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depends brian on weather i am homeless or not next month
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i really don't think she would kick you out, and if she does, you can stay at my apt or something.
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Dam,sorry about your possible problem Mark! Hope it works out for you....you know my stance!!

On the up side thing of all the work that could get done on your truck Dan if dad moved in with you!
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lol yeah, i plan to be running 35's by the middle of summer, i can't wait.

oh and the d30 uses the single piston calipers, and the front of my truck has dual piston calipers right now, im sure thats going to suck a little.

oh well it will be worth it.
not realy,mine with 35's stopped very nicely,i was impressed with the way the jeep brakes performed.
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done yet?
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not realy,mine with 35's stopped very nicely,i was impressed with the way the jeep brakes performed.
i cant wait to see what 3/4 ton brakes can do
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lol yeah, i plan to be running 35's by the middle of summer, i can't wait.

oh and the d30 uses the single piston calipers, and the front of my truck has dual piston calipers right now, im sure thats going to suck a little.

oh well it will be worth it.
I have single piston's up front, but coupled with drilled rotors and I can stop pretty damn fast. Just something to look into..
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done yet?
no, the rear axle is done.

i still have to get an axle shaft then im going to start on the d30.
its prob going to be the middle of spring before i even start, unless i fall into some money.
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not realy,mine with 35's stopped very nicely,i was impressed with the way the jeep brakes performed.
thats good to hear.

the guy gave me rotors and everything with the axles, both sets of rotors look fairly new, same with the pads and calipers.
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On the up side thing of all the work that could get done on your truck Dan if dad moved in with you!
lol, to bad im not even aloud to work on the inside of my truck in the parking lot.

i still do, but im sure the manager would ***** at me if he seen it.
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picked up the leafs tonight from the same person i got the axles from. (thanks scott)

i was told they are 4-4.5" lift leafs.

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now all i have to get an a tj axle shaft, ubolts, shackles and a few other odd n ends.
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Lookin' good. I assume you're going to leave the axles spring under?
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The YJ leafs might not be upto the job for holding a ranger. I know Rockranger from EF had to make a hybrid pack out of yj and ranger leafs for his truck.
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these are not stock YJ springs and look very strong. if they sag then i'll address that when the time comes.

i dought these will have any problems holding the front of his truck up.
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The YJ leafs might not be upto the job for holding a ranger. I know Rockranger from EF had to make a hybrid pack out of yj and ranger leafs for his truck.
the leafs are 4.5" RE leafs, i think they should be fine, my truck only has the little 2.5L, i don't see the front being much heavier then the front a 4.0 jeep.


seeing as no one wants to answer questions i ask in pm's ill just ask here.

what is the advantage of having the shackles in the rear on the front axle, ive asked a few people that have done a sas and they never respond, how rude huh?
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what is the advantage of having the shackles in the rear on the front axle....
Better ride quality and better approach angle.
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the leafs are 4.5" RE leafs, i think they should be fine, my truck only has the little 2.5L, i don't see the front being much heavier then the front a 4.0 jeep.


seeing as no one wants to answer questions i ask in pm's ill just ask here.

what is the advantage of having the shackles in the rear on the front axle, ive asked a few people that have done a sas and they never respond, how rude huh?
If they are from the RE 4.5" YJ kit they are only 4" springs. Both the 4" and 4.5" RE kits use the same springs. The extra .5" comes from extended shakles in the 4.5" kit....RE springs are supposed to not sag as bad or as fast. I think you made out really well. My 4.10 D30 cost me $150.
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hey daniel did you driveshaft flange bolt right up since you went from the 7.5 to the 8.8 and also did the brakes lines swap over to since it is a bigger drum
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hey daniel did you driveshaft flange bolt right up since you went from the 7.5 to the 8.8 and also did the brakes lines swap over to since it is a bigger drum
yeah, i just used the brake lines from the 7.5 and yes the drive shaft bolted right to it.

glad i didn't have to make new lines haha.
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If they are from the RE 4.5" YJ kit they are only 4" springs. Both the 4" and 4.5" RE kits use the same springs. The extra .5" comes from extended shakles in the 4.5" kit....RE springs are supposed to not sag as bad or as fast. I think you made out really well. My 4.10 D30 cost me $150.
i got both axles and the leafs for $120.

i might grab the rear leafs but he said the one is bent and im not sure they would even work on the rear of my truck.
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Better ride quality and better approach angle.
my dad wants to know why they didn't do this from the factory then, he thinks its going to move differently when it flexes.
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He is correct, with the shackles forward the axle will move forward slightly when it flexes, with the shackles in the rear the axle moves back slightly on flex.

Why did Jeep put the shackles in the front instead of the rear? Your guess is as good as mine. Chevy set up their axles with the shackle in the rear, Jeep had them in the front so who knows. I do see a lot of people doing shackle reversals and their are kits to make the change.
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Better ride quality and better approach angle.
I don't see it helping approach angles, because the spring mount will be as low as the shackle was.
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I don't see it helping approach angles, because the spring mount will be as low as the shackle was.


With the shackle in the back the spring would mount about 3-4 inches higher up in the front.
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