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Old 10-03-2006
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wow that really sucks john... glad you are okay though... if you need any help with the repair give me a call
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sucks man..indeed you said it right...pays to play
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atleast you only broke 1!
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Ha ha! True that!

But I'll replace both shafts or spindles to be sure.

I looked at it again and definitely could just replace the shaft if I can get one that fits.
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Damn that sucks John, I always worry that something like that could happen one day but it would be different on mine as its a 4x4.
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thats bad luck man!

if you need help.. im pretty close to ya!
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Shouldn't be too bad, Chris -- I put the spindles on myself, did the ball joints top and bottom before etc. Just a grind to move through. I'll let you know though when I do it -- you can come down and provide "moral support" if nothing else, lol!

Seriously though, if I get the parts in time, I'll probably end up doing this at night.
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ouch, ranger down...

glad it broke at a good time...not high speeds.
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Hmm.. I lost a spindle completely.. and a cobra wheel, goodyear tire.. caliper.. Vailience.. Total sukkith if ya ask me, My condolences on your laying frame.

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D your wording never stops to amaze me lol
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Wow, that stinks about the breakage.

i thought maybe you could have limped home when you said 1-2 miles from home. then saw the pics. haha no way of that happening.
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Hey ,
You might want to check out the other spindle & see if it's damaged?
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That is his paln... Replace both if possible...
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D just told me this happend. Good luck getting it fixed. Too bad 4x4 spindles wouldn't help I got a set sitting at home.
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Hmmm where did they come from??? LOL
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I dunno but I started to clean them up and was gonna have them powder coated or paint of something but other things came up.
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Damn John that is harsh! Glad to hear you are alright though!
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Wow, that stinks about the breakage.

i thought maybe you could have limped home when you said 1-2 miles from home. then saw the pics. haha no way of that happening.

for some reason when you posted this i can visualize john running along the road carring the weight of the front corner of the truck
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Okay, I had the Doetsch so now I'll try the Fabtechs. Ordered them from 4WheelParts this morning for $375 which includes shipping.

I'll get the old ones off and get the new brake parts together while I'm waiting for them to arrive so I'm ready to go when they get here. MIGHT be that I can make Wharton, but I don't know yet.
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Okay, I had the Doetsch so now I'll try the Fabtechs. Ordered them from 4WheelParts this morning for $375 which includes shipping.

I'll get the old ones off and get the new brake parts together while I'm waiting for them to arrive so I'm ready to go when they get here. MIGHT be that I can make Wharton, but I don't know yet.
Sounds like a plan!

I hope you get her up and running. And I hope this doesn't happen to me
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My advice: don't jump your truck...

...especially with 35's and small backspacing!!!
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My advice: don't jump your truck...

...especially with 35's and small backspacing!!!
I'll have both next week
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geeze John..............i am wondering how the heck you got it on the roll back or off the road without damaging your A arm....
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The two guy was good. He has these little sled-runner dealies that he puts under the control arm along with a piece of 4x4 and it slid on real nice.
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Hey man kinda off topic but I noticed you have removed your front sway bar. How does your truck handle without it?
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With the Rancho RSX shocks and stiffer torsion bars, not too bad. It wasn't a sports car with all the lift and 35's anyway, lol. But it take some getting used to.

The main problem is that it's kind of "non-linear". When you push it to a certain point and the body roll really advances, a rapidly increasing over-steer happens. I literally had the truck up on 2 wheels a couple of times pushing it during testing. I know the truck pretty well now so no problems like that.

It is however MUCH smoother over bumps. I wouldn't do it with stock shocks and soft t-bars though -- that would be awful.
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