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Old January 12th, 2015, 06:41 AM   #161
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Well,I thought about longer shackles, but that would raise my ride height, and we all know how I feel about this things height by now...I also thought long and hard about building slider boxes, but not sure that will happen either. What I really want to do is hold out for the rear 4 link. I'm not too worried about the hangers atm,I will, and have been keeping a close eye on everything I welded. Been checking for cracks at least once a week since I built it, not just on the shackle hangers, but everywhere I welded. You see, my wife drives this thing with our kids in it once in a while, plus she's 9 months pregnant. To me, that's no joke, their safety is more important than anything.
Then make it stronger. You cant visually inspect welds for cracks.

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Old January 12th, 2015, 09:45 AM   #162
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Then make it stronger. You can visually inspect welds for cracks.
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Well,I thought about longer shackles, but that would raise my ride height, and we all know how I feel about this things height by now...I also thought long and hard about building slider boxes, but not sure that will happen either. What I really want to do is hold out for the rear 4 link. I'm not too worried about the hangers atm,I will, and have been keeping a close eye on everything I welded. Been checking for cracks at least once a week since I built it, not just on the shackle hangers, but everywhere I welded. You see, my wife drives this thing with our kids in it once in a while, plus she's 9 months pregnant. To me, that's no joke, their safety is more important than anything.
Just remake your shackle mounts to accommodate longer shackles without lifting the truck while also makeing the mount stronger.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 10:48 AM   #164
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Just remake your shackle mounts to accommodate longer shackles without lifting the truck while also makeing the mount stronger.
I have a few ideas on how I'm going to change it. It won't be for a bit,I have to get it in the garage to do some other things too. The radiator cracked, so it's not being driven too much right now.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 10:55 AM   #165
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Did some stuff. Hydro assist works excellent.
Bought some 39x14.5x17 pitbull maddog's for a Damn good deal on here. They wheel excellent. Grab on anything, rock concrete, even snow. I'm pretty impressed. They are incredibly round as well. Barely any wobble on initial drive unless it's below 10.
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Looks beastly with those 39s.
I wonder how the stock tie rod will hold up to the hydro assist.
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Looks beastly with those 39s.
I wonder how the stock tie rod will hold up to the hydro assist.
Stfu Alex! What "stock" tie rod are u talking about its solid axle swapped with crossover steering....

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Stfu Alex! What "stock" tie rod are u talking about its solid axle swapped with crossover steering....

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Old March 2nd, 2016, 05:56 PM   #170
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Looks beastly with those 39s.
I wonder how the stock tie rod will hold up to the hydro assist.
Thanks, it does look mean.
The tie rod is 1.5x.25 wall dom, with chevy hd tie rod ends flipped onto the top side of the knuckles. I do have an issue with the offset tre's though. I never noticed, but when on the 33's, I wore it out. I'm currently waiting on emf tie rod ends, and medium joints. I'm switching out my upper rod ends for the emf kore ball. The angle on the upper link is killing the rusty's rod ends. With the 33's I wore the first one out in under 5000 miles. On 39's, I blew the threads off the adjuster nut with zero miles driving over the snow pile it's flexed out on in the pics above I'm going to build a trans cross member that will hold my lower links and upper so the lowers will be angled more (for steering clearance, 39's rub a bit) then straighten out the upper so it can handle the forces applied by flexing. Eventually all rod ends will be emf, and all tre's will be emf as well.
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I meant the stock style tie rod ends. G-damn.
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I meant the stock style tie rod ends. G-damn.
I didn't see any of those either...

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I like this build
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Some pics at St Helen free rock area. Did great until I let it lunch the drive shaft. Stupid aluminum doesn't like rocks so much.....working on an upgrade. Anyone know where there's a 2 pc super duty shaft for cheap, preferably from an 05 or newer.
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https://youtu.be/fA7YEH2wMS8

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Pics of the carnage.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 11:27 AM   #179
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Got your mileage from that shaft.
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Got your mileage from that shaft.
The rock that ate it was definitely satisfied. It was only 40, and I found a replacement for 30, but want to upgrade to the 2 pc 1410 shaft that super duties use. It will make the shaft higher at the axle end, plus stronger joints.
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