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Artec Superduty Dana 60 TJ beta tester review and build

offroadman83

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Jul 11, 2013
Well a lot of new stuff installed.....now I need to even out the front, install front driveshaft, paint everything, buy better harnesses at least, just a lot of small tedious crap now.


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offroadman83

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Got the steering fixed a few days back and drove it 50+ mph down the road.... drove really nice. Hoping to buy 4" coils for front to level it i hope, convert front ox to air, get proper sized anti rock links on, exhaust, front driveshaft back on, new seats and harnesses, and hydro assist bought.


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offroadman83

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Well long time but got some mastercraft nomad seats on the way with 5 point harnesses...front driveshaft is in, hydro assist just needs to be installed if i can brave this damn heat ugh. Once all this is installed just exhaust and some bumps and limit straps needed possibly and its wheeling time!

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offroadman83

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Been messing with my hydro assist. Been a huge pain in the azz but it's almost there. I'd post pics but we have all seen hydro assist.

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OleCoot

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Been messing with my hydro assist. Been a huge pain in the azz but it's almost there. I'd post pics but we have all seen hydro assist.

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post em anyway :) we need moar pics moar action moar stuffs... :)
 

offroadman83

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Well its just about there... what a huge pain in the ass this hydro assist has been!




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offroadman83

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Got the hydro assist pretty much buttoned up. Drove it only to be disappointed as its twitchy and hitting bumps and downright dangerous. When i finally decide to look at it again im gonna try to move up my trackbar on the frame side and try it again. If that dont work...not sure what ill do. I should have four linked it and ran full hydro ugh


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offroadman83

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Jul 11, 2013
Twitchy? Maybe an air bubble?
Im gonna look at that possibility today as well. I don't know how to explain it other than it feels like i could lose control of it and do a 360 turn anytime over a certain speed.

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offroadman83

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So i moved up the track bar on frame side abd looks way more inline now. Moved some lines from hitting and tried to bleed it some more but i didn't get anything other than a little overflow when turning up on stands. Im under the impression that means air but i couldn't seem to make a difference no matter what i did. So i buttoned it up and drove it again. Granted i didn't really have turning just a straight line but hitting bumps doesn't affect steering its just sensitive or what i would consider roadwalking, jerky, or darty. Really at a loss....im no mechanic lol

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offroadman83

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So i moved up the track bar on frame side abd looks way more inline now. Moved some lines from hitting and tried to bleed it some more but i didn't get anything other than a little overflow when turning up on stands. Im under the impression that means air but i couldn't seem to make a difference no matter what i did. So i buttoned it up and drove it again. Granted i didn't really have turning just a straight line but hitting bumps doesn't affect steering its just sensitive or what i would consider roadwalking, jerky, or darty. Really at a loss....im no mechanic lol

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So still tuning this pile...

I lowered tire pressure and then realized i hadn't reconnected my anti rock sway bar so i did that. I wanted to check toe but need an extra hand to measure. Took it for a drive and its now manageable enough with those two things but it had trouble turning right and overflowed so i got an air problem still damnit.

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offroadman83

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how are you bleeding the system?
I started by filling reservoir then jacking it up, unlocking wheel, and turning left. Turned slowly back and forth while checking reservoir every 6 or so times. I hooked up the damn ram the wrong way but found out before i screwed up something and had to change it so i reconnected it tight and did the whole bleeding process over again. Once i felt it was good i started it and went left to right again til it seemed good. That's when i drove it and went through all of what i posted.

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offroadman83

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I started by filling reservoir then jacking it up, unlocking wheel, and turning left. Turned slowly back and forth while checking reservoir every 6 or so times. I hooked up the damn ram the wrong way but found out before i screwed up something and had to change it so i reconnected it tight and did the whole bleeding process over again. Once i felt it was good i started it and went left to right again til it seemed good. That's when i drove it and went through all of what i posted.

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Oh.. only thing i haven't done is disconnect ram again and cycle it back and forth.

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Projectfreedom

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Jul 11, 2013
Maybe I missed it, but why is the passenger front spring set in crooked?


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offroadman83

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Maybe I missed it, but why is the passenger front spring set in crooked?


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Both are bowed as that is the only problem using Artecs truss system on the 05+ extreme drivers offset dana 60. It even says in their instructions.