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I can appreciate the time and quality and the fact that they are different (which can be very hard to accomplish sometimes) but they look heavy and un-necessarily overbuilt.

Those are very nice! But i agree, over built!  :flamer:I tend to over build stuff sometimes too....  :_oops:
   To each his own and your criticism is fair enough:stomp:. Everyone can make simple parts that work for the most part, but I would say 4WU is going after the “Race Ready” market. Not many companies claim a product that is KOH proven. Although the shock towers have not been “proven” yet, I have no doubt they are worthy enough to carry that title too. So to say un-necessarily over build.. Maybe, for the well-traveled trails :driving:. But for racing on rocks and high speed.. I don’t think so.
 
   
   This shock tower wasn’t just a first idea slap together either. After many many hours of CAD time, revisions bumps, CAD simulations, Prototypes, all while keeping the design’s performance and ascetics in tune to the nature of 4WU, Brian finally Ok’d this for production. The shock towers represent a piece of mind knowing that you have a premium, if not one of the best products you can buy for your Toyota. And that goes with all 4WU products.
 
 
   Again, 4WU is a race ready company in my eyes that provides products that can’t be found on the market. I’ve talked to Brian and we both understand that his company sells to a niche market. To me, it looks like a lot of people are happy with leaf SAS kits. But for those looking for more, that want only the best, they have a company that understands their needs and that delivers :bling: :muscles:

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well spoken sir,  I fully agree that 4wu has some great looking and performing, high quality parts!  Its just my personal preference that things dont look overdone and bulky.   Im sure they will serve their purpose very well
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Would those towers work with a standard bilstien nitrogen shock? And what would they run cost wist.

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yep, they'll work with anything from a 2.5" coilover and down. So any 2.0' or 2.5" shock or air shock will work. It uses a 1.5" mounting width. And, are 17.5"s tall so you can cut them down to what ever size you need.
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Whats going to happen here?  :psss:

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Whats going to happen here?  :psss:

hmmm  we could make a list of at least a hundred things you could be doing to that.  Why don't you just tell us your plans  ::)
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hmmm  we could make a list of at least a hundred things you could be doing to that.  Why don't you just tell us your plans  ::)

 You could say, it's getting castrated  :sofa:

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you converting it to a dana sixty open C style knuckle?
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you converting it to a dana sixty open C style knuckle?

No, mini everything. We'll see how well my axle making skills are.

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 Got the cone washers out! Cheers
 
 But... The housing is bent.. so bent that the birf's are stuck. I'm gun'a try a little pry bar action tonight but I think I'm gun'a have to cut the housing up just to to get the axles out.

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Hmm wonder what you're doing...... flipping it to left side drop? making a rear steer? hmmm..
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or must you cut the knuckle balls off for your fabricated front housing?
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Got the cone washers out! Cheers
 
 But... The housing is bent.. so bent that the birf's are stuck. I'm gun'a try a little pry bar action tonight but I think I'm gun'a have to cut the housing up just to to get the axles out.

I used the claw end of a hammer to get mine out of my bent housing it worked really well
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If you are going to cut the balls off any way, who cares just  :flamer: that housing up.
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 I like the idea of a claw hammer, two should be handy! Thanks! But I'm not sure that's going to do the trick. And you are right John Doe, :flamer:ing the axle is most likely what I'll have to do. Hopefully it's only the long side that I'll have trouble with.

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It's out.. :bandit:
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cuteeee :p
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What did you end up having to do to get it out of there?

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Claw hammer worked to a point, but then the 24"er came in to finish the job

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Just noticed these grooves in the knuckleballs. One side is a little more then the other. Is this normal?

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bad trunnions?
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Looks like normal wear from your wipers to me. Do the grooves line up with the felt/wiper when the knuckle hits the stops?

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Looks like normal wear from your wipers to me. Do the grooves line up with the felt/wiper when the knuckle hits the stops?

 The felts fall right into the groove when the hub is centered (truck going straight). I'm thinking that the felts (saturated in oil) held dirt and acted like an abrasive sanding disk. Thats my first though.. On the pass side, the groove is there, you can feel it. But the driver side is deeper. I'm a little worried that at higher off road speeds in the new axle, the ball could fracture around the groove.
 I've been looking at pics online and most all the knuckle balls have some grooving to an extent. IDK, I sent an email to Diamond Axle. I'll wait to see what they have to say.

 
bad trunnions?

 The bearings and races looked nice and spun nice, but that doesn't mean anything. I'm sure old bearings played some part in the issue.

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oops.. We'll have to get this welded back up and turned down.

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Nabbed a gauge from work to measure the pits in the knuckle balls. Anyone know of a good hard coating that will work for this application?

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When I finished cleaning a few parts, I found this... Why are they different?

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early and late style lockout dials?
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 :headscratch:

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never seen an ASCO dail. maybe its a samurai lockout
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