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Old 11-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #101
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when my steering wheel got a little bit of resistance the ram kicked in and would not stop pushing to the right. it went all the way and would not let up. I had to turn the truck off and recenter it without is running. I am thinking it still has air in it.

Is yours just pulling to the right while driving?
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yeah, but I cant still "one finger" the wheel so it aint too bad.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:28 PM   #102
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yeah, but I cant still "one finger" the wheel so it aint too bad.
With skills like that the ladies should be knocking down your door man!

Got the hydro assist to work! turns out the spewing out was due to massive amounts of air in the system. I bled the system at -22' F. took me about 30 minutes.
the diagram on PSC's website was correct.
http://www.pscmotorsports.com/pdf/te...pump-route.pdf
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #103
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Thats how I got my wife. Teehee.

Imma try that step in the pdf and see if it helps my truck. Not sure if it will because it been pulling to the right since I put the box on, last year. If pump cavitation was an issue, the pump would have seized alot. Ill give it a shot and see what happens, good to see you figured it out man.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:39 PM   #104
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I am back at it again.
We got some warm weather up in Fairbanks this weekend so I took advantage of it.

I spent saturday tearing apart my steering setup as I was having some binding issues. The cylinder was binding on the tie rod and I had to clock the pitman arm 2 teeth over and lengthen the drag link and put it all back together.

On sunday I decided to build my rear crossmember that is now currently supporting my carrier bearing and will double as a traction bar mount. It does drop a little below the frame and I did lose some clearance, but there was not much room to play with. I can tuck it up around the gas tank when if I get hung up on it. I pretty much built this thing while underneath the truck as it was my only shelter from when the snow started flying. I think we got 8 inches of the fluffy stuff. My poor little welder was covered by a tarp most of the day.
I am starting to get real envious of all you garage and shop owners

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #105
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Got me some flappers.
I welded on some door hinges I bought for about $2.73 each at home depot.
The hinge pins were not long enough themselves so I bought some longer ones and drilled a pin hole through. I used the mudflaps that my blazer have.




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Old 12-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #106
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Almost exactly how I did my flaps on the avalanch
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #107
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I built some lower control arm guards today. I didnt finish welding the one side because it is cast iron and with the temperature being only 10 degrees out, I can wait until summer to finish it when it will be easier to control the cooling better.

The first picture is not as crooked as it looks in the picture. That is just my photographic skills at best!



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Old 01-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #108
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I took the truck out to break in the gears and it has done pretty well. The roads are a little slippery still but I felt pretty confident at highway speeds. There is a little shimmy but that is probably from the combo of bias ply tires and a tape measure toe and caster alignment.

Truck did well offroad too! I went out to the 9 mile area in North Pole and noodled around. Nothing crazy. I ended up packing the wheels with snow which turned to ice. I chipped it out with a 1/2" ratchet extension and was good to go.


Me backing up as I realized I was on a pond. The ice was cracking below. There was not much water running through so I backed up instead of risking a recovery on a break in run, which would have been ironic.








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Old 01-19-2014, 04:40 PM   #109
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Im leary of ice. Fell thru some on echo lake when I was a kid and almost died, so I tend to keep everyhing off of frozen bodies of water. Its good to see the dodge performing and not falling on its face at every other turn man.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:55 AM   #110
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The picture above was the deepest spot. maybe 10 inches if even that.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:59 PM   #111
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time to upgrade the front driveshaft.
I am going to see how big I can get a U joint for the dana 60 front pinion yoke and driveline slip yoke







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Old 10-18-2014, 09:12 PM   #112
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So I am all moved in my new place and the garage is just about organized. I need a tool box though ! First project i got done was sliders for the dodge. Well its about 75% done.*





Built me some sliders. Need to invest in a kinker for the rails. Need something to step on and also hook the highlift on. Welded the sliders to the frame. For the front mount i cut some steel to make a bracket and welded it to the front of the cab
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:12 AM   #113
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Cool truck Petey.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:26 PM   #114
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Maybe he'll bring it down for m&g next year
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:38 PM   #115
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If I don't it's because it is broken or I got my other rig running !
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been working on a rear traction bar setup, bought some rear diff guards from DIY4x and RuffStuff (Hard to beat the price on RuffStuff!)

I bought the backbone truss kit from DIY but forgot to mention that I needed the traction bar setup on the passenger side. :homer: So, I have to make due with some fabrication to make it right. The majority of the DIY brackets, backbone and other guard stuff that isnt used on the dodge will go to my chevy projects. Currently planning and parts collecting for a 1 ton s10, and my big block chevy build.


here is the start with my old 14 bolt I am using for mock/setup axle for the rear traction bar/truss.




Will post up when I get my traction bar setup complete. It will be pretty simple as it will mimic the DIY back bone kit and include their brackets that I will be modifying.

Rear axle truss is finished. Added a few parts here and there from diy4x and ruff stuff.







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Ended up putting in a cheap cb radio. It was laying around, so whatever. It works short ranges.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:39 AM   #117
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Added 44s with staun internal beadlocks from coyote offroad.
I did some clearancing and added bump stops



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Old 03-11-2016, 12:04 PM   #118
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Looks mucho better with 44s
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #119
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I added a 2" spacer to the front. Lots more room.i need to level out the back now.
2-3'"spacer is needed! Preferably 2 inch.
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