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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I have a few questions that I need to get out there into the public.
    #1: Is it ok to drive a truck on the road without shocks for maybe 5-7 miles, then drive the 5-7 miles back home?
    #2: Where can you find u-bolts for a 14ff with 2.5 in. blocks for cheap??
    #3: What u-joint would you use if you have a 14ff and an np203? The stock rear axle was a 12 bolt. I know there is a conversion u-joint with 1310 series 10 bolt on one side, and 1350 series 14ff on the other, but what is it for a 12 bolt? Same thing?
    #4: When taking out a front axle, what is the hardest part?
    #5: When swapping a 14 ff, I have heard the e-brake wont hook up properly. What do you need to make it work?
    Thats all I can think of for now. Let me know. Thanks for looking.
    -Harrison
     
  2. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    1: Yes
    2: Spring shop
    3: Front (rear shaft)- 1310 Rear - Napa pt. # 348
    4: Steering arm removal
    5: New lines, the old ones will likely be cut
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    #1: Is it ok to drive a truck on the road without shocks for maybe 5-7 miles, then drive the 5-7 miles back home?

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    Drive slow and don't hit any bumps. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    don't hit any bumps.

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    this is very good advice, i drove around for a couple weeks without any rear shocks and it bounced all over the place, going over a speed bump at 8 mph the rear end got air born /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  5. TruckNutzDude

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    Drive slow and don't hit any bumps. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif


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    I disagree. Hit many many bumps! It's more fun having the truck bounce all over the road for the entire time you're driving it! If I was you I'd start looking for speed bumps to hit at around 10-20 mph. You'll love it! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  6. dyeager535

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    Drive over bumps like you suggest with no shocks, and he's gonna end up like your avatar. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  7. 87BrnRsd

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    I think we will take it slow. But that is the answer I was looking for. Thanks guys.
    -Harrison
     

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