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    theyre two different threads and widths

    i guess i could do that and then use a lockin nut to fit the 3/8" but i really want to do it right

    stylin concepts seems to be helpin me out, i gotta call them back in a min

    ball joints are still bein a biznitch
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    ***UPDATE***

    first spindle off and BELLTECH is SENDING ME THE PART!!!
    had to use my stern voice with a manager but it's comin!!!!!! ;)
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    See, it helps to be an ass now and then :) Glad that you got the first spindle off!! I will be doing this sometime soon.. so... I'm sure that I'll feel some of your pain soon.

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    ****UPDATE****

    bolt came in yesterday so im gonna try to get her back on all 4's today!

    quick question though: if i have the 98 sealed hubs, do i need to repack any bearings or relube anything? and if so, what

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofidleness View Post
    ****UPDATE****

    bolt came in yesterday so im gonna try to get her back on all 4's today!

    quick question though: if i have the 98 sealed hubs, do i need to repack any bearings or relube anything? and if so, what

    thanks
    there is no way to repack the hub assemblies.
    just make sure to upper control is trimmed to clear the drop spindle, bolt it all back together and get an alignment. you will be good to go !

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    sweet thx man. yea im at the trimming stage.. all i have at my disposal is a huge grinder but grinding is taking forever.........

    i even bought an air cutting tool but no one carries 1/4" cutting blades... its ridiculous...
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    Air cutoff tools generally use cutoff discs with a 3/8" shank. The shank that goes into the tool is usually 1/4" however.

    If you have a grinder i'd just get some cutoff discs for that though. It will cut much faster than the air tool could even think of.
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    when they say use "fast drying black chassis paint", can i use ordinary black spray paint? the purpose is just to cover the bare metal right?

    ...not really sure how much to cut off the UCA... its eating cutting discs like mofo lol.. im forced to use a rotozip with cutting discs...

    also, 4.3zach, are you sayin i can buy 3/8" discs for my 1/4" air grinder? cuz ive been lookin for discs that have the shank/mandrel attached to them... i need to buy a 1/4" mandrel and 3/8" discs then?
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    Yep here is a pic. 1/4" die grinder, 1/4-3/8" reverse threaded shank, 3"x3/8" cutting discs. The threaded shank and the cutting discs both can be found at home depot/lowes/TSC. You can also get them at autozone if thats closer.

    But like I said before it'l be much faster/easier to do the cutting with a 4.5" electric grinder and a 4 1/2" or 5" cutting disc.
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    oh bam! dude you kick ass
    i managed to get em completely trimmed, wasn't too sure how much to take off, im just gonna assume its good. looks like plenty of room.

    can i just use normal black spray paint on the metal? or does it have to be "chassis" paint?
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    yes spray paint is fine, its just rust prevention.
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    one side completely finished :)
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    IM OFFICIALLY LOWWWWer!!!! (2/3) wooot!!!

    just wanted to reiterate how appreciative i am of the help ive received both on and off the forum!

    couldn't have done it without some of the tips and tricks that were passed on to me!

    after fighting the first side the second side was SUCH a breeze!

    like they say "teach a man to fish..."

    thanks again guys
    ill post before/after pics soon.
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    hey guys follow up..

    so i took her out for a spin and the driveway alignment worked out awesome!

    however... upon returning i could smell somethin wierd... saw like steam rising from the front wheel area... wasnt a burning rubber smell but i was thinkin it could be one of the numerous chemicals i used durin the install just burning off..

    brake cleaner, wd40, hub grease... could this be possible?
    is this safe? it is kind of unnerving and kinda scared to drive it a long distance cuz i dont know if something is burning or rubbing or not right.. or if its just normal and will burn itself off.

    what do you guys think?
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    jack it up and see if the wheel spins freely. Caliper, hose, or un lubed guides could be causing the brakes to hang on that side.

    Other than that you could wait till it cools and spray the area down real well with water if you think chemicals may still be coating everything. Drive it around the block a few times and inspect again.
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