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yea for as much space there will be back there.. its not like its gona be used like a work truck bed, so a roll-on should hold up. and the bed is smaller now so it will be faster haha
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Yeah, those 38s were built for speed!
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why did you put a spool in the front and detriot the rear? i'm not bagging you i'm just curios and i was always told unless the rig always in the mud it wouldn't steer when in 4WD
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Spool is $400 cheaper than a full-carrier locker. I have hydraulic assist. Whoever told you that doesn't know what hydraulic assist/full hydraulic steering is .
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How is a spool different than a full-carrier locker?
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Spool, solid shaft that each side axle shaft splines into. Physically impossible to have any speed "differentiation" between the two sides.



A full-carrier locker (like my detroit) replaces the stock open/LS carrier when the input is turning "faster" than the output, the locker locks the two wheels together. When the output is turning faster than the input (coasting, turning off the gas etc) then the locker "unlocks" or "ratchets" depending on the design.
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Got the bed 3/4 the way sheetmetal'd. Need to get one more sheet.

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EDIT: Yes the collar is "popped", and yes in doing so I am making fun of EVERYONE who does this and thinks its cool.
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Ordering 1.25" FK joints and 14" travel air shocks pretty soon...
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jey i have a steering box out of a 97 ranger do you think i can make that work on my 99
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Yup. Just make sure wherever you bolt it onto the frame, you box/support it because if not, it probably will crack the frame eventually.
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did you do that to yours with the yota box if you did do you have a pic of it
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Man I have multiple pictures of everything I did to the truck. This is the very reason of the thread. Theres 45 pages of pictures and info, just take a few minutes and search.
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a few mins lol about 4 hours i didnt want to go though all of it but i guess i have to
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I got it on the road around page ~30. Steering is about halfway, so start on page ~15 .
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i found it on about 25 thank you sir
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Just ordered some 2" wheel spacers for the front so I can get a damn turning radius back. Right now tires will hit the springs and steering box. This will put the total WMS for the front axle to 65", almost full-width and the rear is still 58-59 lol. It'll turn good.
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Just ordered some 2" wheel spacers for the front so I can get a damn turning radius back. Right now tires will hit the springs and steering box. This will put the total WMS for the front axle to 65", almost full-width and the rear is still 58-59 lol. It'll turn good.
do you have anything to stop the rubbing now or do you just know "dont turn the wheel too hard"
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I can only turn 1.5 turns in either direction. I could set my steering stops but I don't really feel like it lol.
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I think he's asking if you can get trailready beadlocks on wheels other than rock-crawler types. If that's the case, I'm gonna say I doubt it. You can get kits to make your own beadlocks though... or you can get internal beadlocks and put them on the inside of other wheels if you want a different style wheel Channing.
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Trailready is a company that MAKES the wheels. They are not weld-on rings put on rock-crawler wheels. My style of wheel does not even look like any other rock-crawler wheel. www.trailready.com and look for yourself.
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How long do you think it took you to install all the components? Not including the 'build-up' of the axle or anything. But after you had all the parts together, how long did it take putting everything in?

And my bad for bothering you while yall were watching tv.

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Are you asking like how many hours of work he put into it? Not waiting for parts to come in?
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YEah, I know, I was saying that if the backspacing on the wheels was the problem, then changing out the trailready wheels, was outta the question since they are so pricey...
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YEah, I know, I was saying that if the backspacing on the wheels was the problem, then changing out the trailready wheels, was outta the question since they are so pricey...
Oh ok, ya I should have gotten less backspacing, but I didn't think they were going to rub the springs.
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How long do you think it took you to install all the components? Not including the 'build-up' of the axle or anything. But after you had all the parts together, how long did it take putting everything in?

And my bad for bothering you while yall were watching tv.

Brenton
It's cool, I was watching supercrawl with my g/f, badass rock-crawling video. my

I can't really answer that, because most of the 6 months I was building one thing waiting for another part to arrive to finish building something else.

If you had everything built and every part you needed. With some help (from people who know what they are doing, if they don't, don't let them touch the truck [thats my opinion]) You could do it in a week, working mon-fri. Maybe faster but I would leave myself that much room, if not more.
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