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Old 09-13-2008, 10:55 AM
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Nakman was stalking me yesterday and took a look at the truck during lunch.

I think he is right, the panhard rod must not have been set correctly by me The axle appears to be about 2" passenger when compared with the driver side. As Nakman pointed out, the control arms are fixed in the rear so any deviation from center would stress the bushings up front. The fact that there are two bolts in the front really compounds the issue.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:45 PM
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Nakman was stalking me yesterday and took a look at the truck during lunch.

I think he is right, the panhard rod must not have been set correctly by me The axle appears to be about 2" passenger when compared with the driver side. As Nakman pointed out, the control arms are fixed in the rear so any deviation from center would stress the bushings up front. The fact that there are two bolts in the front really compounds the issue.
There is still no way those press fit bushings should be moving - that off center stress on a long radius arm is hardly enough to deflect the bushing material.

If they are moving like this now, wait until you get them offroad. Those bushings take huge force in limiting the 80's front end flex.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:18 AM
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yep - and go back to rubbers
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:31 AM
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So you are running the SLee 4" with control arms correct?
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I am running the 4" coils with the 6" control arms
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The bushings should not move. Only time we see that is when people re-use old bushings. Maybe it was that apprentice that did the install.

Drop by the shop and we will see what we can do.

PS, back from the fastest night run on the Rubicon. Ever strapped a truck out on Cadillac hill that broke a rear output shaft, at night ? No, it wasn't mine.
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The bushings should not move. Only time we see that is when people re-use old bushings. Maybe it was that apprentice that did the install.

Drop by the shop and we will see what we can do.

PS, back from the fastest night run on the Rubicon. Ever strapped a truck out on Cadillac hill that broke a rear output shaft, at night ? No, it wasn't mine.

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Bull Puckey! I happen to know who you rode with and none of them boys could function without the light of the sun in rock lighting!
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It was full moon and the brandy was empty. How do you think I could take pictures.

Here is how it went.

Friday 11pm - go in at Loon Lake - 3am arrive Little Sluice.
Sat wake up, screw around in Little Sluice, trash a couple of drive shafts, fix that, wheel to Rubicon Springs. Arrive 6pm, attend Marlin Crawler Round-up and dinner/raffle. 11pm start wheeling back to Buck Island for camping to beat the rush of 200 mini trucks, 1/2 way up big sluice blow the back output shaft on a 4runner transfer case. No parts to fix, strap it back to the springs, then decide to strap it out on Cadillac so that we don't block the trail in the morning. That is the short way out, right, arrive at staging area at 4.30 am after thinking we were lost on the exit. It just took way to long and I remembered it way shorter.

Then spent the rest of the day shuttling trucks and trailers between Loon and the Tahoe exit.
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