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Ooh kyle you know you're **** pretty well! and thats a compliment i promise

I've heard TIG is the best welding because it's the highest temp welding. But oxy acetalyne welding is just as good and much cheaper.

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oxy welding isnt very strong compared to mig/tig or arc. tig is the best cause it is the cleanest. keeps the impurities out the best. but things need to be toleranced real close to tig. you cant fill spaces in like that of mig or arc
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Got some video from lucas today, driveshaft seperated AGAIN, so I'm going to go shove it up their *** tomorrow and make them extend it and I'm not gonna pay.

Gonna get jeremy from my club to edit and host the video (my comp has no firewire port) and i'll post it then.
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I'm uploading and editing a video of my truck at lucas right now....
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workin on the vid. Yj shackle bolts kept grabbing the bottom of the bedside, so I fixed the problem.

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What I saw in the video where my d-shaft comes apart...

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just flexin for the camera.

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Am I not looking hard enough or do you not have any front shocks?
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No front shocks, I have the f250 towers, i'm just too lazy to find a place to mount one on the drivers side and then go fork out the $$$ for shocks. It's fine for now. It will be sitting here in GA for 1.5 years while i'm in cali and then it will get torn down again, so I don't see the need.
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No front shocks, I have the f250 towers, i'm just too lazy to find a place to mount one on the drivers side and then go fork out the $$$ for shocks. It's fine for now. It will be sitting here in GA for 1.5 years while i'm in cali and then it will get torn down again, so I don't see the need.
Man I wanna go do what you're doing! You should stop off in Dallas on your way out there. I think I will go out there once I finish my ME degree here. Then we can build sweet ****!
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what size are those
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14/42r15
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dang Jey..so you decided to go with tires then axles..looks GREAT

waht you doin with the 38s?
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Huh? These tires are off-road only, they're not for looks to be "judged"

Ya they look like pizza cutters b/c as they sit, the beads are only about 1" from each other lol. I like pizza cutters.

I'll see how my "built" d44 and 8.8 handle them, if they can't, time for rockwells (getting rockwells either way)

The 38's are going on old chebby wheels for my street tires.
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what kind are they..
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I like pizza cutters...

they are Iroks.
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It would be interesting to have some 4 wheel burnout vids with 42" iroks and exploding some d44 **** (hopefully not, cuz alloy shafts/ctm's are expensive...)
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dang just didnt look like the pattern to iroks..intresting..well Jey looks awsome cant wait to see it even higher maybe i can park my bed under your truck next time i see you lol..


cant wait to see the build up on them rockwells too
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Any weight differences between what you have now and what Iroks weigh?
Gear ratio going to be off to cause issues?

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ratio no, Irok's are off-road only. 38's will still be the street tires.

The Iroks actually weigh not much more than the 38's. Maybe 5-10lb's heavier?
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was it on jackstands on the first picture?
Looks like you will have to trim some at the bed.
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You going to tellico next weekend?!? If so i take it you are runnin those tires? I think the hardcore group is headin up helicopter pad, and guardrail....
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well, i must say.. that is impressive... and if im spending 2k im buying 60s!
They would still be stock and need to be re-built.

Everything on mine are brand new minus the housing. Both have chromo shafts and the front has CTM's and warn premuims. About as strong as these axles can get.
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You going to tellico next weekend?!? If so i take it you are runnin those tires? I think the hardcore group is headin up helicopter pad, and guardrail....
Unfortunately can't make it this coming weekend. New job I work every saturday. They just dicked me over big time so i'm in the process of looking for a different job that will also allow me some weekend time.
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