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AlysonH

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Has any one seen this and more importantly, done these upgrades? 

 

I know I have a couple of the ones recommended for DIIs, but its late and I've been working and packing all week long and I can't think anymore.

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I have not seen that list, but have done everything listed for the D2 (well I never had SLS in the rear). They should have split it into three categories; D1 specific, D2 specific, both models.

 

Most of the topics pointed out involve upgrading parts when lifting the truck. Like the cranked Watts link. You only have to do that once you're running 3"+ springs, which lets you run larger tires so you flip the tire carrier. Those bigger tires will put more stress on the axles and cv's... and it goes on.

 

Are you looking to do more to your truck, or that you're covered for how the truck sits now.


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HERE is the original article

 

http://www.fourwheel...overy-upgrades/


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HERE is the original article

 

http://www.fourwheel...overy-upgrades/

 

All,

 

Awful article.  Clearly promotes certain vendors (advertisers?) and as Brenton said, mixes D1 and D2 upgrades.  D2 "diff drain plugs" are in fact "D2 diff filler plugs", and there is at least one other dubious piece of advice in there .... but at least there was an article about Discoveries.

 

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Alyson, if you're interested I can go through the modification process of my DII, and the order that I would do them in. I'm not exactly sure where your truck is at modification wise, but I can definitely relay a couple of tips.

I've found that the CVs are fine stock until you get lockers. I haven't broken one yet, but I'm going to be doing Ashcroft heavy duty CVs all the way around when I put in my rear locker. If you are using lockers, then I would expect to break a stock CV almost every time. There is a reason I have not hooked up my front locker yet...

Edited by lilcrawler, 12 June 2015 - 10:23 AM.

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Thank you for replying. I am not planning to change anything else on my truck for a while and was more curious what I should make sure is changed out ie the brass plugs mentioned.

This all started with Brenton checking out my drive shaft last summer and recent discussions about carrying a spare. I would like to make sure I have everything I need for my DII and, more importantly, that I can fix it if it needs to be done.

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All,

Awful article. Clearly promotes certain vendors (advertisers?) and as Brenton said, mixes D1 and D2 upgrades. D2 "diff drain plugs" are in fact "D2 diff filler plugs", and there is at least one other dubious piece of advice in there .... but at least there was an article about Discoveries.

Graeme

Agreed, just need to look past the fluff.

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Alyson, if you're interested I can go through the modification process of my DII, and the order that I would do them in. I'm not exactly sure where your truck is at modification wise, but I can definitely relay a couple of tips.

I've found that the CVs are fine stock until you get lockers. I haven't broken one yet, but I'm going to be doing Ashcroft heavy duty CVs all the way around when I put in my rear locker. If you are using lockers, then I would expect to break a stock CV almost every time. There is a reason I have not hooked up my front locker yet...

Tips are always welcome! Lockers may come into play one day, but not this year.

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HERE is the original article

http://www.fourwheel...overy-upgrades/

I thought you'd like that handy pdf so you can "pin it" on your Pinterest page.

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I have not seen that list, but have done everything listed for the D2 (well I never had SLS in the rear). They should have split it into three categories; D1 specific, D2 specific, both models.

Most of the topics pointed out involve upgrading parts when lifting the truck. Like the cranked Watts link. You only have to do that once you're running 3"+ springs, which lets you run larger tires so you flip the tire carrier. Those bigger tires will put more stress on the axles and cv's... and it goes on.

Are you looking to do more to your truck, or that you're covered for how the truck sits now.

Would like to make sure I'm covered. Wouldn't mind opening the drive shaft discussion up again now that I see Justin is using a TW.

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I thought you'd like that handy pdf so you can "pin it" on your Pinterest page.


That would be quite redundant as the original.article was "taped" to paper before scanned into PDF.. 📝

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Ha! I didn't notice that.

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Tom, you should start Taperist.


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Anyone have the rrc version of this document?

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RRC/D1/D90 are pretty much the same in terms of parts on this list.


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Done with the exception of the spring retainers. Which I dont really want. Oh and the hd CV's which I do kinda want

Edited by JFuller, 13 June 2015 - 09:42 AM.






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