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nice.... i want ur axle..... o wellhave got anything yet for the new build?
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i just picked up a set of 15x8 steel wheels.. They are 8-lug. i know i will have to grind the calipers but im ok with that...

im debating if i should try to sell the axle complete, or part it out and sell the gears, spool, hubs, Rad Arms, brackets and custom crossmember...
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should have gone with 17s!

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you should just give it all to me. lol
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When are you thinking of selling them? I need a set for sometime later in the summer once I have some cash after school.

PM me if you want, interested, and it gives me an excuse to come down there lol
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So i know im going to get a lot of negativity on this one! i have been thinking real hard about how to set up the D60 and front suspension, and i have decided to go with leafs!! I know a linked setup would be ideal but i cant justify spending that kind of cash on it, its a 15 year old truck and im a college kid, i dont need it to ride like a cadilac and i cannot break!... Leafs are just to simple and inexpensive to pass up.. i understand i wont have as much flex, but with lockers and a set of 40 inch pitbulls ill be able to go just about anywhere!!

my question is what leafs i can use from the front? something i can pull at a junkyard and add or remove leafs from the pack? has anyone ever used the 63 inch chevy springs for the front or are they too long? what else can i use that i can get for cheap?
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Try toyota rears in the fronts. 63's are going to be way too big
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I think toyota rears would be soft? I say run 44044s and chop up the fenders if needed.
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another question!! my shackle is going in back, but does the height of the front leaf mounts matter a lot? i want to make the crossmember level with my frame horns and hang the leafs from there, or will that be to high? or does the crossmember need to be under the frame horns?

EDIT: im doing this to get my approach angle as good as possible. Keeping the crossmember high with the axle moved forward.
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I think toyota rears would be soft? I say run 44044s and chop up the fenders if needed.
i already chopped the hell outta the fenders but i have no problem with more cutting.. what if i added leafs to the toyota pack? i dont want to spend more than 100 bones on a set of leafs from a yard, what other trucks could i hunt for leafs in?
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another question!! my shackle is going in back, but does the height of the front leaf mounts matter a lot? i want to make the crossmember level with my frame horns and hang the leafs from there, or will that be to high? or does the crossmember need to be under the frame horns?

EDIT: im doing this to get my approach angle as good as possible. Keeping the crossmember high with the axle moved forward.
itll affect ur pinion angle. if theres a huuge difference (like if ur crossmember is really high up compared to the height of ur shackles) ur pinion is going to be pointed way down.
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you can cut your spring perch off the axle to set your pinion/caster angle.
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you can cut your spring perch off the axle to set your pinion/caster angle.
ya, and you can cut and turn your knuckles too....but it does look slightly ugly when theres a huuuge difference.
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**** it, just go 2wd..sounds like too much work :)
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have you ever thought about using the jeep long arm 4 link set up. you can get the links and mounts for around 400-500 from rustysoffroad
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have you ever thought about using the jeep long arm 4 link set up. you can get the links and mounts for around 400-500 from rustysoffroad
But if he is doing that, he might as well just 3 link the front and be done with it.

You could always french the hangers and Xmember into the frame. Thats what I plan on doing in the rear when I do mine. You'll gain like 2-3 inches less hight that way.
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But if he is doing that, he might as well just 3 link the front and be done with it.

You could always french the hangers and Xmember into the frame. Thats what I plan on doing in the rear when I do mine. You'll gain like 2-3 inches less hight that way.
ya....i was throwing that idea back and forth too....still might do it. or you can do frame tubes and offset shackles.
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All you will need to do is sleave and plate the frame. Not too much work

When I do mine, I want about 4 inches of spring lift max. Cutting the frame up is probably going to be a nessesity lol.
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All you will need to do is sleave and plate the frame. Not too much work

When I do mine, I want about 4 inches of spring lift max. Cutting the frame up is probably going to be a nessesity lol.
not necessarily, my leafs are farther out than my frame so id need pretty offset shackles OR cut out that area, plate it on the inside THEN place my tube in...too much work for now.
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Here is a guy with Toyota rear leafs used in a front axle application. He also has an add a leaf in the pack and it is still inverted. Inverted and not much lift is not the best choice if you're running 40" + tires.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f82/sl...-thread-62682/

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hey, thats mine.
actually used toy front leafs with a mid length leaf added out of a rear toy pack.

I should have went with toy rears, toyota guys use them for 3-4" front lift plus alot more flex, they are a couple inches longer, but they are softer than the front leafs.

when I redo my lift, I'l proably go with the toy rears and add enough leafs to make up for the ranger weight.
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I have seen quite a few SAS builds using the trail gear 5" HD front springs, mosty toyotas, but also nissans and s10's

Toyota, Suzuki Samurai, and Jeep Off Road Parts

they are stiffer than stock toys

might be the ticket for 40" tires
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OK, School is FINALLY OVER!!! So i can start getting stuff done on my piece! Im searching craigslist for a good deal on a welder, going to get a Lincoln 225 Stick (tombstone)!! In the meantime ill be cutting other stuff up.. Today i got the front bumper cut off, some of the rust cleaned up and 1 1/2 frame horns cut off before the grinder grenaded!!

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and finally a pic of my 15x8 8 lug wheels. plus some new leaf packs for the rear... also go some front shocks too

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