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07-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Any one know how to get more turnig radeous out of a obs? also what would be the best for keeping my rearend planted around corners? i have the stock leafs out back. Thanks!
08-11-2009, 08:45 PM
rear sway bar and traction bars, stiffer shocks.
get an alignment. get toe in set to less then 1/8 inch.
stiffer front coil springs, polyurethane control arm bushings.
08-12-2009, 10:05 AM
cool thanks, I just got a rear swaybar and new shocks and when i get some more cash ill be getting the polly kit all around. :bowtie:
08-12-2009, 07:00 PM
You'll have to replace your stock leafs with a more performance oriented leaf spring. That with a matched shock will be ten times better than stock.
08-12-2009, 07:59 PM
are you talking about spring rate?
08-12-2009, 08:18 PM
Yup, you got it. Replace your stockers with a stiffer spring rate leaf spring.
Thats what I had in my last truck. Stiffer springs front and rear w/ matched shocks (bilsteins) metco trac bars, and giant sway bars. Handled like it was on rails.
Unfortunately I cant find any places that have anything for my truck. I found Hotchkis had some coils available for my front (750/1100 progressive spring rate) and Eaton has some leafs and I'm thinkin about Hotchkis or Addco or maybe AirRides sway bars that I'll be getting in the near future.
Shocks will probably QA1s.
08-12-2009, 08:37 PM
I dont know if ill have the funds to "spring" for new springs:biggrin: for a while. but Ive got an idea on how to make some caltrax type traction bars for cheep. prolly wont cost more then $80.00 but we'l see:bowtie:
08-13-2009, 05:19 PM
hah, same here. My springs will be around $500 for the pair.
I'm debating to either get the leafs or make a 4-link.
This way, I can eliminate the whole trac bar situation and keep a clean look.
Sounds like a plan if you can do it for such short $$$$.
08-14-2009, 09:56 AM
Ya i know, What i went to school for is chassi fab, and my teachers told me if someone can make it then so can I. and if you do some homework its not at all hard to figure some of this stuff out.:biggrin:
08-14-2009, 07:29 PM
I hear yah man. Plus the benefit of doing it yourself is knowing what was done and how it was done. That along with saving a bunch cash.
Just remember, measure twice and cut once, hah.
08-15-2009, 07:04 PM
hell ya :scared:
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