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Old March 16th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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I'm gonna change the suspension in my truck to better handle the dunes and so I can go faster.
This will be a slow build since I've been busy with school and starting a new job.

What I started with:



Took the bed off to grind/paint frame along with other maintenance things. Debating if I should box the frame or wait until next year.




I trussed the front and rear axles.





New shocks: Fox 2.0 reservoir unless I find a good set of coilovers then three link is happening sooner then expected.


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Old March 17th, 2016, 07:01 AM   #2
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Nice to see the younger people getting involved.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #3
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glad you are putting the old dodge to good use....I'm the one that sold it to you
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Old March 18th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #4
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glad you are putting the old dodge to good use....I'm the one that sold it to you
No kidding lol, I was wondering if you've heard of this place due to your other chevy, still got that?
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Old March 19th, 2016, 10:40 AM   #5
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This will never work.




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Cary on...
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Old March 19th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #6
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If you still have the front axle out gusset the inner C on top!

Good work.
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Old March 19th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #7
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That was my next plan lol I already bent the ones on the old axle..
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I swapped the rear axles. Ignore the temporary u bolt and exhaust lol. Now time for the front.







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I pulled the front axle out today. Went to drain the oil out of the diff and a mixture of 30% oil and 70% water came out. I knew I had a bad seal but I didn't think it was that bad, good thing I'm replacing it!
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Old April 14th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #10
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No kidding lol, I was wondering if you've heard of this place due to your other chevy, still got that?
Yep still got it I've got a build thread on here and I just started one for my jeep too
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Old April 14th, 2016, 09:51 PM   #11
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Not trying to be a dick here but how are those leafs supposed to make it ride better at the dunes? It's gonna ride like an empty dump truck.
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Not trying to be a dick here but how are those leafs supposed to make it ride better at the dunes? It's gonna ride like an empty dump truck.
These are just until I get my stuff for a three link together, I didn't want to ride on double stacked blocks anymore.
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Good answer
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Most excellent.

Why a 3 link in the rear?
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To handle better when going faster. I felt like I needed to go to therapy for my back with how the suspension was before.
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To handle better when going faster. I felt like I needed to go to therapy for my back with how the suspension was before.
I mean why a 3 link over a 4 link...

Or are you talking a wishbone setup?
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Yes upper wishbone. Just waiting on a good deal for 16" coil overs before I start
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Cool.

I built one for a buddies rig that should make it up there this year.

Id probably just do lower trailing arms and triangulated uppers in a 4 link if I were to do it again.
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Got the front axle in. Everything went as expected as putting in a new axle on jack stands from a different truck. Lots of swearing and staring at it lol.
Went to go bleed the brakes after I got everything in and snapped both bleeder screws off. I think thats the kick start I needed to go get some wilwood's. Until that happens, heres a poser pic with the old caliper:

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