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The superlift drop brackets could use/will get some gusseting and re enforcement
The added leverage of the long travel A arms put the drop brackets under some real stress
Plans are already in the works to add some strength here..........just spending time with the truck in the shop you can clearly see where the drop brackets could use some "help" steel plate, plasma cutter, dimple dye, welder........... we should be good!!
While waiting for the differentials to get setup I have been working on the suspension, both sides have been final welded, gusseted and are ready to rock.
The superlift gusseting and support design is complete and now in the fabrication stage. The design is simple, yet strong. I do not see these drop brackets bending anytime soon..
The new rear chevy 1500 leaf springs are here as are the kartek shackle hangers. I am in the process of cutting all of the factory rivets in preparation of the shackle flip
Plan is to be rolling as soon as the diffs are done and explorer rear axle is setup for spring over.
All new front and rear brake parts here as well
Starter, starter wiring, transmission cooler lines and exhaust downpipes are being prepped for install. The downpipes will only have a single wideband Bosch 02 sensor on bank 1
I have many pictures to sort through as computer time is not as common for me during busy summer months
Lets do this!!
So last we saw the front passenger side shock tower was tack welded in place, happy with the design and fit we proceeded to make some gussets. Basically a copy of the Camburg design, except we are incorporating the True Travel shock tower as well
Out comes the plasma cutter, bench grinder, hand file, etc.......
pass side done, teaser pic, how we got there.........
onto the drivers side. Drivers True travel tower was modified just like passenger in effort to clear our 10" threaded body with dual spring setup
MUCH TIME was spent making sure the tower is exactly where we want it, I have several tools for this, angle finder, micrometer, eyeballs, etc
frame rail prepped, bump stop bracket shaved flush
Last edited on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 12:50 am by Eddie Money
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2007 Sport 4door 4x4 4.0L SOHC V6 Ranger