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Old 03-20-2011
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What Ive been up to lately: Wheel Bearing Failure!!

Well I havent posted on this site in a long time so I think ill go ahead and fill some people in on what ive been doing lately:

I started this year off with kind of a new type of coil over setup. Picked up some longer eyelets for the lower A arm mount and order up some new Fox coil overs to match:
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Then just last week my wheel bearing fails on the passenger side, while I had it all apart,I changed the diff fluid/gasket, i replaced every ball joint/tie rods, cv axles, wheels bearings of course, brake pads and rotors:
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whew what a year so far... Next is get my exhaust tucked and squared away and install some support bars for my front drop brackets. then maybe have a custom tranny cross member made up for me so i can finally install my front drive shaft again.
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Looks good!
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I want coil-overs, boo!
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Looks like someone was having some fun!
was your jack tall enough for your truck, if you didn't have to take a tire off, i'd have probably said, why bother.
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fun? Its only fun when everything is fixed at the end. Hopefully no more problems for a while lol
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What's different about those coilovers from your old ones?

Did the old ones hit the lower bracket without that longer eyelet?
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The older c/o's i had were blue and springs were 750s. The lower eyelets somewhat hit the cv boot at full turn sometimes i think causing my boots to break like they did. It never caused an issue but i was tired of grease flying everywhere so i went ahead and order longer eyelets. Since fox doesnt do the blue anymore, i didnt want to mix colors so i just went ahead and bought new c/o's to match the new eyelets. Since i was getting new c/o's i opted to buy new heavier duty springs(850s) as well to handle the extra weight of the 5.0 motor i have in the truck. This setup seems to be a better fit for my truck.
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