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Old 12-26-2016, 04:28 PM
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Spent a little time pressure washing the donor axles today and found the old tag on the front axle under a few layers of what looks like chassis saver or POR15. After a little scratching and scrubbing looks like I have 3:73's in there. Pretty happy with that as I did not want 3:55's. I think the 3:73 will be good with the stock superduty 34.5 tires. I was always pretty happy with 4:10 and 35's and these tires should have a bit less mass

Nice! I prefer 4:10 to 3:73 but that maybe because i still have a few engine issues.

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Old 12-26-2016, 07:01 PM
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I was definitely hoping for 4:10s but the 3:73 will def be better than 3:55. I was worried with the donor being a 5.4 it would be 3:55. I did spin the rear and it's definitely open as well. So whatever I lost from my 4:10 and lsd I hope to gain in ride quality with the coils. Time will tell!
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:04 PM
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Default Front bump stops

Looked at mounting the coil buckets to the frame and decided I would probably use the existing frame holes (from old bump stops) on the bottom flange and just redrill the buckets instead of vise versa. The frame is thicker and in nicer shape than the buckets anyway.

After looking a bit more, the metal mounting flange of the superduty bump stops were a bit rough and my OBS are mint. Also if I'm using those existing holes anyway I can bolt the old bump stop right back in. So that lead to the next step, if I'm doing a 2.5" lift then technically the bump stops might as well also be 2.5" closer to the frame.

So I machined up some drop spacers that follow suit with the radius arm mount spacers. Figured I'd give it a little of my own touch. Again, not really needed but fun none the less. They will utilize 1/2-13 grade 8 bolts 3.5" long. I'll probably also utilize a third existing bottom hole on the coil buckets towards the rear of the truck.

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Old 12-29-2016, 06:22 PM
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Those are really nice

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Your work is very cool.

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Old 12-30-2016, 05:06 AM
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Also had some time to throw a quick coat of rattle can black

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Old 12-30-2016, 05:09 AM
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To many more pics like that and you are gonna be building these for everyone, but then you get to become a sponsor.

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Old 12-30-2016, 01:32 PM
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Default Coil bucket repair

Machined up my 'coil bucket repair kit'.

Probably just easier to buy coil new coil buckets but made new spring locators that will bolt into the old buckets from above. Some 3/8-16 carriage bolts will do the trick!

No one will ever see them... especially since I'll shoot them rattle can black, but I know they are there. No ford emblem this time... haha

Stay tuned for the installation. Need to de-rustify, clean and paint the old coils buckets first.






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Old 12-30-2016, 02:33 PM
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Default My 96 CCSB - Superduty Coil swap and other mods

Doesn't it cost more to make that custom piece vs new coil buckets? Lol


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Old 12-30-2016, 04:45 PM
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It would but the new coil buckets cost $130 ea. The 'fix' cost me $8 in carriage bolts
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