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small-list Digest Tue, 23 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 075

In This Issue:
Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joints
Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap
Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joints
Front Axle Swap

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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 07:50:08 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joints

Hey JC,

What are you doing to that poor little bronco?? I have a 1988 BII, and I run it
with 31" BFGs on 7" rim, 3" suspension lift, 2" body lift. The front has new
springs, dual shocks on each corner, air lift bags inside the James Duff coils,
a steering stabilizer, and new ball joints ant tie rod ends.

I replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends at 157,000 miles. It is now 170,000
miles, and I can feel no play in the front end either by laying under the
truck, or by driving it.

This is all on the original Dana 28 with fresh 4.10s installed.

I agree with Tim, they do wear out between 120K and 150K, but every couple of
months?

Adam

J Cope wrote:

> The way I drive my 88 BII, I go through ball joints on a monthly basis. As
> you could imagine, this isn't a good thing... I was wondering if anyone
> knew of any heavier-duty ball joints I could use that might stand up to a
> little more punishment.
> Thanks for any help!
>
> JC
> '88 BII XLT
> 10k tow hooks
> 40ch CB
> K&N
> Light bar
> Headlight Stone Guards
> 30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs
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From: "Bruce C. Anderson" cableone.net>
Subject: Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 21:02:51 -0700


Howdy

I'm looking for recommendations for a Ford 4WD engine/transmission/transfer case to use to swap into an Isuzu Trooper. Preferably a Port Fuel Injected engine. A 5.0L will fit, but that's as large as will fit into the engine bay. Either manual transmission, or automatic, since I haven't decided which to use yet. I would prefer to use a complete assembly so I can purchase it as a one piece unit, out of a wreck. Since I don't know anything about Ford Products, any advice on which combination, and what vehicles it would come out of would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Bruce

Prescott Valley, AZ USA

www.cableone.net/bcanderson


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From: "J Cope" <88biixlt fncool.com>
Subject: Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joints
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 00:48:41 -0400

Maybe I need a new suspension system... The problem seems to be that the
front end takes such a beating from me roaring down rough dirt roads that
the joints wear out quickly... Do you think that new springs/shocks would
help?
Thanks!

JC

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Subject: [small-list] Re: Heavy Duty Ball Joints


Hey JC,

What are you doing to that poor little bronco?? I have a 1988 BII, and I run
it
with 31" BFGs on 7" rim, 3" suspension lift, 2" body lift. The front has new
springs, dual shocks on each corner, air lift bags inside the James Duff
coils,
a steering stabilizer, and new ball joints ant tie rod ends.

I replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends at 157,000 miles. It is now
170,000
miles, and I can feel no play in the front end either by laying under the
truck, or by driving it.

This is all on the original Dana 28 with fresh 4.10s installed.

I agree with Tim, they do wear out between 120K and 150K, but every couple
of
months?

Adam

J Cope wrote:

> The way I drive my 88 BII, I go through ball joints on a monthly basis.
As
> you could imagine, this isn't a good thing... I was wondering if anyone
> knew of any heavier-duty ball joints I could use that might stand up to a
> little more punishment.
> Thanks for any help!
>
> JC
> '88 BII XLT
> 10k tow hooks
> 40ch CB
> K&N
> Light bar
> Headlight Stone Guards
> 30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://88biixlt.web.com/
>
> _____________________________________________
> NetZero - Defenders of the Free World
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From: "Bruce C. Anderson" cableone.net>
Subject: Front Axle Swap
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 07:21:58 -0700


Howdy

What front axle do folks that do solid front axle swaps into the 4WD Bronco IIs and Rangers??

Thanks

Bruce

Prescott Valley, AZ USA

www.cableone.net/bcanderson


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