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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:57 PM   #41
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any updates?
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Old January 24th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #42
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any updates?
Not to much unfortunately, just had to do injectors in the tow rig so ive been broke for a little while lol. Anyways once The 60 gets geared, which should be real soon, I can wrap up the front suspension and crossover steering. I have tons of poor neglected parts just waiting to be installed. Then its boatside time . Looking forward to see how that suspension setup you plan on running works for ya. Should be killer at the dunes...
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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #43
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I'm hoping so. To figure out the max bump and droop I'm gonna have to pull the springs apart and just hook up the main leafs with a wooden block to make up for the height of the others. Otherwise you will never find full bump of the springs, and be wasting up travel when mounting the bumps. Gotta get dat travel
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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #44
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Oh yeah!...and if thing is ever going to get jumped at the dunes please notify me, im always down to see 5XXXlbs of machinery flying through the air . BTW what are your plans for driveshafts on that thing?
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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #45
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Ill only have 4" of lift, so i may be able to get away with the stock ones...


Not possitive though. Ones I get the springs in and start moving the suspension around, I will know If the slip yokes are gonna fall apart or be ok.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #46
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Nice build. Fullsize trail rigs are awsome.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #47
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If you want some good ideas for your rig.

K5s are much more popular here... http://coloradok5.com/

Looks like mostly jeeps and smaller rigs here.




I like these rigs alot

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One of my all time favorite here. Hes one of the smartest guys I know with suspension. And hes built the rig on a very tight budget. And it works and wheels awesome.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #48
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Nice build. Fullsize trail rigs are awsome.
Thank you and agreed. Cool Ramcharger by the way
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #49
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If you want some good ideas for your rig.

K5s are much more popular here... http://coloradok5.com/

Looks like mostly jeeps and smaller rigs here.
Yeah, I actually get a lot of good information from CK5. Just never joined I guess. They have a lot of good k5 related tech stuff and write-ups. Maybe I ought to finally do it..
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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #50
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Well its been a while since I have gotten anything substantial done to the blazer. Recently started stripping down the 60 to put the 5.13s in and get it ready to go under the truck. First and foremost I need to send a HUGE thanks out to Justin and John for all the help.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #51
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Pulled the carrier out with a couple pry bars...


As you can see bearings were a little rusty, we did find a few chunks of ice in the diff, but for the most part it was in good shape and everything came apart easily.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #52
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Originally the plan was to press off the bearings, but the HF separator wasn't big enough to catch the press plates of the press. So after driving to every parts store around town looking for a suitable puller to rent that was wide enough to to catch my HF bearing separator, I just ended up using a big 2 jaw puller. The separator worked alright but caught one of the needle cages on one bearings but so far it hasn't given us much trouble as far as set up goes.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #53
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Fabbed up this super custom deluxe gem of a tool/axe/defense weapon to hold the pinion when taking off the pinion nut.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #54
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Fabbed up this super custom deluxe gem of a tool/axe/defense weapon to hold the pinion when taking off the pinion nut.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #55
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While this axle will be getting a lunchbox here soon i just couldn't stand the though of having a open 60 on 37s (a choice i may or may not regret) so i've decided to try a fozzy locked 60 for the time being. Obviously this has been done by several zuki guys but i've looked high and low for someone who has done it with one tons and came up empty handed. Im hoping the strength of the carrier will be up to the task. The welds were placed with two voids filled directly across for each other on the spider gears and with four voids filled in the side gears . This way there is weld contacting weld on on both spiders in both forward and reverse. I will have the shafts back in it tomorrow and will be able to tell exactly how much differentiation it will give me before lock. But im hoping to be able to crank the wheel hard to one side and get the tires pointing in the right direction before the welds contact.

Welded up after baking..


Welds ground smooth...
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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #56
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Nice build, so when's the rear getting disc brakes?
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Old February 9th, 2013, 03:20 PM   #57
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Nice build, so when's the rear getting disc brakes?
Thanks, and we will see, but probably after hydro assist is done. The drums spin freely but I haven't had lines hooked up to them or gave them a good go over yet. If they need rebuilt they are going in the scrap pile. Since I already have new 3/4 ton calipers and rotors for the swap its a no brainer.

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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #58
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Yeah its the same price to do.the disc setup then to redo the drums, I was gonna do it on my k5 with one tons, but then I went to rocks!!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #59
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We going to finish this thing up today?
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Old February 10th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #60
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We going to finish this thing up today?
Yup, ready when you are...
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