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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Today at 09:31 PM »
Yeah, I respect your opinion, but I've never changed inners.
Moms old van had 300k on it. Never did the inners either.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Today at 01:08 PM »
Well that's the thing. I tried to dial it in the best I could to make it drive straight till I took it to them, and when I got it back, it was worse.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Today at 12:42 PM »
I changed the outer ones because inners never go.. I never had to change inners. Do I didn't think to do them.
This is Kal Tire.
They have apprentices working there and then a shop GM that is supposed to double check their work. The apprentice that worked on my truck the first time, said he didn't do half the stuff he told me he did when the GM asked him. So he lied to me.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: Today at 11:39 AM »
Update on my alignment situation,
For those who don't know , I took the truck in for an alignment after I did a bunch of work on it. Got it back , truck pulled right, and the steering was right . Not centre.
Took it back the same day, waited around for an hour and then got it back saying it's good to go. And the tires are making it pull a bit but it's all dialled in.
Took it back. Instantly didn't feel any different. Still pulled to the right, and steering was off centre .

Then last weekend I'm changing the breaks and I notice the bolt on the upper control arm near the upper ball joint was completely backed off and was about to fall out. I was able to move the whole thing around easily.
Called them and asked for another alignment (they have 30 day warranty) because that will throw my toe out. They booked me for Monday. So I show up for my appointment and the manager was there, guess what. I don't have an appointment. Told him what happened, he wasn't happy. So they took the truck right there to work on it. Worked on it for 2 hours. Couldn't align it. Said they lift it up, put it all to spec, put it down and all the numbers go every which way.
Also, the way the truck came in , it should be pulling hard left, yet it pulls right. So they chalked that up to my bad tires, they rotated them, and it pulled left. But they said they worked on it for 2 hours and he can't do anymore, the inner tierods are not moving he has to get them red hot and they cool instantly and he's starting to strip the bolt. So they gave me 60 days warranty because they know I'll change them myself. They said to change them, and bring it back and they'll align it again, and hopefully by then I'll have my new snow tires on and then they can do it properly.
They said right now it's in the green so it won't wear my tires abnormally but it pulls left and the steering is down right


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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 09:03 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
I once backed out of a driveway over a tree. Nothing happened

LOL


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:20 PM »
Originally posted by benz88
Yes, Cause I was on a budget at the time and didnt feel like dropping another $200 for a 3" block in the back instead of my factory 2". I'll be doing an AAL in the back anyways and new shackles which should raise the rear 1.5"ish

Oh that makes sense . Would be nice when it's done


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:35 AM »
Hour and a half later, truck still isn't aligned. Guy came out and talked to me saying it's being a bitch to align. The way it came in, it should be pulling hard left, yet it pulls right. He fixes the numbers and makes everything perfect, then puts the truck down and the numbers go every which way.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:47 AM »
Originally posted by benz88
Mines 40"F and 39" rear IIRC Ground to fender

That's on your Silverado? Why is your front an inch higher


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 19, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Lmao that'll be insane. I'll always have the baby version of your truck


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:27 PM »
Wow that's tall. I wish mine was that tall but I don't want to go too crazy , at least yet . Haha.
Is that with your 35s on? That probably helps a lot too over the stock 31s I have. Next year I'm going 33x10.50


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 19, 2017, 05:00 PM »


Here's the truck before the Torsten bar crank and AAL


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:52 PM »


Cranked my Torsten bars up more


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Journals / My Favorite - 2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
pic dump.



Love this one



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General Discussion / Top tier sightings
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:17 PM »
2017 red Subaru WRX STI at the unicity YMCA. License plate SHER I think.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:50 AM »
Drives way better now with those done. Feels like a new front end. Put all that money into it and it felt good but didn't feel quite right.
Not happy with the alignment place . Doing the brakes found the bolt on the top of the control arm by the upper ball joint completely loosened off. If that bolt came off the whole tire would fall flat to the ground. So being lose im sure that messed my alignment up, either way in not happy cause the damn wheel is off, and it pulls slightly right. I took it back the same day, and he put it on the machine and he said it's perfect, and it's my tires cause they're worn . And he took it around the block and it doesn't always do it. I've drove it a week now. Every damn road the wheel will go out and it'll pull slightly . It never did it before, so I don't know what he's talking about worn tires. If it comes down to it I'll throw my snow tires on and tell them align it now and don't tell me it's my tires.



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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:20 PM »
Paid $37 for both to be exact. Also replaced my front brake pads too . Went with some ceramic ones. Excited to see how they differ. Now I have brand new drums and front ceramics.
Oh, and I decided to cut the endlinks out, took two seconds with a saw. Tried using an impact and the bolts weren't coming lose. Immediately went to the saw


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:41 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Eh, they're easy to get at to cut.

Cutting out the outer sleeve of the leaf spring bushing was a pain but even that only took 10 minutes.

Had to make about 4 cuts in it from the inside, and use a chisel and hammer to knock pieces out lol.

Having a plethora of tools is very nice. Can always find something to make it work.

And not giving a f*ck gets the job done a lot faster. Like the guys on roadkill


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
May as well then. 5 minute job really if the bolts aren't seized. I had one get stuck on me and I had to sawzall it out but not hard to do.

Everything for the most part on my truck is pretty clean. So I think it should be okay. But damn having to cut it out sucks


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 06:34 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Sway bar links are cheap and easy to replace. If it was a ujoint it would do it no matter direction. Sway bar you'd think would too though.

Yeah I don't know what the issue is. I think I'll just do the sway bars and hope that fixes it.
I pretty much have a whole new suspension on the truck now lol .


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:32 PM »
I'm having problems tracing this problem with my truck. When I back up it's more apparent. But when I back up and turn the wheel , to back into a parking spot , I hear this clunking noise. I originally thought it was my CV gone bad.
So I recently changed the front CVs. Ball joints, and tirods. But it's still there. Could be either swaybar endlinks or U - joints? What do you think


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:44 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Its getting there. Next step is 37's and solid axle swap lol.

37s?!? How?! Superlift and cut fenders? Those 35s were already massive


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:38 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
No idea, rough guess would be 42" from ground to center of wheel well opening. I guess I could measure from ground to rockers tonight.

35" tires are about 34.5" mounted. And top of tire to top of wheel arch opening is about 7.5".

You have a baby monster truck. Haha.


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:26 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
More flex, stronger, can hold more weight. Its a win win win.

That's pretty sweet. How high does your truck sit? Must be super tall now with your cranked t bars. Body lift. 35s


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General Discussion / Trucks/ Tow rigs / 4x4 Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:21 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus

I love them. Best mod I've done.

How do they behave different than the stock ones? More flex?


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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:26 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
I replaced the shackles with longer ones, and one bolt got stuck in a leaf spring bushing. No one sold just the leaf spring bushing, but piston ring had a shackle that included the leaf bushing, so I had to get it all.

That sucks :(

I forgot you have the long travel springs in the back. How do you like them?


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