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Old 01-06-2019, 11:15 AM
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I like the red one best, it seems to be really clean.

As for squatting, what I see in the pics doesn't even amount to squat. Be happy that it's all you have and remember it's a half ton truck. Based on what I see in your pics 93_Ragtop, I think you already have some kind of suspension helpers under there anyway, be it helper springs or coil-over shocks.

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Old 01-06-2019, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by glenlloyd View Post
I like the red one best, it seems to be really clean.

. Based on what I see in your pics 93_Ragtop, I think you already have some kind of suspension helpers under there anyway, be it helper springs or coil-over shocks.

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Your "thinking" would be wrong




 
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***.

A Dakota set up right can really haul ***.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 93 ragtop View Post
Your "thinking" would be wrong
Well then it's because your rear suspension is completely rebuilt. And so I would then ask what springs you used for your rear suspension?

And to come back to what you originally posted, what's the point of all this?

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Old 01-06-2019, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by glenlloyd View Post
Well then it's because your rear suspension is completely rebuilt. And so I would then ask what springs you used for your rear suspension?

And to come back to what you originally posted, what's the point of all this?

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I don't think so. He did a Ford rear end swap but those are the original springs if I recall right.

My '93 does seem to squat pretty bad with not much weight though.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by glenlloyd View Post
Well then it's because your rear suspension is completely rebuilt. And so I would then ask what springs you used for your rear suspension?

And to come back to what you originally posted, what's the point of all this?

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Nope, the springs are the orig. 87 springs...... Never took apart, just painted them. Replaced the hangers with factory replacements, put poly bushings in the springs, and put replacement KYB shocks on. Other then that its all factory 87.

To answer "what was the point of all this?"

Well trying to remember back, it was 5 months ago....
But there were several post at that time concerning what a dakota could haul.

If "you" took the time to read the post, rather than just posting answers yourself, you would have seen my point in the first paragraph of the thread.
But in order to save you some time, I will copy and paste below.

Well we know this question comes up around here quite a bit.

Today, I was scraping out some old AC units.....

I had 2404 lbs on the truck
Below are pictures with the load and pictures without.
No real point to this other then just for conversation.



Then, if "you" would have read on down, post 6, "you" would have seen why its not squatting so much.
Again, so "you" dont have to read the entire thread I will answer here for you.
Its because the majority of the weight is from the axle forward.....

Have a good day.
 

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:30 AM
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Water heaters...

You will get more scrap money out of those if you stand them up and fill with water!!
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:04 AM
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I think one of my posts may be a source reason.
I was hauling dirt in my small truck 1/2 yard at a time and wanted to save trips. I use my 94 dak sport for normal stuff and the little truck for hauling etc. Anyway the loading of a yard into the dak really made it dip. So I became interested in why and what I might be able to do so I posted. I ended up getting new leaf springs and all new hardware and new shocks that are supposed to be heavy duty. The dip didn't change much when I put a yard into it after. It drove/drives better because all the parts flex and move like new because they are. Turns out when I get a half yard at a time I end up getting two or more wheel barrows of product than I do a yard at a time.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:31 AM
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This is the most weight I've had recently in my truck.


There's snow packed all around the snowman too, I gotta think all told it is around 600 lbs in the bed. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the side but I can tell you that while it was not leveled out like ragtop's was with 2400 lbs, it was definitely sitting low and I feel like if I had 2400 lbs it would be seriously squatting lol.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 93_ragtop
Nope, the springs are the orig. 87 springs...... Never took apart, just painted them. Replaced the hangers with factory replacements, put poly bushings in the springs, and put replacement KYB shocks on. Other then that its all factory 87.

To answer "what was the point of all this?"

Well trying to remember back, it was 5 months ago....
But there were several post at that time concerning what a dakota could haul.

If "you" took the time to read the post, rather than just posting answers yourself, you would have seen my point in the first paragraph of the thread.
But in order to save you some time, I will copy and paste below.

Well we know this question comes up around here quite a bit.

Today, I was scraping out some old AC units.....

I had 2404 lbs on the truck
Below are pictures with the load and pictures without.
No real point to this other then just for conversation.


Then, if "you" would have read on down, post 6, "you" would have seen why its not squatting so much.
Again, so "you" dont have to read the entire thread I will answer here for you.
Its because the majority of the weight is from the axle forward.....

Have a good day.

Honestly, that's great, if you're happy with your truck, but I have to ask WTF you're mad at me about? I read the original post and aside from the fact that's it's just promoting your own truck there's nothing about any of it. There's no links in it to other posts that I can see.

Honestly, have I done something to offend you in any way? I've done nothing in this whole thread except speculate about what you might have done. You OTOH have seen fit to "quote" every time I've said you, or me, or what ever choice bits you're gotten out of the post but I fail to find a reason that you've singled me out other than I've just off-the-cuff said something you didn't like.

I'm slackjawed, honestly, if all you want to do is promote your truck with 'look at me' pics then do it, but don't start belittling people who are trying to make something out of a dead forum. OTOH if you don't want participants here that's fine, I'll leave, but you ought to really treat people better than this. It's not worth my time posting up here or posting pics if this is the kind of BS that comes of it.

Honestly, this seems very much like highschool BS...

Steve
 

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