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Old 09-18-2012
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Looks really good! How did u like those traction bars?
That's what I did with mine, just get it 2wd and work on the rest when I had the cash.
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Old 09-18-2012
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yeah dont worry bout 4wd i had the same for a while after sas :P

how youd lie the trac bars?
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I really like the traction bars. They really seem to make the back end squat down and go instead of jumping all around when you get on it.
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do they limit the travel of the axle? btw whats the width of ur sliders? the inside diameter if you could please! thanks!
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Old 09-20-2012
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do they limit the travel of the axle? btw whats the width of ur sliders? the inside diameter if you could please! thanks!
I haven't ever measured the difference with or without them. If they do I don't think it's much.

These sliders are 3" inside.
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Not to go off topic or anything....

...but you DID beef up your e-brake system....right?



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Old 09-21-2012
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Not to go off topic or anything....

...but you DID beef up your e-brake system....right?



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This axle does not have an e-brake with the disc brake conversion kit. Still trying to research what I can do to get one. I know some people do line locks for cutting brakes, could be used as an e-brake too I think.

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Old 09-22-2012
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what calipers does it use? i know with 14 bolt dbc's you can use stock 3/4 ton front chevy calipers or 78-79 cadillac eldorado rear calipers which have an ebrake on them. you could also use a pair of hydraulic hand brakes for drift cars like im going to. they could be set up as cutting brakes and they also have a flip down lock. Hydraulic handbrake Picture - More Detailed Picture about Universal hydraulic handbrake drift E BRAKE Picture from kkrspeed performance store's store i wouldnt rely on them as ebrakes since hydraulics can bleed back through the system but for cutting brakes or temporary ebrakes im gonna run em.

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It's getting there.
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I'll have to make a trip up to see this thing when it's done!
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Thanks for tip. I was reading about that on pirate. I may try to find some eventually to setup a mechanical e-brake.


Still trying to setup the steering. It doesn't look like there will be enough room for the toyota box. So I found a fj60 box that throws forward and should clear everything but the radiator hose.

Toyota box.


Setup for fj60 box.


Drag link is close to the radiator hose. So I moved the radiator to it's original spot. Still need to clearance the trans cooler lines and gonna try to flip the shroud. Hopefully it still cools good.




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Scratch that. After a little hammer time I think the yota box will work good.
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Bout ----in time haha

Maybe I shouldn't be talkin haha, my ***** been out of commish for 2.5 years haha
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That thing even on the road yet?


My steering showed up and finally picked up some tires. The powdercoating on the rims is really rough and the tread is jacked on one tire but I stole them.



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The steering ended up a little closer but it think it'll still work. It's only got 3 1/2" uptravel but tons of down. We'll have to see how it works.





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Looks good! Looks like u are getting close to being done, what u have left?
I have about the same distance between My steering arm And spring, u should be fine. Cant wait to see it back on all four again.
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looks great man
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Old 11-03-2012
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nice jackstands!! you do plan on putting safety washers on those single shear steering heims right?
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Looks good! Looks like u are getting close to being done, what u have left?
I have about the same distance between My steering arm And spring, u should be fine. Cant wait to see it back on all four again.
Thanks for the help. I still have a lot to do to just get it 2wd.

Brake lines and turn rotors
Finish the steering and order hi steer arm
Finish welding on the front
Fix driveshaft

Today I drilled the axle to flip the ubolt and got the steering mount halfway drilled out. The top hole is above the frame.




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looks great
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Thanks. Hi steer arm ready to go on and got eveything cleaned up for welding tomorrow. Looks like it'll work so I just have to cut a little bit on the front of the wheel well. Gonna change up the paint on the bumper too.



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Welded the rest of the front this morning. Looks good without jackstands.






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