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Site Help / Re: Posting pictures from my iPhone
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:35:05 PM »
Should at least get the snorkel and roof rack!

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: AOC is on the run;
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:13:56 PM »
Spend coin my man. Gold chain and an Escalade at the top of the list, or as AOC would say, tippy top.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: AOC is on the run;
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:25:32 PM »
I can't wait to get money for not being willing to work.   

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:23:15 PM »
I can’t stress this enough (and not because I’m a Yukon vendor either) Tate is and has a wealth of info on axles at his disposal. He doesn’t bite too hard, use him....
I very seldom agree with the token hippy, but in this case, I do!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:21:09 PM »
Doggone Mike. Will be praying for you.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:06:23 PM »
nearly identical to mine!

here’s a paint color code.. ya know. for educational purposes and such.


Holy cow, you related to Dave?

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: AOC is on the run;
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:22:44 PM »
 :beercheers: :likebutton:

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New from northern ky area
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:18:26 PM »
Welcome Mike. Cool ride!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:37:19 PM »
Naw, Washington...and that's his mug. The one only a mother could love.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Ft. Campbell
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:14:40 PM »
Welcome Cameron!  Wish you would've bought the whole truck so we could at least see it run in our lifetime.   :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:07:40 PM »
Is that the same customer that picked blue the last time we talked about it? or some other blind person....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:18:48 PM »
You had me right up to the blue. Lol

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:17:12 PM »
They are smaller, with sma connections, and they're made to the antennas....can't unhook them, which sucks.

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:05:02 PM »
:facepalm

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »
I forgot to mention that the antenna was pretty high quality. A bit surprised actually.

So, I checked some numbers. At the shop, I got around -95 dbms without the booster. Makes sense, because I never have an issue there. The booster's inside antenna is stuck to the center of the dash mat. Sitting in the driver's seat, it will boost it to -85, 2 feet away from the antenna on the dash. If I put the phone on the small antenna, it will hit -56 before bouncing back to -70ish. That's a gain of almost 40 dbms!
After reading some of the negative reviews on these things, I never expected to see numbers like that.

Then I drove home (and almost ripped the new antenna off). Sitting in the driveway I had -115 to -120. Yeah I have sucky service at the house. Flipped on the booster, put the phone next to the inside antenna, and it dropped to -60, then stabilized around -80.
I can live with that.

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:28:16 PM »
I welded a piece of u-bolt to some angle, to give the mirror clamp something to cling on to. This will allow me to lower the antenna when not in use... and allow me to park in the garage. I then proceeded to park in the garage, without lowering said antenna. Good thing it had that spring.

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Radio/Comms / Re: Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:24:31 PM »
Interesting Phil.

Made a mount for the truck antenna and installed the booster.
This is the antenna. It comes with a couple extensions, a spring mount, and a side exit cable section which I used, that way if I want to add a section I don't have to pull the cable back out of the cab. The little one to the right is what came with the booster.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:36:46 PM »

Fruity pebble treats have more flavor than regular crispy treats
I love crispy treats, never thought about fruity ones. Yummmmmmy

Bear, that's just unAmerican!

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:32:36 PM »
Maybe some of us still want to post here? ever think about that? Huh?


...selfish if you ask me.

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Radio/Comms / Vehicle Mounted Cellphone Booster
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:33:06 PM »
I'm going to install this in my truck, mainly for my upcoming Idaho trip. The property we purchased doesn't seem to have service, and I need to see if a booster will work there. My wife needs internet for work, so if this works, I can plan on installing something similar in the future cabin. Also purchased the optional trucker antenna.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:21:37 PM »
i saw that also. i would say is go that route, but have already done one side. plus this way i think i can get the large flex seal on the stub shaft to spindle to seat like i’d want (pressure but not smashed) as well as keep all the factory stuff. i think i’ll be ok if i can just get the other side right

you guys think this is an alright fix..?

Yes, keep going like you are, just saying if the big clip still won't go in, you might have to do the bearing race thing. ...or see if the Yukons will still fit with the mods you've done. haha

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:23:25 PM »
I know I'm putting the cart before the buggy, but I also saw a thread (on Pirate) about guys having to use a different (thicker) inner wheel bearing race to offset the wheel hub farther away from the spindle, to be able to get those warns to go in far enough. Maybe they were using that inner "thrust" washer as well, who knows at this point....I'm guessing you probably already ran across this but I'll post it anyway.

Post #9 has the part number:

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/general-4x4-discussion/1086170-ford-kp-d60-warn-35spl-hub-issues.html

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:20:34 PM »
Looks great!!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:14:47 PM »
I see, they're using it as a thrust washer. I don't think moving it will fix your issue to be honest.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:55:38 PM »
Oh dang, didn't notice you also had a ring installed next to the spindle. I would've said something.

...so that ring didn't pull the axle out far enough either?

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:21:43 PM »
Just watched the vid...same weird outer keychain style retainer. What inner snap-ring you talking about?
Did you take the little gear back off the stub shaft and put it back in the hub before trying to put the hub in?
Here's one pretty much the same...notice how his has too much axle play as well. I wonder if he ran into issues later on (probably).

https://youtu.be/xbb7yGSGyms

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:14:52 PM »
You sure that the housing isn't going in far enough? it's not hitting the new bearing nut is it?
I just watched a guy put some on an M37 and he had to "screw" the outer lock ring into place. I've never seen such a hokey design. They used to use a wire type ring that just snapped in easy like.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:15:45 PM »
Towing an aircraft carrier with a john boat. This is what I picture.

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Tech/Electronics / Re: Laptop GPS
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:34:40 PM »
I used to use google maps on my phone. Just download as many regions as you want, pre trip. Works off-line just on GPS. Bad part is that they expire after 3 months (I think it's 3).

So now I have OnX app for my phone. It has to be the best GPS hunting app I've seen. Same thing...download areas that you know won't have cell service.
Not sure which apps, or Garmen type units, have the nationwide maps already embedded, if any. no experience with traveling the country.

For the hunters/outdoorsman on here, the OnX has game units, BLM , parks, landowner tax info w/boundaries (property lines) great topos, weather, etc.....the Elite, nationwide subscription is 100 bucks a year fyi....and they offer Mil discounts.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:18:33 PM »
He should consider himself lucky I didn't bring up how the factory plastic axle boots last 5 times longer than aftermarket rubber ones. :)

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:43:52 PM »
Oh wow, didn't realize the groove was out that far.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:42:55 PM »
 just run the 30 year old rusty worn out stock stuff, you'll ruin it by replacing with high quality new GM parts.


 :tongue:



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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:37:10 PM »
That sounds like a horrible answer. Sounds like they know they have an issue, and don't want to have to recall all of their 35 spline hubs.

Regrooving or using a washer doesn't have anything to do with the hub issue. Grinding off the end of the shaft is the fix for that, if it had that particular issue. I would still use the washers. Just seems like a safer bet...that can be undone if something changes.

Disclaimer: I have never converted to 35 splines, just using common sense...the axle has to be retained outward no matter what. If it starts engaging the hub when driving, the axle is too long, or the hub isn't made properly. ...and, it seems like you're not the first with that issue, according to other websites.

edit: I didn't see your new post about the hub interference.

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Construction and Building / Re: New kitchen table
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:08:18 AM »
Nice work

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:06:56 AM »
Don't forget to make the fans come on with the a/c. Hate to see you have to buy a compressor in bfe,  Utah.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:01:47 AM »
I wouldn't make it completely bottomed out/tight. Too much pressure could wear the Warn hub guts out, and the seal.
No JR, they aren't supposed to float. The seal wouldn't keep out dust/water, and if it works it's way too far inward , the inner shaft yoke could contact the axle tube.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:30:12 PM »
That last pic was at rest, or prying it outward? It has to have a little tension on the clip to keep the seal tight on the backside.
I used Tapatalk and all the pics showed up for me...his stuck out the same as yours.

I like the washer idea better because it's hard to cut a groove like that and keep the edges sharp, which might allow the clip to slip in a hardcore 4wd situation (at least in my mind). I know the d44s have washers, because I worked on quite a few back in the day.
..any washer would work, since it turns with the hub, as long as you get the right thickness.
Again, pry it out and wedge it tight (on the backside) to get correct measurement.
I would probably still grind the end off just to be safe... the heat won't affect the important section.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:15:32 AM »
Did you have any extra washers left over? ...pretty sure there should be a thrust washer under the clip.

Shawn's bullet proof covers:

https://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/product-category/glo/differential/


... edit: maybe no washers on the d60, but did see a few threads on that issue with 35 splines, like this one:
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epirate4x4%2Ecom%2Fforum%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D1039910&share_tid=1039910&share_fid=4267&share_type=t

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 68-76 Cadillac 500 engine rebuildable core
« on: February 09, 2019, 07:14:08 PM »
Give them a Hondo and drag it home. The heads alone are worth that.
...or beat the pistons out with a sledge hammer and get to rebuilding!!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:26:11 AM »
Preach it Bobby!!
The way it is, it's going to be one heck of a shake down trip. The more a guy touches, the better the odds of........success?...no, not really.





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CIEMR / Re: VIZIO tv spying lawsuit
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:49:13 PM »
Same thing LG was doing?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:52:07 PM »
Stock bearings(if goodintite)=better than new timkens/moog off the shelf.

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:49:49 PM »
You do know he's capable of deleting it, right...along with owning a Ban Hammer!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:42:42 AM »
Just pack the bearings like any other set, and lube the hub, not submerge it in a tub. Too much grease makes bearings run hotter. You did the needles the way I would.... there's only so much you can get in there without filling the spindle. Good for 30k if not mud bogging

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
I stuck 20 years worth of stickers on my work frig.....then the fridge died.




I guess you're not supposed to completely cover the condenser tubes.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:10:15 AM »
May is going to be here not long from now, just saying.
I'll be in Idaho probably mid May, but no date set.... whenever my brother in law tells me the road is semi dry going into the property.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »
But it's rusty Boss! We want shiny parts!

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D.O.T. / Re: New GLO Site is up
« on: February 06, 2019, 03:06:31 PM »
Cool Shawn! I also like the RMTWS link!

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D.O.T. / Re: SOTU
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:20:23 AM »
"My administration" is the opposite of "I" isn't it? I mean, he's basically giving his people the credit...at least that's how it reads to me.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:19:52 AM »
Nice. Paint should be ok. I always siliconed the backside anyways, to help keep water out of those little bearings (probably doesn't help much because moisture usually comes from the axle seal, eventually)

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