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Same. When I get "back" i'll pick up a 60-14 bolt probably and link the front and rear.

I'm not 2wd anymore.
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And back when it was stock (minus 3" blocks and 285/75's)

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I need bigger **** to climb onto first, that 3.5 foot drop-off I keep flexing on is too small.
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Driveshaft and xmember clearance.

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looks good Jey..how much did you have to modify it..i remember you saying something bout that
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Lookin good Jey, lookin REAL good!

On the front axle, is the calipers on the front or rear of the rotors? To me it looks like the front, but I wasn't 100% sure.

Brenton

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Rear.

Ha ha, ****ty xj slip yoke ~4" travel seperated while going straight up a hill, like I predicted it would. Having a 12" slip yoke installed on the shaft tomorrow .

Going wheelin on some local powerlines on sunday so I'll have some pics.
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Jey are you relocating to that place we talked about the other day!? I was thinking I might go out there after I finish at TAMU. Major in design, go out there and learn my stuff, get an MBA, and open my own shop!
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Nice, ya. I won't be going until ~september. Gonna save up and not go in July so I have more $$$ when I do move.
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where you gona transfer?.. gona try fab school or what?
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Beef. 12" of shaft. 1350 yoke.

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It wasn't as expensive as having one made from scratch I'll tell ya that.
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Nice, ya. I won't be going until ~september. Gonna save up and not go in July so I have more $$$ when I do move.
Good plan. You said they help you on housing too... do they get deals for their people? Or just have a place that will help you find a place to live? Do they have their own housing?
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Help you find a place. It's too small to have their own housing, but that would be badass. I dunno if they can get discounts etc. but I will be sure to ask next time I talk to them.
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jey what didi you do to the front output on the tcase to run a double cardian joint like that my 02 has a rzeppa style joint
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A custom adapter by tom woods. There is a picture of it on the previous pages.
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you avatar has a wheeling pic so where are the fullsize pics of that
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In the snap shot section under "lucas road"
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Got some new parts for the truck. Anyone wanna guess what they are? New = replace something already on the truck.
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New carrier - left. 31 spline 8.8 carrier - right.

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New 4.10 pinion - left. 31 spline 8.8 3.73 pinion - right.

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Stock 44 w/760 spicer on top. Stock "new" shafts and joint on bottom.

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hahaha. Simple math kyle. 9" = 9" diameter ring gear. 8.8 = 8.8" diameter ring gear. Now, guess again
Well you mentioned a new carrier and pinion, but nothing about a new ring, so I wasn't sure if you were showing off some new parts from another axle. I know the ring and pinions are much bigger on a 9" and beefier too. You can't put a 3.73 pinion in with a 4.10 ring though... they won't mesh right. You had 5.13 gears before. Those would have to be for the rear since you're running the Explorer 31 spline 8.8 in the back and that's what you're comparing the new parts to. So you've got a new carrier and pinion but no ring, and neither of them matches the other, and none of them correspond to the gears you've got now. Unless you're putting in a new t-case or crawler box/doubler and regearing to higher axle ratios, which would be slightly silly... I'm stumped.

The front's obviously getting new axle shafts. I know you wanted to get 60s front and rear eventually, but I don't think you've got the cash for a front d60 right now, so I'm going to guess just bigger shafts.

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What the fawk? The new carrier/ring gear/pinion that I have pics of are 4.10. The stock 8.8 carrier has no ring gear on it. The shafts are way too big to fit into a d44 housing.

I have a new front and rear axle. The pics are components of these axles. You on crack?
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What the fawk? The new carrier/ring gear/pinion that I have pics of are 4.10. The stock 8.8 carrier has no ring gear on it. The shafts are way too big to fit into a d44 housing.

I have a new front and rear axle. The pics are components of these axles. You on crack?
I could tell you had moved the ring gear. It's a little hard for me to tell what ratio you've got just by looking at the gear, though I guess if I wanted to I could count the teeth on the ring and pinion and calculate it from there. I'd just gotten out of physics when I posted that, so my brain may have been a little frazzled. It's hard to know just by looking at pictures though.

What I know is that you had 5.13 gears before all this. What I can't figure out is why you've got 4.10 and 3.73 gear stuff now.

So why don't you just clarify for me and spill the fawking beans already!? lol
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