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post #91 of 540 Old 12-11-2011, 10:14 PM
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Nice score on the tires and wheels. I had a set of Trxus once, the first set of MT's I ever owned, and loved them!


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post #92 of 540 Old 12-13-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Nice score on the tires and wheels. I had a set of Trxus once, the first set of MT's I ever owned, and loved them!
I've heard good things about them, and I've been very pleased with the other Interco tires I've run. I ran 33" and 36" TSL's, which set the bar high, so hopefully these don't disappoint.

Got some stuff done tonight, starting with cleaning up the disaster in the garage after the weekend. Then I stripped the control arms off of the 8.8, which wasn't as easy as it should have been. None of the bolts were anti-seized before they were installed, so I ended up pounding them out with a 10lb sledge, or cutting them. Only one came out and is still usable, the others were trashed. I'm hoping the one that's still seized in the lower comes out with my air hammer at work, otherwise I'll have to do some delicate torch surgery. Here's a few random pictures to keep your attention.

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D300 I picked up on Saturday. It needs a bath pretty bad...


Quadratec should have the bushings and races to me by the weekend, so I'm hoping to have the rear end sitting on tires by Saturday night. That leaves me a week to prep all the front control arms and then hopefully I can get it on all four wheels christmas weekend.

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post #93 of 540 Old 12-15-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Last night I started stripping the rear control arms at work, and it ended up being a major PITA. I've never had that much trouble driving rubber bushings out, usually 5-10 minutes with an air hammer and their done, but I ended up having to use the 50ton press to drive the rubber/sleeve out, then cut the bushing with a die-grinder before it would budge. It took me almost an hour just to do the LCA's. On a good note, my Quadratec order came in today, so I got a jump start on putting everthing back together. One LCA is complete, the other one would be if I hadn't accidentally trashed the washer/snap ring for the JJ. Both upper JJ's are done, I just need to do the rubber bushings and they're ready to be installed. I'm hoping to finish those up tomorrow night, then get the axle in Saturday.

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post #94 of 540 Old 12-15-2011, 09:20 PM
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Well, you know, all trouble aside, if your cat approves...it must be a good thing.

Best of luck, man. It sounds like a heck of a time, and not in a good way. But you'll feel great once it's all done.

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post #95 of 540 Old 12-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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I remember getting my old bushings out one time, it wasnt easy for some reason. I think I actually ended up getting JY ones one time..

I speak for everyone that you are fortunate to have a set of wheels like those. Its going to look really nice when done!

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post #96 of 540 Old 12-16-2011, 12:15 AM
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Nice man I just picked up an 8.8 and I am pretty sure it has LSD, haven't opened it but everyone tells me to stay away from LSD but it's either that or open. So if I arrange my friction disks like yours, it will act more like a functioning LSD?

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post #97 of 540 Old 12-16-2011, 06:17 AM
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Nice man I just picked up an 8.8 and I am pretty sure it has LSD, haven't opened it but everyone tells me to stay away from LSD but it's either that or open. So if I arrange my friction disks like yours, it will act more like a functioning LSD?
Double pack makes it act more like a locker and less like an LSD. You want to check the clutches though, obviously doing the double pack is not going to do much if they're toast.

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post #98 of 540 Old 12-16-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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So if I arrange my friction disks like yours, it will act more like a functioning LSD?
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Double pack makes it act more like a locker and less like an LSD.
Sort of. It won't make it act like a locker, it will just help your bias ratio. In a clutch type LSD the spring applies pressure to both side gears, and the clutches create resistance. That way when you have one tire in the air, or with less traction, all the power doesn't get sent to that tire because you're basically 'tricking' the spiders into thinking that tire has resistance against it. It's hard to explain without being able to show you, but you understand how an open diff works, right? Have a friend hold one tire, then spin the other side and watch what the spiders do, then try doing the same thing in an LSD and it will pretty much explain itself. Short answer, yes arranging the clutches as pictured will help get you better traction. So will friction modifier added to the gear oil, you should be able to get it at any parts store. Have fun getting that spring back in, haha.

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Haha yeah my dad's got an LSD in his 3/4 ton dodge with the clutches and for a little bit of $$$ off rent, I changed his diff oil and kind of took a look at how the LSD worked. Not sure if the 8.8 is that similar but it seemed pretty easy to figure out but I know it's a ***** to put in haha.

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post #100 of 540 Old 12-17-2011, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Got the rear end on it's own weight again tonight with some help from the Squash. The lowers are all set and in, one upper is in for now until I figure out the pinion angle, then I'll set them both. I really just want to see how it would look. Here's a few quick pictures, not the best because the garage is cramped but you get the idea.






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post #101 of 540 Old 12-20-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Got the front control arms rebuilt tonight, so the front end is ready to go in tomorrow. I think Squash is coming up, so we should be able to get the tongue-puncher sitting on all four turhs again. Then I'll just have little **** like brake lines and rear pinion angle to dial in. I wanted to get the Prothane bumps in now, but I'll get to those later.

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post #102 of 540 Old 12-21-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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post #103 of 540 Old 12-21-2011, 09:08 PM
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damn that thing is looking good man!

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post #104 of 540 Old 12-21-2011, 09:10 PM
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Those rims and tires = Tig ol' bitties.

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post #105 of 540 Old 12-21-2011, 10:33 PM
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