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Dynatrac Free Spin Install - What else while there?

I'm installing my new Free spin kit on my Excursion and had planned on replacing these items also:

New Spicer U-Joints
New Dynatrac Ball Joints
New Tie Rods and Drag link bars

What else should I do while I'm there? Thanks
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Well, I just wanted to say that I'm jealous over the kit... Post up some pictures and impressions of the kit if you can. It looks nice!
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Thanks. For what it costs is should be more than nice, it should be freakin spectacular!

J/k the kit is VERY impressive in is size, simplicity and quality. I've got 140k miles on the rig now and figured a bearing failure was coming much sooner than later so I pulled the trigger. I did a cost analysis on the kit vs. replacing the unit bearing hub and the cost was equal if a failure happened anywhere other than close to home. I spend alot of time of the road with the family so it made sense to me.

2K3 EXCURSION 7.3L 4x4 EDDIE BAUER 107K miles as of 06-13-07
AFE Stage II / 4" MBRP exhaust / DP-Tuner F5 (Stock, 60hp Tow, 80hp Econo, 120hp race & High Idle) / Quadzilla Commander/ATS Housing
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"If you love your motorcycle, set it free. If it comes back to you it was probably a high-side."

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I can't think of anything else that would need replacing that isn't on your list already. I went with Moog ball joints, but other than that, your list looks good. I would recommend buying new hub mounting studs and nuts since they're cheap (IIRC <$25 for enough to do both sides) since trying to re-use the stock pieces just isn't worth it if they're rusted in place.

Here's the article I wrote about installing my Dynatrac kit--maybe it'll help.

2K2 F350 PSD/ZF6, Fluidampr/Melling LPOP, AirDog/ITP RR, DP F5, Tymar/high-flow outlet/MBRP 4", Dynatrac Free-Spin hub conversion

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Thanks. For what it costs is should be more than nice, it should be freakin spectacular!

J/k the kit is VERY impressive in is size, simplicity and quality. I've got 140k miles on the rig now and figured a bearing failure was coming much sooner than later so I pulled the trigger. I did a cost analysis on the kit vs. replacing the unit bearing hub and the cost was equal if a failure happened anywhere other than close to home. I spend alot of time of the road with the family so it made sense to me.
That makes sense... Justification for me right there as well.
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i would replace the 4x4 yellow o-rings, axle tube dust seal & the hub vac. seal...not
replacing these items is ASKING for trouble.

and you might as well do the ball joints <if you havent done 'em already>

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i would replace the 4x4 yellow o-rings, axle tube dust seal & the hub vac. seal...not
replacing these items is ASKING for trouble.

and you might as well do the ball joints <if you havent done 'em already>
The yellow o-rings and hub vacuum seals aren't necessary with the Dynatrac kit--it eliminates them since the kit converts to manual Warn lockouts. In his 1st post, the OP did say he has new ball joints and tierod ends, so that's sensible.

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The yellow o-rings and hub vacuum seals aren't necessary with the Dynatrac kit--it eliminates them since the kit uses manual Warn lockouts. In his 1st post, the OP did say he has new ball joints and tierod ends, so that's sensible.
oh...and YUK !

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oh...and YUK !
It took every bit of self-restraint I had not to write "The OP already has new BJ's..." but I couldn't help myself any longer...

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i can see the benefit of the dynatrac bearings...but i dont see the point
of giving up ESOF hubs...ive got 85k on mine and ive NEVER had a problem
w/ them locking or unlocking when "requested".

the worst problem ive ever had w/ the hubs is torque binding when unlocking...but
a quick blip of the throttle or stab of the breaks unbinds 'em

i dont like the idea of having to get out in the mud/rain or SNOW to lock hubs

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