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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:02 AM
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Yup, I've had a suspicion for a while, but haven't been sure, I keep double checking how tight all the balljoints are. yet I have a consistent popping noise when turning, or whenever theres a bump I run over in the driveway, sometimes turning on asphalt alone will do it.
If its the same thing mine did im sure its the same issue as what he stated. I noticed the issue just never did anything to fix it!


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Old January 13th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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i just watched the steering and tracbar while someone turned the wheel for me, it did it when i was just parked or going 85 on the highway making a wide turn, which was pretty scary sometimes. since the fix i have no more issues.


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very nice looking truck . would like to do the same to mine in the near future .
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well I torqued mine down to 150#, made a major change, its almost non-existent now. hard jounces will get a noise.

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mines torqued down pretty tight but i still wanted it to be able to pivot kind of freely to save the bushing, now im trying to track down a vibration when i put her in 4wd... its never ending!


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ok i must say again nice truck and nice work . i have looked at the pics and read all and was wondering if the 78 spring buckets were installed in the same place as the old ones - and if you or anybody else would know if the 78 buckets can be bought new . i have looked in the local salvage yards with no luck in the cinc ohio area went as far as indpls indiana area . they love the SALT . I showed the pics of your truck to my son who is 12 that was a MISTAKE we are working on redoing a 302 for my truck . the axle showed up yesterday and he said lets put the axle in HIS-my truck first . So i showed him the parts list and as with most younger generations the little shit has found most of the parts that are needed So i have won for now engine first . He has taken some pics and is trying to show me how to post the pics i will get it come hell or high water what can i say im OLD . So any help with 78 spring buckets and the locatoin on the frame would be great thank you .... once again nice job
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WAAAAIT! that's gonna be me in ten years.

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Bronco Graveyard used to make the 78/79 buckets but stopped a few years ago and now only makes the older style which would give a slightly taller lift. So for the 78/79 style you have to just source a pair somewhere. Actually finding the coil buckets took me the longest of any part, i finally got a set from someone on www.fullsizbronco.com which is a great site for SAS info. I mounted my buckets about an inch forward from the old center point just for tire to fender clearance on the back side of the tire. hope this helps.

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Just a question. Why do you need 78-79 buckets? Why can't you use the stock ones?
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How far out board is the shock? For lack of a better way of explaining it. If the frame continued straight up how far from the frame to where the shock mounts at the top? I ask this because I have the old shock mounts from my SAS that are really nicely designed but they might go too far outboard. Hope that makes sence.

The other issue ive found is Coil buckets, i cant find any from a 78 I found them from the early broke 66-77 and was told that they will work. However they will add 3" more lift to because you cant mount them as high as the 78 ones.

I was planing on running the 8.5-9" coils with the 78 coil buckets but now im rethinking that, because 11" of lift would be slightly bigger than id want to go. So I plan on running the 6.5" coils and the 66-77 buckets for around 8" of lift

And why did you use the F350 trac bar bracket instead of the one made for the 78-79 bronco?


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