So I said I would get to the front end work I have been doing. Here is the run down so far:
Skyjacker Hydro shocks
ProComp 4" lift springs
eBay 4" drop brackets (I am pleased with them)
Energy Suspension poly pivot bushings and radius arm bushings
16" extensions added to to the Radius Arms
Skyjacker 4" drop pitman arm
Infinite ball joint adjusters
I had some problems with just driving around with the old set up of 2" spacers on Moog springs. I was getting crazy bump steer and I wasn't happy with the tire position.
So I got the 4" drop brackets. That helped in one respect, but it created all sorts of other issues, most of which I have forgotten already. One issue for sure with the 4" drop brackets was that they had eccentrics for more adjustment. Well, the fasteners were junk. I wound up getting my own hardware and welding the bolt to one of the eccentrics. That solved that issue. I added the poly pivot bushings at this point. No issues there.
Then I definitely saw the need for extended radius arms and that was a fairly easy project for me since I have a welder already. I bought some 2" .250 wall DOM and went to town. Yes, the rivets sucked. But the rest of it was fine.
That leads me to where I am at today. Bumpsteer is all but gone and I still haven't had an alignment done. I am waiting until I get some more permanent tires.
I shot this video yesterday to see how the suspension works. Its just a 9 minute drive. I am pleased with pretty much everything, but I can see that the steering drag links change length in turns and cause tire tilt in and also when backing up. So that is some geometry I am going to get to eventually.
I just finished up pulling the fuel tanks today and removing the fuel filter sock which apparently is a problem with diesel fuel. While there I reworked the fuel tank venting system by following this write up. it sucked. But its done. Ford 7.3L Diesel Fuel Tank Vent Mod
I am not sure what I am going to start on next, but it will be small for sure. I am pleased with the way the ProComp springs and Skyjacker Hydros ride. Right now I am sitting a little high in the front and may just throw a 1" block in the rear. I am 99% sure that won't cause too much issue.