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lol....hey matt......
















is it done yet?


























r u back in TX YET?
















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I guess I don't know too much since I've helped install em, ridden in rigs with em etc.
No offense, but that's still not having one in your own rig, and driving with one.
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i had IFS with a locker(spool) as ive said many times

and i've had many problems.. as soon as i take pictures again i'll take pics of all the broken ****.

/thread jack

back on topic


no more trying to convince me not to run a spool.. if your that convinced send me a new carrier that will work for 5.13s and a lunch box locker in it or a full carrier locker.. until then everyone shut up about how a spool is a bad idea.
Run yer spool. Just offering an opinion.
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No offense, but that's still not having one in your own rig, and driving with one.
None taken bro.
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matt your still not cool until you take off ALL your doors, even the half doors... SAS wont make you cool
haha

hurry up and get done, so we can hear a story about how you broke something haha.... you know it will happen
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hey dude,

you should run a spool

thanks bro, thanks for the support!
and in one of our lectures it mentioned "welding the spider gears"

no wait it said "Lincoln locker" so I'm going to see if i can weld the 8.8 up while I'm in there.. i gotta blow something up big time before i swap in the 9" right?

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lol....hey matt......
















is it done yet?


























r u back in TX YET?
















LMAO
pretty damn close, gotta finish cleaning up the front hangers, plate and sleeve the frame where the shackles are going through and then just bolt it all up..






.... then do the steering

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matt your still not cool until you take off ALL your doors, even the half doors... SAS wont make you cool
haha

hurry up and get done, so we can hear a story about how you broke something haha.... you know it will happen
i know, but i'm in fuking wyoming and guess what that means? yep its already 40 and raining.. we'll have snow pretty soon probably


but once its done and driving.. i'll take all 4 doors off and flex that biach out, just to be cool



oh yea... and i know it'll break, especially with my generous right foot, i just need to get the $$$ to get the 9" in there so i'll have the same gears f/r
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This is the SAS thread with the least amount of pics in it. It needs to change.
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i have no time lol

when i get off work i'll take a few pics of my new tire/wheel combo and my shackles and spring hangers, i was going to today but i had to go pick up parts on breaks and lunch
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oh yea, i'm doing front shackles, please dont give me any lectures


i was dead set on rear shackles but today i decided to flip them around for now, i'll fix it later but i'm running out of time pretty quickly, i still have all the steering to do.. and only 3 days to do it


the body lift is staying, i took the drop bracket off for the radiator to pull it back up above the frame rails and i think i'm going to try what shonuff did and tuck the driveline above the frame too.

i shortened the frame probably 4" and welded a 2x4x.250 piece of tubing in there back at the start of the week.

for the front shackle mount i'm going to basically c-notch the frame then take some 2"x.250" DOM and weld it half way in then put the bushing in that.

i'm trying to keep it low, my main objective isn't flex, its not height, its just strength. i could have made it sit a ****load higher lol

the bottom of the frame by the body mounts under the firewall its ~28"

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you should see if you can jump it one day... that will be the ultimate test...
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oh
there's about a 95% chance its going airborne..again... baby steps for now though
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those are the 3/8" shackles, i'm still not sure why i brought them home lol

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the hanger is 1/4" plate i was originally intending on putting them up front which is why that one side is so beefed up.

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and a little bit of my TIG 90 tubing welds
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The welding looks pretty good. I cant wait to see the finished truck.
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Thanks man
i consider my self a pretty good TIG welder for the minimal experience that I have, the 60 tube welds are in my truck i'll get a pic of those

granted those welds weren't in a confined space or at some awkward angle
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ya funny story, dont use ratchet straps for u-bolts when unloading it from a trailer the lazy way... the tire hit the wheel chock and somehow in a sequence of events broke the straps and the axle fell out... the only damage was we bent the shackles.. just need to strengthen them like we were gonna before we ran out of time

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and i scored a free set of 315/70-17 MTZs with more tread than my front tires have left, now i just need a cheap set of 17" wheels..
we also got a set of like 265/70-15 tires just for smoking off.. after we weld the 8.8, that ***** is goin out with a bang
lol

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it turns out the ranger pretty much flattens the Waggy leaves, sooo the truck sits within a few inches of where it did when the RCD was first put on. so all i need to do is replace the rear springs with unabused ones and it should sit level... and i'm contemplating cutting the AC out since the condensor is in the way and it will probably be forcefully removed at some point

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um yeah no to ratchet straps!

looks like you are getting there!
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those front shackles just temp? what are you gonna use instead?
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What made you put the shackle in the front?
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um yeah no to ratchet straps!

looks like you are getting there!
well we had to get it out of the shop and out of the parking lot.. so they had to do

and yea, just need to cut the drag link and weld in the ends, then make the inter. shaft and connect some hoses and bleed everything

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those front shackles just temp? what are you gonna use instead?
idk yet. i'm going to make some beefier ones soon

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What made you put the shackle in the front?
keep it low, and i didn't have time to put them in the back..

if they were up front, in order to keep the leaves level i would have had to make a big drop bracket to hold the front hanger

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whats the thing behind the steering box on the frame i cant seem to figure it out?


whered you get the steering box from it looks so clean unlike mine :(
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Old 09-20-2008
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whats the thing behind the steering box on the frame i cant seem to figure it out?


whered you get the steering box from it looks so clean unlike mine :(
thats a 98-2000 engine shock absorber, it was on my 2000 also, not sure if they continued it after 2000.
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whats the thing behind the steering box on the frame i cant seem to figure it out?


whered you get the steering box from it looks so clean unlike mine :(
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heres some down travel for ya, i stopped when the leaves separated so thats probably about it, i think im going to put bump stops not too far above where the axle sits at ride height because its only a few inches from the frame rails


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copy cat.

haha looks good man.
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hahaha

on the front shackles? i'm not sure if they are staying but it did keep the truck nice and low..
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