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Old 04-15-2009
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iwould love to do this just looks like a lot of work.
All the work is in the part hunting.
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Uh all that mud is probably not a good thing
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says who?
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Well, just a little update guys.

I've ordered the ball joints, and waiting till the next check to come in (Tommorrow!) to buy a T-case.

Haven't done **** too the setup recently. Been kinda lazy.

But I'm probably gonna do a body lift, some 33x12.5's, and powertrax lockers all around, same time I install the 4wd.
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I guess I don't look in the project logs enough. Cool project!

You'll be glad you are keeping live-axles. I've had both and prefer the live axle without a question. The vacuum hubs are garbage, and the AVM manual hubs are only a small improvement as they like to grenade and/or fall off, especially with a locker.

I had aussie lockers front and rear in the sport trac as my daily driver. Completely streetable, especially with an automatic (I missed what tranny you have). You can't tell there is a locker up front in 2wd. I believe the aussie locker is quite a bit cheaper than the lock-rite, and they are great about warranty issues if you have any. However they don't have a locker for the 28 spline 8.8. The install on a lunchbox locker like an aussie is very easy.
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Old 04-24-2009
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Well, I've been considering lockrite for the rear, and aussie up front.

I have the 5r44e
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Aussie up front FTW!
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Well, just a little update guys.

I've ordered the ball joints, and waiting till the next check to come in (Tommorrow!) to buy a T-case.

Haven't done **** too the setup recently. Been kinda lazy.

But I'm probably gonna do a body lift, some 33x12.5's, and powertrax lockers all around, same time I install the 4wd.
You can have my old 33x1250r15 bfg mts for free if you mount and balance my new tires for me!
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Sweet can't wait to see the swap, I want to do this as well in the future. How much have all those parts run you so far?
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Old 05-07-2009
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Well, whole front end, $300.

Paint, $5

Balljoints, $70

All I've done so far. Been very very lazy.

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You can have my old 33x1250r15 bfg mts for free if you mount and balance my new tires for me!
No problem dude. Hit me up on probably monday.
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Doing good man! I've got $1,000 into my swap so far. New hubs, new CV's, entire front end, transfer case, driveshafts, transmission, tcase shifter, etc...
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You can have my old 33x1250r15 bfg mts for free if you mount and balance my new tires for me!
seeing how i will be the one doing the labor.... ill do it.
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Haaha. But you see, you don't decide how much to charge him.

Like i said dude, hit me up on monday, and I'll hook ya'll up.
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Well, seems like a sad day guys.

Not sure if I'm going to go through with this anymore..

After a rough day of mudding today, and a new found rattling noise in the rear end, I am considering throwing 32" BFG A/T's on her and calling it a day.

Thinking of getting back into my VW's. I miss those cars hardcore.
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if you want to pawn off some parts hit me up! I may take on the project...
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Come on, stick to it. Just b/c you had one bad incident doesn't mean you should turn your back on trucks. Hell I went through 3 motors in my old Bronco. You might just need to clean your brakes and suspension parts for the rattle to go away.
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dang it... hey i got an idea... tell your girl to tell my girl to help me work on my truck...
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Old 05-26-2009
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So rattling was found.

Broken spring in the rear brakes, cause the adjuster bar to fall apart.

But yeah, I'm still gonna do this project.

Just gonna take longer. But I'm in no rush.
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Yes! You need to do it. I started after you and finished before.....that means you have catching up to do! If you need help along the way feel free to ask.
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Haha. I'm doing this slowly.

Going to make sure everything is 100% before being put on the truck.

Plus I need to order an aussie and a powertrax locker still..
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