Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mountain Home Idaho
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getn down to the nitty gritty
finaly orderd the last of my axle parts, got my d side stubshaft comeing, spindles and warn hubs. think I got the premiums, maybe reg ones I dont know. already have all the bearings and shimms to set the ring and pinion. now Ill I need is to have the rotors turned and get new calipers.
looks like Im gona end up with right at 600 into rebuilding the axle, that brings the complete cost of the axle to 800. a dana 60 would have cost me 1200 plus the 800 to rebuild if not more.
Im also making my draglink, to start with. so all I need to roll are springs steering ends(tire rod ends) steering arm, pitman arm, and brake lines.
think I decided to do 3" block in the rear to kinda save a few bucks over the shackle flip for now. and go with stock blazer springs in the front, so i can keep the lift to 3"s or ass close to 3"s as I can, might turn out to be 4"s or so with the springs, I wont know till there on.
its probly anothere month out till it rolling