I feel your pain. I have to drive my 97 around every couple days with the carpet peeled up and the heater blasting just so it doesn't start to stink.
It's probably a good time for me to go outside and check some drains while the rain is on pause.
Yup. I looked at putting a 3-link in the front, but "more might not be better" was definitely a consideration.
So far this setup seems more balanced, with the front performing as well as the rear. But I do need to spend some time on the coils and bumpstops to make sure everything is playing...
I agree 100%. But my point being - I don't think I was ever able to have it flex enough for the coil to unseat with the stock radius arms.
The Ironman coils are relatively short and stiff, so I'd like to replace them with a 4" lift coil with greater free length.
I wonder this also, and I just installed them on my truck. :rofl:
They do seem to accomodate the full range of travel I have in the front. I have Ironman 4x4 45683LFE1 shocks (~12" travel), and they are able to bottom out the shock on one side while the opposite wheel (37s) is fully stuffed...
I've had a CSF in my 80 for several years and I agree - it sucks.
I ran Dusy Ershim about 2 weeks ago. You have to climb nearly 4000ft over 15 miles to get up to Shaver Lake. The outside temp was around 70F, and I made it about halfway before I had to crank the heater up. Luckily there were...
I've been happy with the Ironman 4x4 45682LFE1 rear shocks. I'm running them with a 4" Ironman lift and my 37s hit the wheel well before the shock compresses fully.
Based on this chart, they have ~11.5" of travel.
Alright, bringing this thread back again! I came on here to check my numbers and figured I might as well contribute.... 🍻
Ironman 4" lift. Installed about 4 years ago. I've got the yellow coils, but the current green coils have the same part numbers.
4x4 labs bumpers front and rear. Warn Zeon...
I'm running 37s and 5.29s with the 3.11 t-case gears.
Off-road - The low range is good, but not great. The truck is just too damn heavy. It could really use a 2x reduction.
Highway - Runs well, usually up around 3k rpms. I turn off the overdrive on big hills, but that's about it. I'm also...