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Old January 3rd, 2012, 02:44 AM   #201
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Wife said i cant wheel it. But what she dont know wont hurt her lol
wheel the one your gunna get tommarow :D just messing
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #202
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seen this today on the high way looked bad ass
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #203
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^^Thanks
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #204
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So.....

My rear leafs are shot and are allowing bad axle wrap, even on the street. All the wrap has killed my drive shaft, the ears were smashed over the ujoint caps and chipped when I pressed the joint out. I put the new joint in and welded it into place to make it hold. That being said I have 2 weeks to find a replacement before a Snofari.

I have been thinking about doing a hack and tap and running some type of double cardan ds. I'm not sure if this is possible or not. I also haven't been able to find a lot of info on np233 sye. Is there one or does a np231 sye work on the np233?

Ive also been thinking about a slightly longer shaft that fits my slip yoke, maybe a truck shaft? Only reason for being longer is to compensate for the extra shaft I have exposed from the lift.

As for the leafs I have no idea where to even start. I like the flex the stock pack provided but it obviously they didnt hold up. I would like to find a set I can use the stock hangers with. I would also be interested in a set that provides about an inch more lift over a stock pack.

I have lots of ideas, but little time to decide on my options. Any suggestions?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #205
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flatter leafs flex better, but allow for more axle wrap.

and antiwrap bar is a great addition. unfortunately, if you can build a good bar, building a triangulated 4 link isnt a ton more work. why not build a bastard pack using your existing main leaf. i cant remember where it went, but along with the drive shaft pdf i told you about, i also used to have a pdf with various spring lengths and rates for all types of applications.

pirate4x4 may be your best answer.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #206
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flatter leafs flex better, but allow for more axle wrap.

and antiwrap bar is a great addition. unfortunately, if you can build a good bar, building a triangulated 4 link isnt a ton more work. why not build a bastard pack using your existing main leaf. i cant remember where it went, but along with the drive shaft pdf i told you about, i also used to have a pdf with various spring lengths and rates for all types of applications.

pirate4x4 may be your best answer.
Here it is. I've looked over this thing many times.

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Old January 6th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #207
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What do your leafs measure eye to eye? I could sell you mine, plus my truck ds.
I took my truck to a shop and they built and installed a badtard pack that levled it out and didn't wrap as much but kept the ride for $210 eroding my old main spring.

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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:34 AM   #208
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flatter leafs flex better, but allow for more axle wrap.

and antiwrap bar is a great addition. unfortunately, if you can build a good bar, building a triangulated 4 link isnt a ton more work. why not build a bastard pack using your existing main leaf. i cant remember where it went, but along with the drive shaft pdf i told you about, i also used to have a pdf with various spring lengths and rates for all types of applications.

pirate4x4 may be your best answer.
Walt, if you ever find that ds link let me know

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What do your leafs measure eye to eye? I could sell you mine, plus my truck ds.
I took my truck to a shop and they built and installed a badtard pack that levled it out and didn't wrap as much but kept the ride for $210 eroding my old main spring.
Could you get me a yoke to yoke measurement of your ds, and is yours still a slip yoke?

On the truck they are 52 inches eye to eye but they are bent. And what do you mean by "eroding"? Did they add any more leafs to the pack or just stiffer ones? I'm very interested, if they will work.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #209
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Yeah they're super......


But I did really like them when they were in once piece, but it seemed like they let go just a little too easy.


On a side note White road near Boyne Mt is a nice gentle seasonal road for snow wheeling.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #210
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How'd you brake it?
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Old January 12th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #211
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That little red dot on the map haha. It was a steep washed out sand hill with 20-30" rocks at the top. I made it to the top, and snap crackle pop. I lost them both right there.

The thing that makes me happy is that the hubs and shafts are ok!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #212
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I didn't mean "eroding" Damn Droid... Warping. You can see the wave in the main spring yet but the rest in the pack all look good, and they told me it shouldn't warp like that again. I think they added 1 leaf on the bottom.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #213
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Seasonal road with rocks? Don't see that often
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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #214
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How's the Blazer doing wadey? You put a sway bar on it yet?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #215
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buddy of mine ran a set of superwinches and they broke fairly easily. then went with warn premiums and started breaking shafts instead. one tons are the only solution.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #216
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I have an extra 44 Suoerwinch lockout if your interested.
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I didn't mean "eroding" Damn Droid... Warping. You can see the wave in the main spring yet but the rest in the pack all look good, and they told me it shouldn't warp like that again. I think they added 1 leaf on the bottom.
Hmm I don't like that. My springs right now have a wave in them and once they bend they only continue to bend.

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It was washed out because it was all sand and fairly steep, not a bad "road" if you ask me.

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Ehh the closer to snofari the longer the list seems to get lol. And nope not yet its on the summer todo list, but for now its not that bad unless I have 4 people and tools in it.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #218
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After seeing the differences between the Superwinches and the old school Spicers I won't be going back to Superwinch. I haven't seen a Warn yet but they might not be a bad option if I can get them through Napa with a lifetime warranty. That way replacements will be easy to come by.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #219
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Warn are extreamly similar to superwinch. I run stock spicers on mine and never broke one.

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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #220
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And I've broke my Spicers fairly easilly running 37's. Slugs are nice but it sucks not being able to unlock them
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