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Well as a few of you know my X was messeed up a bit due to a accident. so i have been looking for a new plan.
i have my axles (d44/ford9") all i need is to choose what i am gonna do.
i was thinking about thiS:
In the front i plan to use whild horse 5.5 inch coils,
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for radius arms i plan to use this.
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they are 12 inches longer that the stock radius arms.i have the whole frame from a 78 f-150 that i plan to get the coil buckets and steering off of.
i want to use a 37 inch tire and use 4.88 gears
i dont see a problem with any of this so i need some info to see if i have missed anything
 


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ok i have got the money from my ins so it is time to start. on monday i will be taking it to the shop to have the frame fixed. and after i get it back ill have my d44 and 9inch ready to go in. i hope to have my tires here and ready to go on then too. i plan to have it done in three weeks after i get it back
 




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Burns said:
it will be a dd so i am gonna suffer i want the 5.13s but i cant afford the gas. when it becomes a full off road X ill put 5.13s in it

i had 4.56's and 35's then i went to 5.13's and 35's and my gas mileage changed 1-2mpg tops. it struggled pretty bad with 4.56's.(manual tranny) i hated it. definitely not enough power atleast not for me. now with 5.13's and 35's i have the power back and its not struggling to move it. and gas mileage still isn't that bad. u want a 37" or so tire so u will want 5.13's imo. in fact i think u'd be better off gas mileage wise with 5.13's and that size tire than u would be with 4.88's. jmho
 












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well thats good but now i am at a stand still cause im lookin at monday before it gets the frame started on but i need to get my coils and radius arms in
 




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ok well it will now be this friday or next monday when i get it back. when it gets back i hope that it will all go well because a lot of planning has already begun
 




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once again the progress has been pushed back the frame shop will not be done with it till the middle or end of this week so that sucks. but i have the d44 and 9inch out of thr parts truck plus i have got my spare 4.0 and might do a motor swap while im at it. the tires i have not got but they will be bought in the end of this week
 








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its is looking good on the super swamper tsl but i might try the boggers. the tsl just will do better on the road and i have to look at that for now.
 








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Burns said:
its is looking good on the super swamper tsl but i might try the boggers. the tsl just will do better on the road and i have to look at that for now.

buy both ;) nah the boggers would be awesome but 10,000 mi on a set is bad. the tsl's can get u 2 or 3 times as much mileage. u want the 36x12.50 tsl radial or the 36x14.50(35.6tall 11.5 tread) or the 38x15.50 (37.1" tall 11.8" tread) actually i just ordered the 38x15.50's for my truck cuz it seemed like the perfect size. pretty much a wider version of 37" tire...
 












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it now has a start

with the radius arms, coils, and bushings on the way i still needed all the brackets to make it work. so i got out the torch and went to town. some things just un bolted and some required a little heat. all the axles are out and watin on a new home. i have deciede to now change the gears yet i plan to leave it on 33's for now because i want to see about the tire size and i dont want to gear it till i have the tires. it might look odd but i want to get the gears and tires at the same time.
here is the donor truck which at one time hade everything on it
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the rear leafs
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rear end just needs to be cleaned up and a good look over
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all the front brackets and the front end
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the only thing i really need to make it another set of front shock mounts because the radius arm have a double shock set up on them
 




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wow those leaves are knarly looking. Evreything else looks great.
 




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Sweet. Not sure if you know this, but if you want to run stock style steering now, you can use the F150 tie rod with the Explorer draglink. ;) Can't wait to see it started. :)
 




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i had read that about the steering and i was goona try that. all of the parts i have used so far have been kinda free. the truck was in the family and my dad got it a few years ago for parts and now im using it up im hopein to get it back tomm and then i can get something done
 




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well i have decided to put a theme with my sas build up. so the thought was to do a jurassic park theme but there is a state trooper explere in sparta so i am gonna do a paint scheme of the state trooper X. i have a full working clear light bar that will be goin on it plus i might add some more stuff
 


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frame hold up

:fire: the frame shop is taking much more time than first planned this is all i know. it is on the frame machine and they are just talking about it for now. :fire:
 




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