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Forgot to mention...it's got to be CHEAP!


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:agree: or a 6.0 :punk: :exit:

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I'm hoping I can find the time to put the front suspension back together this weekend. I've still got to paint one of the spindles and caliper, but other than that, I think I'm ready to assemble.

The Brother's conversion kit didn't come with any instructions. I know it's pretty straight forward, but I want make sure I get it right having never done a disc set up before. The only thing I had a question on was this seal.

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I'm assuming it goes on the spindle something like this, but which way does the flange on it go? Is it supposed to push down all the way against the spindle?

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Any help you can give is appreciated. Also, I've never packed wheel bearings before. Any tips on how to do it properly? Thanks.


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You pop that piece into your rotor and then slide your rotor onto your spindle.

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Yeah, that makes total sense now. Just couldn't see it before.


Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:54 am
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Ok. Back on it. Two more questions.

1) Are you supposed to grease the spindle of the ball joint any before assembly?
2) How tight are you supposed to get the castle nuts?

Sorry for all the questions. First timer.


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One other question.

I'm just putting the upper A arm shims back the way they were, but it looks like the camber isn't right. I know I can't get it right without an alignment, but what's the rule for a good general setting? Should I try to get the "face of the spindle to be level perpendicularly or what?


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Torque on uppers is 50 ftlbs lower is 90. Then you tighten enough to align cotter pin. No grease on the stud. Camber you can use a level placed on the rim and zero the buble, that's close enough.

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Thanks, Woody. I really appreciate it.


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Any time!

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Making progress.

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Hoping I did it all right. This doesn't seem right to me, but I can't seem to see another way. It seems like it's going to really put the brake line in a bind. Have I got something wrong?

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Looking good! :punk:

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Rollin', rollin', rollin'

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Glad to have it on all fours again.


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Congrats! I remember how stoked I was to see mine rolling again! Can't wait till my next project. That's looking great.

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Awesome!!!! Are you happy with the height of it?

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Awesome!!!! Are you happy with the height of it?


Thanks. It's hard for me to tell right now without the body on it. I thought it would be enough, but it's just like they say. Going low is a sickness. You just want to go lower and lower. I'll be interested to see where it sits at ride height, too. Either way, this will have to be low enough for now. I've got to allocate some dough to the propulsion fund if you know what I mean. I'm going to have to start looking at some kind of powerplant soon.


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I'm also currently looking at wheel options (too soon??). I don't think I want the rallys. I wanted to use stock 15" steel wheels but they won't clear the disc conversion on the front. Is there a larger stock looking wheel that will work?


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You could go 17 inch rally's

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Wait. I'm confused. 17" rallys or 17" steelies. The 15" rallys fit. I just don't want a rally. I want more of a stock steel wheel look.


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Oh, I was confused. I would go with a 16 or 17 steelie. A 20 would be cool.

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Looking great Brent. :punk:

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I would go with a 16 or 17 steelie.


Is there a stock 16 or 17 steelie that I could find fairly cheap or do you have to go aftermarket for that?

Thanks, Trai. Slowly but surely. Ordered a few more parts yesterday. Hopefully, they'll come in by the end of the week.


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Got the brake lines in last Friday. Just now getting the pics up. I love progress.

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More progress. Progress is good.
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LOOKING good man I like it

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looking good, cant wait to see more

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lovin it. I wish I was on baggs

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:cogratulations: :phatyo:

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very nice! :cogratulations:

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