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Old 10-26-2009
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It should.. I remember my buddy's axle build.. The heims were tight on install... we took it out after a few months to do some sus. mod.. & it felt a lot smoother..
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Dana 60 install kit is on its way...

Now to wait on ballistic. I better have it before the 13th of November.

I did do some measuring and im going to loose about 1-2 inches of up travel because the steering is 1-2inches higher on the D60 than the 44. kinda frustrating, but i think im just going to hack the frame more.
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Old 10-29-2009
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yeah man, for sure show us any frame mods. I'm realy tempted to hack mine and replace with a bunch of tube. I'd love to have alot of up travel as well as down just for more room to have fun
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Old 10-29-2009
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Yeah idk, I prefer a 60/40 or a 70/30 you can always adjust it for more when you go places like the dunes.
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Hey Zach do you have those super winch hubs still and are they still good? If so would you wanna sell them?
Still waiting on ballistic for your order?
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Yeah idk, I prefer a 60/40 or a 70/30 you can always adjust it for more when you go places like the dunes.
true. thats the beauty of having a coilover setup. You now have the ability to tweak setups for all the places you go. Also someday if you get air bumps that will help alot if you can only manage 4" or so of up travel.
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Hey Zach do you have those super winch hubs still and are they still good? If so would you wanna sell them?
Still waiting on ballistic for your order?
they are on my D44 right now. they are warn hubs. still good, but i need to see what the person wants that bought the D44.

I do have 2 other sets of stock ford hubs.
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true. thats the beauty of having a coilover setup. You now have the ability to tweak setups for all the places you go. Also someday if you get air bumps that will help alot if you can only manage 4" or so of up travel.
yeah idk i wouldnt go less than 5 no matter what. I have 6 in the front right now. Id like to keep 5-6 at all times no matter the wheeling.
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btw little update.

5.13s are installed
New ujoints

And the whole thing is completely assembled and ready to go, just no brackets.
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stupid ballistic..glad im not in a rush with my truck or id jump on my order now so 2 months from now ill have my parts..
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yeah idk i wouldnt go less than 5 no matter what. I have 6 in the front right now. Id like to keep 5-6 at all times no matter the wheeling.
yeah I hope I can make 6" atleast. I was looking at airbumps and they make a 2"...wtf would you want to spend all that money for and only have a 2" bump. I would never go less than 4". That 2" bump must be super hard.

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stupid ballistic..glad im not in a rush with my truck or id jump on my order now so 2 months from now ill have my parts..
yeah I have to make sure I just order my stuff way early, maybe before winter. Even though I'm not doing any work till spring I have to make sure I have my **** or I'm stuck, and no going to the dunes trip.
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nothing wrong with a 2"

i mean the shock has stages too, so if you set it up just right that 2" could do alot. id be alright with that. right now i have 0. lol
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ordered some 35 spline outer shafts and D60 drive slugs.

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Should've gotten the naked lady drive flanges.
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Bling! I need to head down to their shop one day, its supposed to be pretty nice. I think thats where Seed60 got his sliders put on a little while ago.
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Bling! I need to head down to their shop one day, its supposed to be pretty nice. I think thats where Seed60 got his sliders put on a little while ago.
Yeah, that's where I picked up my sliders.

I wouldn't say it's a "nice" place. lol Just a couple bays in an old building, but he's got just about anything you could ever want and Chase is the man when it comes to customer service.

I might get him to set up my rear gears when the time comes.
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Oh haha. Yeah they're gonna do my gears as well, they were like 400 bucks cheaper than everyone else.
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Yeah, that's where I picked up my sliders.

I wouldn't say it's a "nice" place. lol Just a couple bays in an old building, but he's got just about anything you could ever want and Chase is the man when it comes to customer service.

I might get him to set up my rear gears when the time comes.
yeah i talked to Chase on the phone, he gave me a smokin deal! i couldnt pass it up
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Should've gotten the naked lady drive flanges.
i scrolled through pirate for 15+ pages, couldnt find them so i said screw it. plus Chase answered my PM in 20 minutes or less.
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just called Ballistic, they were holding my order over 1 right hand heim that they didnt have in stock!!! bah amazes me. They are shipping it all except that. Woot

Since I ordered 3/4" heims and I have like 6 already at home im sure I will do fine without it. LOL
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hah lame, thats somthing they should call you about. "so umm we got all yer **** but one heim,want us to just ship the rest now or wait 2 months for the heim then ship" "uhh ship the rest NOW for the love of God!"
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Old 11-04-2009
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No kidding back ordered parts suck!!!
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ordered some 35 spline outer shafts and D60 drive slugs.

This is going to sound like a rally stupid question but what the hell do these do. and what are the pros and cons of them.


Cheers
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Old 11-04-2009
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locks the hub in full time, so you basically have a live axle, no hubs to break or worry about.
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and when locking in 4wd its just shift the tcase no hubs to lock right?
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