Copied over from my build page but thought it might get a little attention over here too.
Well after driving my shortened wheelbase truck a little I have realized that not doing a rsk with sd leafs while I had the front end apart was a big mistake. The combination of the already stiff suspension and the shortened wheelbase has caused the truck to ride like a brick. The truck is so stiff going over bumps it'll knock you out of your seat.
I do love driving the truck, just not on roads with ANY kind of bumps....
I have to get this corrected above everything else so I have researched and come up with a few observations. I really like the PMF kit and will more than likely be running it with U-codes, the thing I always have trouble getting over is the rear shackle angle. It seems like every rsk I see regardless of make is the shackle angle is straight up and down or slightly raked towards the front.
I am no suspension specialist by any means but I have always been under the impression that the shackle is supposed to be angled towards the rear.
With my limited fabrication skills I have often looked at the rear hanger and wondered if I could modifiy it in such a way to move the hanger foward some, cut the ears off, weld some flat plate on it in such a way to move the ears foward slightly and weld the ears back on.
I then ran across an old thread that mentioned SKY has already come up with this and that they sell the hanger individually.
Since I dont see many threads regarding the rear shackle angle, I am looking to hear from anyone running the SKY modified rear hangers and if it would be worth modifiying or buying these hangers??