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Old 11-23-2007, 07:01 PM   #15
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:03 PM   #16
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No, but you've got to lay on your back to drill it. Drilling ANYTHING with your arms raised gets real tiring, real quick.

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Why can't I drill it from the wheel well???? After the tires are removed and the axle placed with a jack and centered and marked???? I would think that would be easier.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:19 PM   #18
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Why can't I drill it from the wheel well???? After the tires are removed and the axle placed with a jack and centered and marked???? I would think that would be easier.
Good point. Maybe you will be able to do that. In my situation, there appeared to be less chance of hole misalignment to drill from the inside. I didn't want to chew a bigger hole in the axle flange than I already had.

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:26 PM   #19
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Good point. Maybe you will be able to do that. In my situation, there appeared to be less chance of hole misalignment to drill from the inside. I didn't want to chew a bigger hole in the axle flange than I already had.

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I am hoping on just making a hole a little longer to fit the bolt. like this:

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Hi, when drilling large holes in thick metal I usually drill a pilot hole with about an 1/8" drill bit first; Makes drilling a lot easier.
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Hi, when drilling large holes in thick metal I usually drill a pilot hole with about an 1/8" drill bit first; Makes drilling a lot easier.
I'm not drilling new holes but just elongating a hole.

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[QUOTE=TN-TUNDRA]Thanks to PizzaChop I have my new Dexters with oem shock brackets!!! These things are stout as ****. Specs are #11 with 12" electric brakes, 3500lbs, 22.5 down angle (required for oem shock bracket), even came with ALL NEW hardware! Thanks again for all the help. Now next weekend is the install...

Most owners that replace the torsion axles, want a 35 degees downward starting angle.

It helps rigging to a high profile tow vehicle.

Makes a big difference, especially since the cost for the change of angle is zero.

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Old 11-23-2007, 09:42 PM   #23
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I'm not drilling new holes but just elongating a hole.

Hi, I understand that you only plan on elongating the holes, But other's on this thread mentioned drilling new holes.

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Thanks to PizzaChop I have my new Dexters with oem shock brackets!!! These things are stout as ****. Specs are #11 with 12" electric brakes, 3500lbs, 22.5 down angle (required for oem shock bracket), even came with ALL NEW hardware! Thanks again for all the help. Now next weekend is the install...

Most owners that replace the torsion axles, want a 35 degees downward starting angle.

It helps rigging to a high profile tow vehicle.

Makes a big difference, especially since the cost for the change of angle is zero.

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Andy, PLEASE DON'T START................

I purchased the shocks from you and will buy more stuff. BUT, the axel thing is done. I don't won't this to end up deleted or a war. I have made my

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Mark,

I used a metal removal bit (burr) and a pneumatic die-grinder to elongate the holes. Please call me before you begin as there are a couple of details I can explain which will help you in the overall changeout.

Congrats on the shock mount brackets. That will save you a lot of time!

P.S.- If ground clearance becomes an issue (22.5 deg vs 35 deg), you could probably achieve the 3/4" gain (or whatever it is) by taking advantage of the mounting slots on the Dexter axle brackets. I would insert some sort of spacer between the top of the bracket flange and the frame, as well as tack weld the side of the bracket to the frame (which is what I ended up doing anyway, just to be safe.)
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robsunrus, can I come to your house for backing lessons?
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Hi, you sure can; And just towing through the LA area to get here will give you some real driveing skills.
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Hi, you sure can; And just towing through the LA area to get here will give you some real driveing skills.
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