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Old 11-29-2018, 05:50 PM
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Looks good, how close do the tires come to the resi's when you make a turn?
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Looks good, how close do the tires come to the resi's when you make a turn?
plenty of clearance on turning and no rubbing at all. Iíll get pics later today hopefully if it is not too dark by the time I get back to my truck.
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Nice work! What size of tires are those?
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:57 PM
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Driver side. Turned to the right.

Passenger side. Turned to the left.

Passenger side. Turned to the left.
Tires are Toyo MT size 285/75r17. Stage 3 claims these are like 34.1x11.6. These measure around 33.25x11.25. I donít know how these are claimed to be 34s but I really donít care...

Here are some pics. Plenty clearance for the front reservoirs. I just now realized how close everything is to the crash bars. When I installed these I must have over looked it. Anyways...only rubbed once and it was my passenger rear crash bar when I was turning pretty hard into a gravel parking lot. O well.
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Passenger rear crash bar. Wheels turned to the right.

Driver front crash bar. Wheels turned to the right.

Passenger front crash bar. Wheels turned to the left.
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For the guys with (or contemplating) upgrading to Deaver replacement leafsÖ

Do they come with any hardware? or is all of the OE hardware re-used?

Are upgraded shackles recommended? Provided? Helpful? (What I mean by "upgraded" is..are there a/m shackles that move better and/or more quietly?

Did anybody leave the OE spacer block installed or swap it for a different one? (as opposed to removing it)

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I did need to buy some bolts but that was because I was upgrading to the Camburg shackles. And I say upgrade because they are better than stock. Stronger with poly bushings. Also you need to buy new bolts for the front of the leaf packs because I cut my stock ones out. With Deaver leafs you do not reuse the stock block. I would just call Deaver and ask them. They helped me when I was buying this stuff.
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Also you need to buy new bolts for the front of the leaf packs because I cut my stock ones out.
Was this a no-other-choice action? or did you do it because itís faster? (or were you intending all along to install new bolts?)
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I would just call Deaver and ask them. They helped me when I was buying this stuff.
Done - and yes they are!
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:37 AM
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The bolt that is on the front of the leaf pack on the drivers side is installed from the factory with the head towards the gas tank and the nut on the outside. You can drop the gas tank and retain the factory bolt....reuse and good to go. Cutting it is quicker though. I knew I would be cutting that bolt out so when I went to buy a new bolt and nut from Ford I just bought one for the passenger side as well. I actually do not remember if I cut the passenger side out or not. Either way I know I replaced it with the new bolt. One thing to be aware of is when you reinstall the driver side bolt you will now have the head on the outside and the nut next to the gas tank. I had to trim the stock bolt down in length so that it did not rub on the gas tank when I tightened everything up.
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