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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 02:05 pm
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Hawk136439 wrote:
Yeah I haven't had the chance to take the truck down the road but my issue was the 285/75R16s would rub the sidebiters on the frame and the front swaybar on both sides at full lock.  The 1.5" spacers have stopped that and so far the only place that is rubbing is the driver side fender liner but like I said I still need to drive it around the block and see how it feels too.
You do know you can EASILY change full lock. Rack limiters. They are already on there, I'm going to take mine off to get tighter turning radius when I switch to an extended cab rack.

They are little plastic rings, they come in a VARIETY of thicknesses, chances are you only need like .150/.250 more to stop it in time. If you are a road driver and don't go to the grocery store a lot you will never notice. Or I just noticed you have an extended cab, you would have to do a K turn anyway at the local Kroger. Buy a pile of spacers, pull the boot back a little and put a bigger one on till it doesn't hit.

The rings have a split in them no need to take anything off, the boot most times slides right off don't cut the perma-clamp unless you have to.



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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 02:21 pm
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JAMMAN wrote:
Hawk136439 wrote:

Yeah I haven't had the chance to take the truck down the road but my issue was the 285/75R16s would rub the sidebiters on the frame and the front swaybar on both sides at full lock.  The 1.5" spacers have stopped that and so far the only place that is rubbing is the driver side fender liner but like I said I still need to drive it around the block and see how it feels too.
You do know you can EASILY change full lock. Rack limiters. They are already on there, I'm going to take mine off to get tighter turning radius when I switch to an extended cab rack.

They are little plastic rings, they come in a VARIETY of thicknesses, chances are you only need like .150/.250 more to stop it in time. If you are a road driver and don't go to the grocery store a lot you will never notice. Or I just noticed you have an extended cab, you would have to do a K turn anyway at the local Kroger. Buy a pile of spacers, pull the boot back a little and put a bigger one on till it doesn't hit.

The rings have a split in them no need to take anything off, the boot most times slides right off don't cut the perma-clamp unless you have to.

Huh I had no idea that those existed! I might have to look into that.



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4.0power wrote:
Well I’ve since bleeded them twice, still same result, actually since I did the swap two years ago the pedal never felt right. And I had the brakes changed out so fast I didn’t even have to top the master cylinder up much. Idk what’s going on with the truck. I am tempted to go to the junk yard, grab a 2002 explorer master and abs pump and try it on my truck to see if it gets any better.
When is the last time you purged the old brake fluid for a full fluid replacement? A little moisture in the fluid will give a spongy pedal.



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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 06:15 pm
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Tsquare wrote:
4.0power wrote:

Well I’ve since bleeded them twice, still same result, actually since I did the swap two years ago the pedal never felt right. And I had the brakes changed out so fast I didn’t even have to top the master cylinder up much. Idk what’s going on with the truck. I am tempted to go to the junk yard, grab a 2002 explorer master and abs pump and try it on my truck to see if it gets any better.
When is the last time you purged the old brake fluid for a full fluid replacement? A little moisture in the fluid will give a spongy pedal.

Id say when I replaced all the break lines.



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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 06:18 pm
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Was driving my 2003 2.3 today, stoped at a Constrution zone. Look down to see the oil pressure gauge at 0!! Then it shot up to normal range. Get home. Two quarts later to fill it back to full. I’m gona go get some fresh oil and filter. Cut the old filter open and see if there is any metal flakes in it.



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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 08:52 pm
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Just got in the new bed mounting hardware to replace the old ones. Only downside to the new ones is they are Allen heads instead of the torx head but no big deal really

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 10:31 pm
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Well new bolts and the clips are in and besides my bed looking horrible lol I’d say it’s an improvement over the old hardware. I also drained almost all the gas out of the tank with one of those hand pumps about 12 gallons worth of 3 year old fuel is now out of the truck.

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 04:54 pm
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Decided to tear into the inner and outer front bearings today. Gotta get these fixed then put some fresh gas in the tank and see how it goes. I currently have the drivers side done. Just waiting on my wife to get cotter pins Cuz the pack I had somehow went missing and then on to the passenger side

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