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yostyexplorer94's 1/2 Ton Axle Project

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 7/8NF 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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nice job. glad to know someone else out there is rocking almost an identicle setup as me.
 


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yostyexplorer94

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My only complaint is my trac bar isn't level, when i flex it pulls the axle over a couple of inches... but it has not caused any issues so I am not gonna get to excited.
 




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I bought ballistic fab over the knuckle tie rod inserts back in 2010/2011. This is the clearance I have between the tie rod end and the knuckle.
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I overall love the inserts and haven't had any real problems with them other than I clearance for the tie rod boots. (they rip off within 2 turns of the wheel)

I ordered the same tie rod flip inserts so lets install these in my spare knuckles.

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1" hole.

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Let's not have this issue again. I countersunk the inserts in the knuckle to give me more clearance.

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Sweet, right? Sure.

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All kinds of clearance now.

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Too much clearance.


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If I would not have countersunk it, It would have been perfect. That's what I get for assuming the product is the exact same from 7-8 years ago and not actually comparing them side by side. At least I should be able to run a boot of some sort.

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They ended up tighter than planned. I am very glad I countersunk them

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The boot installed. We shall see if it holds up.

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