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what are these drive flanges for? i know.....n00b
you werent the only one that didnt know i just found out what they were when i was watching xtreme 4x4 about an hour ago
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Cool story bro....



A lot of stock axles come with them like my waggy 44,but that's a cheaper deal. in this caseA lot stronger,and less parts to break. Kinda like a spool for your hub
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A lot of stock axles come with them like my waggy 44. A lot stronger,and less parts to break. Kinda like a spool for your hub
That's a good way of putting it. They are substantially stronger than a manual hub. That's nice because you don't go blowing up hubs all the time. Unfortunately, you might end up blowing up something that's more expensive. Also, they'll hurt your fuel economy on the road and, depending on whether you've got a locker/spool/something else in the front axle, they can make turning more difficult. My D44 came with drive flanges so I'll probably reuse them, at least for now.
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like? i have a whole D44 from a 3/4 ton just sitting in the garage, not sure if that is what you want though.

i have a ton of lockouts, balljoints, hubs, brakes, etc...
1/2 ton inners 3/4 outers like your 44 had because of the 3/4 ton outers .
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1/2 ton inners 3/4 outers like your 44 had because of the 3/4 ton outers .
yeah i broke all of those
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I thought you were going to 5:38's?
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i didnt really want to tear the rear end apart or spend another 250 to change gears.
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open axles suck, i personally think its easier to break **** when your open than locked cause you need to give it more gas some times, more wheel speed etc.. but thats just me.
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ok i think I am done getting stuff, now just waiting!

1 - BRK-1008-1 Lower axle link brackets / Axle Tube Diameter: 3.0'' / Degree Offset: 0 degree Mounting Width / Hole size: 2.63 inch w/ 9/16 inch bolt
12 - SPA-553 303 SS Spacer 3/4 in.
2 - JAM-709 3/4" -16 tpi Jam Nut Thread Hand / Right Hand Thread
1 - RE-909 XM-12 3/4" CrMo rod end w/ kevlar liner / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - RE-910 XM-12 3/4" CrMo rod end w/ kevlar liner / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
2 - JAM-710 3/4" -16 tpi Jam Nut / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - TA-215 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.0 in ID - 1.5 in OD / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - TA-216 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.0 in ID - 1.5 in OD / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - TA-217 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 5: 1.25 in ID - 1.75 in OD / Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
1 - TA-218 3/4" -16 tpi Tube Adapter / Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 5: 1.25 in ID - 1.75 in OD / Thread Hand: Left Hand Thread
1 - BRK-1004-2 Link Tower / Separation from Axle center: 7 inches / Axle Diameter: 3.0 inches / Mounting Width / Bolt Hole: 2.63'' w/ 9/16'' hole
1 - BRK-1003-2 Panhard / Trackbar mount / Separation (from center of tube): 7 inches / Axle tube diameter: 3.0''
1 - BRK-1013-1 Dana 60 kingpin Coil over / Shock mounts/gussets / Axle: Ford
1 - BRK-1057-4 Axle tube shock tabs / Axle tube diameter: 3.0'' Plate thickness: 1/4''
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whats the total on just this front axle now?
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found this place online selling all Dana Spicer stuff for the kingpin, plus they had yukon gears 20$ cheaper than anywhere i had seen.

4WD Factory

I have never heard of them until the other day (ranger) posted something about his Dana60 build, they sell ruffstuffspecialties.com, ballisticfabrication.com, bluetorchfab.com and trailgear.com parts, brackets, etc....

so they must be decent??


Oo, they're page changed.. they're like 20 minutes from me. I need to drop by there and get some tube. its one of the only places in town that sells tube by the foot
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you get the parts from that site then Zack? Thanks for the list I now have a ruff estimate of what I need now
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I updated the first post with what i bought where
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whats the total on just this front axle now?
800 - axle
950 - 4wdfactory.com
300 - ballisticfabrication.com
100 - napa
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I updated the first post with what i bought where
oh word, thanks!
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Last night, my dad, Josh, and I (it took that many people between holding the axle, torch and wrench) removed the kingpins and what a pain.

Ill start off as I 'borrowed' a 7/8" allen key, heated that king pin up cherry red from the bottom side, enough that the metal from the kingping was starting to drip. Put a 6' cheater bar over the allen, yep you guessed it, the kingpin split in half!!! Cracked in 3 places, so we tapped it back together and then welded the cracks, tried again, same thing. I ended up welding a piece of 2" .120 wall on the kingpin, getting a massive pipe wrench, reheating the dang thing to cherry red and then using a 6' cheater bar. Twisted right out.

The passenger side was a piece of cake after that. I guess it needed to be cheery red for a long time before it wanted to come out.

I will get some pictures tonight as I will be installing the new ones and finish cleaning up the axle.
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dern sounds like an adventure..but I think you have it down pat now...so if you had to do it again you would be set..
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I've heard some fun story's about them kingpins!
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pix pix pix pix!!! haha ur ranger is just going ot be a ranger shell soon... u should take back to dealer when ur done and say hmmm somethings not quite right here...
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getn it done son. I'm glad the 60 I get in a couple weeks has them done already. but hey weres the fun in that
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most all of my parts came in today besides the brackets, so i am starting to assemble it. I need to take some time and get a few pictures. Kingpins are cool and strong but sure take a lot of work!
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damn that was fast. hey Zack, quick Q. How big are your shock hoops in front? Just wondering if I can use my trailgear ones I have. they are 12", But I'm guessing I need longer.
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mine have 10" of straight before i start teh 180 degree bend.
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