A couple lift issues on my M1010

DirtyDave

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I bought this truck just how it is. 6" Rough country lift and 37" tires. Has the 2" add-a-leaf and 4" blocks in the back. Never been a fan of that set up and it looks like the add-a-leaf is in backwards.
I'm going change all that out in the rear with some 2" springs and 4" shackle flip.

I also noticed I'm going to need a longer drive shaft. Cant believe I drove it home from Oklahoma like this.

Front springs hit the frame when the shackle swings. Going to make longer shackles for the front.

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parklandtrans

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I am so surprised we are not looking for a rear driveshaft, transfer case extension housing, rear transfer case half, etc etc..I can't believe it did not come apart...your lucky dude...buy a couple of lottery tickets...:)...
Bob
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Drock

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WOW!! Holy botch job. Agree with earlier comments, Front bushings are worn out, and add a leaf is done wrong. But if you do the ORD shackle flip you may end up having to cut down your drive shaft, I just had to with mine. I'd do the flip before buying a drive shaft.
 

DirtyDave

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I'm going to put a gear vendors on it after I fix all the suspension issues, so I'll need a drive shaft either way
 

NVRENUFF

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I have the same frame and spring issues on the front. It's a new superlift 6" kit. New springs and new bushings. It's not the bushings worn out, it's the long arch of the lift springs. Getting shackles that are 1/2" longer will clear that up and only lift the front another 1/4", not enough to even notice.

Good of luck on the rear. I went with 5.5" lift blocks to keep the stock springs for hauling. Seems to still flex really well offroad too.
 

sweetk30

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as said add-a-leaf in wrong position . NEVER let a leaf be short over the next or it will bend it and brake over time.

check for worn out upper shackle bushings on the frame for front springs . all most always dead by now in these trucks.

1/2" longer is all that's needed for front shackle length over stock . keeps stuff in good angles for caster / camber but get you better frame clearance.

flip kit and lift springs in rear sounds like good combo .

if me ditch rough country stuff . there quality has gone way down hill and there leafs for these trucks ride worse than a dump truck .

look these guys up for info / pointers / products / GREAT service . www.offroaddesign.com

I have built lots of these square bodys with there stuff.

also www.diy4x.com kirt is a good guy to deal with also . I have a bunch of his stuff also .
 

DirtyDave

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Yes, I've been looking at ORD stuff. I'm Going to build most of it on my own. I'll update when I start getting things fixed. Truck is just a couple inches too tall to get in my shop door lol. Just bought some stock sized tires to put on it so I can pull it in and out of my shop
 
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