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Old 12-17-2010
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yeah if i dont do the 1/4 elliptic set up like 034x4s then ill probably use a Z-box along with tarflex revolver shackles. but i feel this set up would work just as well and not cost as much
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Old 12-20-2010
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Wonder what these could be???

ballistic fab
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it cant be ballistic fab unless you ordered it in like September. The last four orders from them took 2-3 months to get..
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nope i ordered them a week from friday, i know a buddy from work was pissed because his order was on backorder for a couple months now but some how i got it in a week
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it also depends on what you ordered..I got my beadlocks in a week..if you order the ballistic joints..forget about it coming in a week..try months
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yeah i got spring buckets and a link tower

5in adjustable coil buckets and link tower
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everything from BARNES 4WD (including extra inner frame bracket they accidentally sent me)
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the only thing is that BARNES 4WD sent me the heim 3 link kit when i bought the Johnny joint 3 link kit so im going to send the heims back and they are going to send the Johnnys free of charge and take off shipping from my ticket
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Better put a panhard on the rear if you keep those shackles...
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Better put a panhard on the rear if you keep those shackles...

just because you started your sas doesnt mean you talk the lingo and throw out advice n00b
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yeah Im pretty sure i wont need a panhard bar with leafs..
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If you use those Z revolver things it looks like you'll need a panhard bar. The design of those things just looks like a super bad idea..



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im going to be doing it the way 034x4 did his.
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I dont think you will need one either. it just depends on how you want it to drive.
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Old 12-21-2010
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You don't need a Panhard bar in the rear.
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Old 12-21-2010
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i think ill just flip my hanger and run it normal tell i swap the 9'' in and triangulate my shocks then ill do the quarter elliptic and run bump stops and some kind of locking mechanism, im just waiting on 034x4 to message me back and see if he can answer some questions i have before im dead set on how im going to fab it

as far as handling i think it will be fine ive had to drive some pretty nutty stuff before, if all else fails it will keep me from driving fast which will help the mpg
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Old 12-21-2010
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anyone know of a cheap DIY bead lock kit?
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Old 12-22-2010
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Bump, anyone? I'm thinking I'm gonna do beadlocks before my first trail test but I know nothing about them and who has them for the best price, I like beards a lot bit I don't know If there's a better company out there

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I got the ballistic set..what size wheels you gunna be running? Kore has some copperhead fab has some. They are easy to do. I mounted my one 38 the other week. Was easier then I thought.
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I have 15s now but I plan on running a 42 inch tire do should I buy some 16s or 17s?
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no you can keep your 15s for that big of a tire -- just if you plan on changing axles you will need new wheel with a different lug pattern and a bigger size. Like with my D44 the smallest I can run is a 16.5 so I went with a 17..

but either way you will need to change the lug..
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I'm selling my D30 and buying full with D44 and 9" out of a 83-87 bronco so I think ill need to get new rims anyway... but I plan on running conversion spacers tell I have enough to buy 17s but I might still deadlock my wheels that I have now and just sell them to my dad for his prerunnerand buy 17" softs and do the same for those unless do u need 16.5 to clear the brakes?
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do 17s...

15s are too small and 16.5s are ungood.

IMO, I really like that KORE kit I bought, the price was right and it was quality. Not to mention they were fast. the rings were really easy to weld and they hold air perfectly. I have no leaks or loss in air since i tore the truck down in Nov 2009
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So my 15s won't work for time being If I get the conversions?
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Old 12-23-2010
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and beard how did you balance the KORE kit? the truck will still be my DD
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Old 12-24-2010
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whats the reason for everyone putting 1 oz of BBs in there tires when using deadlocks? dose it act as a wheel weight to keep them balanced? and with the inconsistency of the welds how do people balance them?
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They do it because you cannot stick conventional clip on weights onto the rims, also they tend to fall off alot when you are wheeling. The BB's weight balance out the rim and tire combo. And it probably wont be just an ounce. It will vary from tire to tire obviously.

Oh and btw, they are called Beadlocks lol.
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