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get the red label spicer ball joints. I have them and they were the same quality as the others without the crappy boots. I have problems with boots ripping prematurely (high angles) and I figured out that the crappier the ball joints are hte better boots they have...

ex...moog ripped at 15k miles...trw/oem at 30k. I've been through 5 sets now :)
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Yeah, I'm looking at the spicers now.

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You don't have to change the calipers for the swap.....


As for the balljoints either is fine. I'm running moog uppers and spicer lowers and haven't had any problems with either.
Yeah I know. But my carriers looks like ***, so may as well clean up/paint the extra ones I have.

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subscribed! i'm going to be following this religiously haha i can't wait to do mine, i found a 1354 t-case today so i'm going to be picking that up later in the day, and found a wrecked 06 that im going to grab the axel off of, that trannie is going to be a ***** though :(
you gotta clean that that bay up! i cleaned mine today, it looks goooooooood :)
I found a the same tcase at a local yard. Gonna grab it next paycheck. As far as transmissions go, I figured, wtf. I'm gonna keep this truck till she dies, so I'm gonna buy a new one from 1stfordparts.com. May as well spend the cash to have a brand new trans. New engine 3.0 may be in the works in the next year or so. Just to extend the life of this beast.

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how in gods name did u get that much mud in the engine bay? haha
The mud I barreled thru was pure slop. Check the pics on the first post, you can see the mud buildup on my front end. Stuff was nuts.

But yeah, I popped the hood at work, me and dave (02rangermayhem) almost died when we saw the mud. Cleaned the bay that same day.
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Sooooooooooo manual t-case???
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Of courseee.
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Sweet.
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to think we went all the way up to georgia, traveled threw some rough weather, your doing a lot of prep work, and you and i will be having some "fun" installing the same parts that i already have..... and all this work jus so you can have a manual transfer-case and 4wd.


you have set the bar, yet again, jus a little higher...... i hate you.


lol.....
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Hahah.

So, anyone who has an aussie locker. DD'able or no?
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Hahah.

So, anyone who has an aussie locker. DD'able or no?
you laugh at me then try to source a locker.....? i hate you.....


i can hear my wallet screaming.......

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Hahahahaha.



Why not throw a locker in there?

$250 you can't go wrong!
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Hahahahaha.



Why not throw a locker in there?

$250 you can't go wrong!


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My ranger was my daily for over a year with the aussie locked front. If the truck isn't in 4x4 you cant even tell the locker is there.
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What's the install like?

I was just checking out the powertrax rear locker, sounds pretty easy.
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Install is easy. Just takes the place of the spider gears.
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I found a the same tcase at a local yard. Gonna grab it next paycheck. As far as transmissions go, I figured, wtf. I'm gonna keep this truck till she dies, so I'm gonna buy a new one from 1stfordparts.com. May as well spend the cash to have a brand new trans. New engine 3.0 may be in the works in the next year or so. Just to extend the life of this beast.
i was looking last time i was at the wreckers, they didn't have any. i found one on kijiji, $75 going to try for 50. for the trannie thats not a bad idea to get a new one...i only have 40,000 km on my truck so doesnt make much sense to me to put a trannie with 150,000 k on it
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Yeah it's only like $1500 for a new one.it will save a hassle in the future. (the way I mud the truck, the near future)
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any new pictures
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page 1 brah.
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Yeah it's only like $1500 for a new one.it will save a hassle in the future. (the way I mud the truck, the near future)
haha hopefully not TOO near. if its $1500 in the states i wonder how much it is here... eeks
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Progress looks good.
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my truck is my daily and it has an aussie in the front o and its 4wd hahaha. . .im going with either powertrax or an aussie rear.
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Looks like a good start!
How was the drive home anyway
And i think im gonna be making a trip down that way come summer
-Cody
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rough. Very rough. That rain sucked.
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Looks like a good start!
How was the drive home anyway
And i think im gonna be making a trip down that way come summer
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coming home on I-75 was pretty rough considering we couldnt see more than 50-100ft in front of us. and there was a tornado near where we drove through.

fun stuff......
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i have a question about the manuel t-case. is there any way to test if it works before actually putting it in? like just switching into 4x4 and spin where the drive shaft would be by hand or something? i'm going to be getting a 1354 case this weekend but don't want to buy a dud
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iwould love to do this just looks like a lot of work.
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