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looks great so far! I'm loving it. What size tires are you planning on running?
thanks zach, the plan is 37x12.50R15 pitbull rocker radials
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had the chance to get a little more done when I got off work today,

put the rvc shafts togather

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took the old threaded inserts out

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in with the new

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got the knuckles on and grinded down the lower balljoint studs flush with the nut (clearence for the cv boot)

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and then dissapointment... Im pretty sure the inner shafts are to long? it started getting dark I will have to check into it more tomorrow

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Looking awesome!
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this build is pretty sweet!
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thanks matt

thanks kyle

Im pretty dissapointed about the shafts but Im sure rcv will get me fixed up right
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i think they will be good about everything. when are the axles going in?
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i think they will be good about everything. when are the axles going in?
dont know hopfully next month I will have every thing ready
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Damn nice build. Love those shafts. Would like to have a set for mine but there out of my price ranger. lol
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eh that looks really close!
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Very nice!
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Damn nice build. Love those shafts. Would like to have a set for mine but there out of my price ranger. lol
yeah they aint jeep...lol

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eh that looks really close!


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Very nice!
thanks Kris
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ok so after I got up and started looking into the shaft problem I find that I put the cv's in backwards, yes I feel like a dumb ***...lol
I was in a hurry to get it done befor dark.... but once I turned the cv's around they fit perfect

got the shafts in caliper backing plates and spindles on and torqued to spec

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lol at least you didnt have to call them to realize your mistake
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yeah I cant believe I did that... I have looked at installs on line many of times. probably why I did it with out even looking again befor I did it, thought I knew already...lol
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I am wondering how you know if that panhard is actually gonna work? lol
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I am wondering how you know if that panhard is actually gonna work? lol
this axle along with the panhard was under a ranger so length should be good
but I also know it was used with the y links style setup so the angle might not be choice
but from eyeball it looks like it will be close to right with the highsteer arms
in my opinion its a little puny, and I wouldnt mind having a better one made at some point
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Yeah I would recommend using Heims on both ends... I had issues with Rubber on the panhard and link bars.

I question that because I dont prefer bent panhards unless you have to. And in this case you should be able to do a nice straight bar.
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Yeah I would recommend using Heims on both ends... I had issues with Rubber on the panhard and link bars.

I question that because I dont prefer bent panhards unless you have to. And in this case you should be able to do a nice straight bar.
right on thanks for the input, how is that shaft coming along?
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Well I am waiting on Trevor... he keeps telling me he shipped that E250 shaft, I talked to him Friday and he hadnt shipped it yet. I am to remind him tomorrow. I would just get one else where but they are hard to find so I am waiting on him. Once I get it I will verify the shaft diameter, order a pillow block bearing, and then get the ends machined on the Ranger piece, Yota piece and the E250 piece. Hopefully get it done by the end of next week.
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Well I am waiting on Trevor... he keeps telling me he shipped that E250 shaft, I talked to him Friday and he hadnt shipped it yet. I am to remind him tomorrow. I would just get one else where but they are hard to find so I am waiting on him. Once I get it I will verify the shaft diameter, order a pillow block bearing, and then get the ends machined on the Ranger piece, Yota piece and the E250 piece. Hopefully get it done by the end of next week.
Right on, Im not trying to rush you or anything, Im still along way off from needing it.
and I appreciate your feed back on the build, my rear 8.8 axle was the first diff cover I ever even opened..lol
I had a little more help on the 8.8, this dana 44 is the first sfa I have touched
my cousin did the welding but other than that no one has touched it, Im learning as I go
but if somthing breaks atleast I'll have the tools and know how to fix it

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thats cool, hey you have to start learning somewhere. id say you are doing a fine job! im loving the build so far and it appears you are doing your homework!
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axle looks beautiful, those shafts are teh sexorz
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thats cool, hey you have to start learning somewhere. id say you are doing a fine job! im loving the build so far and it appears you are doing your homework!
thanks Zach

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axle looks beautiful, those shafts are teh sexorz
thanks cant wait to get it under my truck
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got a winch bumper, fits these fiberglass fenders like it was ment to be, but I will be cutting my grill up to get the winch in there
still going to be messing with it a bunch, tow hooks, lights, ect. may even cut an inch or two off the bottom of it

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So nice! Paint or powdercoat?
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