soo, if i just pull the front of the springs in to make up the difference will it put too much bind on the shackle bushings? is there even room between the u bolts to angle the springs far enough to make it work?
i was also checking out PJTPW's fabbed up front spring hangers and top shackle mounts, but that may be a little more work than i want to get into right now. oh, by the way, the reason i am doing this is my stock dodge housing is not straight anymore. and its the "old" style where the u bolts go through cast plates on the bottom of the axle, i like chevys u bolt setup much better. and i have two chevy housings with the thick wall tubes. one already set up with a new auburn and 4:10s.
can't you just move the perches?
I know thats not possible on a dodge axle because of the passenger side perch being almost a part of the pumpkin, but aren't chevy's different?
I was also wondering, I have Chevy knuckles on my dodge D44, so will a chevy tierod be too long? This is wat i thought, so i had one shortened 2", but that one seems too short now. sounds like a wacky question, i guess
I wouldn't pull in the springs. That is going to put them in a horrible bind, and probably use up the spring bushings in no time.
The passenger side perch is part of the diff housing, so no moving that. What I did was move the driver's site perch out 1". This moved the whole axle over to the right an inch, but there's been no ill effects from that.
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