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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ 14 Bolt Swap

    Iโ€™ve been complaining about the limited slip long enough, now its time to do something about it! When looking at options to lock up the Dana 60u I had under the truck, there wasnโ€™t anything cheap out there (besides welding it, and I donโ€™t really want a spool). It came down to either drop a grand an go 35 spine in the rear, or drop a grand and go 30 spline. Obviously 35 spline would have been the way to…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Moving the shocks out

    In the quest for better road manners, I went ahead and moved the rear shocks out as much as I could. The end result is a more stable ride, that didnโ€™t limit the rear flex that much (who needs flex when youโ€™ve got lockers anyway ). Unfortunately, it still didnโ€™t cure my wheel vibe, but it did help calm it down quite a bit. I went from my original setup: To something like this: But that wound up limiting my…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Shocking the Rear

    After killing my Rubicon Express shocks I had in the rear (I was accidentally using them as bump stops when I had a load in the bed ). I needed to swap something in that would help control the rear some and hopefully settle the sway down some. This wound up being a bit of a pain to get it dialed in but we got there. The shocks Iโ€™m are the same as whatโ€™s found on the Chevy/GMC 1500 2wd…

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    The Lone Ranger โ€“ 60/14 Bolt swap โ€“ Rear Shock Mounting V2.0

    Since I had the bed off to work on the exo, I took a look at the rear upper shock mounts. It turns out some dummy didnโ€™t really set them up right, so with a load on the back of the truck , the shocks were acting as the bump stops (Dโ€™oh!). With the truck sitting static, I had about 2″ of shock up travel left (They were mounted vertical) . The problem is my bump stops allowed for 4″…