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Old 01-07-2008, 03:49 PM
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4wd only works when you lock the hubs in. It's a cut vacuum line. Marc says to just use rubber to go over it.


When I replace the ball joints she didn't have any money for the knuckle seal and it wasn't in the greatest shape either.

Guess I have to replace that.
The 4x4 takes some driving to disengage even with the hubs unlocked, still binds up around turns. I'm guessing this is also to do with that axle seal?

The truck shudders on hard take-off's. I'm assuming that's from axle wrap - 2 rear blocks stacked on top of each other in the rear (lifted prior to purchase).
Possible fixes - Weld the blocks together and some home-made traction bars like stumpy.
OR just use 6" lift springs and eliminate the blocks. It'll lower the rear by 1 inch, but shouldn't be noticable.

Truck vibrates at 40-55 mph. Didn't do this when we got it, and it feels like it's from the front. I'm guessing that front axle binding up is still an issue. I also presume that the carrier bearing needs shimmed and the angles corrected, so that should help.

All this on top of all of her tires balanced. She's got new A/T's in the front, worn BFG Muds in the back...

Ok, enough for one post - pick it apart!
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:58 PM
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I replace all that hard vacume line crap with rubber lines. you can buy a roll of it for 10 bucks. it takes a little time to re rout all of it but it is well worth it in the end.

the hubb issue is probly from the axle seal. and the shaking is probly from a bad carrier bearing. replace it and lower the carrier housing 1/4 inch per each inch of lift usualy works prety good. as far as axle wrap I would just replace the blocks with full springs.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:25 PM
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It would probably be just as cheap to replace the blocks with springs as it would be to add traction bars unless you go Stump method on them. Keep the factory block and put 4" springs on it.

It sounds like binding hubs in the front end. Maybe some cleaning and lube is in order. A T case service couldn't hurt either. If the carrier hasn't been shimmed you may be as much as 1" off with that right now.

The extra power you now have probably is causing more axle wrap and could even be binding a U joint and making your sound. i couldn't quite make it out clearly on the video. One thing is for sure......wrap will only get worse as the springs get weaker especially with all that extra block.

Sell that EVO yet?
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:51 PM
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No I haven't sold it yet....anyone want it for a dollar..lol
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:52 PM
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My truck is fallin apart
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yeah ill give you a dollar for it katie... shoot ill even pay the shipping LOL
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No I haven't sold it yet....anyone want it for a dollar..lol
I sent you an email did you get it? I have a line on another one, but we can talk if that falls through!
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My truck is fallin apart
Nah, wear and tear, you just drive it hard it hard!!

Besides, if it was lifted when you got it, there's no guarantee that it was done right.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:12 PM
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Yeah just let me know Matt...
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I think spring rear, new axle seal, shim the carrier should get it done...

Or at least get us headed in the right direction. I guess a 4" on stock block would work just fine, but figured no blocks would be even better.
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