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post #676 of 1158 Old 12-06-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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The Aussie is a seriously easy install.....took me two hours from start to finish on my first one. No reason to wait so long or even be afraid.
I wasn't sure what was involved with removing the carrier, ect. I read numerous threads on Aussie installs. Then someone on here said with 4.88s you have to "trim" the gear teeth to make the Aussie fit. Then I was told that was not true.
Now I have a couple buddies that will lend a hand with the install which makes me feel better about it.

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post #677 of 1158 Old 12-07-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Undercover Fabworks is offering 25% off all diff covers, so I ordered a D30 and Ford 8.8 cover for $152 shipped. Couldn't pass this deal up.
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post #678 of 1158 Old 12-08-2011, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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We had alot of rain here over the last three days, and my rear window on my hard top is leaking. It looks like the water is coming in on the corners of the rear glass and running along the side of the tub and down onto the rear floor pans. A big PITA. I have the rear carpet out and drying in my house.
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post #679 of 1158 Old 12-12-2011, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Took her out to do some XMas shopping.
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post #680 of 1158 Old 12-12-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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After I had my A/C installed, the A/C compressor was rubbing on the lower radiator hose. I checked it earlier this week and noticed it has been rubbing through the rubber. I checked various stores in my area for some kind of hose wrap, but came up empty. I searched tonight and ordered this: http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/productdetail/thermal-and-heat-protective-sleeving/hp-hose-sleeve/59/23 It is radiator hose wrap from Heat Shield Products. I just needed something to stop the compressor from rubbing on the hose.
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post #681 of 1158 Old 12-12-2011, 07:49 PM
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post #682 of 1158 Old 12-15-2011, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Undercover Fabworks HPD30 and Ford 8.8 covers. These are solid and come with hardware.
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post #683 of 1158 Old 12-15-2011, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Also recieved the radiator hose protector.
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post #684 of 1158 Old 12-17-2011, 06:09 AM
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Will that rear skid clear your gas tank at full flex? And the front clear your track bar? They look awesomely beefy, but also exceptionally bloated.

Glad you got a good deal at least
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post #685 of 1158 Old 12-17-2011, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Will that rear skid clear your gas tank at full flex? And the front clear your track bar? They look awesomely beefy, but also exceptionally bloated.

Glad you got a good deal at least
Yea, I checked with UCF before ordering, and he stated his D30 cover is no bigger then the stock one and will have no issues with the Currie Steering or RC track bar. The 8.8 will work just fine, I talked with others who run it, no issues. I like the look of the welds, and I didn't want a cover that had a companies name on it, I like this look better.
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post #686 of 1158 Old 12-17-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the radiator hose cover to stop it from rubbing against the A/C compressor. Drained the radiator and then re-filled it.
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post #687 of 1158 Old 12-24-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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My Fiance got me a $100 gift certificate to Quadratec for my BDay today. I will more then likely use it towards a locker on there.
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post #688 of 1158 Old 12-24-2011, 09:07 PM
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Dear OP-

Where do the "Big Axles and Big Tires!" come in? I see it in your signature...just curious.

"Fender flairs"? Really? I'll let a combination of my sawzall, plasma cutter and hammer take care of the clearancing.
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post #689 of 1158 Old 12-24-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Where do the "Big Axles and Big Tires!" come in? I see it in your signature...just curious.
I dont know? I mean, is that joke or a serious question.
I consider the 8.8 a big axle, and 35" tires a big tire.
I see you have D60's, so im sure you consider that to be a big axle.
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post #690 of 1158 Old 12-25-2011, 04:28 AM
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Keep up the good work!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
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