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Wheelers/Alcan 1st gen 5 pack leaf springs group buy!!

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by TacoMX, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. Jun 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    The BPV relocate is necessary for any amount of lift because the valve senses the amount of load in the rear of the truck. Heavier load, it proportions more brake power to the rear wheels (because you would have more traction back there). If it is lifted, the valve thinks there is less than no load in the bed, and proportions more power to the front brakes. So your braking will not be as effective, and you will wear out your front brakes faster than normal. So if you lift it 1.5 inches, you need to relocate 1.5 inches.
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    Brake line seems less predictable. I didn't think I would need one, but at max droop on the drivers side, the line was straight with no relief. This means the line could be strained and possibly break, or at least be weakened and leak, most likely at the fittings. Others have said no problem wtih the same setup. So I think you should install the springs, then check droop. If you need it then, order it.

    Exhaust hanger should clear (not needed). Again, depends where your leafs are at max droop, this time on the passenger side. I would again say see if you need it afterward.
    This was mine at virtually full droop on a trail. It was not touching.
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  2. Jun 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    still running stock lines here.

    And I chopped the exhaust after the axle, problem solved:)

    Yes I made a BPV bracket out of scrap steel.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    Cheap and effective FTMFW.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    yup, I don't think I made mine quite long enough though :anonymous:

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  5. Jun 21, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    I won't be flexing my rear springs. Prolly get some new brake lines for better braking. I just don't know how to bleed the brakes afterward.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    kept the stock brake lines, bought the BPV, and due to custom exhaust piping and 1" shackle I had to get an extended bracket (no charge from my muffler guy)

    I plan on getting extended brake lines in the future because I might get an AAL and will at that point def need them.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    Gorillazrus

    Gorillazrus To be continued...

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    Just wondering if anybody has had their axle wrap come back.
    Mines back and starting to get as bad as it was before I switched the leafs.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Retorque your Ubolts.
     
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