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Heres a few pix of the front end that a buddy of mine built for his 84. We'll be putting it in hopefully next week.
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Trussed and gusseted housing and perches
Redline Birfield Eliminator kit
OTT Industries Crossover Steering arms and rods
V-6 third member with 5.29s and detroit

What do you gents think? Hopefully he wont break this front end as easily as he has broken them in the past.

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<IMG width=441 height=330 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/CBirfield Eliminator.jpg">
<IMG width=466 height=349 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/CFront Gusset.jpg">

<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/CFront Gusset 2.jpg">
 

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Must reach light..too dark..can't see.. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> Is it my computer or are these pix way too dark. Sorry dude, can't see anything to comment. Maybe it is my computer <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

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The torque rod mount was left over from before. It was left on for right now because we may need part of it to make a traction aiding device similar to desertoys after we go out and see how the truck reacts and all.

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Other than having the Detroit in front I like it. In my opinion Detroits are Birfeild Eaters.....ARB ARB ARB.
 

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Originally posted by UGET IT:
<STRONG>Other than having the Detroit in front I like it. In my opinion Detroits are Birfeild Eaters.....ARB ARB ARB.</STRONG>
Umm it might just be me...but there are no fawking birfields in his ft. axle...looks like redline eliminator kit...

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Looks good, i think it will be about as strong as it can be, but if you want it stronger you should have gone RC 3rd..
 

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Looks good, but I agree- nothing is bombproof. He will break it! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm guessing your sig <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

movie quote from "men at work"???? Hmmmmmmmm <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by UGET IT:
<STRONG>Other than having the Detroit in front I like it. In my opinion Detroits are Birfeild Eaters.....ARB ARB ARB.</STRONG>
Why anyone runs a full detroit in front is beyond reason <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by strmin:
<STRONG>Umm it might just be me...but there are no fawking birfields in his ft. axle...looks like redline eliminator kit...

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Your right........still gonna break though if he fully Gets It.
 

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Lemme clarify about the locker, its a detroit true trac so its not as harsh as a true detroit. The fill plug tube was tested before it was welded to make sure that a thick wall socket (impact socket) would fit in the pipe and remove the plug with ease. BTW we are not using an impact gun to remove and install the plug it was just the largest OD socket we could find to test it with. The bottom is also gusseted similarly to the top and front. There are also plates under the axle tube going out to the ball/knuckles. They decrease grund clearance a little bit this guy has bent a housing so bad before that the axle couldnt be pulled out of the housing. He enjoys jumping his rig every now and then so this mod was made in preparation for this occurance.

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TRUE-TRAC? Here's my opinion of that:


That's not even a locker! It a P.O.S. limited slip! My buddy's go one in his K-5 and every time he sticks it, it spins a front tire like an open diff!

There's plenty of reason to run a full detroit in front... a FROR Twin stick.

I'd rather have a shifter to turn my front axle on & off than have to rely on air lines and seals to do it. Sure, on the rocks it might be useful to be able to turn in 4-open... but I don't run rocks.

In mud, when you have to make a tight turn, it's usually rutted up enough that you don't have any choice but to follow them through the turns anyway.

Detroits do eat birfs, but he ain't got any... and a twin stick is better than an ARB on birfs because a lot of the time the front end won't be powered at all.</font>
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
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In mud, when you have to make a tight turn, it's usually rutted up enough that you don't have any choice but to follow them through the turns anyway.</font></STRONG>
Swampers will solve that problem <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Needs a pipe cap on the front of the diff while you've got the welder out. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Interested to see how the Redline kit holds up. Hope you don't break a shaft and need to get a new one. Sounds like they've got problems over there judging by the talk on the general bbs.
 

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Originally posted by UGET IT:
<STRONG>Other than having the Detroit in front I like it. In my opinion Detroits are Birfeild Eaters.....ARB ARB ARB.</STRONG>
Marlin blows birfields all the time with his ARB.
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
<STRONG><font color="yellow">In mud, when you have to make a tight turn, it's usually rutted up enough that you don't have any choice but to follow them through the turns anyway.</font></STRONG>
Originally posted by Vermont_Toy:
<STRONG>Swampers will solve that problem <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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Ah! Someone else who wheels on a surface that can't be described as slickrock.

I agree with you, actually. I use to run 33" buckshots, and they rocked at rut-escaping. They were so narrow you could turn them to full lock in the rut of a 12.50 tire, and let the sidewall lugs yank you out. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I just wasn't going to get into it, since most of these rock crawlers wouldn't know the difference anyway. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> LOL

If it don't say Swamper, Bogger, or Buckshot on the sidewall... When you hit the mud , it's not even an all terrain, it's a drag slick. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></font>
 
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