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Old 11-28-2014, 12:30 PM
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I finally got a chance to crawl under the truck and install the diff so I can figure out the correct pinion angle.




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Seems that I did more damage than I thought when I hit that stump and bent the lower control arm mount back when I blew the automatic transmission. Looks like I managed to twist the frame to a point where the axle mount bracket holes don't match the bushing hole in the front axle. Luckily this is the side with the adjustment, and not the side that carries the weight of the differential. I can get a smaller bolt to fit, but that's obviously not ideal. I might have to look into having the frame pulled.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:31 PM
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I finally got a chance to crawl under the truck and install the diff so I can figure out the correct pinion angle. And now for the bad news..... Seems that I did more damage than I thought when I hit that stump and bent the lower control arm mount back when I blew the automatic transmission. Looks like I managed to twist the frame to a point where the axle mount bracket holes don't match the bushing hole in the front axle. Luckily this is the side with the adjustment, and not the side that carries the weight of the differential. I can get a smaller bolt to fit, but that's obviously not ideal. I might have to look into having the frame pulled.
body shop will pull that right back into place for next to nothing
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:36 PM
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body shop will pull that right back into place for next to nothing
Yea, I'm not sweating it too much because it looks like an easy pull.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:39 PM
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How fast were you going when you hit that stump?
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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How fast were you going when you hit that stump?
It was completely submerged in a small mud hole that was right after a very sharp turn, so I couldn't have been going more than 10. I didn't know the stump was there until it was too late. But my head hit the roof pretty hard. This same stump twisted the frame, cracked the rack and pinion, trashed my alignment, and bent one of my rims. So yea, I hit the stump hard. lol.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:59 PM
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It was completely submerged in a small mud hole that was right after a very sharp turn, so I couldn't have been going more than 10. I didn't know the stump was there until it was too late. But my head hit the roof pretty hard. This same stump twisted the frame, cracked the rack and pinion, trashed my alignment, and bent one of my rims. So yea, I hit the stump hard. lol.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:03 PM
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damn it boy
Worst day of off roading ever. lol.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:08 PM
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Worst day of off roading ever. lol.
well at least you can say when you break something, you BREAK something. I don't blame you for not wanting to go mudding again.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:23 PM
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well at least you can say when you break something, you BREAK something. I don't blame you for not wanting to go mudding again.
Oh yes. I went all out that day.

I don't mind a little slow paced trail riding, but no balls to the wall stuff.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:08 PM
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:10 PM
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Soon you are getting that dent fixed? Or soon that 4x4 sticker will actually mean somthing
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:17 PM
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Or soon that 4x4 sticker will actually mean somthing
This.

But I would love to get that dent fixed one day. It's been there since before I bought the truck though, so obviously no hurry. lol.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:18 PM
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:20 PM
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you bought the truck with a 4x4 tailgate?
Nope, found the factory 4x4 decal on Ebay and installed it for shits and giggles because people kept asking me if the truck was 4x4 after I did the T-Bars and AAL.

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Old 11-28-2014, 05:21 PM
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Nope, found the factory 4x4 decal on Ebay and installed it for shits and giggles because people kept asking me if the truck was 4x4 after I did the T-Bars and AAL.
they'd never know unless they looked for cv axles.

Most people are like oh its 4x4 when they see the t-bars.
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