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Old 02-11-2013, 06:09 AM
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Aussie back on the forum with a new truck :) Pics

Hey guys, i used to be on here years ago with a 1991 F150 which i sold.

Couple of days ago i got my hands on a 79 4x4 with a 4-5" lift

Its got 31" tyres at the moment but should have 33 or 35 on there soon, my mechanic keeps telling 35s put too much strain on the steering components ?

All the shocks on it are way too short and topped out. Having a bit of trouble finding suitable shocks because of the lift in australia.
if anyone knows part number which would suit, i'll buy a set from the US.
workshops over here want to charge me $950 just to change the shocks :S

I've been scouring this forum and the web but having trouble making sense of all the different info.










FYI This is my daily driver love US cars!
 
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:28 AM
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hey Fireblue

Welcome back, where in Aussie are you? QLD here

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:40 AM
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G'day mate. Nice truck.

I'm in WA

We get robbed for parts for these trucks in Australia hey. I get all my stuff from Broncograveyard.com much cheaper than I would locally. As for your shocks, try this mob http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/category/Full_Size_Ford_Bronco.
I haven't bought anything from them yet but its worth a shot.

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You can put 35's on your truck without issue because your truck should have crossover steering and a single steering stabilizer already. Once you go up to 35" tires though, you need to put a dual steering stabilizer on it. After that, you should be good to go. I've already built trucks with 40" tires as daily drivers and never wore out steering components. (more than normal wear)

You got a nice looking truck there. Have you tried Summitracing.com for the parts you need? I'm not sure if they ship overseas, but it's worth a shot.
 
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:12 AM
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Hey, Axel, welcome back to FTE! Love the new truck but would also like to see more of the Cougar (do they call it a Cougar over there?), too.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:52 PM
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Cheers guys - I'm in Gold Coast If you're near, come for beer!

Ill have a look on summit racing

Jas -yeah its still called a cougar they were never released over here at all. so this one came over from the US last march. It's a 69 sport special


earthquake - cheers mate, good to know. I think cops would give me a hard time if i went 40" but i'll have a look for a dual stabilizer kit, any you would recommmend?

elliot - cheers i'll check them out

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:03 AM
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i already found these on bronco graveyard:
23462B JBG, 4-5" Lift Front, Rear of Axle


23464B JBG, 4-5" Lift Rear, Original Rear
I'm hoping they will suit my truck, anyone used them?
 
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Sunshine Coast here
 
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Just done a few little things to my truck including changing the 6cyl and 4ps manual to a 351 clevo and c6. Pic of engine not done - i also put a alloy single plane manifold and holley on it and a few other bits
and got some 15x10 rims with 35" all terrains



 
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Great truck mate Ive only seen a few Tuff F Series in Aus so its great to see them! Love parking next to highly modified patrols and they have to look but they dont want to!
 
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Love the pulley set
 
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Wow,that things really coming to life. Love the new meats on it. Ohyou mention you love American muscle and drive that Cougar everyday. I'd gladly drive a 72-78 Falcon coupe here in the USA. Those are my favorite cars.
 
 
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