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I also flexed on 37s the other night.
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My wheel bearings also went this week. One was completely destroyed. the the inner bearing fell apart and I had to cut slits in it on an angle to hit a screwdriver on it and twist it off like a screw. That was after a lot of heat and whatever else to try to get it off the spindle. The one rotor put gashes in the abs sensor and on the inner side of the caliper.
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Some pictures of the rear 1/4 c channel crossmember @MoreWorkLessTalk helped me with. Should be strong enough to build a bumper off of and maybe weld some shackle mounts to.
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picked up a one piece driveshaft pretty cheap.
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I also have a question. I have this weird sound that sounds like its coming from in my engine bay but i kinda here it by my feet. Its almost like a really loud vibration sound when i take off from a stop but if i take my foot completely off the pedal and give it gas again its gone. it only happens when my truck takes off from a stop. and will stay through every gear if i don't take my foot off the gas.
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Hmmm that sounds pretty weird. And once you take your foot off the gas and then press the gas again it goes away? You have an auto right? Since it's by your feet it makes me wonder about the torque converter... Not totally sure on that though. If it is, 5 speed swap it
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hmm Ill have to look into that. Ill try to get a video of the sound today.
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Got a video of the sound kinda hard to hear but if you listen close you can hear it.

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I also got some stuff in today. The james duff sas radius arms came in with 7 degree wedges and the sas tracbar bracket. 5.13s with master installation/ rebuild kits for both axles and a full spool for the hp 44 also came in. Just saving for rcv shafts, warn premium hubs, pro comp 5.5 64 inch leafs with belch 6400s and 6 1/2 inch bronco springs. Does anyone know if full size bronco coils and early bronco coils have the same diameter coil and just have different spring rates?
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Put a one piece driveshaft in my truck today. the carrier bearing crossmember was almost gone.
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Did that take care of the noise/vibration?
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Not the noise. It did get rid of any vibration i had and even got some of the play out of my drivetrain but the noise is still there. Ive been going a lot easier on the gas and I havent noticed the noise as much. I hear a hum when i am giving it gas though.
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The rear disk brak swap and the 5.13 gears and front full spool came in. Just waiting on a ruff stuff order. I started thinking about saving for a truetrac in the future depending on what tire size i run. I was thinking about 38x13x15 maxis creepy crawler, 38x12.5x15 bias tsl, 37x12.5z15 irok radial, or 37 togo mt. I am stll going to drive it everyday but i still want a 38 which is why I'm leaning toward the creepy crawler. People say it handles great on the road but wear pretty quick
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If I were you, I wouldn't run a bias ply tire. Unless you like dealing with flat spots every morning haha
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I wouldnt mind bias ply flat spots. You can't find many 38 inch tires for 15 inch rims that are radials.
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I have a question. I am going to be putting the axles in soon but i will not have 37s or 38s then. Im tired of dealing with the ttb. My question is should i put the 5.13s in the axles for the 35s or leave the stock 3.73s in until i get bigger tires. I don't want it to be over geared because i still have to drive it everyday.
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Neither is the ideal case but 5.13s for sure. 3.73s and 35s would suck ***** dude. How much time are you giving yourself for the swap?
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I will probably end up putting the 5.13s in but i have to the sas so i can sell my lift to someone that already wants to buy it and then use that money to buy the new bigger tires so i can sell my 35s. I think i will be at 3k rpms around 45 mph with 5.13s and 35s.
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Eh that won't be too bad lol. It'll burn all the carbon build up out of the motor haha. Does your truck have a 4 speed auto?
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auto with over drive
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I know that my truck runs at about 1500 rpm at 50 mph with 31s and 3.73s. If you were to run 3.73s with dirty5's you wouldn't even be able to get into overdrive or possibly 4th gear haha
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I'd rather deal with high rpm for a couple weeks
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Yeah, you're better off to install the 5.13s now. Your fuel mileage will suck, but it's better than going 0-60 in 5.4 minutes. Not to mention all of the added stress you'll put on the drivetrain by running the 3.73s and trying to turn 35s.
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