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Unread 04-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #136
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Yeah man, no worries. The Currie arms are great. They will give you all the wheelbase you need. My front end is actually "stretched" probably 1" forward from stock and the rear is at stock, maybe a hair more now that my uppers have plenty of adjustment.

Discount tire just called and said my tires are done so I'm on my way to pick them up...then I need to run brake lines, hook the axle up, bleed the rears, then I'm on the road. Maybe today, maybe not. We'll see how quick I am.
Good news! Thanks Imped

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Unread 04-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #137
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Picked up the tires (all 5!!) and wheels this morning from Discount and got the front two on....holy **** sweet. I've got a surprising amount of room between the fender and edge of tire--9". Trimming those things off really made a difference. I still need to finish up the rear but have class today so that won't happen. Wednesday is looking like a good candidate for things to finish up.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #138
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Got the brake lines ran and the axle in last night. Pinion angle looks perfect and everything lined up fine. However, there were a few issues, naturally. The breather tube threads in the D44 were junked up so I had to run a tap through them and even then, they weren't great, but the breather bolt managed to thread in. After getting the axle in, the shocks were hitting the spring perches because of the pinion angle so I'm going to clearance those later today. That should finish up the axle end of things. The gas tank and new skid need to go in and that will be a PITA to do by myself. I'm still thinking it will get done tomorrow. Pics to come.

EDIT: Rod, thanks for your help last night....hope you had fun drinking Guiness cans and partying with those random 18yo girls.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #139
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Got the brake lines ran and the axle in last night. Pinion angle looks perfect and everything lined up fine. However, there were a few issues, naturally. The breather tube threads in the D44 were junked up so I had to run a tap through them and even then, they weren't great, but the breather bolt managed to thread in. After getting the axle in, the shocks were hitting the spring perches because of the pinion angle so I'm going to clearance those later today. That should finish up the axle end of things. The gas tank and new skid need to go in and that will be a PITA to do by myself. I'm still thinking it will get done tomorrow. Pics to come.

EDIT: Rod, thanks for your help last night....hope you had fun drinking Guiness cans and partying with those random 18yo girls.
I'll be home friday and can help with the tank and skid (especially if it includes girls and guinness) if you feel like waiting that long.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 12:01 PM   #140
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If it takes that long, then for sure. But, I need to get this thing on the road so I'm gonna work my *** off before work tonight in order to get things done.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #141
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Sounds good, keep plugging away man!
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Unread 04-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #142
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18yo girls and guinness?? why wasnt I clued in
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Unread 04-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #143
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #144
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I got the gas tank and skid fully installed before work tonight (no leaks!!) and am going to try to finish up tonight. The brakes need to be bled and the spring perches need to be trimmed. Then, it's time to tighten things up and take her out for her maiden voyage without vibes. I've got everything else done...front is toed in and tightened up, tires on, spare is on, rear axle is in, gas tank is in, I think I'm getting close....
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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:41 PM   #145
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I got the gas tank and skid fully installed before work tonight (no leaks!!) and am going to try to finish up tonight. The brakes need to be bled and the spring perches need to be trimmed. Then, it's time to tighten things up and take her out for her maiden voyage without vibes. I've got everything else done...front is toed in and tightened up, tires on, spare is on, rear axle is in, gas tank is in, I think I'm getting close....
Why are you trimming the spring perches? I ask cause, as you know, I too am going:
-currie LCA's
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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:56 PM   #147
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Why are you trimming the spring perches? I ask cause, as you know, I too am going:
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-2.5" RC lift
you wont need to, the only reason he did was because of his RK 4 link, the pinion angle rotated the axle upward, which created contact between the rear shocks and the spring perch.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 11:32 PM   #148
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Why are you trimming the spring perches? I ask cause, as you know, I too am going:
-currie LCA's
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-33eng skid
-2.5" RC lift
I'm trimming it because the pinion had to be rotated high enough that the shock is now making contact with the spring perches. It's easy man...just a cutoff wheel job....and I have a Rokmen skid, not 33eng.
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you wont need to, the only reason he did was because of his RK 4 link, the pinion angle rotated the axle upward, which created contact between the rear shocks and the spring perch.
I would have had to trim them regardless of the 4 link....it's because of the high pinion angle, not the rear upper setup.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #149
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I'm trimming it because the pinion had to be rotated high enough that the shock is now making contact with the spring perches. It's easy man...just a cutoff wheel job....and I have a Rokmen skid, not 33eng.

Soon grasshopper.

I would have had to trim them regardless of the 4 link....it's because of the high pinion angle, not the rear upper setup.
it is because the height of the truss. The 4 link is set up higher than standard uppers would be, they are on a more level plain, which means more rotation from the axle to change the pinion angle. that upper 4 link doesn't have much play in it. tons of guys run tummy tucks and adjustable uppers without having to do what you are doing. In this situation the 4 link (mainly the truss) combined with the TT, is the reason for the extreme angle.

regardless, it is not a difficult task, and is not a big deal for anyone to have to do.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:24 AM   #150
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you wont need to, the only reason he did was because of his RK 4 link, the pinion angle rotated the axle upward, which created contact between the rear shocks and the spring perch.
Ah I see now. TY
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I'm trimming it because the pinion had to be rotated high enough that the shock is now making contact with the spring perches. It's easy man...just a cutoff wheel job....and I have a Rokmen skid, not 33eng.

Soon grasshopper.

I would have had to trim them regardless of the 4 link....it's because of the high pinion angle, not the rear upper setup.
I see. Yea, can't wait for pics man.
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