Shackles - Over or Under frame?

havahockey

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I'm going to be mounting 62" Deavers soon, and I was wondering which was better and why.

Should I mount the shackles over the frame or under it? What are the advantages vs. disadvantages?

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Jason

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drtdevil93

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my opinion, is they go best in the frame. its a compromise. under the frame would have the best geometry, but the springs would need to be dearched a lot, or the truck would be WAY high. over the frame the geometry isnt correct (once again, in my opinion).

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havahockey

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Would that weaken the frame at all? Though I guess not. I'm ditching the bed and caging the rear so if there was any weakness from going through the frame then the cage would help it.

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Gabe Lara

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Just link it.
It would be alot easier, and ride/ work 10x better especially if you plan to lose the bed.

-Gabe
 

drtdevil93

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gabe- you need to go for a ride in my truck. if 22" rear travel on a under 2500 lb car, then you are asking for too much. and a little birdy told me in a couple months, i might have even more travel. hmmm...

erik

btw cost
-race spring -600
-xxxx bypass shocks -1000
-chromoly tube -200
-ubolts and bushings -60
-having peoples eyes pop out when you show them all the travel - priceless
these are approx. retail prices

hmmm... ill post a pic tomorrow
 

drtdevil93

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well, eye-eye they are 11", but i am going to move up to probably a 13" in a little while, to get a little more down travel.

erik
 

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got droop?
 

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drtdevil93

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now i tried to bottom it out, but the winch was a little too long. so there is about 3" more before full bump
 

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toyoter91

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what are you running for bump stops?? and about how much travel is that...

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ntsqd

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That's a dang handy loop you've got there.

TS

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drtdevil93

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bump stops i do not have at teh moment. thats why i havent gone big on a jump yet. my plan is for a stock rubber bump and air bumps. the travel- right now its about 20". i had it cycling about 24, but i had to dearc the pack about 3" to get the proper ride height. once i get a little more weight in it and bring the front up a little more, i should be able to get about 24". but, who knows?

erik
 

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Cool you finally painted the rear cage :) It looks a lot better now man :) Good luck at the Kartek I think ya got some scarry competition hehehehh

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drtdevil93

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ya, i didnt want to paint it til all the tubes were in, of course now i thought of a couple more i want. and i wasnt thinking and got overspray all over the cab. DOHK!!

erik
 
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