Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Mar 9, 2006.
Action shots coming this weekend
VERY NICE! I am officially jealous. If I ever get another day off maybe I can make a trip with the group and see how the setup works.
Since we had 5+ new stock Jeeps join the club last month, so if we do a club ride plan on a "sled pull" with jeeps like our trip on 1/29 to the Snowy's was.... Maybe we can plan a "big dogs only" run and not invite the 11 stock height, open diff'd Jeeps with 29" BFG AT tires that are in our club.
Once Bill fixes the trans in his 4Runner we should gather up him, Aaron, Joe, Lloyd,you and myself and go back up to the Snowy's before they're the "Grassy's"
That truck gets better everytime I see it. Looks AWESOME
Official request for more pics! Side shots front/rear shots showing tire "stick out", etc. Please!
Is that a Chevy dually D70HD?
This is all I've got for now - I'll have more from our trail ride this weekend....
This is before the new tie rod, and I plan to paint the axles later this spring. Yes it's a GM DRW Dana 70. The track width is PERFECT with the DRW axles!
I cant wait to be running < 5 pounds of air and not worry about my tires falling off the 16.5" wheel.
As you can see, I havn't even got my old 10 bolt off my trailer yet
Special thanks to MNorby and Joe for helping make this a possibility last weekend
I like the tow rig......
You mean the 6-wheeled mortgage payment?
I bet its worth every paycheck
LOL....ya! But it's so cool
do you have wheelspacers up front? i'm liking this setup........
What happened to Bill's tranny? Obvoiusly I have been working way too much if I can't keep up with the group happenings.
Big Dog run sounds like a plan. It's much more challenging to pull out one of the big boys when a stuck happens. Just got to get my hydro assist installed so I can respool the front.
By 'respool' you mean to reinstall a spool in the front diff?
If so, my question is this... Does the hydro assist steering make driving a truck with a front spool manageable? I am asking about on gravel roads and such when traveling from one trail to the next.
I had a spool in the front of a toyota at one time and whenever I hit the gravel or even hard packed dirt I HAD to unlock a hub or I couldn't steer the thing at all.
Thanks for the info.
no they are drw axles
Yes, reinstall the spool in the front axle. The hydro-assist does make it managable. I ran the spool in the front for a long time with just the stock power steering and it was workable but not the most pleasent of adventures. There are mixed opinions on a front spool but I have to say that it is great. I ran the truck on snowy and icy roads here in Montana with it and it does take some getting used to but I really enjoy having it.
They're DRW axles - the front has ~4" deep hubs
Yeah the spool/welded front makes for difficult steering. I'm looking at some hydro assist now, and since I also discovered I have death wobble with the new D60
I only took like 6 pics w/ my camera - I'm gonna gather some more up from MNorby and a another gal on our ride who took some pics...
Here's what I took....
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