% stiffer torsion bars- turned down to desired height... stock bumpstops
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