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Old 04-13-2010
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so you're finally getting to it. its gonna look good and perform better obviously. congrats
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I recently heard about the Ford sterling as well. A local shop owner was telling be about them and how they're comprobable to the 14bolt, but lighter. He is thinking of replacing his rear D44 with the Sterling.
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I recently heard about the Ford sterling as well. A local shop owner was telling be about them and how they're comprobable to the 14bolt, but lighter. He is thinking of replacing his rear D44 with the Sterling.
the 10.25 is becoming more and more popular in the off road world because its finally getting the after market support that it deserves! for years there wasnt many parts and choices for the sterling but now manufactures are making upgradable parts for it and it is becoming a popular choice because of the strength and weight it saves over the 14b
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stuff for the 14 bolt is cheap though too haha, is the 10.25 full float? thats what i want.
yes, the sterling is a full float axle,

another thing to keep in mind is ground clearance, you are only running 37's which is not very big for 1 tons and is way undersized for the 14b, you will be hurting yourself and losing optimal performance because of the low ground clearance of the axle, take a look at the difference in the way the diffs hang down and youll see what im talking about
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im going bigger than 37's.

and im liking the sterling ive been seeing alot of pros for this axle and ive done 15 min of research
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im going bigger than 37's.

and im liking the sterling ive been seeing alot of pros for this axle and ive done 15 min of research
Plus it is Ford! kinda
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im not brand loyal, if one is better than the other, i roll with it, thats how we do it Ford, chevy, dodge dont matter to me, if chevy makes bad *** rear axles, and ford front, then thats how its gonna be :)
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Old 05-02-2010
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next weekend more work will be done. Didnt have access to a welder this weekend. im planning on bobbing the bed as well. and the more research ive done, im thinking 14 bolt rear with discs. i started it yesterday for the first time in 3 weeks, figured, might as well...

plan for next weekend is get the rear shacles made up and ****..

rcd is now $1000! plus shipping, need that **** gone !
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Old 05-15-2010
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so i picked up a steering box. its a forward swing box from a 78 -Fonefiddy
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have you gotten any other work done to it?!!
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nope, i work nights a work now, and dont have time to work on it ! im hoping this weekend holiday weeked to not do anything again, and get drunk ! i plan on picking up a 14 bolt this weekend though. Should be about ~$100 for a complete axle or so and some chevy 63" leafs.
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i did build a new front crossmember.
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donny sells oranges on the side of the freeway
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korey gives good road head and likes oranges and strawberries from the side of the road.
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got f'd in the **** by 4wp and they said 60-90 days for my tires to come through. F that. getting my order canceled. Pissed me off as they said they had them in stock.

thinking about pitbull rockers.
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updates?? i wanna see pics of how yours is done so i can figure out how to do mine!! c'mon man! let me see this stuff!
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bought a 14 bolt from a member was gonna pick it up yesterday but it was too hot, and i went to sand castles in stead.

pick it up during the week or weekend.

front crossmember is tacked on shaclkes up next, gonna finish them today.

There is your update

and 4wp just finally refunded my money so im gonna look at some street freindlier tires.


so **** 4wp
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Curse you and your $80 D60....just kidding....kind of.

Any pics to go with the update?
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not really. I have some chitty cell phone pics, but ill get some good pics when i decide to pick up the 14 bolt this week.
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you were wanting to run swampers right.... well TSL the company its self has no one making there tires at the moment... not sure who was, but they went out of buissness. the same company that made TSL mad PitBulls tires.... so u may have issues there as well.
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thanks for jumping the gun korey ! i said i would get real pic's not these ****ty cell pics. I know about the swampers hence i had a refund which took 4wp almost 7 weeks to come through on
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im gonna look at some street freindlier tires.

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