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Old 05-08-2015, 04:14 PM   #26
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Install these and never look back. I put a set in last year. http://www.customoff-road.com/index....ustom_products
I have the same.

Trouble I have is keeping water out of the hubs. I'm ready to drill the hub for a zerk then just fill the whole cavity like a boat axle
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:16 PM   #27
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Where do you go for the annual trip?
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:59 PM   #28
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I will definitely need to get my hands on a set of those updated seals. Thanks for the link!

I have both my hub and outer hub "axle" cap drilled for grease zerks. It works very well. I put in 10 pumps each side every trip. probably to much grease but i figure to much is better than to little.

We go to ureka every year for memorial weekend. Its a blast. Never know how far we will make it. We just drive and try to take a different trail from year to year.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:33 PM   #29
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The axles figured they'd better act accordingly, being put under a ford and all...
lol couldn't help it
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:32 PM   #30
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I try to repack my bearings yearly. Give me a chance to inspect the bearings and make sure everything is torqued and operating correctly. I use some really sticky grease. Forgot the name. Seems to hold up pretty well. I imagine you see a lot more silt than I do. I was just out at Knik with the Yota this weekend and that stuff is nasty. Only my second time ever. If I ran out there much I would take more precautions. I think the zerk idea is a good one. I may try that.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:21 PM   #31
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Ya the silt is a killer down here. I do bearings at least 2-3 times per season and its still not enough. I did run across some Amsoil water proof full synthetic grease. Stuff is great and will not wash out with water. Kinda $$$ though. Its worth it for a good product like that.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:54 AM   #32
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Trying out a new set of tires. 53" tall 33" wide. They don't clean real well. I need to do some cutting to help out. The forum is not letting me post pictures. Every time I click the button to add a image it boots me off. So here's a few links if you want to see.

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Old 10-29-2015, 12:02 PM   #33
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those should be great for biglake. help keep the weight spread out.
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:47 PM   #34
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Holy shinkes batman....lol
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #35
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so its time to say good bye to the old girl. ive spent the last 5 years now building, modifying and tweaking this truck and theres still a few small things left to do for the new owner. she has been a great and reliable rig and dam near part of the family. both of my little girls were riding in this truck straight out of the hospital at 2-3 weeks old. blood, sweat and a lot of beers have gone into it but for me that's all part of the game. I enjoy building them just as much as I do wheeling them. so a few weeks ago I just had a itch to build a new rig. I was seriously looking at a dodge chassis but then I found the right deal on a 2006 super duty. so this old girl now belongs to a old man that lives in palmer and it will be serving him many more years heading into his moose camp. he has been running a old ford on 35's with chains and MANUAL steering for about 10 years he said. he is tired of the ruff ride and all the carnage on the trail so it was time for a upgrade and that he did. I wish him the best of luck and I am sad to see it go but im excited to build a new rig and have my oldest little girl be a part of the build. she might just be steeling my tools and getting into stuff but hey, she will be there. so heres a few pics from the last time we ran her. fare well old girl!

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With those tires you were under 10ft wide or was that part of the reason to sell?

The skidders we use are around 10.5ft so that means a pilot car along with the normal over 8.5ft signage and permits.
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it was 10' 10" wide I could have put my small tires back on, I still had both sets. I just hauled it with the light on top and a oversize sign and went for it.
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Thing was a pile anyway...
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #40
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Haha funny guy I do recal dragging your a$$ out of that trail last time. Do I need to post a pic of the cloud rolling from under the hood.....
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:09 PM   #41
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it was 10' 10" wide I could have put my small tires back on, I still had both sets. I just hauled it with the light on top and a oversize sign and went for it.
Haha.

Would have been my luck I wouldn't of had a chance to pull out of the driveway and the lovely DOT occifer "pussgut" would have been there. Me and him don't exactly see eye to eye.
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I wish I had the knowledge to build something like that or the $$ to buy one with enough knowledge to keep it fixed and running.
I guess a man can only afford time and financially to have so many hobbies...lol
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I wish I had the knowledge to build something like that or the $$ to buy one with enough knowledge to keep it fixed and running.
I guess a man can only afford time and financially to have so many hobbies...lol
There's some knowledge to be had in this rig but mostly many years of trial and error, lots of error till you get it right. Im ready to do It again.
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