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Old 05-09-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Hanger Redrill w/pics!!!

So I noticed there were still a lot of questions regarding the hanger redrill even after the template had been posted so I thought I would document my process and put it on here so anyone that was still having some confusion could check it out.

Rear height before I started the redrill:



Stands under the axle:


These are the bolts I used(3/4" x 4" grade 8 with locking nuts:


Factory Spring Hanger:


Outer bolt removed from hanger:


Main leaf bolt removed:


New hole marked(2" up and 1/2" back):


I started with a 1/4" pilot just through the outer plate:


Then I moved up to a 3/8" through both plates using a drill with level attached:


Then finally I went through both plates with my 3/4" bit:


After the holes are drilled, move springs up to the new location and slip new bolt through and tighten the nut:


And here is my result:


Also to be noted:
On the passenger side, when I drilled through the inner plate I put a block of wood between the plate and the gas tank to keep from any unwanted holes.
I hope this may prove to be helpful for some of those still confused about the process.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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I would guess you're pretty much frame on axle at this point right? It looks like you have 3" blocks, middle leaf pulled, air shocks and now re-drilled hanger. If you fill the air shocks do they get you to a rideable height without wacking your axle and frame? Right now I have 3" blocks and pulled middle leaf with air shocks. When I fill them, it lifts it up pretty good so that I never wack frame. I'm wondering if I re-drill if it will still be driveable. Wacking the frame against the axle isn't good no matter how you look at it. Are you notching next?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Yea I have about 1/2" between the frame and axle while stationary with the shocks completely deflated. I have been contemplating whether to "mini notch" or just go all out and do a full notch. I have plans to bag it in the future but that is going to be a way down the road so I think I'm just going to "mini notch" for now. When I am at full lift on my shocks I still get plenty of lift to drive around fine and can still even haul my motorcycle with no problems.

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Cool. I think you even have the same air shocks as me. I might have to do the re-drill. I am planning on bagging my front soon but the back will be awhile down the road. This will help me get the back lower and still driveable. I plan on running a valve to the rear air shocks just for the hell of it since I'll have the air management hooked up for the front anyways.
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The re-drill really seemed to help me alot. I am lower than before but drag even less. The only time I use my air shocks is if I'm hauling something. I guess alot of it depends on what kind of roads you drive on. Most of the ones I'm on aren't too bad. If you do the re-drill, good luck to you and if you have any questions just let me know. I would be glad to help you out!
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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good job man, this will help alot of people
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:27 AM   #7
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Not only did u make clearance, it slightly dropped lower.. Good job
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STICKY PLZ! This is good stuff man I always wondered how to do this. Should take pics of the drill bit
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #9
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Well the drill bit is actually kinda crude looking. The only 3/4" bit I had was for my mill so I just turned down the shaft with my lathe and and used it.
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I vote stickey!
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