Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by John_Rock, December 26, 2003.
what are you going to do with your cv's?
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You whore you! I'm not even dead yet and you are asking. LOL
Just get Kabiak to get you some spares.
ps - you are wrong about what I am doing... hehehehe
larger knuckles? some sort of manual hub conversion?
i have spares.. but they dont last long with the locker lol
And a lead foot perhaps???
Some progress this weekend but not as much as I wanted to make.
Saturday was spent getting the new to me parts. Then today I got kind of a late start. Not a great day to be outside and working on the truck. It was raining on and off. Then while removing the rest of my parts I broke the passenger side torsion adjustment bolt. That took me some time to remedy.
So all I got done today was removal of the front axle and torsion bars and lower A-arms. Oh and not to mention another problem I found. The rear drivers side mount for the front axle is broken off of the frame.
Some pics from the end of the day...
so whats the plan stan?
I'm just trying to catch up with you. :
An SAS would be great, but that's just way more money than I can spend right now. But, I came across a helluva deal on a used Superlift.
holy crap! I dont think anyone had pushed the IFS as far as you John, not on this forum! Of course having the long heavy sport trac I am sure helps!!
Does the superlift rely on the mount you broke? I am guessing it does! LOL
Its not going to fit under your car port LOL
Well the front axle relies on this mount to keep it from rotating under stress. I guess without that mount the front axle could experience axle wrap while driving. I hope to get the lift installed this week after work(leaving out he front axle and stuff) and drive it up to SVO's house to get the mount repaired.
I think Premier is trying to catch me in CV axle MDK(murder death kill) count. I think I might be at 6.
LOL I know the diff needs all its mounts, I am wondering with the Superlift brackets, do they rely on this mount? I mean the superlift kit drops your entire diff like 4", I assume the superlift mounts on the factory diff mounts? I have never looked closely at a drop bracket IFS kit
I was thinking if the superlift drop bracket doesnt use this bolt hole = EASY fix for you! instead of a repair just install lift!
That particular Superlift part replaces the stock mount bracket that is bolted to the side of the differential and bolts into the same mount that is broken on my truck. I'm sure SVO can work his welding magic to fix it as long as he doesn't hit the fuel line blowing up my truck.
magic would be making said exploded truck re-appear non exploded
just so you know, you'll lose clearance with the superlift i just ordered shackles and i have longer torsion bolts.. im going to get another 2" or so. i will still run 33's, because of my gearing
The SAS is done, but I'm not sure if it will flex too well. :scratch::scratch::scratch:
You change thread title? We must kung fu fight!
and a name change. I'm real confused. especially cause the trac looked a dark purple at first on the photo.
That's the bright Arizona sun getting to you.
john stone (rock) lol.. try john pebble
Ok, sillyness time is over. :
I got a helluva deal on a used 4" Superlift. Here's my truck with it installed...
Just like that? One day no SuperLift, next day with SuperLift?
I might mention this
the Trailmaster rear drop bracket for the control arms, is also the diff bracket. It does not use the factory bracket hole
look at the far left bracket
I think the trailmaster kit brackets are a bit better--see how they are one peice?
Yeah, it's a magic Superlift.
Interesting. But is the Trailmaster lift even being made nowadays? Can you get the differential in and out of the truck with the drop brackets on? At least with the Superlift you could remove the cross brackets to remove the front axle.
I haven't put my front axle back in yet, because I found out that my rear differential mount was broken. I need to get it welded back on to the frame.
Wow, thats interesting because I would think the little arm shooting back on the diff shooting back would break first.
Rust sir, rust.