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Old 04-29-2012, 02:03 PM
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Well, its running. Need to get it in for a real alignment. Checked via tape measure, and everything seems close, but i'm getting BAD outside wear on the front tires, and feel like the vehicle is pushing the front tires more than necessary. Hopefully its out of alignment, and that is also causing the increased fuel consumption.

Brakes need to be bled before i put many more miles on it.

So...overall, its running. But not great.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:58 PM
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Practice makes perfect

Wish i knew what was causing it to leak down during use....but i can't find it.
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Haven't had much time to work on the beast recently, but its been doing ok.

Currently needs:
Brake Bleed - Seems to not be getting worse, pedal is firm, just lower than i want
Door hinge pins / strikes - going to do all 4, but drivers is getting bad
Front axle - Definitely bent, high in the middle, giving me positive camber, and awful tire wear
Rear axle - still needs degree shims
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Haven't had much time to work on the beast recently, but its been doing ok.

Currently needs:
Brake Bleed - Seems to not be getting worse, pedal is firm, just lower than i want
Door hinge pins / strikes - going to do all 4, but drivers is getting bad
Front axle - Definitely bent, high in the middle, giving me positive camber, and awful tire wear
Rear axle - still needs degree shims
didnt you just swap that in?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:18 AM
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didnt you just swap that in?

Yes, sir. My whole axle swap was a mess. Should have just regeared.

Installed the 14ff, and learned the gear setup was all messed up, pinon started leaking, etc. Ended up having to have all the bearings swapped and the gears setup again.

Then had all sorts of shock issues, because I didn't realize i had a 2wd 14ff, with different shock mounts. Had i just cut the shock mounts off and changed them, I could have run my old shocks.

Now, the front axle. Thank god these tires were only about 25% to start, or i'd be PISSED.

Going to keep an eye out for another center section.....

Debating having an alignment shop check it out, just don't want to waste the $80. I checked it with a tape measure, and its seems close. Don't think it would wear on the outsides unless it was WAY toed out, and it drives fine.

That, and i bent the tie rod, and had to straighten it in this whole mess. That would make me think its toed in....but then it would be wearing on the inside....

Tires were wearing FINE on the old axle though.....

Gotta stay focused though. It runs, and drives ok. Will make it though the summer.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:28 AM
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well atleast it runs again thats a good thing.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:08 PM
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damn dude. makes my big grey driveway ornament sound nice, given the troubles you're having...

keep your head up man, keep working on it.
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Hope you get those things straightened out. Makes me worry what kind of little things I'll run into with my suburban since its been sitting for 2 years.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #329
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Hope you get those things straightened out. Makes me worry what kind of little things I'll run into with my suburban since its been sitting for 2 years.

how do you think i feel about the 7-8yrs mine sat? thats why i'm redoing EVERYTHING!

your front axle issue had me staring at my 60 today for a while, i know it's un likely, but now i'm worried.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:06 PM
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Correct me if im wrong but i was under the impression that camber determined inner/outer wear and toe was just the tires in relation to one another. Which would cause it to drive like crap i know since i recently dealt with that on my jeep but no uneven wear was caused.
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