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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #61
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i agree with nate daniel, i want to see flex pics, and is it me or are your radius arm mounts gonna break the fukc off if you hit a rut or a rock hard?, and your coils looked fucked
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #62
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the coils are because the radius arm c bushings are 7 degree with a stock braket i need to drop the braket down to equal it out or make wedges in the coil buckets on the axle either way they both do the same thing
and the radius arm brakets arent braced across from braket to braket yet and i am also going to plate the unibody so they wont shoot through the frame
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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #63
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the coils are because the radius arm c bushings are 7 degree with a stock braket i need to drop the braket down to equal it out or make wedges in the coil buckets on the axle either way they both do the same thing
and the radius arm brakets arent braced across from braket to braket yet and i am also going to plate the unibody so they wont shoot through the frame
nah that would be fore/aft misalignment then i.e caster. I think that what everyone is commenting about from the pictures is the misalignment left to right. As in the coil mounting surfaces on the axle are wider then the upper buckets you have put them into.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #64
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Looks really sweet, how much money do you have into the swap? I might consider this if it isn't gonna be a crapload of money, I'd like to do a basic fullwidth swap since I want a lot of stability off road but I probably won't break a fullwidth axle.
I already need to regear, buy a carrier for the D30 and swap out the D35 for something better, so I'm trying to compare how much money it would be.
If I were you, just run coilovers on the front haha. Solve your coil bow problem.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #65
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i spent 250 for f/r d44 and 9" on mine, but good luck finding anyhting higher than 3:50 gears out of a stock truck.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #66
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i spent 250 for f/r d44 and 9" on mine, but good luck finding anyhting higher than 3:50 gears out of a stock truck.
Did you pay 250 for both axles? I'd regear them myself if I had to, the parts cost would probably be cheaper too. Chances are the carrier breaks wouldn't be bad either.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #67
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yah $250 for both, 9" parts are cheep as fukc , but ive been going through 44 shafts like no tomorrow with a welded front on 33"at's 35"mt's and i just broke 3 in one outing with my new to me 36' swampers.
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yah $250 for both, 9" parts are cheep as fukc , but ive been going through 44 shafts like no tomorrow with a welded front on 33"at's 35"mt's and i just broke 3 in one outing with my new to me 36' swampers.
I'm probably just gonna have 33s on the Jeep, I'm on 32s right now. I'm looking for a decently good estimate on how much a swap like this will cost, as a rough estimate in my head to regear my Jeep now at the cheapest would be about $450 in parts. If I do it right and ditch the D35, it would go up probably another 150 if I use an 8.25. From there it would probably go up to $650-700 or more depending on rear end.
Now with a full width swap, I can sell both of my XJ axles and get some of the money back.

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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #69
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if you can find someone to sell the front axle with steering, trac bar, and rad arms and brackets, out of a part out like i said i got it all for 250, maby 50 in bushings and 100 for springs, then little bs like longer breake lines. it was a pritty easy/cheep strong parts build. the only reason im blowing the front up so much is its welded with a nice V8 behind it.
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if you can find someone to sell the front axle with steering, trac bar, and rad arms and brackets, out of a part out like i said i got it all for 250, maby 50 in bushings and 100 for springs, then little bs like longer breake lines. it was a pritty easy/cheep strong parts build. the only reason im blowing the front up so much is its welded with a nice V8 behind it.
Yeah, I'll have to look into this more. Usually when I see people doing this swap it costs hundreds, maybe thousands because usually those people run like 38s. I don't want to go that high.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #71
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yeah nates right with all that
i got a deal of a lifetime on these thats why i did it
i paid 160 for both axles 4rims and 5 tires so i think i got a pretty good deal then i put about another 150 bucks with little things here and there paint lockouts bushings
but i actually bought the whole bronco so i had all of the mounts i needed and more
then regearing i got a 4.10 for 25 bucks then it already has a full spool in the rear
but good luck finding them there all over you just need to find people with all the mounts and braketry
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yeah nates right with all that
i got a deal of a lifetime on these thats why i did it
i paid 160 for both axles 4rims and 5 tires so i think i got a pretty good deal then i put about another 150 bucks with little things here and there paint lockouts bushings
but i actually bought the whole bronco so i had all of the mounts i needed and more
then regearing i got a 4.10 for 25 bucks then it already has a full spool in the rear
but good luck finding them there all over you just need to find people with all the mounts and braketry
Yeah that's the problem, I need to find someone who has a 78 or 79 Bronco or F-150, it's hard to find those though. I'm trying to find some more decent full-width write-ups but most people really go all-out and break the bank.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #73
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yeah it can be expensive i went the cheapest route by using the stock radiusarms
if you buy a truss to run normal cherokee mounts controlarms track bar etc you cannot use it with a 78 or 79 axle cause the radiusarm mounts are cast into the axle tubes if you do the truss you want to look into a f100 44 i think 74 to 77 with weld on radius arm mounts you can cut em offf and run a tnt truss or make your own this will take less time and may be a little cheaper
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:25 PM   #74
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the long awaited flex pictures




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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #75
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howd that spool work?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #76
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i think its a lsd cause it does burnout both wheels
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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #77
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nice flex
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Old October 17th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #78
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needs more flex.
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I'll have to look this up more. I'd love to put full-widths under my Jeep but unlike most I'm not necessarily doing it for the axle strength, I'd do it for the width.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #80
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yeah i agree it does need more flex i need to go bigger 7.5 isint enough yet
yeah i love the width and the strength mines pretty wide i havent mesured the total width of the jeep yet but i will
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