ForumsBasic TrainingOnline Maintenance ManualsThe M715 Zone Vin RegistryVPW's M715 Parts ListGalleriesLinks

Go Back   M715 Zone > General Tech > Modified Tech > Modified Tech Archives

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 28th, 2004, 03:23 PM
kaiserkoski kaiserkoski is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: woodland cal.
Posts: 78
kaiserkoski is a Soldier
Default

: i want to do a spring over on my truck, but want to get a good idea on what will need to be changed (drive shafts, relocated tie rod, ect..) before i jump into it. i want the truck to be completed as fast as posible it is my daily driver. any info would be great.
  #2  
Old March 30th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Nuke_Danarchy Nuke_Danarchy is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 101
Nuke_Danarchy is an Observer
Default

this page has alot of great stuff. Check it out.
http://homepage.mac.com/m715/jeep/index.html
__________________
1969 M715
  #3  
Old March 31st, 2004, 06:22 PM
kaiserkoski kaiserkoski is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: woodland cal.
Posts: 78
kaiserkoski is a Soldier
Default

thanks, that site had a lot of information but i want to use the stock front axle, dana 60's are very $$$$.$$ at the time. my biggest question i have is what to do with the tie rod, it looks like it will have to be rised. do the stock axles use the same steering arm lift blocks as a standard 60 ???
  #4  
Old March 31st, 2004, 08:17 PM
Nuke_JeremyJ Nuke_JeremyJ is offline
Civilian
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4
Nuke_JeremyJ is an Observer
Default gas tank

When I did a spring over i my truck, I removed the tie rod and turned it over so that it comes in from the top side of the steering arms. I reamed the top side of the holes in the steering arms and filed them out to fit the tapered tie rod ends. I welded a bead around the hole on the lower side of the steering arms and re-drilled it to the size of the threads of the tie rod ends so that everything fit tight. I have also seen where the steering arms have been cut off, turned over and re-welded.
I had to lenghten the drag link by 3 1/2 inches to compensate for the spring-over lift; however I did drive my truck for a long time by just adjusting the drag link out as far as it would go. It just turned sharper one way than it did the other.

Jeremy
  #5  
Old April 1st, 2004, 06:39 PM
kaiserkoski kaiserkoski is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: woodland cal.
Posts: 78
kaiserkoski is a Soldier
Default

thanks for the info. do they sell spacers to raise the streering arms, or is this my only option... if they dont make the spacers has any one made there own?
  #6  
Old April 1st, 2004, 08:26 PM
brute4c's Avatar
brute4c brute4c is offline
Grand Poobah
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Posts: 11,483
brute4c is a Soldier
Default

You dont need spacers...just do the reaming as Jeremy described and put the springs on top with the longer drag link and you'll pick up 5 1/2 to 6 inches in the front.
brute4c
__________________
Lord send your Holy Ghost into our hearts and make the desire of our hearts Your Will.

Pro-choice, that's a LIE, babies don't choose to die!!
  #7  
Old April 2nd, 2004, 01:53 PM
kaiserkoski kaiserkoski is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: woodland cal.
Posts: 78
kaiserkoski is a Soldier
Default

i will get on it. thanks
  #8  
Old April 2nd, 2004, 01:56 PM
Nuke_spicergear Nuke_spicergear is offline
Private 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 272
Nuke_spicergear is an Observer
Default

They can't easily space the arm up as it houses the upper king pin.
__________________
Big Blocks RULE!
  #9  
Old April 2nd, 2004, 02:03 PM
kaiserkoski kaiserkoski is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: woodland cal.
Posts: 78
kaiserkoski is a Soldier
Default

sorry if i sound retarded but have never had a dana 60 in a truck and dont know much about them internally, i just dont want to half ass anything on my truck
__________________
M715,s..are a mans jeep...
  #10  
Old April 2nd, 2004, 02:12 PM
Nuke_spicergear Nuke_spicergear is offline
Private 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 272
Nuke_spicergear is an Observer
Default

Lot's of stuff is different from brand to brand...don't sweat it. Always ask...don't assume. Good luck on the weekend spring over project!
__________________
Big Blocks RULE!
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spring over conversion talulah Modified Tech 29 August 26th, 2014 02:46 AM
Spring bushings? sermis Modified Tech 11 February 12th, 2009 09:43 AM
Ready for Spring vrod02 Open Discussion 2 March 9th, 2008 06:47 AM
Spring rates bump_r Open Discussion Archives 15 January 10th, 2004 04:56 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:47 AM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
1998 - 2019


This site is owned and operated by:
M715 Zone, LLC
President: Jon Schmidt, User ID=brute4c
If you have any suggestions, comments, problems or questions, contact:  brute4c@m715zone.com

Use of this site means you understand and agree to our TERMS OF USE

Copyright Notice:
This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except for Personal Use Only, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from any part of the M715 Zone website without the prior written permission of M715 Zone, LLC.

Written permission can only be obtained by contacting
brute4c@m715zone.com

Copyright 1998-2019