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distortedtj 02-28-2011 07:39 AM

Kansas Chat thread.
Just as title suggest, chat thread for Kansas members. To set up meets, runs, or just B.S. about what your up too.


Hi, I'm Tim....and Kansas is too flat. :D

BlaknBlu 02-28-2011 10:36 AM

Hello from Hutchinson. And you ain't kidding, Kansas is too flat.

RBatman 02-28-2011 11:10 AM

:wavey: From Topeka. I'm Randy, met some but not all. On a side note, just back from Gilmer Tx wheeling some buddies, we trailered down a friends rig so I didn't take mine, but man was I jealous of their trails!! Very good time if you guys ever get a chance to head down there, just remember that red clay isn't fun when you get it all over your clothes.

distortedtj 02-28-2011 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by RBatman (Post 1087894)
just remember that red clay isn't fun when you get it all over your clothes.

True story. It can be a pain.

lateralus3 02-28-2011 06:04 PM

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Jacob in el dorado, been working on paying off my lift and working on my 8.8

distortedtj 03-04-2011 09:42 AM

You know what is a pain in the arse? Wanting to drop a few K on parts but don't have a credit card.


lateralus3 03-06-2011 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 1096296)
You know what is a pain in the arse? Wanting to drop a few K on parts but don't have a credit card.


i love overtime. im now thinking of doing a triangulated 4 link, pretty much the claytons kit but im going to see if a guy over on mallcrawlin will build it for wayyyyyyyyyy less

lateralus3 03-07-2011 04:35 AM

31 spline detroit locker for Ford 8.8 hmmmmmmmmm..........:whistling:

distortedtj 03-07-2011 04:41 AM

^^^ go for it.

lateralus3 03-07-2011 04:46 AM

im really thinking about it

lateralus3 03-07-2011 04:54 AM

ive just never really heard about anybody buying used lockers. would it be worth it or is it a risk, i know the detroit is like an $800 locker and it would replace the weak carrier. also my plans for the rear suspension has changed....again, im going to do a triangulated 4 link like the claytons kit

distortedtj 03-14-2011 09:15 AM

Who wants to order me parts?

lateralus3 03-15-2011 03:50 PM

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got some things done last weekend

lateralus3 03-15-2011 03:53 PM

one more

cavediverjc 03-15-2011 10:41 PM

I was doing the same thing to my 8.8 not long ago. I like that white XJ in the background of that last shot. A buddy's?

lateralus3 03-15-2011 10:53 PM

Yeah that's my buddies xj.I go to his house when I need to get some real work done. Ill hopefully be over his house next month installing my lift

Skytard 03-17-2011 09:48 AM

:wavey: Hey guys, Skyler here from Wichita. Hey I guess this is a good place to ask this, are any of you skilled and experienced enough to do a regear? I asked over at JF but nobody around our area seems to be able to.

I am great with just about all parts of automotive work and have 4 years of mechanic experience in High School and the last two years were spent as an independent study because they couldn't offer an advanced enough class for me, that being said, differential regearing was never tought in high school probably do to the extreme percision needed.

I have the turrible 3.07's and im done:surrender:. I want 4.88 now but cant afford 2 grand to have a shop do it. Anyone have any experience?

lateralus3 03-17-2011 03:56 PM

i asked mr.clifford a few months ago and this is what he told me

Go to Holzmans on South Greenwich. If you pull the axles from the vehicle they only charge $125 for setup. They have installed every gear change I've ever done and they do quality work very fast.
and this

I think they are around $350 if you take them the vehicle. So pulling them makes it worth while. I've usually had my axles back in less than 2 days but it is best to ask in advance.

FguyTJ 03-18-2011 09:37 AM

Holzmans is the way to go, I had both my axles done by them. They do great work, are reasonably priced, but just a heads up... They do get a bit behind this time of year due to all the drag car's they usually have piled up in the shop getting ready for race season, so it might take a little while for them to gear a set of axles.

kraziexj 03-18-2011 10:13 AM

X3 for holzmans. I've done 15 or so my self but for the last couple my time has been worth more than 125 they charge. Pull the axles and take them in. I won't even do my own with the axles in the vehicle...

lateralus3 03-18-2011 04:56 PM

im going to take the 8.8 there but when i get the d30 im going to call ahead and make sure they have time to do it since i dont want my dd going down for too long

stangmata 03-18-2011 09:54 PM

Holzman's is great. I've also had two sets of gears installed at B&C Auto downtown.

Holzman was too far behind and B&C was recommended. They did a great job, treated me well, and seemed like no-nonsense dudes.

lateralus3 03-18-2011 10:08 PM

what are their prices just in case i have to go there?

stangmata 03-18-2011 10:18 PM

I got the gears put in my 8.8, in the truck, for about $300 labor. The axle also needed new axle bearings/seals, they had to do some grinding on the ring gear, and they thoroughly cleaned the inside of the axle.

When I did my D44, I brought just the axle and I had already cleaned the hell out of it. $150 in labor.

lateralus3 03-18-2011 10:20 PM

thats not too shabby

RBatman 03-22-2011 06:56 PM

Well, I thought that since yesterday was so nice, I would replace the front axle shaft U-joints in preparation for Tuttle Creek next month. I just finished about an hour ago... Both Warn manual lock out hubs, Standard Conversion Kit, needed completely redone. New bearings, seals, spindle nuts, then an outer shaft needed replaced. O, and no one carried the kits. So...after hours of just finding the parts, a late night and a few brews, ITS DONE! Plus new U-joints. Bad news, my ARB locker in the front isn't locking properly and I think my drive shaft U-joints need replaced along with a good balance. Anyway, its been a busy couple of days.

cavediverjc 03-22-2011 08:26 PM

I'm trying to talk a couple of local buddies here in Salina to go on that planned trip to Tuttle the end of April. Hopefully we can make a go of it.....

RBatman 03-22-2011 09:00 PM

Awesome, the more the merrier.

stangmata 03-22-2011 09:18 PM

I went to Tuttle on Sunday. It was an AWESOME day for wheeling.

Skytard 03-22-2011 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by lateralus3 (Post 1122796)
i asked mr.clifford a few months ago and this is what he told me

and this

Thanks, thats what I needed to find out.

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