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yostyexplorer94's 1/2 Ton Axle Project

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  1. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    This is the solid axle swap thread.

    Specifications!


    Axle
    • 1979 Full Width Dana 44 Front F150 Axle
      • Yukon Gear 5.13 Reverse Cut
      • Spicer 1310 Pinion Yoke
      • Detroit Locker 3.93 and up ratio
      • Spicer 5-760x Solid U-Joints
      • Chrome Moly 4340 Front Axle Set Lifetime Warranty Yukon India Made
        • Full circle clips - grainger - DSH-30ST PA. Item #5DU29
    • Ford 8.8 Rear Axle From a 1989 f150
      • Yukon 5.13 R&P
      • Detroit Locker
    Suspension
    • Stock Radius Arms extended with 48" of .25" dom
    • BC Bronco 6.5 Lift Springs
    • Ballistic Fab Coil Mounts & Retainers
    • Ballistic Fab Track Bar Mount
    • Rear Antiwrap Bar
    Steering
    • 1 Ton Steering from Ruff Stuff
      • Tie rod end stud threads are ⅝NF 18
      • Knuckle tie rod boots - Energy Suspension 913119G
        • Drivers Side Drag Link - ES2027L
        • Passenger Side Drag Link - ES2234R
        • Drivers Side Tie Rod - ES2234R
        • Passenger Side Tie Rod - ES2233L
    • 1 ton tapered GM tie rod insert to flip the steering on top of the knuckle. #TRE-63
    Wheels
    • 15x8 3.5“ backspacing
    • 17x8 4.25" backspacing
    Width of the dana 44 with 37x12.50r17 and 17x8 4.25 backspacing wheels is 78.25“ outside the front tires.
     
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  3. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  4. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    awesome! sounds like you have a pretty sweet rig in mind
     
  6. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  7. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    2.jpg
    I don't have the axle lined up yet so one side sticks out more than the other.
     
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  8. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  9. Glen4X4

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    Nice work....looks good.
     
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    a toast to yost! can't wait to see it in action.
     
  11. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks guys, I am ready to put this thing in action.... It's been too long since I've went on a trail ride.
     
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    where did u get the ra mounts did u fab them?? and did u also fab the spring mounts?
     
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    Nice flex shots.
     
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    flexy sexy!
     
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    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks guys..... here is some more. I removed the 3" body lift.

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    Extended Radius Arms

    I extended the radius arms with .250" wall 2" DOM tubing. They are about 2' longer than stock radius arms. I used 2.63" Ballistic Fab Joints and made my own mounts out of 3" c channel.

    041.jpg 042.jpg 043.jpg 044.jpg 045.jpg

    Got a ballistic fab welded cover off of ebay that was used.
     
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    Looks way better with the body lift out.
     
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    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Yeah I think so too. Before it made the 35's look tiny. Now I think they look perfect for the lift.
     
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    IMHO, the X does look much better without the lift. still looks like a beast..
     

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