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Old 09-25-2018, 01:17 PM   #11
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I did not think it through that I would need at least a 4.10 ratio for the 35" tires i'll be sticking in. So I bought a 2014 front axle with 3.73 with about 60k miles for about $1100 shipped. Also got a 2008(full float) rear with 3.73.
Both were bought at least 6 months back and I haven't found anyone until recently who would take my money and sell me a coil kit

I have axle dilemma as well, my van has 50k miles and the existing rear axle(4.10 ratio semi float) looks so great and shiny, I almost feel like keeping it in and just match the front axle ratio to it. But then I think about how awesome the full floats will be and they have larger diameter disc brakes.

I have a 2007 PSD van.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:09 AM   #12
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I did not think it through that I would need at least a 4.10 ratio for the 35" tires i'll be sticking in. So I bought a 2014 front axle with 3.73 with about 60k miles for about $1100 shipped. Also got a 2008(full float) rear with 3.73.
Both were bought at least 6 months back and I haven't found anyone until recently who would take my money and sell me a coil kit

I have axle dilemma as well, my van has 50k miles and the existing rear axle(4.10 ratio semi float) looks so great and shiny, I almost feel like keeping it in and just match the front axle ratio to it. But then I think about how awesome the full floats will be and they have larger diameter disc brakes.

I have a 2007 PSD van.
Haha, I was in a similar position, I bought a vehicle specifically to convert using an MG kit and then opps, not available.

On a previous conversion I had a 3.73 limited slip rear so I purchased a 3.73 front. I ran the van rear for 3 years until I believed the rear end was going out then went with the Sterling then.
You have to mod the rear driveshaft twice, once for the transfer case, and again for the sterling rear. You also will have to buy wheel adaptors temporarily while running the van rear.
If you match the front ratio to the 4.10 rear you wouldn't be able to buy a Sterling with a 4.10. In your case you would just regear the rear to 4.10 which you would have to do anyways with already buying a 3.73

btw that previous conversion was a 4" ujoint kit, http://https://www.expeditionportal....ersion.147902/

So what are the part#'s for the shocks? Fox? Bilstein?
Maybe this on the parts spreadsheet, I don't see that in my stuff from MG
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:37 PM   #13
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Part Name Part# Price
2 Bump Stops DC3Z-3020-B $20.00
2 Radius Arms $100.00
2 Bump Stop Bracket 5C3Z-3A089-BA $20.00
2 Spring Retainer F2UZ-5A349-A $40.00
2 Spring Isolator E8UZ-5414-A $40.00
1 M20 Trac bar bolt W706345-S439 $40.50
1 M20 Track Bar nut W520117-S441 $10.00
5 Radius arm M18 nuts N807659-S441 $45.00
4 Bolt - Radius arm axle mount W709860-S439
2 Bolt - Radius arm rear mount N806967-S439 $16.00
2 Nut – lower spring perch mount W711430-S900 $21.00
2 Bolt – lower spring perch mount W500765-S439 $25.00
Carli Suspension Track Bar CS-FPRB-05 $345.00
2 Moog Sway Bar Links K80015 $46.00
2 Fox 2.0 Performance Series Smooth Body IFP Shock 980-24-677 $250.00
Coil Springs cc880s $92.49
2 ABS female connector (for van side wiring) Molex 34062-0027
4 Crimp terminal for ABS connector Molex 34083-2003
4 Wire seal for connector housing Delphi 184139-1
Brake hose, right DC3Z-2078-L $23.33
Brake hose, left DC3Z-2078-H $24.00
1 Stabilizer bar 8C2Z-5482-B
2 Stabilizer bar bushing E9TZ-5493-C $22.00
2 Stabilzer bar bracket 9C2Z-5486-A $55.00
Steering stabilzer bracket Ford F2UZ-3E652-A $55.00
Fox 2.0 Performance Series Smooth Body IFP Stabilizer 985-24-001 $156.00
MG Metal Works Brackets $2,000.00
4x4 Extension Housing 3C3Z-7A039-JC $129.00
4x4 Extension Housing gasket 3C3Z-7086-AA
Output Shaft 3C3Z-7060-DD $169.00
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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I'm interested in this thread but have never heard of the MG Metal Works DIY kit. More details please.

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Old 09-30-2018, 05:39 PM   #15
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Use the search Luke! Or you could go to Expovans.com Lots and lots of info on the kit here and on Expedition Portal.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:44 PM   #16
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Use the search Luke! Or you could go to Expovans.com Lots and lots of info on the kit here and on Expedition Portal.
Done!

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Old 09-30-2018, 05:53 PM   #17
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Done!

Been in communicado with Jeremy.

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Wow that was quick. I think today is the last last day for the group buy. But I'm sure it's not set in stone..... they may take on more people while in production.
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:59 PM   #18
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Wow that was quick. I think today is the last last day for the group buy. But I'm sure it's not set in stone..... they may take on more people while in production.
Yeah, I have the van and axle ready to go. Just need the hard-ware now.

Was looking at Ujoint but Chris has temporarily pulled the kit from his site whilst he undergoes development.

Either way , I'm pleased to join the group and get this project moving.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:22 PM   #19
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Good stuff,
I was wondering if we could get a couple group buys together for other products?
Seems like there are 10-20 people that might want Fox shocks, moog springs, Carli stuff, wheels and various other parts.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:28 AM   #20
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I would be keen...

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Good stuff,
I was wondering if we could get a couple group buys together for other products?
Seems like there are 10-20 people that might want Fox shocks, moog springs, Carli stuff, wheels and various other parts.

A quick (mostly Amazon / Ebay) search has confirmed Karma's listed product prices. But any savings gained through a Group Buy would be great.
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