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Old 07-04-2008
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awesome Evan!, sucks about the alignment, I want to tear mine apart and fix that stinking seal! I might look into the upper as well.
that seal will be super fun..lol
there is a lot to tear apart to get to the seal.

mines got a pull to the right again. so i just centered the steering wheel with the pull and left it. i done messing with it. im takin the weekend off.
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all the noise i have been hearing is my brakes. the pads are rattling like crazy in the calipers. so i took the tabs and a big hammer and fixed that. the calipers are rattling in the mounting brackets as well. the angled tab that they use to hold it tight wasnt good enough i guess so i took the hammer to that and gave it a little more arc. they still rattle so im kinda thinkin that the brackets are worn down from the years. its 90% better then it was tho. it was driving me nuts. my ears were hurting cause i had to crank the music so i wouldnt hear it.

also turned the johnny joint on the pass side a crank more then the driver to try and get rid of my pull. helped a little but i think it needs to be aligned again.
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Slowly gettin all the kinks out. Any plans to go wheel it anytime soon?
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still have to design something to hold the coils in the lower buckets. i believe they will pop out on a flex. once i get that i will at least have some flex pix.
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We didnt, There is an extra frame brace in there like mine but his box didnt twist much because of the cool bracket we made to mount the box to the frame.
that was a great idea,i like the way you gusseted the steering box,i wish i would have seen this thread before i built mine
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7* caster bushings
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What does the 7* caster do does it pull the arms in toward the frame more? What is there purpose? Where did you get them?
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it sets the pinion angle and caster at the desired angle
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Thats what i was thinking it was for how do you know what degree caster you need and where can you get them?
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and it all depends on the amount of lift and how you mount the arms to the frame etc..
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Old 11-24-2008
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i got the 9 in all tore apart like 2 months ago. just getting ready to go pick up a bunch of parts for it. maybe i can start the rebuild soon here and get some pix.
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Old 12-08-2008
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how are those coils holding up?

I'm about the same height as you in the front right now and i want to be a tiny bit lower after i do coils and pull the body lift off, so i was thinking about some 6" coils.
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wow some how i missed this thread. beard think i could come out for a week and we can do mine some time maybe in like 2 years lol
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yours would be considerably easier/quicker and cheaper... depending how you did it of course.
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i know i want to do it just like that it would make me happy as hell instead of all the bull **** zack went threw with his 3 link
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coils are holding up nice. i like how they ride a lot.
there a little softer but i like it. i would reccemend them
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gotta a change in plans on the 9in. thats y its not done yet.
was gonna keep it l/s but think im going to lock it now with a detroit locker. minus well do it right the 1st time.
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Hurry up I want dem damn gears lol
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Hey Beard I have some questions on his Radius arm set up and why you did it the way you did...

I'm plannin on doing something very similar extending mine, ballistic fab joints etc. I am assuming his axle is fullwidth, so with that being said why did you make the mounts inboarded like you did. Had the axle still been under and a FS truck the arms would have been set up MUCH wider. I'm guessin you dropped them so low so not to mess up the caster on it??

I was hopin to either have mine mount right under the frame rail, or getting some 2x4 box and mounting them outside the frame rails.... just tryin to see why you went the way you did on them..

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yes full width. the reason they are in is the arms are set to a certain angle pointing in. after extending them that is where they ended up.

we set them low so his caster would stay where we wanted it.

Also he is going to lift it several more inches for 37-40 inch tires. that will still allow his caster to stay in spec.
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ahhhhh crap, so i'm probably going to have to inboard mine like that too once I extend them?? do you think you'd be able to possible toss together another cross member like that? Cause i surely don't have the fab skills to do that or the rools..
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that was a one off deal. i dont even know how we/i made it. plus his truck frame is a bit different than yours.
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I hear ya... looks like i'm back to the drawing board.. and it's BLANK! lol
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just get some tube and start welding crap together. thats what we did. it worked out pretty good.
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I have no bender.... an a 110v welder i'm gettin pretty decent at
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the 9 in is in. no pix yet. take some this weekend at the offroad meet.
put a detroit locker in it as well.
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