Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
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Re: IFS/solid axle conversion rumor........
Drew, I wouldn't even think of giving ORU any of my fundage, those guys are a bunch of show-no-go driving conceited jerks. James says they haven't even started yet, so he couldn't really give me a price yet. Just that it would be a good bit less than the ORU kit. I think if he plated it in gold it would be less than ORU's kit.
Rhino, I've talked to All Terrain Motorsports down in Chula Vista, who seem like a good bunch of guys by the way, and they have a mechanic who has actually done several IFS-to-solid axle conversions. Unfortunately, he is on vacation, so I have to wait a few weeks to talk to him. When he gets back, I'm going down there and they are going to take a look at it, take some measurements, etc. See what he has done before, and recommends. I will keep your fabrication shop suggestion in my head. Any suggestions who? James at ORD said to talk to him about their crossover steering. He said he would give me a list of parts to look for to make it happen, and then just a few of their parts would be necessary. I like a shop that recommends their stuff AFTER the bone yard and the local parts stores. I like the 241's low gearing, really good going down hills. I am going to do a short shaft conversion on it one day anyways. I'm not worried about it being aluminum, I've never heard of one breaking unless it was used in rockcrawling and got whacked by a rock. Since the Ford D44 + Chevy knuckles is a bolt on, I will just do that. On the exhaust, I am planning on getting some duals built for it. Just have to find a place that will do it because my truck isn't registered in CA.
1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]