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Yeah I should have added that
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heres my steering shaft support i made up yesterday, it bolts to the firewall and bolts to the pillow block bearing. i will still get just a little bit of flex from the shaft support right at the firewall just because the wall material is so thin, i may also need to plate the backside of the firwall to sandwich the thin cab material. and heres some new pics of the truck..
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tomorrow ill be going in to get some exhaust work done to clear the driveshaft. ill be moving the cat. over to the frame as far as i can and dropping the pipe lower to clear the shaft.

the pinion angle is horrible but its the minimum i required to clear the drag link from the spring. it will still hit the spring just slightly when im in some positions. so there isnt any correction to play with. the driveshaft may not be happy but it will have to work out somehow.
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Looking good!
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looks good man!
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its only needed if you have rear disc brakes.
learned that today in class hah

somethin to do with the fact that drums need more pressure to em...and kinda already have more pressure on them vs disks which dont...and that pressure from the drum setup SUPPOSEDLY can toast the disk's pads....which kinda puzzled me...but my teacher is more knowlegable than I so watevs lol

as for the steering shaft support...that things niiiiiice.
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Indeed. Steering shaft support looks great.
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it feels really different to drive, it will get a real long distance speed test tomorrow. as i head out for the weekend. i cant get used to the tru trac. i keep crawling around corners and if i have my foot on the brake it will pop and make noises depending how sharp the turns are lol i keep thinking stuff is breaking. its gonna take me some time to trust my truck again. if i had shocks on it and maybe a steering dampener, im sure it may be a little more comforting. next week ill head to the wreckers and see if i can find some leaf sprung f250 shock towers, i hear they are good to use for swaps like these.
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your true trac shouldnt make any noise at all. its not in 4wd right? so it shouldnt make any noise. i had one in the front and it never made noise.
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your true trac shouldnt make any noise at all. its not in 4wd right? so it shouldnt make any noise. i had one in the front and it never made noise.
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I'm running beards old true trac and its completely silent. If I didn't know better I would have no idea it was in there.
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well it doesnt make noise full time, i just ocasionally hear a pop and slip when the preload on the diff kicks in around a corner. i took er in to the offroad shop to check it out and he showed me the action of the diff in the air and how it can be a little noisy. if i dont use the brakes around corners i dont get any noise at all. the tru trac does have some reputaion for being a little noisy. i keep reading posts on different boards with the same symptoms. they are also able to produce some light clunking sounds in some cases.

im running a fairly light oil in my diff also, so possibly a heavier oil may take some noise away

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the tru track doesnt make noise at all... what your discribing sounds more like a full detroit locker and not the tru track L/S
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heres an example, first day i got it done i noticed this same problem. the tech guy who installed it says its normal and many hes installed will make the same noise.. now it hardly is noticable in forward gear but i still hear some in reverse

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If you get a chance would you mind posting better pics of the finished steering setup?
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it feels really different to drive, it will get a real long distance speed test tomorrow. as i head out for the weekend. i cant get used to the tru trac. i keep crawling around corners and if i have my foot on the brake it will pop and make noises depending how sharp the turns are lol i keep thinking stuff is breaking. its gonna take me some time to trust my truck again. if i had shocks on it and maybe a steering dampener, im sure it may be a little more comforting. next week ill head to the wreckers and see if i can find some leaf sprung f250 shock towers, i hear they are good to use for swaps like these.
meh, just go buy some new ones man.
or skys offroad has shock hoops for like 35bucksish?

and lol it does sound kinda like my detroit. but i love chirpin around corners n **** hah
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Yeah that sounds like my lock-right poping and banging around corners and tight parking lots! I've been told over a dozen times my truck is "broken" because it clicks when I turn. haha! I've always thought tru-trac's were silent like all limited slips? weird.
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i went for a drive this morning and noticed my unusual popping noise along with the others as usual. when i got to my destination i parked it and tried to dry steer the front and also noticed the popping from right to left once the pressure was applied. i got out and turned the steering shaft with my hand looking for what was finally popping and i noticed the top of the drivers side shackle would pop at the bushing from left to right.

i went back into work and greased all the leaf spring bushings, hardware and shackles, re tightened all the bolts. and the popping has greatly reduced to almost normal. but even after i greased the bushings in the springs they are still a little noisy when articulated. but i expected them to make some noise like most leafs will. i will just need to keep checking the hardware and making sure the hangar bolts stay tight.

that truck is getting some exhaust work done today but when its out ill post some pics of the steering and exhaust clearances
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Just curious, where have you been getting the work done that you didn't do yourself? I assume London Drive Systems did the shaft, where are you getting the exhaust done?
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``Traction`` a transport shop, did my rear shaft but really messed it up on me. i dont reccomend that company to anyone. most of the reliable employees from traction went to London Drive Systems and that is where im planning to do the front shaft within the next week. ``The Muffler Man`` was responsible for any exhaust modifications i needed, they did a decent job on it, i would of attempted it myself but they have the equipment and materials to be more efficient in producing a better product. ``Offroad Addiction`` installed my gears and carriers for the axles, they are about the only shop around me that will attempt the install, so i let them at that and i had fairly good results. i just dont like dealing with that shop because i find them to be disrespectful to their customers.. "Mr. Transmision ordered my trans enternals and rebuilt the tranny and installed the t case, in 1 day. they are a good shop and id reccomend them, they never left me stuck for long. i only had a few minor issues with them but it all worked out well. most of the rest i worked on myself, and so far its holding up well.

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when you getting tires?
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I was hoping you'd be going with London Drive Systems... Matt did my front shaft and we deal with him alot at work. When he was at Traction I think that was all that was holding that place together! I haven't heard of too many happy customers after he left.

I feel the same way about Offroad Addiction... I've went in there once and after the way I was treated there it was also my last trip there!
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when you getting tires?
spring time, i have plenty of little things to finish off before i put the finishing touches on it.
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I was hoping you'd be going with London Drive Systems... Matt did my front shaft and we deal with him alot at work. When he was at Traction I think that was all that was holding that place together! I haven't heard of too many happy customers after he left.

I feel the same way about Offroad Addiction... I've went in there once and after the way I was treated there it was also my last trip there!
ya they are much better at LDS, Traction is a bit of a lost cause and all the money i went through trying to get what i needed, i still am not happy with the shaft i have. i also hope its the last time i go to ORA, im sure ive been scammed a few times by them.
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monday after work ill be finishing the frame clean up. then hopefully i can get the truck undercoated and ready for the snow. i should have a driveshaft by the end of the week and ill see if i can get shock towers, tabs and shocks figured out soon, the ride would be a little nicer with them.

if any more pics are needed just let me know
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I was wondering about the steering box.. what kind of yota is it out of or was the vehicle IFS if you can remember or the P.O. had the info available
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