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almost ready for the season.....almost

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    so we've basicly rebuilt the whole drivetrain on the truck this summer, all new brakes, ujoints, new ebake lines, new steering gear box, new tie rods...ect ect the one major thing i was lacking was springs....it was still sagging badly and the alignment was terrible.


    so today we beefed up the front end, it sits about 2 1/2" - 3" higher then stock. it should really hold the plow well now.

    i'll get some good daylight pics tomorrow, also some before pics to compare also going to hookup the plow.

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  2. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    looks good. the add a leafs make a big difference imo, you'll be suprised how much better it sits with the plow now at least i was when i did it to my truck
     
  3. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    makes a world of difference. my truck rides so much better with the plow after i did my tbars!
     
  4. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    What all do you have to change when you add a leaf? I would love to do this to my truck to make the front end sit a little higher
     
  5. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Wow, after all that you can still do the work. Are you trying to make the front end sit higher then the rear so it will sit level with the plow? or are you parked on uneven ground in the pictures?

    Thanks,

    john
     
  6. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I did the AAL on my 95 and it held the plow perfectly. I actaully never aligned it and drove it 35k miles afterward and never had a tire wear problem. The tires look pretty even in the wheelwells front to rear, and the spings will settle a little if the front's a little high. It isn't a daily driver, so it doesn't really matter anyway. Speaking of which, that sucks about the Excursion. Good luck with that situation.
     
  7. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Those should definitely help. Hows the ride now? Im still sayin you shoulda thrown a king pin dana 60 under it.
     
  8. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    we had a shop do it, all new bushings, AAL and alignment. i plan to add alittle bigger rear block (think factory f-350 1" higher) so it sits level again.

    it is alittle higher now in the front, but i put the plow on and it hardly moved...before it rode on the bump stops!

    without the plow it drives soooooo nice with all the work we've done its like a brand new truck, very tight!

    right now it looks as though it'll be my DD for awhile well i'm waiting on my excursion to get fixed.
     
  9. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    some better pics, and sorry about the right hubcap i lost it on the way home today. gonna get another tomorrow.

    holds the plow PERFECT now!! hardly drops. they said and i can just see i got about 2 1/2 - 3" of lift out of it...now its time to get the back just alittle higher.

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  10. becpropertymain

    becpropertymain Member
    Messages: 43

    looking good
     
  11. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Truck looks good.
    I like it without the hub caps:nod: