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meh, i may keep the spool..

hopefully after i do coils i can save some $$ and get a DD/tow pig.. then I can put a hydraulic ram on the axle with some alloys. the ram will make it easier to turn.. but my turning radius, especially if i spool the rear axle will SUCK.. I was in the buggy this weekend and he had to execute what i want to say was about a 10pt turn to get flipped around on the trail.. tires at full lock but the buggy wasnt turning much which leans me back to the locker..

but a locker unloads and locks unpredictably at times, again pushing me towards the spool since I KNOW whats happening and how the truck will react.

just more money right? thats what this damn hobby is all about it seems like, not as much having fun, but spending money..
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you know this, that's all it is, is money.


fancy colored paper keeps the wheels rolling
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but i could never give it up.. too addicted.
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yup.

on topic

I wouldn't get an ARB, too many problems can come up with them from all I've heard about them, I say just get a lunch box locker do what you can and save for the good stuff when you upgrade to a 60
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locker vs spool

unpredictable.. vs predictable --- spool
better turning vs shatty turning --- locker
less broken shafts vs more broken shafts --- locker
less broke hubs vs more broke hubs --- locker
more money vs already in the truck --- spool

locker's winning, but still partial to the spool.


D60 - $1000
Locker - $550 - detroit?
Gears - $200
Install kit - $200
Reid Knuckles - $?? wayyy expensive
Hydraulic ram, carry over from D44?
35 spline outers...?
Warn Premiums - $200

a V8 and doubler is going to happen eventually, so a 60 will have to happen as well. I should just beef the **** out of the D44 until i can get some rockwells built, problem solved.
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see, just fancy colored paper and you got it made
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i dont even see fancy paper any more..

i get a check at one job, direct deposit from the other.. then its all spent via fancy colored plastic cards.
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Yeah those fancy colored cards are my demise
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i dont even see fancy paper any more..

i get a check at one job, direct deposit from the other.. then its all spent via fancy colored plastic cards.
in that case it is just numbers on a computer screen

would be a lot easier if I could adjust those numbers myself
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in that case it is just numbers on a computer screen

would be a lot easier if I could adjust those numbers myself
it looks like your going to be getting some coil overs just btw

are you gonna drive out here to pick all the stuff up?
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Just do hydro assist for now. You can swap that over to your 60 afterwards.

And then sell me all your D44 ****. I need to start building mine for the zuk.
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it looks like your going to be getting some coil overs just btw

are you gonna drive out here to pick all the stuff up?
sweet, I don't know I will just have to see what time frame it is going to be at.
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So far I have heard a couple of you say that ARB has a bunch of problems. If you do a good job wiring and take care installing it you shouldn't have any problems at all. I always carry electrical stuff with me just in case I tear up wiring, but If you keep everything out of harms way you will be good. As far as leaks go, that isn't the locker's fault that is whoever set up your OBA. If he were to use the powertank there wouldn't be any problem at all as long as he used a regulator and didn't go over 105 psi. I have never had any problems with my ARB.
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Careful with a detroit. They have a tendancy to explode when a shaft lets go. If you are having that many problems with hubs it may be time to step up to flanges.
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hmm
flanges+spool+D44.. bad idea? haha

the axle was origionally a live axle, so i have what are essentially drive flanges sitting down in the garage, i keep meaning to put them in the bag I leave in the truck with small spare parts.

once i get a 60 it will have flanges i think, I just want full hydro, i can deal until then
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dude your steering cant be as bad as mine is...
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full hydro and stock POS Ford steering pump = failure
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full hydro and stock POS Ford steering pump = failure
Haha very true. Just ask kevin 2002fx4. Ram is not even on his truck anymore.
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Yeah I told him it would be a concern, i think he found out after installing it.
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well even an upgraded pump wouldn't be a waste after he ups to the 60.

And what is it that lets go on the pump? A steering fluid cooler could possibly take care of that problem.
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No mention of an ox locker? Selectable and mechanical.
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its the pump doesnt have enough flow, no upgraded pumps out there either.
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dude your steering cant be as bad as mine is...
hahahahaha

If you come to Boulder at the end of the month I'll let you drive my truck with the hubs locked.. actually, yours did suck! but i think I still have you beat, sad part is you dont have a reason i do think the yoda box has more gear reduction than the R&P, but it could just be me, it seems easier to turn than it used to.


if i go full hydro i wont be using the ford pump-- SHI*Z WEAK!!, I'll probably get a whole setup from PSC.
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If you have a spool up front, why does is look one one front tire is spinning faster than the other in a lot of your pictures? Or are you unlocking a hub to get around easier?
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If you have a spool up front, why does is look one one front tire is spinning faster than the other in a lot of your pictures? Or are you unlocking a hub to get around easier?
in the avatar i couldn't tell if it was locked or not, i had lost my power steering but didn't realize it, i thought it was just the spool making it im possible to steer..

so no the bub wasn't locked in that picture.. kinda makes me sad, it ruins a great pic lol
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