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Old 10-23-2009
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BTF has some nice stuff! Talk about beef. Kinda disappointed the hole is at an angle, I need to bore it out to 3/4" for my heims but i cant on a drill press, have to go over and use my buddies mill.

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Beefy!

You really need to move closer. I could take them to work and have the tool and die makers mill them for you.
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oh my buddy is gonna do it, shouldnt take long, its just the fact that i couldnt finish them up last night.
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Damn those look nice!
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That is going to look good under the F250!!!
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Lol yeah Josh scoop that **** up!
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Got my high steer arms machined so i could run 7/8" heims, i had originally planned on 3/4" but i had these 7/8s sitting here so why not. Ballisitic is kinda slow so this will work.

I think they should have shipped some longer studs for these arms because that kingpin assembly sucks with short studs.

The knuckle turns a bit hard so I am not sure if its assembled 100% right but we will see.

I was a bit frustrated, I attempted to install the 5.13s but soon found out they shipped a D30 install kit not a D60. So now it sits in more pieces.

maybe by the end of the week it will be reassembled.

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damn D30 FTL
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cant wait to see her all buttoned up!
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damn D30 FTL
lol yeah, but hey just throw some D30 TREs on there and you got a match made in heaven.
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whats the piece bolted to the ground by the passenger side knuckle..

that your bender..it just seems low...
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its the bender.
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how high is it off the ground right now..it just seems low...I was thinking to make it waist high..
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it is probably 40-42. that D60 is huge!
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The holes are at an angle in the arms so that with a traditional tie-rod like you are using, while straight, the heims are neutral and are not using any mis-alignment.
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thanks Jey.

I left them at the 8* angle, just bored it out to 3/4" and then machined the recess to fit my misalignments.

Do you guys have instructions for these arms? I tightened the 4 nuts to 80ft/lbs like you would the caps. it turns pretty hard right now though. any ideas?
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it is probably 40-42. that D60 is huge!
Haha yeah I was gona say that. its no dana 30 sitn next to it.
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Looks like you bent the bender lol
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Looks like you bent the bender lol
how many drugs have you been taking?
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hes just been stroken it for too long
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how many drugs have you been taking?
I lost count...but it seriously looks bent lol
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hes just been stroken it for too long
I can't get it started because my hands ache - I will have to wait until the woman gets home so she can start it up for me....
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well i hope its not. it should be straight!
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It's looking good.. is'nt it sapposed to be a lil tight? its all new hardware right? sucks you got the wrong kit
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it will probably break in, i hope. i dont really want to take it apart for a long time.
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