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This is why..

you dont drive around on dry pavement with 2 locked hubs, a front locker, and 35s.. but i have a feeling the locker did most the damage

i'm just not having a good turkey break so far
i cant wait to get this IFS junk GONE








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nice aftermarket ball joints
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thats only on that side actually, the other side needs to get done and it used to be a 45 zerk, i guess i should put a new one on b4 stuff gets in there.
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you dont drive around on dry pavement with 2 locked hubs, a front locker
yeah, but we already knew that, and so did you
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were you in 4wd? if not the locker didnt have much to do with it.

i am sure your previous abuse caused this one to fail
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i also see that it is on the drivers side, again. have you fixed that bracket yet?
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yea i fixed the bracket, it kept over extending on the inside.. no i wasn't in 4wd
im not sure what i did wrong, but the locker is always locked, i was doing fine all night and the morning, but i was just backing out of a parking spot, turned and bam

i have had that CV shaft in for just over a week, so its not due to previous abuse

and i had no option but to have the hubs like that, the AVM one came apart last night


and i had to have something in there to keep the cv shaft from moving up and down and to keep that plastic ring in there..

im not worried about it, its got a lifetime warranty so after break ill get a new pne, some AVM hubs and i'll be good... until i start breaking the hubs again
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I think you need to pull that front diff out and check you're tolerances listed in the installation manual. I have the live axle setup and when I'm not in 4x4 the locker is invisible. Sucks about the CV though...
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i will eventually, have you ever taked one out with an RCD kit? its a HUGE pain in the ***..


i have learned to live with it, and it hasn't blown up yet
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No I haven't dealt with one with the RCD lift, but I hope to one day. :D

The locker staying locked when not in 4x4 is not right though. These lockers are designed to unlock until torque is applied, and if the transfer case is not engaged then it shouldn't be locked....even if your hubs are locked in. Something is either wrong with the locker or something was installed out of the tolerance range. I guess its no big deal though if you leave your hubs unlocked.
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i will eventually, have you ever taked one out with an RCD kit? its a HUGE pain in the ***..


i have learned to live with it, and it hasn't blown up yet
its not that bad, i did it in scott's truck and with my superlift. could be worse.

btw why everyhting in off-topic?
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I think all that cold weather is getting to your head.
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nah he's just not used to going from flatland 4 wheeling to actual mountain wheeling
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its not that bad, i did it in scott's truck and with my superlift. could be worse.

btw why everyhting in off-topic?
well compared to doing it before the RCD its a bigger pita, that extra cross member really made things interesting
were you working alone or did you have an extra pair of hands?

and i didnt know where else to put it?
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I think all that cold weather is getting to your head.
it is 3.2 outside...
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I bet your glad you have a 4x4 now eh?
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well compared to doing it before the RCD its a bigger pita, that extra cross member really made things interesting
were you working alone or did you have an extra pair of hands?

and i didnt know where else to put it?

i had help but only to pull the drivers side cv out as i dropped the diff.
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yea that was the hardest part for me because i was all alone..

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I bet your glad you have a 4x4 now eh?
did you read the rest of the posts? haha, i just snapped the CV shaft
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dude if i start snapping cv's now that i have 4x4 again, **** is gonna hit the mother f*cking fan.
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did you read the rest of the posts? haha, i just snapped the CV shaft

No but it still looks like you have **** to fix
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hahahaha, ranger i dont think you have much to worry about, i dont have that spacer on the CVs and i have that locker thats not setup right..


and yea, i still have stuff to fix, but the lesson learned here is always keep atleast 1 extra manual hub laying around, and dont lock in on dry streets

i dont really have anywhere to put my truck to take it apart for long enough to go through the front diff, not to mention its starting to get colddd
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why didnt you put the spaceers on? that will help from over extending them. and haha i am gonna order and aussie locker soon. next 2 months
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because my CV shaft is held in by a plastic snap ring, and it sits in a groove on the CV shaft, if i put that spacer in there then it wont be held into the hub.. great design right?



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should of went with superlift.
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should of went with superlift.
should convert to live axle.
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