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Old 06-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Idk truck is GONE....... Blue one atleast. Its pritty thin. All the sides, were cut off and plated flat. Those 2nd gens are TALL AS fuck factory.

Thats a leveling kit with 37s on it..........
It was a gas truck and every diesel that parked next to mine was just as tall (unless it was towed with and had 112020020 miles, saggy as springs).
With all the work you are doing it will fit 37s I bet. Its SOOOOOO much work for so little taller size tire. Both my 1st gen 2wds front ends were SHOT. I needed to change basically EVERYTHING to get it riding really good again. It costs more to fix it then do a SAS. Thats the ONLY reason im doing it. Plus 1st gen 2wds are SUPER low.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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LOL, my 2wd stuff is all new. Hopefully I can get some money out of it. Hopefully I can find a f250 at the junkyard to do the free spin on the axle

Going to have to do it again with the 4wd stuff. I'm not doing it for the bigger tires, just so I don't get stuck. And my truck rides like ass currently.

I drove through a ditch and the truck frame twisted up and it chipped my hood on the door jam . I'd like to be able to handle stuff like that without a problem

I might do 37's, not sure how it would handle ~12k pounds though with the 3.54 gears. I could borrow my friends and see though

I'm basically doing it because I cant leave anything alone. I hate how my truck is so low
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LOL, my 2wd stuff is all new. Hopefully I can get some money out of it. Hopefully I can find a f250 at the junkyard to do the free spin on the axle

Going to have to do it again with the 4wd stuff. I'm not doing it for the bigger tires, just so I don't get stuck. And my truck rides like ass currently.

I drove through a ditch and the truck frame twisted up and it chipped my hood on the door jam . I'd like to be able to handle stuff like that without a problem

I might do 37's, not sure how it would handle ~12k pounds though with the 3.54 gears. I could borrow my friends and see though

I'm basically doing it because I cant leave anything alone. I hate how my truck is so low
Take some GOOD ass pics man, I am excited for this. I think that first pic of those radius arms bent is the way to go. They look SUPER beefy. THis has me thinking about the 2wd 2nd gen.........
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Been getting rain the past few days so I started on some pieces

This is the inside piece but I clamped it up there for an idea of how it will look, not too crazy about the look but It will be better with a link coming out of it

Fine thread 3/4" bolts for caster adjustment, Ended up ordering the wrong tube adapters so I think I'll run heims on the side away from the axle. I'll see how it will work out when I take a look at the axle.

Going to make everything bolt on. I'm also thinking about 1.25" heims at the frame end

I'm gonna try to get coil buckets off a stock 4wd, but I may have to make them

I'm kind of thinking 37" tires now



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Old 07-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ideas

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Here is my build thread I did for my front late model ford d60 swap I did (king pin axle too). You could use ideas off of it for the steering and control arm. I've put it all through alot of tough trails and it's worked flawlessly. i.e. John Bull, Calico Gatekeeper, Bullfrog, Connector...just to name a few. I daily drive it and it's my tow rig for my race car and boat. Love it. I can send more pics of you want.
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Do you have a drop pitman arm?

I'm wondering If I can just get a stock one at the junk yard if there is a 4wd truck
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:31 AM   #33 (permalink)
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No I don't. But I only have a 3 inch lift and 35 inch tires. I want to go 5 inches and 37's eventually. At that point I would have to get a drop for the pitman arm. Just depends on how high a lift you are going.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I kind of talked myself into just keeping these tires for the time being, so I'm looking at 3" now. I'm not sure how much taller a 3" taller 4wd would be over mine, maybe 5-6"

35x12.50's eventually down the road
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Gonna keep a close eye on this as lately I have been wanting to do this to my 95. I even thought about air springs in the front or coil overs in the 2.5 flavor for a nice smooth ride. Of course for simplicity and time leaves would be the easiest.
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Found a dana 50 TTB with the big dana 60 hubs
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I have a 97 ext cab longbox 2wd cummins and i have bin thinking about putting a mid 90s ford dana 60 under the front with leaves.
so ill be following this build to see how it turns out.
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Another 2wd cummins here. Also trying to figure the easiest way for coil mounts. Havent decided on which way to go yet. Leaning towards the 5 link setup like the factory. Trouble is I have a built tranny and not sure what is needed to convert it to a 4wd tranny. Maybe divorced tcase? Dodge ever run a divorced with a diesel?
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I'm getting coil mounts off a stock 4wd

I will run a divorced transfer case eventually
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I'm thinking of selling the dodge axle and getting a 05 and up superduty axle and running wheel adapters
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I'm thinking of selling the dodge axle and getting a 05 and up superduty axle and running wheel adapters
Just run the SD wheels. I bought a 99, and am thinking about going to a super 60 from the 50.
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why not just swap out to Currie unit bearings with 8 on 6.5? You can also do it yourself, plenty of meat between the 8 on 170mm lugs to drill your own 8 on 6.5. Would be a dual pattern just like the Currie units.

What made you change your mind?

Let me know if you change directions, I should be able to help find you another buyer on those buckets...
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I've found some adapters that are 1.25" thick

If I change the hubs then I can't go to the parts store to get new rotors, not really s big deal I guess though

It just seems like the new superduty axles are a lot beefier, plus they have selectable hubs, plus they are already set up for radius arms

Will let you know on the buckets, I haven't found a ford axle yet
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Got the parts to do the free spin on the dodge dana 60 and picked up this, 175hp pump

Will be after this semester when I do it, probably 4.5 months away



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