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Yesterday 08:57 AM
redneckengineered
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Originally Posted by Unklhuck View Post
Yep. I’ve been using four lower BJ’s in my 609’s for four years. First axle is still going strong, after the original 4 lower BJ swap and the second has been running well for 1.75 years without issue. Running water filled 39” Reds and getting ready to swap on some 42” reds.
Shoo buddy you got to ditch those boat anchor brakes. Best thing I ever did. 80lb weight savings.
Contact me for best pricing on MW stuff.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2kF2PYnjx6/

I don't know what knuckles you are running but we have the brackets for the 250/350 and 450/550.
01-16-2020 07:40 PM
06silverback When I started producing my kits it was almost a must to build it so the knuckle needed no machining as it was a major turnoff to most people. It’s an upgrade to the smaller stock balljoint and I tested a set prior to doing my kits. I didn’t have any catastrophic failures, just the joints wore from the radial load they encounter. I started thinking up ways to basically make it similar to a double shear setup and been happy ever since.
01-16-2020 12:42 PM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by Unklhuck View Post
I’ve run 4 lower XRF BJ’s in my past 2-609’s. They work great and hold up well. This is a pic of my current 609 with 05 SD60 inner C’s and outers.


My old 609, utilized Tera60 inner C’s and Dodge knuckles. Ended up machining custom bolt on Double-sheer arms for it. The Dodge knuckles are already ‘high steer’.

Like where you’re heading. From experience, you’ll like where it ends up.

My old dodge knuckles with lowers up top.
Thanks! I remember seeing your latest axle build. Good stuff.
01-16-2020 12:40 PM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by stan1688 View Post
With all the machining of the knuckles and new spacers, this keeps the knuckle at the same angle as factory, correct? Keeping it good for street use?
Correct.
01-16-2020 11:59 AM
stan1688 With all the machining of the knuckles and new spacers, this keeps the knuckle at the same angle as factory, correct? Keeping it good for street use?
01-16-2020 11:06 AM
Unklhuck
info on Ford Super Duty Dana 60 axle

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Originally Posted by DZ Fab View Post
Progress. This project is complete. Next up is machining bolt-on high steer arms.

Size comparison of an upper BJ vs a lower BJ for those interested.
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Iíve run 4 lower XRF BJís in my past 2-609ís. They work great and hold up well. This is a pic of my current 609 with 05 SD60 inner Cís and outers.


My old 609, utilized Tera60 inner Cís and Dodge knuckles. Ended up machining custom bolt on Double-sheer arms for it. The Dodge knuckles are already Ďhigh steerí.

Like where youíre heading. From experience, youíll like where it ends up.

My old dodge knuckles with lowers up top.
01-16-2020 09:58 AM
DZ Fab Progress. This project is complete. Next up is machining bolt-on high steer arms.

Size comparison of an upper BJ vs a lower BJ for those interested.
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01-13-2020 09:54 PM
Unklhuck
info on Ford Super Duty Dana 60 axle

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Originally Posted by DZ Fab View Post
I think if you hold both in your hand you will see why the lower BJ is stronger than the upper. Everything is larger. The ball, socket, and shank. Thus the reason that the knuckle has to be machined to accept it.


Yep. Iíve been using four lower BJís in my 609ís for four years. First axle is still going strong, after the original 4 lower BJ swap and the second has been running well for 1.75 years without issue. Running water filled 39Ē Reds and getting ready to swap on some 42Ē reds.
01-13-2020 01:03 PM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by LS-YJEEP View Post
A ball joint has a ball and socket. Your using a lower ball joint in the upper. Now they both have lower ball joints. The upper ball now is larger but is the socket any stronger than the stock upper? Same material, so I doubt itís much of an improvement.
I think if you hold both in your hand you will see why the lower BJ is stronger than the upper. Everything is larger. The ball, socket, and shank. Thus the reason that the knuckle has to be machined to accept it.
01-13-2020 12:07 PM
LS-YJEEP A ball joint has a ball and socket. Your using a lower ball joint in the upper. Now they both have lower ball joints. The upper ball now is larger but is the socket any stronger than the stock upper? Same material, so I doubt itís much of an improvement.
01-13-2020 12:00 PM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by LS-YJEEP View Post
^^^ is the socket part of the lower stock ball joint really and stronger that the upper ball joint socket??
Sorry, I don’t fully understand your question. The stock lower ball joint shank is much larger than the shank of the stock upper ball joint by a considerable margin.
01-13-2020 11:37 AM
LS-YJEEP ^^^ is the socket part of the lower stock ball joint really and stronger that the upper ball joint socket??
01-13-2020 11:18 AM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by FORDTECHGURU View Post
We have a cure for bent stock ball joints, EMF billet ball joints. In stock at WeaverFab..
Very nice.

I've been working on the lower BJ in the upper BJ location mod. Here's some photos of progress so far. I'm making new split bushings to accept the lower balljoint which requires a larger tapered hole. Then, all that is needed is to bore out the knuckle to accept the larger balljoint. Should be finished with my prototypes this week.

I like this mod because it uses off the shelf parts and they are strong. The only custom machining required is to bore out the knuckle, and the bushings don't have to be welded in. They just insert like the stock ones so they are easily replaceable.

Knuckle machined, and lower balljoint pressed into upper balljoint location on knuckle.
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New bushings prior to machining the tapered hole and machining the split.
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01-12-2020 08:47 PM
FORDTECHGURU We have a cure for bent stock ball joints, EMF billet ball joints. In stock at WeaverFab..
01-09-2020 05:47 PM
06silverback
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Originally Posted by CDA 455 View Post
I remember 10 years ago; if ANYONE brought the tech to chit-chat, all hell would break loose!

"How dare you bring tech to chit-chat; faggot!!1!"


Now; that's where members bring it if they want something answered quickly because that's where most of the traffic is.

Most of the forums here are ghost towns now.
I agree
01-09-2020 05:15 PM
cheapthrillb2 Forums everywhere. Facebook and photo bucket really killed forums.
01-09-2020 03:56 PM
CDA 455
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Originally Posted by mj View Post
the site is owned by faceless company ow, it is not the old guard that needs or deserves our support.
fuk the stars program.
they do not respond to the user base wants/needs so why would we police their revenue for them?
I remember 10 years ago; if ANYONE brought the tech to chit-chat, all hell would break loose!

"How dare you bring tech to chit-chat; faggot!!1!"


Now; that's where members bring it if they want something answered quickly because that's where most of the traffic is.

Most of the forums here are ghost towns now.
01-09-2020 09:16 AM
06silverback I just got WAY more traffic and responsiveness on social media since Pirate isn’t what it used to be. If guys on here ask me questions on kits ive sold, ect I provide them with the support that’s deserved
01-09-2020 07:57 AM
RANGERROD
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Originally Posted by mj View Post
the site is owned by faceless company ow, it is not the old guard that needs or deserves our support.
fuk the stars program.
they do not respond to the user base wants/needs so why would we police their revenue for them?
Truth. I had a problem with my star and finally had to have paypal fight it to get a response.
01-09-2020 07:23 AM
LS-YJEEP
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Originally Posted by mj View Post
the site is owned by faceless company ow, it is not the old guard that needs or deserves our support.
fuk the stars program.
they do not respond to the user base wants/needs so why would we police their revenue for them?
Dudes a fucking moron..
01-09-2020 07:21 AM
Bones
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Originally Posted by mj View Post
the site is owned by faceless company ow, it is not the old guard that needs or deserves our support.
fuk the stars program.
they do not respond to the user base wants/needs so why would we police their revenue for them?
Totally agree. reporting stars and to mods is a waste of time anymore here.
01-09-2020 07:10 AM
mj
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Originally Posted by Gozuki View Post
Get a fucking star
the site is owned by faceless company ow, it is not the old guard that needs or deserves our support.
fuk the stars program.
they do not respond to the user base wants/needs so why would we police their revenue for them?
01-09-2020 06:54 AM
06silverback As long as there’s a few threads extending past the nut it’s safe. I’ve been saying between 100-150 ft/lbs. Just FB message me if you run into anything and have questions, I’m not on here as much as I used to be.
01-09-2020 06:51 AM
06silverback Had one, didn’t really benefit me that much. I didn’t post a pic or pimp my stuff, just said I had a fix ��
01-07-2020 05:46 AM
cheapthrillb2
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Originally Posted by 06silverback View Post
Iíve got a fix for that problem fellas 😜
Do you have a preffered torque spec?
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