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Old 01-20-2015
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We'll see how much I like the live axle setup.
I think you'll like it. It just eliminates a possible 4wd failure.
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nice work! some days I wish I was 2wd just for more travel up front...then I remember that when I get stuck I can just switch to 4x4 and move on.


And yeah I never had one failure with mine and it's been through hell. Live axle eats up a few mpgs, but at least you don't have to worry about any vacuum this or that to fail on you,or have to get out and lock in the hubs.
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have to get out and lock in the hubs.
Ugh i hated this the most on my first truck. First run out on the dunes I forgot to lock them so I had to stop right at the whoops to lock them. I lost Justin from my sight so i went fairly quick to catch up and I think thats when I blew out one of my pos KYB shocks that were on the truck at the time lol
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nice work! some days I wish I was 2wd just for more travel up front...then I remember that when I get stuck I can just switch to 4x4 and move on.


And yeah I never had one failure with mine and it's been through hell. Live axle eats up a few mpgs, but at least you don't have to worry about any vacuum this or that to fail on you,or have to get out and lock in the hubs.
I've been noticing the mpgs over the last few days, but I signed away my MPGs when I signed the papers for a Ranger with a 3.0. And then signed even more away when I put the 33's on.
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with a 3.0. And then signed even more away when I put the 33's on.
yeeep. my 3.0 and 35's was a turd
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yeeep. my 3.0 and 35's was a turd
I thought about 35's for a little awhile, but then I remembered my 3.0 and that idea went out the window.
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I thought about 35's for a little awhile, but then I remembered my 3.0 and that idea went out the window.
Just get 5.13's.. it'll be alright.
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Even 4.88s would be pretty good for a 3.0 and 35s. It definitely wouldn't be a dog
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yeah gears and you'd be fine. my 3.0 with the little mods it had was a little screamer, I just was to cheap to buy it gears lol
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yeah gears and you'd be fine. my 3.0 with the little mods it had was a little screamer, I just was to cheap to buy it gears lol
Re-gearing is no joke.. I got quoted $480 per axle.. for just the labor.
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I had about $1100 in mine when I regeared the old 7.5. Got a much better deal this time, but it's still not a cheap job.
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Truck is now body lifted. Pretty much got the cab and bed up on the blocks and called it a night. A few little things are done like the ground strap extensions and the steering shaft extension. Still gotta do most everything else tomorrow. But at least the hard part is done.

Typical body lift pictures:







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Aww yeah mad tite yo!
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Sweet. Are your rims 15x10? Back definitely looks higher.
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Sweet. Are your rims 15x10? Back definitely looks higher.
Yea they are, and I hate them. Probably gonna upgrade to aluminum 17x9's at some point.
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Yea they are, and I hate them. Probably gonna upgrade to aluminum 17x9's at some point.
Why do you hate them? Just curious.
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Why do you hate them? Just curious.
They're too heavy, and they don't balance well. Thinking about going with a setup like this:

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Spoked wheels FTW
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Nice! The back looks a lot higher than the front. Pulling a Downey in that pic where the cab is tilted haha
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Spoked wheels FTW
Exactly how I feel. I feel like they'd fit the look of my truck better.
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Nice! The back looks a lot higher than the front. Pulling a Downey in that pic where the cab is tilted haha
LOL!
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Body Lift - Done.

Gonna take the leaf springs apart for the 20th time tomorrow and remove the AAL to hopefully bring the back of the truck down closer to the front.







Also, brown santa brought me this:





Thanks Greg!
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Looks good, want to come down here and do mine?
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Looks good, want to come down here and do mine?
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lol, It was actually really easy. I pulled a page from Pedro's book and did it all by myself!
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