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#41 FunkyFresh520

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:16 AM

*NEW UPDATE*
Painting my other car so i can sell it 👍😁

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Here she is all finished
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Anywaaays here are some pics of how she sits. Ive been driving her daily and shes doing really good no major problems yet. My lights were turning off at a time for no reason and a fuse would go out. I thought there was a short somewhere but there isnt i checked everywhere. I changed the 10amp fuse to a 20amp and they havnt turned off on me. But now my horn doesnt work 😢 any help would be kool. More things to come!!
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Love taking her up the Palos verdes hills and coast drives 😊
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Finally bought a tailgate and heres a cool pic i took at redondo beach 😊

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 10:01 PM

Keep it alive.  My 66 is a project so it is in project Datto.


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

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Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 12:54 PM

There, the thread is not dead!

 

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#44 FunkyFresh520

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 11:38 PM

There, the thread is not dead!

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Sick dude! Wasnt this at sema?

#45 FunkyFresh520

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 12:07 AM

Havent posted in a while because work. But my accelerator cable got mestup so i gotta wait on that part to drive her again. Once i do that i got some new shocks to throw on and also got new hood release cable 😊 Little by little getting it better.. i want to lower it a bit more so wen i have space and time i want to raise my shock tower and put some 4 inch blocks and taking a leaf or 2 off the rear. Also getting some smoothies and whitewalls. Im close to buying them 😆 i also got a question what backspace do i need for my wheels in the back so they dont rub ?

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 12:30 AM

Do not remove leafs from the rear, buy a set of 720 4X4 leafs from a wrecking yard and install them, removing leafs is stupid, it creates axle wrap which can cause issues, sometimes major issues.


 

 

 


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:33 AM

Do not remove leafs from the rear, buy a set of 720 4X4 leafs from a wrecking yard and install them, removing leafs is stupid, it creates axle wrap which can cause issues, sometimes major issues.


I cant find none :/ i dnt have time to be checking the junk yard either

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:22 AM

I cant find none :/ i dnt have time to be checking the junk yard either

contact tdaaj on here. Pretty sure he has a set

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:17 AM

720 leafs can also be purchased new online.

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:30 PM

720 leafs can also be purchased new online.


If u can leave bro that be kool .. i do 12 hours or more at work so i dnt have time to be lookn

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

http://www.sdtrucksp...CFYdsfgodSAQBHw

Literally on the first line of results on Google. Took about 1.5 seconds to type "720 leaf springs". It took you more time to tell me you don't have time to search than it actually took to search. It's amazing how much one can accomplish just by trying.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:07 PM

http://www.sdtrucksp...CFYdsfgodSAQBHw

Literally on the first line of results on Google. Took about 1.5 seconds to type "720 leaf springs". It took you more time to tell me you don't have time to search than it actually took to search. It's amazing how much one can accomplish just by trying.

 

As far as I can tell these leafs in the link are not the 4X4 leafs he needs, he needs 4X4 leafs to lower his truck instead of removing leafs from his 520 leaf pack.

Removing leafs from OEM leaf packs makes them weaker which is exactly what you don't want to do, when going lower you want your leaf pack to be firmer, that way it doesn't bottom out as easily, removing leafs makes the less firm and subject to bottoming out easier and axle wrap.

 

 

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The picture in the ad is wrong, must be generic picture, leaf number and type in description sounds correct, I didn't get past the picture when I posted my response above, I am starting to skim too much like others on here, need to alter this type of behavior.


 

 

 


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:48 PM

Title of ad states 85 Nissan pickup 4wd. Seems like the correct ones to me. Unless there are multiple versions of those or the ad itself is wrong.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:04 PM

Title of ad states 85 Nissan pickup 4wd. Seems like the correct ones to me. Unless there are multiple versions of those or the ad itself is wrong.

 

OK I might have screwed up, been doing that more and more lately, I looked at the picture and seen to many leafs in the pack, maybe generic picture.

I suppose one can only take a chance that they are the right ones despite the picture, only 2 arched leafs in a 720 4X4 leaf pack, obviously I didn't read the description. 


 

 

 


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:13 PM

Ok so im confused again lol so what type exactly am i lookn for? Im not trying to get the wrong ones

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:13 PM

http://www.carparts....Cw&gclsrc=aw.ds

Are these it?

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 01:02 AM

Those would likely work, but they are not exactly what Wayno was talking about.

The 4x4 version of the 720 actually uses flatter and stiffer springs than any of the 2wd trucks. We are talking about factory stock 720 4wd leaf springs. They will bolt right in, lower your truck, and increase stiffness.

I'm not aware of anyone on here who has used those belltech lowering leafs, so not sure if anyone who can give you an opinion on how well they work.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:02 AM

So maybe i missed something. So regardless of ride quality and axel wrap issues how does removing one or 2 leafs actually lower the truck? Doesn't the axel and block sit on top of the leaf that bolts to the frame?

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:05 AM

So maybe i missed something. So regardless of ride quality and axel wrap issues how does removing one or 2 leafs actually lower the truck? Doesn't the axel and block sit on top of the leaf that bolts to the frame?

Removed leaf = softer spring = more spring compression = lower
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 07:07 AM

Thats what i figured the theory was... with the weight of these trucks would you even see much of a drop? Doesn't seem like you would gain much by doing that... one benefit i guess would gaining a little more ground clearance to the bottom of the plate that attaches the u bolts and shocks. Just curious.