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Old 12-23-2010
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Cutting and rotating the C's is not fun
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I've got my gear guy here helping me with it... he's a legit dude... I learn more talking to him than any book I could ever open.

Here's ride height with the rears on jack stands for mock up for the front ...

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Why not just put the rear tires on?? lol. Just sayin'
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different bolt pattern for the moment!!!
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he has adapters.
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Cuz I haven't touched the rears yet. Im gonna finish the front before I start on the rear. Get steering set up right after caster correcting it so I can run hi-steer and set up the shaft and brake lines. A lot more fab work comes into play when you push the axle forward like that... My steering box is basically touching the body mount...
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good luck on that, get good pics on how you end mounting the steering box setup as i like the idea of pushing foward the axle
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good luck on that, get good pics on how you end mounting the steering box setup as i like the idea of pushing foward the axle
x2

..and for the grille. Just saying. :429:

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But ill be worthy of my vintage F-150 Ranger emblem now!! Lol
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Caster correct almost done!

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I told you u were gonna have to rotate the C's!!! Hahaha
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^^ called it!!
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Setting the c's at 6 right now... man that wasn't fun, but its setting it right
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Old 12-25-2010
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I've been saying it the last few days... but sunday will be the day we start to finish up the front. Make the steering shaft, run the drag link and tie rod, weld up everything in the front that needs welded up (ie: everything only tacked in places ATM), run the brake lines and adapters and trim the bumper valence so we can get that back on. Also take off my ps lines to have the one fitting pressed on so that can be bolted up and bled once its all done. Monday I should be getting wheel spacers for the fronts to match what I'm doing in the rear to widen it out.

Sunday I'll be buying some factory lugs foe the rear and some red lock tire for the adapters as well. If we get the front all done I'll throw the adapters on the rear to figure out what size spacers I need to run in the front to have it match the rear.

Monday-Tuesday will probably be spent working on the rear 63's and making sure my driveline angle is ok and long enough... if not its to the shop to get some new perches to change my pinion angle or buy a bigger degree shim.

Now that my pinion angle is set right up front, I can buy a XJ shaft and just buy the long travel slip yoke/spline and be set for a front driveline in no time!
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build a square tube one!! im sending you a pic of the one i just made!! 15 inches of travel, 6 inches of compression and 9 inches of slip and WONT BREAK!!
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build a square tube one!! im sending you a pic of the one i just made!! 15 inches of travel, 6 inches of compression and 9 inches of slip and WONT BREAK!!
i already tried tellin im to make one but he wont.

i love mine.

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Sorry that's tacky and redneck IMO. Sure it works, but I bet you money at 55mph+ your driveline won't hold up to a driveline built to handle that speed and angle... Like I said before, I've spent the money so far, not going cheap on things when it comes to safety and functionality...
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wait... why would you be going 55mph in 4wd??!!
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yeah thats hella tacky brah. its gotta be like mad chrome n **** yo ta match those hardcore chrome rimz

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Going up to the mountain... Hell even doing 30mph.... A square tube one just is junk IMO. It's more of a trail fix than anything else.
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To each his own.. square shaft are where its at.. you have to much jeep **** under that **** already
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To each his own.. square shaft are where its at.. you have to much jeep **** under that **** already
x2. call it junk if you want but i never called out your million dollar driveshaft that i just happened to make on my own for 300 less dollars.

works the same, louder but i can manage.
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I don't have a million dollar drive shaft, nor will i ever have one. The one I was talking about is a high angle long travel shaft for $375. That's cheap and building it right at the same time.

Like Donny said though, to each his own. I'd just rather spend the money and never worry about anything happening to my driveline or it not working on me due to angles a square tube can't reach.
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dude, a square Dl is legit. big deal its not "sema" cool. but it works. and well. i had one in my runner and did 60 in snow and never had a vibration. matter of fact the only thing i ever broke up front was the 8mm bolts for mounting the Dl to the yoke. if you use seamless tubing it super strong and wont rattle.
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