Originally Posted by garretthes
Here is a pic of the new wheels.
i like the look.
i bought beauty rings for my wheels, i think they will look good; but once i put them on, i am committed to use them.
the teeth that grip the wheel will tear up my powder coating.
my u-bolts go over the axle, but my axle is also over my springs. my truk is also lower.
you also reused the axle bracket, my axle was smaller diameter and the old bracket wouldn't fit.
you say the suspension is sloppy? did you replace the shackles and spring eye bushings? that is where most of the play will be.
you might be able to install a small c-notch without removing the body.
i don't have enough notch to handle the amount of drop. but i fixed it with air shocks to keep the axle off the frame.
i also added reinforcing to the frame above the notch.