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Anyhew... Got a toy front axle from superrunner after his dana swap. He got the knuckles rotated 14* kinda high to me but what the hell. Looking at it and the homemade perches are done ok but drilled forward. I will change that. What I am running into as a conflict is the inside pass. side mount. I have a flip kit that runs 3/4 inch u-bolts <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> But regardless I run into the housing on the inside so I have a flat place where I cannot just turn the ubolts virtical. The one sits almost // instead of ll I am thinking of getting one and bending it all fubar but don't know about the strength or holding strength for the springs. what have you seen done and how did it work in the long run? I want to keep the flip kit....
 

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What was he running for u-bolts? I think I'd roll the knuckles and perches back to where you need them instead of tweaking your u-bolts. Or can you do some shaping on the housing with a dremel or die grinder to get you the right seating on your u-bolts?
 

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i've heard of people just pounding them into place. haven't heard of them breaking yet.

you might try that and see if you can get them were you want them to fit.

or try the grinder/ die cutter! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Skyetone:
<STRONG>First i want the turned housing thats the point. I run BIG ASS ubolts so I was kinda thinking of bending, but still worried</STRONG>
I run 5/8" Rancho u-bolts on my 4Runner and have to bend the inner passenger one a bit to work even on a stock front axle. I used a hyd. press to put the bend in it, a little at a time until it fit.
 

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just bend it but only do it it one way and don't over bend ity then bend it back.mine had to be bent a little bit but i just adjusted the holes in the plates and acounted for where the pin was and cranked them tight they bent on there own.
 

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you could do like I did on my cruiser whe I turned the knuckles, get a ubolt that is wider for the side nearest the diff, and make a custom plate with holes for stock on one side and the wider one on the other

HTH
 

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Yea the cruiser guys say just bend em to fit. I will also look into all-pro's. Whats peoples opinions on how to bend? Heat-HF bender- or the vice and a BIG ASS tool? aka hot or cold bend
 

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Whats peoples opinions on how to bend? Heat-HF bender- or the vice and a BIG ASS tool? aka hot or cold bend
Work 'em COLD... that's how they are formed in the first place...

Randii
 

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I put the u-bolts on with slack in the U-bolts, set the plate in place on the spring, hooked my winch cable to the steering stop on the passenger side and winched it into place, cold bend and this is the eaisest it ever when together!!
 

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<IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> good hell man !!!!!! Using your winch to "bend" the bolt was easy? Didn't ya worrie just a tad about snapping the retainer bolt un the springs?
Does anyone have pix? I'll do this this weekend
 

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Originally posted by Skyetone:
<STRONG> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> good hell man !!!!!! Using your winch to "bend" the bolt was easy? Didn't ya worrie just a tad about snapping the retainer bolt un the springs?
Does anyone have pix? I'll do this this weekend</STRONG>
Nope, only had to pull it about 1/2 inch and it came forward real easy.
Got to use the winch for something besides pulling Jeeps up the winch hills on 4-Dice!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">

[ 09-10-2001: Message edited by: UN-XTREME OPP'S ]
 
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