i realize that the size of the axle doesn't change how hard it is to turn it... that was more a second point, unrelated... the 40's are just BIG f-ing tires, for a 4L...
when you say dual cases, i assume you mean putting a second t-case on, so you have a super 4 low?
You should just leave the thread alone. You have no constructive thing to put in Carls thread. You don't know anything about suspension, swaps, gearing, axles, cases and tires. So don't waste his time.
What Carl is talking about is a doubler that splits his ratios in half for low range crawling. If you researched things before you post to up your count, you'd know.
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile
HighRoller is on the right track!! however i dont think i want bigger than a 39.5 tires... i will probably run a 37 pitbull or a 38 swamper.. keep in mind this is still my DD..
I honestly don't think CPD will allow this on the road dude... But I guess we'll see haha
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile
my setup now is super strong and dependable, especially with only my 35s, however im building it tuff so i have no doubts, when i see an obstable to conquer i dont want to ever question the strength of my rig...
also, 15s will work with modification and tires seem to be more common and less expensive for the 15 inch wheel, however i am willing to run a 16 or 17 if i find a good deal on a tire/wheel combo..
I agree with staying with a 15 if you can. But stay away from a 16in rim. The prices are more than that of a 15in and a 17in rim. If you go bigger, go with 17's and you'll see
Originally Posted by korey89
You should make the exo out of PVC and then wrap it with aluminum foil
ok. just talked to the guy with the sterling, it doesnt have brakes on it but he has a CNC cutter and will make disc brake brackets for the rear if i bring him rotors and calipers for around 350-400 bucks..
talked with him some more and he claims to be interested in buying my d44 and 9" setup... so its looking like im getting hooked up right now!
What type of suspension will you be doing front and rear?
And i agree on the 14 bolt unless you get the 10.25.
63s in the rear. and coils in the front, possibly coilovers down the road but im not sure the funds will allow it... im actually taking 1.5 inches off the body lift to lower it down a little bit, the lower center of gravity the better!
I like the idea, but being a DD IMO is a bad idea.
I have seen Zach working late nights just so he could drive to work the next day.
most people would think so, i have been wheeling my truck and daily driving it for a while now, except ive learned not to wheel before i need it for anything important.... its held up well so far and with an even stronger setup it will be more reliable.... my whole vision/dream for my truck is to have the most capable DD possible, yes it might be cool to have a trail only rig and a stock DD, however i take pride in my truck and want to drive it everywhere everyday!
You don't think the cops will constantly mess with you tho if you've got some crazy exo on the truck, since it'll probably make it look less street legal and more like something that should only be on trails?
:( if i had money id buy those axles from you without a doubt. getting them into Costa Rica would be fun.. but i could get my uncle get them inside with a very low tax... o well guess one of this years ill be doing the sas.... oh well
this is gona be a nice build! hope u can get everything soon to watch it grow!
my whole vision/dream for my truck is to have the most capable DD possible, yes it might be cool to have a trail only rig and a stock DD, however i take pride in my truck and want to drive it everywhere everyday!
hell yeah! thats a good way of living! you never know when ull have to use ur trail rig or have all your junk with you
I was able to break the D44 u-joint!!!! kinda my fault for not changing out the u-joints (they were original (30 years old))... ended up snapping the ears off the shaft too. Anyways, got my replacement shaft to throw in before i sell it, but i am officially done wheeling the truck with this setup!!
then i did the BW 1354 Manual T-case Swap.. My buddy did his also, we picked up 2 cases and 2 linkages for $160 bucks.. the swap took me about 45 mins w/ a BL and took Ben 2 hours without the BL... here is a pic of us in the OSU school parking garage doin the swap!