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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Rear Shackle Mount Finial Location

    It took me long enough to get around to this point, but I finally got the rear shackle mount where I wanted it (I think). I started out using the spare tire carrier holes as a base line for locating the rear mounts. It turns out that theyโ€™re spaced perfectly in relation to my front mounts to get me the correct shackle angle. First trial location (Looking at the passenger side): While this placement got my horizontal location correct, my…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Bastard Pack

    In an effort to try to get rid of some of the vibes Iโ€™ve been dealing with, and to get the truck to sit level again, I hacked up another set of chevy leaves to wrap up my bastard pack. In the past, I had already added an AAL โ€Boosting the Rearโ€ (Link), but it wasnโ€™t quite enough. So I took the stock pack that looked like this: Cut down the second to the top leaf of another chevy pack:…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Rear Add a leaf to boost the GM pack

    After putting a few miles on the truck, I was running into two problems 1)The rear settled down more than I liked 2)I had a “Death Sway” issue going on when I had any weight in the truck. While I liked how the Chevy leafs rode and flexed, they were just too soft for me. Since I donโ€™t know the history of these leafs, its very possible that I managed to get an โ€˜extra broke inโ€™ set of leafs. The…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Rear Leaf Mounts Finial Location (Under Cab)

    After constructing the rear leaf mounts (Linky) it was time to get them located correctly and add some gusseting. From the above mentioned thread, Iโ€™ve already welded up the hangers by using some ยผโ€ plate to tie things together and set my standoff distance (1.5โ€ from the frame, same as the stock hangers): For the gussets, I added two on top, and one in the front: And one more tying in the rear To locate these mounts, I butted them…