This thread got me thinking..... http://www.offroadrangers.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27630
Not the sportrac stuff but when it gets into the PVH setup and RCD issues with cv's binding.
I've got all the parts to convert my live axle setup to the 98-00 PVH setup to run AVM manual hubs. I'm completely redoing the front 'axle' setup including 4.56's and an Aussie Locker.
Parts list for the swap...
New 98-00 axle shafts/cv's and a pair of used for back-ups
New 98-00 hub/bearing assemblies
New AVM hubs(Branded under the name "Rugged Ridge") http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...137817174&rd=1
and I beleive Jason(rngprerunner) said I'm going to need a pair of c-clips for the axle shafts.
Now I'm kinda worried about trashing cv's(more frequently) going with this older setup, especially with the addition of the aussie up front. I wasn't aware of the issues with the PVH and RCD until I read that thread. How much realistically would the axle shafts need to be extended to compensate for the spacer offered for the 01+ setup? What length limit strap would I need or how would I measure to find out what length strap is needed. I plan on buying new coils here too before long. Should I go ahead and buy the new coils now before I get too far in if the axle shaft extensions or limit straps would be affected by the new coils. Only reason I ask is because they are going to be 700lb coils and the ones on the truck now(originals) sag a good bit and new coils will bring up the front another 1.5" to 2".