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post #31 of 40 Old 01-22-2014, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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back to the knuckles situation. i stole this picture off the web but it shows my point. the knuckle on the left, see how low the tierod mount is on the knuckle. now compare that to the f250 knuckle on the right. this arm is higher than the other. now with my situation, my reid knuckle follows after the knuckle on the right with the height of the arm. i plan on running the f150 knuckle on the drivers side, which in the picture is the left hand knuckle. other than looking funny from the tierod being different heights, will this cause anything??

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post #32 of 40 Old 03-11-2014, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Not much of an update. Been spending a lot of money and time on the mudtruck. But did replace the lower steering column bearing and steering shaft today, wow what a difference!!! To anyone who has loose steering, check the lower bearing and steering shaft ujoints. Mine were completely toast so I finally fixed them. Best $180 I have spent in a while for drivability.

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post #33 of 40 Old 04-06-2014, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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finally got my front axle. it needs cleaned up a little. i wont start working on this till about the end of next month have to get the 2 other trucks done first but they MUST be done by around the middle of next month. will keep this updated once things start to get rollin.
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post #34 of 40 Old 06-06-2014, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Small update, im gonna have to get my a** in gear and start working on this. Got my rear axle done and ready to go in to set the perches. Installed the Yukon cromolly shafts, New wheel cylinders and drums. Brought the front axle in and started stripping it. Prob Will finish stripping it tomorrow. Reason I'm getting to it now is my rear end is on its way out. The pinion bearings went out in it and wore the gears funny. had it apart tonight and tried resetting the gears but they are too far gone... Will keep this updated as I go!

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post #35 of 40 Old 09-20-2014, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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well its been a while since i posted last. have been busy with the mud toys but finally got around to working on the jeep. i got the rear axle in and set but dont have anything welded yet, i had to move the jeep backwards to start on the front and the only tires i had to bolt on was a set of 42s so on they went and holy crap they fit!!! have to do some work on the front still before it is ready to go in. this thing is a little taller that i though it was going to be!!! im hoping it will settle some. i also moved the rear axle back some so now i have to get the rear shaft lengthened..
1- old rear axle out
2- new rear axle in
3- wheels i am using, it will be a little wide
4- roller tires on
5- rear shot of the 42s
6- pulling the front axle
7- front axle out waiting on the new one
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post #36 of 40 Old 10-04-2014, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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got the front axle installed. installed front calipers and hooked brake lines up. got my dom tubing for steering, just have to get the gas bottle filled on the welder before i can finish the links. the rear sits about 1 to 1 1/2 inches higher than the front but not much i can do. sent my rear driveshaft out to get lengthened. switched my tires over to the aluminum wheels. its coming along. oh and also picked up a set of 35x12.5x15 super swamper ltb on mickey tompson wheels for $500 they are practically new, like 300 miles on them
1- front axle
2,3- front installed
4- has she sits now
5- with super swamper on back
6- new tires
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post #37 of 40 Old 10-04-2014, 04:01 PM
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No bead locks at this time around? Wide aluminum rims and low tire pressure will result in beads piping off there rim.
Me I would sell of what you have for rims and get some good skinny steel rims and do some weld on locks.

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post #38 of 40 Old 10-04-2014, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I got the old style American racing wheels for free for now. I am planning on going back to 8inch steelies eventually I'm not so sure about the beadlocks tho

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post #39 of 40 Old 10-25-2014, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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well took her out of the garage for the first time last night. this thing is like a completely different animal now!! its amazing what lockers do i flexed it out to see where to weld my shocks at. the rear is now done till i get my steel for my custom skidplate and traction bar from ruff stuff. and i have to wait of my shock tabs from ruffstuff too for the front. the front is crazy flexy, so much that it actually maxed out my brake lines and will max out my shocks too!! all my Toyota buddys are jealous because there solid axle swap yotas dont flex half as good
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post #40 of 40 Old 12-02-2014, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Haven't updated in a while. Got my custom heavy duty skid plate built and am installing my ruffstuff traction bar now. Welded the shock tabs on also. I will have more pictures shortly. If I were to do it over again, I would buy a clocking ring for the t case and tried to make it flatter. The skid hangs down 5 inches below the frame at the lowest point.. a little lower than I wanted, but i should be able to drag it over anything without worries!

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