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Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Digger196, September 23, 2002.

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      Digger196 Well-Known Member

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      I don't know if this is the right place for this but here's my question:

      When i get my 32's on the X and i take the anti-sway bar off, will the cables be long enough to reach and not break like the break cable?

      I don't want to break and cables while on the trail.

      I just went on the trail today and i got pics that will be posted soon.
       
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      I am also curious. I was a bit worried when I flex now that I have the Shackles...
       
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      Glad i'm not the only. Oh i got add-a-leaf as well. i noticed more flex w/ them on as well.
       
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      We run 32x11.50 tires with OME rear springs and War-153 shackles.. (thats about 3.5" of lift)..

      When I flex it to the limit.. the tire going up is against the side of the fenderwell enough to stop the tire.. (need less offset to fix that.. or a small spacer)...

      The tire that is drooping droops until I get to the end of the shock.. which is right about the limit of the e-brake cable.

      I'm working on making a small bracket to move the e-brake cable so it will reach better but currently it does just about stop the tire (drooping tire) from it pulling on the e-brake..

      In addition to the OME + WAR-153 shackles I have no clamps (bands) holding the spring together which allows them to drop even more..

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      see how the springs seperate.. its another way to get some extra flex.. you just need verticle pieces to keep the springs from splaying apart.. u bolt welded to the bottom of the spring pack with the open end up works great.

      ~Mark
       
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      so i should be cool sence my leafs are not seporated like yours?
       
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      Correct, you should be fine.. it may be close, (if you have your e-brake cable very tight to begin with) but I doubt you would be able to brake it with stock shocks and your springs being clamped together.

      ~Mark
       

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