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  • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 2

    The answer to the fixing the too soft spring pack was to insert some more leaves. So I found some from a 75 leaf pack. The ones I chose were the 3rd and 4th longs (you can see they are a different color in this photo:
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    This resulted in a heaps better shackle angle (of which I dont have photos of). To round out the mods, at this point in time, on the rear end, I piggy backed another 40 series brake line to the existing flexible hose to extend it. I also sourced a 55 series front shaft and got that cut down to make a longer rear tail shaft (not sure by how much though).

    With the rear all done it was time to move onto the front end. For this I used a combination of 75 series packs as well as my 40 packs. Here is a photo of the mixed packs. The first 2 longest leaves are from a 75 pack, the rest are from a 40.
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    From memory I found this was a little soft so I added a 3rd longest leaf from the 75 pack. and this ended up with a better stance.
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    Again this moved the diff forward 2.5" and I extended the brake lines by piggy backing flexible lines together. I found an 80 series front shaft and had this cut down to suit with the flanges swapped over from the 40 drive shaft.
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    • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 2
      by ironpaw
      The answer to the fixing the too soft spring pack was to insert some more leaves. So I found some from a 75 leaf pack. The ones I chose were the 3rd and 4th longs (you can see they are a different color in this photo:
      This resulted in a heaps better shackle angle (of which I dont have photos of). To round out the mods, at this point in time, on the rear end, I piggy backed another 40 series brake line to the existing flexible hose to extend it. I also sourced a 55 series front shaft and g...
      13-02-2014, 10:38 PM
    • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 1
      by ironpaw
      Now for a while I have been fiddling with a custom suspension setup. It was based on stock second hand springs and took a bit of trial and error to sort out. Before all of this I was running 2" lifted springs with extended shackles. Firstly I started on the rear. My mate upgraded the suspension in his 60 so I got his leaf packs and got the rears with the load leaf taken out. Here you can see the top leaf pack being the 2" lifted bj42 pack, and under that is the 60 series rear pack with the lo...
      13-02-2014, 10:36 PM
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