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Well long story short. I got another full 9.25 axle to put on my front end since I bent my housing on the one I have and the lift shop replaced everything out the old axle to find out that the actual housing was bent. I been driving it like it is for about 1 year almost and haven't had any problem but hate that my front wheels are turned in.
So I bought a front and rear full axle. I plan to paint both axles and powdercoat all the bars and pans. Anyways, my question is. HOW HARD IS IT TO PULL MY AXLE AND PUT NEW AXLE IN ITS PLACE?
I am putting a 3" spring up front and some control arms for a 6" lift to push axle forward to help with my new wheels I ordered. I have all new bars up front that are on the axle already as well.
So what do I do to drop my axle and put new axle in its place? Front of course. The rear shouldn't be a problem for me.
pretty straight forward. Even better with you replacing the springs and arms. Off the top of my head here goes:
-disconnect ABS wires going to front hub assemblys
-remove calipers and hang on frame with wire
-disconnect tracbar from frame
-disconnect steering linkage from steering box
-put a jack under each side of the differential
-disconnect upper and lower control arms
-lower axle with jacks and remove coil springs
-pull axle out from under truck.
things to keep in mind:
-please use jackstands under frame of truck when doing this
- when everything is disconnected from axle the axle is going to try and rotate so the pinion is pointing at the floor (damn gravity) so either support it or be ready for this.
I hope this helps and I don't think I missed anyhthing.
The axle is complete. Everything except calipers. The guy went with 6.4 Ford axles with the locking hubs. Maybe after I take this axle out(All new internals), maybe I can drop it off to be straightened for a friends D-Max to put it in.
I will do the lift at the shop with the truck on the lift.
Does anybody have pictures of a 6" lift with 2" spacer up front? I want it noise high like all you lucky baja guys. I really want to put 37" tires but won't put anything bigger than 33" tires with 20x12's since the truck is made to go fast.
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