I've also decided to outboard my springs as opposed to moving the perches on the axle. The drivers side perch looks like a lot of material would need to be added and the spring outboard should also offer some stability.
After reviewing my plan so far, I have a few things to consider. My local regulatory body is currently in the process of putting restrictions on lifted vehicles. Nothing is final yet, but speed restrictions for vehicles with tires 35"+ seem likely as well as an inspection to get junkers off of the roads. That is fine by me (well, other than the speed restrictions) the only problem is that the local inspectors really have no idea what they are talking about and it makes me a little nervous as to how my vehicle might be evaluated. Nonetheless, I am still going to push on with this build, but I might stick with 33" tires until the legislation is passed and all the details are finalized.
I'm also considering (depending on price) going for the new MT/Rs with kevlar over the KM2's, but I'll have to see the price gap before I make any decisions.
As far as my axles go, I am at my wits end trying to get the carrier out of the front end and may end up getting a shop to do it as my pry bar isn't cutting it and I don't own a spreader. If anyone has any other methods for removal they would be appreciated.
To get out a stubborn carrier, try putting a wrench on one of the ring gear bolts and rotate the pinion to drive the wrench into the pumpkin. The torque generated by the pinion rotating the ring gear will usually pry the carrier out. Good Luck!
As far as clearance goes, they don't fit too badly. If I trim the rear flares I should be fine until my lift arrives. Tire coverage isn't an issue either because my local police don't enforce it. I'll still add extended flares in the future.
Nice build so far, clean paint job too. The newer wheels and tires make it look really good.
Thanks! Your rig already got my vote for GCOTM
After paying for all my school stuff I have come to the conclusion that my 44 is going to be more of a long term project- i want to build it once and that means an arb and other expensive things that are not in the budget right now
My lift was backordered, but should be shipping by the end of the week
As well, i picked up a 4.10 dana 30 and am currently searching for an 8.8 with the same gearing- they seem pretty hard to find