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Posted: 06/27/12 06:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dcoleram wrote:

And with these you do all over load mounts right so a total of 4
Yes, you would do the operation to all 4 overload frame brackets.


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Posted: 06/27/12 09:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did make my own out of 2in square tubing, When the truck is unloaded they don't engage but with the camper on they are solidly engaging the overloads. There is less side to side swaying now. A very good modification to the truck.
thanks to everyone that contributed ,you were all helpfull.
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Posted: 06/28/12 07:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went with stable loads for the ease. I remove them when the camper is off the truck.

They work very well for sled pulling also. FYI


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Mine just touch with 15 PSI in the air bags. The bags flatten out to a couple of 3/4 inch pancakes with the load, and the rig rides a bit front high but not an issue until we put the blocks under for levelling at night. Gotta love that 2000 7.3 One ton combo. Great rig.


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On the '99 to '02 Fords the hockey puck scheme worked very well for me. I believe the hockey pucks cost $2 ea, 8 required. I counter sunk the bolts into the surface of the pucks that contacted the spring. I believe I used 5/16" bolts.

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MikeJinCO wrote:

On the '99 to '02 Fords the hockey puck scheme worked very well for me. I believe the hockey pucks cost $2 ea, 8 required. I counter sunk the bolts into the surface of the pucks that contacted the spring. I believe I used 5/16" bolts.


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Try and locate hockey pucks in Florida is harder then spotting a unicorn.A good idea non the less.

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Farmerjon wrote:

I did make my own out of 2in square tubing, When the truck is unloaded they don't engage but with the camper on they are solidly engaging the overloads. There is less side to side swaying now. A very good modification to the truck.
thanks to everyone that contributed ,you were all helpfull.
Jon


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Posted: 06/29/12 09:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would like to buy stableloads for my 3500 gmc with upper overloads. Does anyone have a pic of these installed. Thanks Mike

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Mike and Terry Ann wrote:

Would like to buy stableloads for my 3500 gmc with upper overloads. Does anyone have a pic of these installed. Thanks Mike

Im speaking for the newer GM trucks(since Im not familiar with the older years)........Torklift does not make stable loads for the upper overloads on a GMC, atleast Ive never seen any. The GM factory bump stops are non-removable, so I assume thats always been the issue. Ford and Dodge truck factory upper bump stops are removeable therefore allowing for a Torklift upgrade. Torklift does make a set for the GM lower overload springs, and their latest model is made to engage/disengage as needed. I did hear that Torklift is trying to develop a set of upper stable loads for the GM trucks, but as far as I know they have not been put on the market yet.


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