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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 08:08 PM
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Hello , im a newbie to this forum. Ive always been a truck guy , still am , i also have a 65 suburban. I like to see if anyone has any pics of rear setups as far as air goes , i pretty much have the front handled. Your input is grately appreciated. Here is a pic of my caprice.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 08:07 PM
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You have to get the extended control arms because the rear wheel will start going into the door jam.

You have to notch a crossmember for the driveline, i had to notch out my driveline tunnel a little bit.

Have to notch the frame. Cut off the bumpstop mounts and the nipples where the coilsprings go. Make custom bag mounts. Thats about it
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 08:21 PM
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Just a note, but those mods are only needed if you want to "lay frame". If you just want to put the rear on air it's a pretty straight forward deal; just replace the coil springs with a bag and mount in the stock location.
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the input , you answered all my questions . Pretty much thought i had to do all that ,but wasnt sure. Ill post some pics up when i get it done.
thnx
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by Wagon Boy:
You have to get the extended control arms because the rear wheel will start going into the door jam.

You have to notch a crossmember for the driveline, i had to notch out my driveline tunnel a little bit.

Have to notch the frame. Cut off the bumpstop mounts and the nipples where the coilsprings go. Make custom bag mounts. Thats about it
i'll second that
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 09:24 PM
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haha, i looked at the photo of the blue caprice above me, and (at first) thought he had some sort of hood scoop or big ram air thing... then i realized it was a lawnmower...

ok, so i spent all day spraypainting furniture inside today, lost a few brain cells.

and I will "third that"
except for the part of needing extended control arms...
Unless you are putting over a 29" tire on it, it shouldnt pull into the door jam. plus, the use of extended control arms, for some, result in needing longer drive shaft.
try with out, and then if you have to, go that route, but i wont suggest to just do it from the get go...


i hate to say do a search, but a few of us have seriously documented the setup. Mine should still be up somewhere on here. try a search in suspension or wagon section for member 5010... i for get what the post is called but its about 4 pages long.
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by Crispix396:
haha, i looked at the photo of the blue caprice above me, and (at first) thought he had some sort of hood scoop or big ram air thing... then i realized it was a lawnmower...

ok, so i spent all day spraypainting furniture inside today, lost a few brain cells.

and I will "third that"
except for the part of needing extended control arms...
Unless you are putting over a 29" tire on it, it shouldnt pull into the door jam. plus, the use of extended control arms, for some, result in needing longer drive shaft.
try with out, and then if you have to, go that route, but i wont suggest to just do it from the get go...


i hate to say do a search, but a few of us have seriously documented the setup. Mine should still be up somewhere on here. try a search in suspension or wagon section for member 5010... i for get what the post is called but its about 4 pages long.
My tire is 27" and i extended my arms 7/8" and it still goes into the jam. Right when the axel goes into the notch the control arms pull the axel forward.
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 01:49 PM
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i think you should extend them anyways just for the fact that even if the wheels dont pull INTO the wheel well they are still offcentered and i think it looks retarded. so i extended mine 1 1/4 inches and when its laid out they are perfectly centered on 20's. just my two cents
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by lsvtce4thgen:
i think you should extend them anyways just for the fact that even if the wheels dont pull INTO the wheel well they are still offcentered and i think it looks retarded. so i extended mine 1 1/4 inches and when its laid out they are perfectly centered on 20's. just my two cents
How did you extend yours, did you do it yourself or did you buy them. Also, did you extend the uppers or lowers, or both?
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 05:11 PM
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How did you extend yours, did you do it yourself or did you buy them. Also, did you extend the uppers or lowers, or both?
I like to know that too.
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