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Very nice write-up! Thanks for sharing
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Guess there is not enough room to set the table lift down on the wheel either.

Check out this set-up.

"I have the old Harbor Frieght narrow drop tail 1000# lift, and it has no problem with my valk up as high as it can go. I added a 5' piece of angle to the front to spread out the tie down locations as i dont trust a wheel lock, and when it is up all the way, I put a couple jack stands up under the angle to add some support. So far it has worked great!

In these pics you can see the angle and the tie downs with lift up maybe 2'6" up from full down position.


The drop tail is super nice to pull a tire with out pulling the fender."







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Wow!!

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So I'm accumulating the parts necessary to make this swap happen, and came across a thread that mentions that the alloy wheels have slightly different hub lengths. Does that create an issue using the bushing/spacer configuration described in this thread and elsewhere?

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It can.....

Alloy wheels use two wheel bearings on the left side wheel hub and one bearing on the right (brake) side.

There is some tolerance as to how far into the hub the bearings are pressed.

There have been a couple of instances where the alloy wheel hub has rubbed on the backing plate mount bolts, this is caused by the bearings being pressed slightly deeper than flush with the hub casting and renders the normal 2 7/8ths spacer slightly too short.

The addition of a medium thichness washer to the axle, in addition to the spacer usually does the trick and prevents interferance with the wheel hub and backing plate bolts.

I recommend adding the washer (if needed) to the hub side of the spacer.

I became aware of this after a VR member with cast wheels experienced the interferance. We went though heck figuring out that his spacer was simply a mm too short.

When I got my own cast wheels and installed the bearings, that's when I discovered the bearings can be pressed in slightly farther than absolutly necessary.

I reccomend that people press the first bearing in full depth and the second bearing just flush with the casting.

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Because I'm a visual learner, are you sugesting a washer may need added to the location that I have drawn an arrow point to?

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No, and that really is not a very good picture.

First insert spacer #25 into the final drive, then slide axle 19 through drive (and through spacer) then install washer onto axle and against spacer, then install wheel/tire assembly onto final drive and push axle through to other side.

The effect is to make the spacer longer by the lenth of the washer.

Now, something to think about, at 2 7/8ths inch, the spacer is 2mm shorter than an oem spacer, so maybe an oem spacer would be just the right lenth.

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This was great I am about to install my drive that came back from Aric last week.

I have also picked up that the splines" where the wheel mounts to the drive should also be greased. Is that true?

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This was great I am about to install my drive that came back from Aric last week.

I have also picked up that the splines" where the wheel mounts to the drive should also be greased. Is that true?

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Maybe not as critical, but it certainly does not hurt.

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Viper thanks again, I'll try the stock spacer unmodified first but have a shorter one on hand just in case.

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