Originally Posted by AZrockbum
Got the axle hanging. Adjusted for the body angle its sitting at 48*. This the second attempt so im thinking about leaving at this. The springs are used on a Tacoma already so they should not sag much. Here is the angle, do you all think its worth cutting off and moving a half inch forward? I want to keep it low anyway, in the photo its sitting at 25" on the front and its about 2 inches high to mount the tires. I would be really happy to come it at 23" to the front body mount.
I think it looks pretty good, but can't tell how much weight is on there. I was just discussing this recently and here is a good thing to go by, measure your front hanger bolt hole, center, to top bolt center hole of the shackle, then measure center shackle top hole to bottom center shackle bolt hole. Add the 3 together. Mine come out to 47.25". The top bolt to bolt is 42.25" and my shackle is 5" My leaf springs are 47 inches long exact, therefore when my leafs are totally flat, I will not be able for the shackle to hit the frame as the total length is longer than the leafs. So if your 3 measurements are longer than your leafs, your good to go. I have never had my shackle hit the frame and I've had my leafs go past flat and into the negative arch. If my total number were 46, then I would hit the frame or come REALLY REALLY REALLY close to hitting.
Truck specs:2001 D-cab Taco with solid axle conversion, front and rear 65" wide Diamond axles, Tundra 8 inch rear w/ARB, H.P. front w/ARB 30 spline Long's, full floating rear from FROR and blah blah blah, IE lots-a cool stuff.