Drop in full float upgrade?

Discussion in 'Axles + Brakes' started by Tachyon, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. someotherguy

    someotherguy I'm Awesome

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    ^^^ in case anyone is wondering, keeps the saddle plate from collecting mud and rusting out your u-bolts.

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    I guess I had always associated these with lift blocks as you usually flip when you add lift blocks.
     
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    You mean rusting out like this....lol.. this was on a customer's truck... only noticed it cause the axle was sitting weird... customer was VERY thankfull as he pulls ALOT of trailers with the truck.... wanna say it was a 93 or 94 k2500. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Exact same, on an '88 C2500LD I was parting out back in '06. And you know it just like I do, trucks down in this area do not rust. The truck itself had no rust at all, anywhere else. This is 100% just from crud collecting in the plate and retaining moisture. Not good!

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    This seems like a simple driveway job. Am I wrong in thinking that you just jack up enough to take the load off the springs without lifting the tires off the ground, and doing one at a time?
    Maybe use a chain to lock the axle in place.
     
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    You do not even unload the suspension... just do one at a time as it sits under it's own weight....

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