Found 39 matches

Re: Ford 8.8 Eaton eLocker build and install

While waiting for parts, it's a good time to brush up on ring and pinion install and make up a pinion set-up bearing. I did a complete write up on this in 2008 on the old site; http://astrosafarivans.org/bb2/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=8715&p=86141&hilit=photo_van#p86141 so I'm not likely to ge...
by dit
Yesterday, 6:21pm
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: Ford 8.8 Eaton eLocker build and install
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Ford 8.8 Eaton eLocker build and install

Picked up an 8.8 from an 89 F150 4x4- $75 IMG_1398.jpg New brakes, drums and wheel cylinders were a bonus and made up a bit for the fact the axles were trash. IMG_1399.jpg first thing was to gut it and strip it. Trick to easily remove wheel bearings and seals (with center removed): 6' long pipe or b...
by dit
August 2nd 2020, 5:50pm
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: Ford 8.8 Eaton eLocker build and install
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Anybody Know What Front End Sway Bar/Link/Arm Kit This I

Yes that is what "flipped" refers to and yes yours have been flipped. Other noticeable changes include new poly swaybar bushings and upgraded swaybar links.

The idler arms look new also; imagine that! 8-)
by dit
August 2nd 2020, 4:26pm
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: Anybody Know What Front End Sway Bar/Link/Arm Kit This Is?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: 95 AWD camper van

It actually doesn't change that pivot point at all. The rwd rack is very narrow so the inner tie rod pivot point winds up being directly in line with where the stock pivot point is (where the tie rods connect to the cross bar). The main difference is I shifted it forward to clear the front differen...
by dit
August 1st 2020, 4:11pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: 95 AWD camper van
Replies: 1514
Views: 129711

Re: 95 AWD camper van

Hey, just came across your build; WOW! Glad to see you are doing the R&P. I wish I had known about the Durango rwd having lines off the front, that would make things better. Also curious to see how the direct tierod connection is going to work given it moves the pivot point quite a bit outward i...
by dit
August 1st 2020, 3:32pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: 95 AWD camper van
Replies: 1514
Views: 129711

Re: WHICH LOCKER? NO SLIP or Limited Slip?

The Trutrac/Torsten is definitely not a locker, it is posi-traction/limited slip. I've been running one for over a decade now. While it improves traction when both wheels are on the ground, it is useless when one wheel is off the ground as is quite common in trail situations. The "braking metho...
by dit
August 1st 2020, 2:53pm
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: WHICH LOCKER? NO SLIP or Limited Slip?
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: lowered front diff

97cargocrawler wrote:Nice work! :clap:

The last time I put a tarp down in the dirt like that I had 20 scorpions under it by the next day.


Yep, had a few of them helping me out. Couple years ago I reached for some tool and one of the resident buzztails was also there enjoying the shade.
by dit
July 4th 2020, 2:43am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Ford 8.8

Years ago when I put the 4.10 gears in my van, I wanted to also install a selectable locker. Of course there wasn't one available for our 7.5" rear ends and still isn't. Living in snow country I really didn't want an auto locker so I opted for a TruTrac. Well let's just say that the TruTrac whi...
by dit
July 4th 2020, 1:00am
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: Ford 8.8
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Installing a Ford 9" rear end

any drivetrain vibration due to mis-alignment?
by dit
June 26th 2020, 4:13am
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: Installing a Ford 9" rear end
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: cracked PS pump can

I know you can get them with a can, I'm wondering if the can is new or "remanufactured" i.e. ready to crack?
by dit
June 26th 2020, 1:56am
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: cracked PS pump can
Replies: 2
Views: 80

cracked PS pump can

170,000 miles. I replaced my OEM pump several years ago with a new AC Delco pump for the sole reason the old one was leaking. Now the new one is also leaking. Upon close inspection I have discovered both have hairline cracks on the back of the reservoir can. Anyone else have this issue? I kinda hate...
by dit
June 26th 2020, 1:21am
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: cracked PS pump can
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: lowered front diff

Frontend is working out great. Digging the relaxed CVJ angles and the additional suspension travel. I wanted to ad these two images to illustrate why you can't just drop the front mount. The OEM mount would interfere with the drivers inner tie rod end.
IMG_1244.jpg

IMG_1245.jpg
by dit
June 1st 2020, 3:38am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Journey offroad 7 inch lift with 33s?

Ya, stock wheels here also
by dit
May 14th 2020, 11:10pm
 
Forum: Wheels/Tires
Topic: Journey offroad 7 inch lift with 33s?
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: lowered front diff

Rinny wrote:That's it, I am going to take a welding course, then I will be dangerous!!


No need to take a course, just learn as you go! By the time your rig is done you will know how to weld. I've been welding on mine for well over a decade and it hasn't fallen apart yet, well, not too badly; yet....
by dit
May 14th 2020, 2:42pm
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Journey offroad 7 inch lift with 33s?

You guys with 16" rims are so confusing. I've been running 31x10.5x15 for years. Yes I had to trim the front bumper and yes bang some lip in back, nothing cosmetic. I get little to no rub at max articulation. Thing is, most 31x10.5 aren't 31 but closer to 30-30.5. You 16" guys can run a 24...
by dit
May 14th 2020, 2:37pm
 
Forum: Wheels/Tires
Topic: Journey offroad 7 inch lift with 33s?
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: lowered front diff

thanks. an old Lincoln stick welder.
by dit
May 13th 2020, 4:13am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: lowered front diff

Having already fabbed a cross member for my skid plate, I had an existing place to bolt the lower mount. Unfortunately I have to notch the cross member which took a little time IMG_1210.jpg Then using the old wrap around lower mount I modified it to bolt on to the existing control arm bolt; in nests...
by dit
May 13th 2020, 3:42am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

lowered front diff

After flipping the upper ball joints I installed longer shocks giving my ~2" additional suspension travel. I noticed that at max extension the half shaft joints (wasn't sure inner or outer) were binding. Ran well for a couple years then, oops, blew up an inner. I like having the additional trav...
by dit
May 13th 2020, 3:28am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: lowered front diff
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Rough Country upper A-Arm

I've been looking at these as well, any updates?
by dit
May 13th 2020, 3:02am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: Rough Country upper A-Arm
Replies: 20
Views: 963

MPI spider source?

Anyone recently go from CPI to MPI? I missed the boat on this one and now it appears that Delco units are no longer available (RockAuto shows them but kicks it out of the cart). Delphi are $360!
by dit
April 21st 2020, 2:07am
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: MPI spider source?
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Next

Return to advanced search

It is currently August 4th 2020, 9:01am

Sponsors