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Old May 28th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #901
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Minus all the extra weight of the big tires, heavy axles, power robbing trans....

On paper its a good combo, but in the real world the c6, 205, 5:38's and 40's isn't ideal.
The problem is bolted to the trans bell housing A lightning engine wouldn't have that problem
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #902
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I guess the 5.38s and 4ds aren't a good match.
that suprises me... thats what I was running...
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On paper its a good combo, but in the real world the c6, 205, 5:38's and 40's isn't ideal.
My old buggy could have used some more power, but in reality it ran awesome with the 3:1 atlas.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #904
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Minus all the extra weight of the big tires, heavy axles, power robbing trans....

On paper its a good combo, but in the real world the c6, 205, 5:38's and 40's isn't ideal.
You can't go any deeper than a 5.38 in a 14B and that combo is about as good of a bulletproof ford combo as you can get unless I missed something Put an engine with some sack in or stay in low range Once you twin stick, you'll be in 2low all the time anyway.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #905
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I am twin sticked, and low range is where I stay. It would be nice to have better gearing, but I'm happy. More power would be nice, but I break it enough already!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #906
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I keep it in 4lo 90% of the time anyway. But Saturday low range was a bit to Mich for the wife to try and stop it with the poppy brakes. Get the brakes fixed and should be better.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #907
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The plan is to pick up another roller motor and slowly assemble it over the next year and by spring next year drop it in.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #908
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What did you figure out in the braking department?
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #909
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I am gonna redo all the lines and warranty my front calipers. I had a aftermarket booster/master combo from Summit. The master was bad, I got a 96 f250 Master and modified it to fit the booster which gave me some braking back. When I installed all the nylon lines I overtightened the compression fittings, so I replaced all those. But I also had to get an adapter for my rear calipers and retap my fronts. I think the adpaters and the rethreaded front ports are what is giving me the issues.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #910
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I am gonna stop at automasters tonight and look at getting all new lines and fittings.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #911
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Automasters selection sucks. Guess I'll be ordering online.

I contacted the company that makes the master cyl. on Friday. They have in big logos 24/7 tech support on their site but only a link to open a tech ticket with them no phone number. So I opened a ticket. I have yet to hear from them .
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Can you go with a hydroboost and a 1 ton master cylinder with a 1 1/8 bore?

That's what I'm running on mine with 3/4 ton calipers so I can run 15" wheels.

And it'll lock up 40's on blacktop with a 5400 lb rig on top
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Old May 29th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #913
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I like my plastic brake lines. $30 plumbs the whole thing. Rip a line on the trail and it can be fixed in 10 minutes.
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I like my plastic brake lines. $30 plumbs the whole thing. Rip a line on the trail and it can be fixed in 10 minutes.
what MC do you have? You have to watch the pressure ratings with assisted or boosted MCs
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I am running the same calipers and brakes as what I was prior. I am now also running the same master cyl as before. The booster and lines are whats different on this rig. I dont feel its a booster issue. Only leaves one option. Again I think its the threads at the calipers giving me the issues.

Bore of the new master is 1.125 (or same as my old one).
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:37 AM   #916
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Fenders need to be trimmed different BTW

I need to figure out a way to lower the grille and fenders. I don't like how high up they sit.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #917
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No point in obstructing your view
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Really not much of an obstruction. I just don't like how high the sides are on the "a" pillar. With the hood on it migh be more of an issue.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 09:31 PM   #919
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John, I keep thinking your me looking at your avatar lol. I had that other pic as mine for a while.
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I see a trend lol.
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Ya your rig keeps humping a ranger...
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