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Old 12-07-2015, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default 06' super duty crew cab

since the old truck is gone I had some cash to burn. bought a new project truck. shes a 06' F-250 crew cab long bed 3rd gen 5.4 triton, 5R100 auto, 273 transfer case(if I remember correctly) and Dana 60 HD front and sterling 10.5" rear.

I blew through the cash from selling the old truck and purchased 5:38 gears, E-locker, skyjacker soft ride 8" rear leaf springs, soft ride 8" front coils, skyjacker brake lines, drop pitman arm, bushwacker cut out fender flares, 20x12 moto metal wheel, 44/19.5/20 TSL Boggers, fox 2.0 rebuildable and tuneable shocks, heim joints (to build my own front links) and a pile of other misc. parts. waiting on a few more parts to show up so I started tearing into it on some easy stuff Saturday night. pulled the bed, rear bumper, receiver, spare tire and mount, and heat shields for the exhaust. mounted anew cobra CB and dual whips in the truck so a guy can yell for help when he gets buried! had to tear apart the whole drivers side interior to do a nice install on this. that was a pain.





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Old 12-07-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: 06' super duty crew cab

Are you going to shorten the wheelbase? And get rid of the unit bearing hubs? It going to look good when done!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:16 PM   #3
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Well j was really wanting a short bed but the deal on this long bed was to good to pass up. Thought about sectioning the frame but that might have to wait until next winter. Full size full body is my style. Might do a truck aluminum flatbed down the road, not sure. For now it's just getting a new long bed.

As for the unit bearings, I'm going to give them a fair shot. A buddy of mine take his super duty up kinik river almost every weekend all summer. Been 3 years on 1 set of unit beatings. Never ran them before myself.
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Default Re: 06' super duty crew cab

The stock set on my Dodge lasted about 200,000 miles. After that though, the replacements didn't seem to last very long. Same deal with alternators.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:18 AM   #5
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Factory units seem to last a long time. I think the unit bearings got a bad wrap due to cheap aftermarket units. Ford replacements are like $400+ And last a long time, but the aftermarket ones are about $200 and they don't last that long under a truck on the highway even. It can't be any worse than the old style repackable wheel bearings and spindle bearings that never get serviced and wipe out spindles, hubs and stub shafts. I do need to disconnect the vacuum on them though. I know that part isn't worth a ****.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:01 PM   #6
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last few night have been a little headway at a time. got the cut outs on the front complete and tires and wheels mounted. rear lift is done. 4 wheel parts sent me the wrong shocks so when they show up they should bolt in.


the front isn't lifted yet but with the cut outs it still clears 44's .


going to attack the front end this weekend I hope.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:49 AM   #7
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Brand.....new.....Boggers.....!!!
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Not wasting any time are we...
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:21 PM   #9
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Nope. All I have is the 6x6 and that thing is a rough ride. Can't be buggy less for to long
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:41 PM   #10
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So when I bought the truck no battery draw was present at all. Could sit for a week no problem and fire right up. The only electrical work I have done is a CB and a stereo with a 7"LCD display. Now it sits in the shop for a week and the battery is stone dead? Anybody ever have issues with brand new crap stereo's or CB's that have a draw?
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stereos yes. But it should be less than 500ma and should take a good long while to kill a battery. Also assuming you have a large electrical system to support lighting and winching, it should take even longer.
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so its getting real close to ready. front lift is done, front 5.38 gears and Elocker is done, high steer is done. I had the front pinion in and out probably 20+ times before she was where I wanted it. the original pinion used a crush sleeve and the new pinion did not so that meant basically starting from scratch with the shims. the new bed is finely on and all the spray paint stripped off. still need to limit strap the front and drop the bump stops but its coming along.





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Looking good. Whats the height to the bottom of the doors?
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not sure. I got the truck done enough to test drive it. drove it to work one day and the Wasilla PD was able to tell me the frame was to high without even pulling a tape measure out. he didn't write me a ticket but he did give me a handy little card that has all the Lift laws on it and a list I should fix before I drove it again. cool guy, wish he was always the one to pull me over in the past.
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we made it out for a made in voyage run to zero lake. it was a short trip but good weather and friends so it didn't really matter. shake down went pretty well, no disaster issues. I need to build some coil spring retainers and adjust or fix the variable timing in the motor. she don't know where to put the timing at idle once it gets warm. I was told to do a engine flush(did it) and if that didn't do the trick the (which it helped but didn't fix it) the timing phazers needed replaced. pretty much everybody I spoke to was able to guess the amount of miles on the truck without even seeing it. depending on the month of manufacturing it could be real easy to replace them or it could be a huge pain in the a$$. we will see.......



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Been a while since I updated anything. Since the shake down run all the tweaks have been worked out and it's fully functional. Today I got my home made on board air system with 2 small tanks installed. Works pretty good for the price.
Also installed a inverter so I can run a real air pump for a air mattress or any other 120v application. Built a bumpers.
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When you get time could you put up some details on your high steer?
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I wish I had taken some pictures of the high steer process. It wasn't easy but there's not much for options on a ball joint 60 high steer and the few options out there are kind of expensive. So I did the red neck fabricator thing and welded it up. Started by stripping the knuckles off and removing the ball joints. A lot of people say you can't weld to cast but actually you can and it works great. It just takes somebody who knows how to decently well with a stick welder, pre heat, clean metal, slow cooling is a big deal. To rapid of cooling and it will crack. The high steer arm is 1/2" plate. Just under that about 2" down is a 1/4" plate and they both tie into the factory tie rod point. Couple pounds of rod, case of beer and a evening. And the high steer was done. Held up good enough to shear a 5/8" grade 8 bolt on a heim for the tie rod this summer.
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We have been out a bunch this year. Haven't taken to many pics though. 4th of July a stripped a couple teeth off the ring gear out back. Other than that no damages. The ring gear was pure abuse, the tires were biteing hard, tires were jumping up and down with my foot in the gas cause it was still moving forward.
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This one is enough to **** a guy off. Brand new this year and 1 tire is basically junk.
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Talk to Jim at Phelps, he might be able to patch it.
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Travis at big Black Rubber will fix that right up. But he will want you to tell him its for off road use only.
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