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Hey y'all, just got mine on tires Friday night, and thought I'd post up my progress on it..... its just about done, I just have a few bugs out that I'll be asking about in either this thread or another one. but onto the stats.

Full Width HPD44 Front
5.38 gears
Welded spiders
FSJ front leafs re-arched 8"

Full Width 9" Rear
5.43 gears
Full Spool
re-arched Explorer leafs 8"

Still need to finish Driveshafts, steering, brakes, and fluids.... but here's a pic until I can get some daytime pics and suspension shots up....



thanks for lookin
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That is massive! :eek: Good job though. :thumbsup:
 


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I those the 38.5s on it???? That thing is HUGE!!!!! Looking forward to some more pics.
 


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I those the 38.5s on it???? That thing is HUGE!!!!! Looking forward to some more pics.
yeah, they're 38.5s....... ask and ye shall recieve....

More Pics.....



Front Leaf Rear hanger...

Front Leaf Front Hanger..

Just a front end shot...

This is one thing I"m having problems with.... when I get my d-shaft, and shocks in, will they even out and be at the same angle??...


--Ryan
 




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Might need to lift it a little to fit those tires correctly.
haha, I"m actually gonna take my body lift off so that Its not so tall, and trim the fenders.
 


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CarFreak146 said:
haha, I"m actually gonna take my body lift off so that Its not so tall, and trim the fenders.
;) Nice. that will look good. How far forward did you move the axle?
 


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;) Nice. that will look good. How far forward did you move the axle?
moved it forward roughly 3.5". not much at all. but we also hacked off 8" of the front frame horns to help approach angle. I'm thinkin of possibly moving the rear axle back a tad too, but I dunno if I'll like it that long.
 




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that's what I was thinking. I REALLY don't wanna sacrifice my breakover angle for departure angle. my bumper was built to take hard hits. haha. You wouldn't happen to know why my shackle angles up front are off would ya?

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I'm not too superfly with all that stuff, but what comes to mind that it might be is either:
1. mounted wrong (which I'm sure you measured a few times, so I doubt that one).
2. springs aren't re-arched the same?

That's off the top of my head and like I said, I'm not a pro either.
 


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I'm not too superfly with all that stuff, but what comes to mind that it might be is either:
1. mounted wrong (which I'm sure you measured a few times, so I doubt that one).
2. springs aren't re-arched the same?

That's off the top of my head and like I said, I'm not a pro either.
ok thanks... that's the first things we checked and its all good, and I checke dthe sprigns for equalness (word?) before I paid for them. oh well, maybe somebody else will chime in.
 


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oh my, that thing is huge, do you have a pic with somebody standing next to it?
 


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no, I don't, I need to though... I was gonna get one tonight when I took it off the trailer, but when we pulled it off the trailer, the front shackles snapped back on the perch (I'll post pics later of that) and its now sitting about 5" lower in the front... yeah, bad news. gotta get that problem figured out.

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maybe the right front shackle angle is off because that right front tire is up higher (on the lip of the trailor) which might make it sit a little differently....maybe? ;)
 


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maybe the right front shackle angle is off because that right front tire is up higher (on the lip of the trailor) which might make it sit a little differently....maybe? ;)

I wish that was the deal, but sadly, its like that on the ground too, just not nearly as obvious.... I"ll figure it out I guess.
 


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Get some 49 iroks under there :thumbsup: looks fun, ill send you a PM, have a couple question for ya, thanks
 


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yea forget the 38.5s, you need bigger tires!!! looks good.
 

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CarFreak146 said:
the front shackles snapped back on the perch (I'll post pics later of that) and its now sitting about 5" lower in the front...
--Ryan
That really sucks!

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equalness (word?)
If it's not, it should be. I think the word you're looking for is equality though. ;)
 


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