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All alcan custom springs are 180 a peice shipped.

I'm not going to weld it, its gotta be a DD. And the stock carriers break easy on 8.8's. That and the tubes spinning are the main weaknesses of a 31 spline 8.8.
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Are they custom for Rangerss or are they just a lift spring for another application (Waggy) like the 44044s? Model #?
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Are they custom for Rangerss or are they just a lift spring for another application (Waggy) like the 44044s? Model #?
im pretty sure the alcans are just custom springs made to waggy specs? but i could be wrong
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They are 8 5/8" rise, 6 leaf springs made to waggy load capacity. But shortened about 6" for my hanger seperation.

But the 180 a peice is standard pricing for their custom springs.
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Good friend of mine, happened to have a dial-indicator and micrometer he let me borrow tonight. So i went ahead and installed my gears and detroit in the axle. Here's some half-*** how-to pics lol.

The disassembled axle.

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The naked detroit.

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Dial-indicator (left) and 0-1" micrometer (right).

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Assembled Detroit (ring-gear and speed sensor ring)

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Dial-indicator checking backlash.

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Contact pattern

Drive side.

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Coast side.

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I definately will. I'll go at least once a month I hope.

I also decided what I'm going to do to the bed of the truck, but I cannot disclose this information at this time.
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where exactly is Tellico?
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where exactly is Tellico?
http://www.tellico4x4.com/catalog/tellico_trails.php
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The trails I will be going on, arn't exactly anything that anyone on this board would be able to follow me through, except any of the other solid axle trucks.
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Well i was going to order my fawkin trail-ready beadlocks today, but shaffer's damn webpage wen't down 3/4 of the way through the order...and I can't find another webpage that even sells the 15x8 steel locks! Hurry the fawk up shaffer's and fix you damn site!
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Ok, beadlocks ordered, should be here 2-5 business days...ya c'mon.
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Tires...

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Diff cover on (temporarily) and backing plates installed.

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Anti-rust coat of paint.

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Me, bored.

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And yes, i still crank it up at least once a month and let it warm up!

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Also, I measured and my wheelbase is stretched to 113" with the front axle pushed forward.
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thats pretty long.

Hey I forgot to ask you, what did you end up doing with those lines that were attached to the subframe for the IFS?
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All it was were brake lines.

There just hanging there right now. Going to re-bend them and fasten them up out of the way.
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Ya man, wtf, my truck will still be my DD...
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113" isnt really that long, i mean when im done with mine ill be at like 127"
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yeah i guess ill be around that range too. if i ditch the bed though (most likely), you bet youre sweet *** im gonna move the rear axle forward and bob it...
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Ok, new one...

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I've never been fond of that bed style whats the main purpose for that style?

do you think cops will give yoiu any **** for not having any sheilding from the back tires flinging water and rocks?
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think about it...

and not in colorado :D
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I drive around with my doors off...trucks drive around with their truck beds off completely...toyotas have the bed cut off directly above their tire...I think i'll be ok. I live in Georgia lol.

It will allow the tire to stuff further before hitting the bed (remember, i'm taking the body lift out), and it will be alot less prone to getting pwned by all the rocks on the trail.
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