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Old 09-04-2006
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also, you can get a tranny froma 4wd 2.3 or 2.0 to go in there. but its more money and i did it my way to keep cost down also. just a thought
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Thanks man,I guess I'll just see what I come up with as I go.The adapter may be the way to do it.I would just need a shorter rear drive shaft right?
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Thanks man,I guess I'll just see what I come up with as I go.The adapter may be the way to do it.I would just need a shorter rear drive shaft right?
yep and a longer front. i made both of mine so it wasnt a big deal. your front driveshaft will end up bein longer than the rear. at least thats how it is with a 3.0 auto, im not sure about your setup though.
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hey i just seen your in florida. ever need a hand let me know.
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Hey thanks man,I'm a ways from you up by Jacksonville,but always appreciate help.One more question about this adapter.it joins the rear of the tranny and the front of the t-case right?So does the rear shaft of the tranny still reach the t-case or is a small shaft needed to join them.

I'm just trying to get an ideaof whats needed to do this.
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well, i used a stock t-case adapter from an explorer,(took the tailshaft off and it bolted on) and the output shaft was longer on the 2wd tranny, so i had to make up the difference. thats how i came about makin the adapter. the shaft is like 5 1/2 inches too long, so the t-case slid on, but was 5 1/2 inches from mounting to the the tranny.
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Alright i see now thanks for the info man.
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Old 09-12-2006
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here a lil update.

beefy enough?

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anyone have an opinion on a color i should use for some parts under there? im thinkin of either a really bright color, to stand out. or a dark red so its not gawdy but noticible.
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anyone have an opinion on a color i should use for some parts under there? im thinkin of either a really bright color, to stand out. or a dark red so its not gawdy but noticible.
ugh i hate when people paint their parts bright wierd colors. stick with like a dark color like green or a drab. Im using flat black on my front diff cover with hammered grey on the axle itsself. looks pretty good
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Just leave it black underneathe
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Old 09-13-2006
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Chirs, what are the hangers for? The front or the rear?

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looks good chris..

how much do those retail for?

id paint black
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the hangers are for a superduty for the rear. but im going to be using them for my front springs, the rear hangers on them. i think the kit runs in the 3 hundreds.
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Why didn't you make them?
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arent superduty's 3" leaf springs?
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Hey man! I should be doing mine in less than a month! Keep it up!

I used to have a set of SSR's on my truck and when I would go in the mud, they turned into giant drag slicks... they were absolutely HORRIBLE... I like my Iroks 1000000% better!
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Comin along nicely Chris.
What parts do you already have and what do you still need before you start actually working on swap.I know you were planning on putting the brackets and all in place first while still driving it.Just wondering if you have some time frame in mind to finish.
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Why didn't you make them?
got them for free. so i figured id see what i can do with them for now.

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arent superduty's 3" leaf springs?
might be. what size are the rancho/or wagoneer springs for that matter?

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Hey man! I should be doing mine in less than a month! Keep it up!
I used to have a set of SSR's on my truck and when I would go in the mud, they turned into giant drag slicks... they were absolutely HORRIBLE... I like my Iroks 1000000% better!
yea, i just picked them up so i can have something to run on once i get the axle under there. Ill be saving for a lil while for fresh meats.

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Comin along nicely Chris.
What parts do you already have and what do you still need before you start actually working on swap.I know you were planning on putting the brackets and all in place first while still driving it.Just wondering if you have some time frame in mind to finish.
Im trying to keep an up to date list of parts and prices in my first post on this page. I still need front springs, and get the tubing for the steering. Thats just to get it under the truck. i still need to build the axles up, gears locker all that stuff. but im just really trying to get it under there, and setup nicely. i can do all gears and stuff with the truck with me at work.
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might be. what size are the rancho/or wagoneer springs for that matter?
2.5"
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will that half inch hurt anything?
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you wont be able to bolt a 2.5" spring into a 3" space. now im not sure if you can use some .25" spacers to take up the gap or not.
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the rear is almost ready to go under the truck.

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looks good man..

whats the internal stuff in there?

if its already was posted my bad..
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didnt change anything in there yet. still has factory 373, an ls. thinkin about puttin it in this weekend.

wil be getting 513s and a locker once i get the big meats on.
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