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Oh my goodness, the ppl on TRS are complaining about Jey's work, what *****.

-Brenton
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Just outta curiosity since i know nothing about front axles....what are the main vehicles that the D60's came on? and what years also? I want to do the swap but dont know a whole lot about front axle types just how they operate. THanks


oh and where is the best/cheapest place to get XML's or military tires in general?
dana 60s came in one ton trucks. tires= http://www.usa6x6.com/products_and_services/tires.html
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Oh my goodness, the ppl on TRS are complaining about Jey's work, what *****.

-Brenton
ha.. yea TRS = ***** gathering..idk it was cool for a while but the older guys/older gen people are dicks
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Stazworks has the military tires cheaper... you can also find them on ebay for a decent price.
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one last question about this and then we can get back on subject....What rim works best with these military tires? i see they are all 20" radius so i know it needs to be a 20 but will any 20" rim work?
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Yeah, but stazworks double beadlocks will help out when you want to air down to 2 or 3psi
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Yeah, but stazworks double beadlocks will help out when you want to air down to 2 or 3psi
with military tires beadlocks are almost a must because to get any sidewall flex out of them you almost need to run them flat. I would not go through USA6x6 for anything. They have the worst business history ever
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Oh my goodness, the ppl on TRS are complaining about Jey's work, what *****.

-Brenton
they are just commenting on his welds from the pictures. Im not siding with them but the welds in the pics dont look very good. they were just trying to give some advice.
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What does a good weld look like?

Are you basing them on pretty welds?

MIG the better they look the better they are

All of Jey's welds are stick welds and have three passes on everything. I guarantee you they are stronger than the welds FORD put on your truck!

I'm not trying to bash...but...
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What does a good weld look like?

Are you basing them on pretty welds?

MIG the better they look the better they are

All of Jey's welds are stick welds and have three passes on everything. I guarantee you they are stronger than the welds FORD put on your truck!

I'm not trying to bash...but...
im not say a "pretty" weld im saying some of the welds look like they have poor penetration. thats what the guys from TRS were commenting on that the welds didnt look like they had enough heat. i mean hell my welds dont look pretty but the ones ive tested the base metal broke before the weld.
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What does a good weld look like?

Are you basing them on pretty welds?

MIG the better they look the better they are

All of Jey's welds are stick welds and have three passes on everything. I guarantee you they are stronger than the welds FORD put on your truck!

I'm not trying to bash...but...
im with yomie on this one. i met jey and hes a real knowlgable guy. hes posted some pretty impressive pics of wheeling his truck. if he had crapy welding skills his truck would have already fell apart. i think a lot of people in that thread was just jumpin on the ban wagon. to rag on someone elses truck.
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they look good to me and i weld everyday at work..
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they look good to me and i weld everyday at work..
x2, I got my certificate in welding!!!! (cept I don't weld everyday anymore)
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so what brand/style 20's will work with military tires? OR will any 20 work?
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so what brand/style 20's will work with military tires? OR will any 20 work?
any 20" in the right width will work.
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good to know, thanks
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Oh my goodness, the ppl on TRS are complaining about Jey's work, what *****.

-Brenton
LOL

I just got done reading the thread you made over on TRS. Don't listen to them. I'm pretty sure Jey knows what he's doing. I mean...his Ranger is pretty damn badass. And the **** he's put it through...its tough.
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Thanks for the props. I'm sure if my welding sucked I would have fixed alot more **** on my truck than a pinion yoke.

Anyways an update on brenton's truck. I was unhappy with the pinion and castor angle, and since brenton has not gotten wheels and tires yet i went ahead and pulled the axle back off, re-cut and turned the knuckles, and re-mounted the perches accordingly.

Re-installed the axle onto the truck, everything is ready to go, and bam, evidently when the steering box was rebuilt, the o-ring sealing the fluid from the top plate (with the pre-load adjustment screw) was pinched upon installation and was blowing fluid everywhere. Ordered the o-ring from toyota for 3.97 and it will be here wednesday morning supposibly.

So in order to continue and turn the truck around to set the gears up in the rear axle I bolted my rear tires onto the front of his, pulled it around with my Polaris Trailboss 330 (plug for where I work? maybe) and yomie pulled the *** end sideways (since steering box is taken apart, therefor draglink is un-hooked and we were steering the tires by hand) we got it turned around.

Upon dissasembly, the gears had been improperly set-up when the LS carrier was installed, the pattern showed a very tight clearance (not enough backspacing). The fluid looked like 1 year old baby diarrhea mixed with a chocolate milk shake. The ring gear AND carrier had rust from being swamp donkey'd.

tomorrow I will pull the bearings off the carrier, pull the pinion out and start setting them up. Hopefully won't take too long. It's supposed to rain again on wednesday.

Sorry for the long update. I'll post pictures next time i'm at my computer.
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that is quite a description of the rear axle Jey. lol

cant wait to see it rolling.
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New pinion angle and caster/spring perches.

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Nickel rod gets nice and hot...

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Look at that nasty *** weld, it has no penetration! omg!

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With my 38's, getting pulled around the yard with my 4wheeler.

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Ford's anyone?

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Baby diarhea and chocolate milk shake.

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and some rusty gears

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Damn, my truck looks quite large. I'll be up there this Sat. to come get it.

Brenton
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mmmm... looks yummy
cant wait to see this thing done
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lookin sweet.
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