When I was living in Seattle I sold the bronco I did have to drive down to Eugene Oregon purchase this vehicle.
357 with 10:1 compression. Or something close to that. Eventually I want to do a 6r80 swap. I need you guys to get everything sorted before I mess with it. About to do a solid axle swap. I was leaning towards an obs axle but based on the price of piecing everything together it's making more sense to get the desolate kit for $4000. And it's pretty damn complete. I have these ready to go on. Bought them last spring before I got laid off. 37 km3 tires.So whats he plan for this thing?
I would do the ttb but I want to run 37s. I'll mainly be "over landing". My truck is too pretty to get scraped up on the trails. But I've always been a solid axle person.Cool. Looking forward to your build. I considered the SAS but opted for the cut and turned D44. One reason is I don't want a 6 inch lift and two I like the handling and ground clearance of the IFS. I don't think I will be beating on it although I did do the D50 stub and HD u joints while I was in there. I'm pretty sure I have the 6R80 adapting worked out. I wont get to the controller and shifting until I get the body back on. I think I'm going to make or adapt a center console to mount the shifter in.
I remember you saying that but don't remember the rest of the conversation. Aren't 37s supposed to eat up the axles and wheel bearings?I run 37s on my TTB...
I think my 351 build lists the pistons I used for 10.5:1. They were generic KB silvolites.
Im using the KB N351 (IMCA/sportsman 351w) step dish pistons in my 300 for 9.75:1
If money is not on the short end, I would do a CnT TTB in a heartbeat. For overlanding, there isnt a better option. Its the smoothest suspension out there. My simple bracket lift with extended radius arms gives just as much travel as a SAS would. I can get the front tire 30" off the ground with the other 3 still planted.
A solid axle is gonna ride rough, especially on old washboard roads that are often travelled when overlanding.