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Old 12-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #31
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If your spending thousands on a full rig to repurpose why not get the best suspension for the money?

Coil/link really isnt all that expensive if you can do the work. Coming from coil link to leaf i see why i want to go back

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #32
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It all depends on what the ops uses are.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #33
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Unless you're going to air shocks or maybe coilovers then i could see justifying linking, but i don't really see any reason to swap to a linked suspension on regular coils.

If you think you can't make leaf springs flex or ride nicely then that's just being ignorant. When you can get springs for 13 bucks per corner and they flex and ride the way mine do, what reason would someone have to pay for links/coils?

I'm not trying to turn this thread into a leaf/coil debate as we're discussing axles, maybe the OP will chime in and justify his reasons
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #34
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OP here.

I'll be doing a junk yard build.
Most likely I will stick with my underpowered 2.5l until it bites the dust.
(That's always my plan. That makes the engine last longer. Gives them something to prove)
So until that time comes cost will be minimal.

My plan is to collect cheap finds and find deals. Not just go buy everything and pay out the nose.

As far as coils go.
If I wanted that I would have got a TJ.


As far as the purpose of this rig...
Simply to make me smile. :-D

I'm going to do as much as I possibly can myself and what I can't do myself I got a good friend that likes six packs. And 24 packs
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #35
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Great answer
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #36
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I don't think even my dreams will need 8 lug.
That and no hum... I can't say it... well no hu%$er parts for me
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #37
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Mine would almost clear with 6 inch flares so if you got a deeper backspace you can do it
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #38
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Ok,
So it seems I have quite a few leads on D44 and 9" from people I know on other local forums and a few buddies of mine.

But, nobody can tell me years they are from.
Or type of ford other than "oh half ton"

How can I idenify them?

Knuckle type?
Brake type?
Width?
Perch style?

Also I have a gear setup friend. But, where's a good source for gears that has good products, price and doesn't have a outsourced underpaid employee half ass production of the gears?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #39
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If they are leaf sprung fronts with 5 lug, they are out of an extended cab and thats what you want. I bet most of them will have the ears either welded on (75-77) or cast into (78-79)....you can't use the 78-79 at all very easily.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #40
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So pretty much if they don't know what year...
I mainly want to look at the perches (weld on and not the cast in ones)
And of course HP 44

Anything about the rear?

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