More work done... Front sway bar is in... er... I kinda might have accidentally done a really crappy redneck job on part of it. Pretty sure it won't break, it's at least as strong as the stock one was - but it sure looks
I had to put longer shocks in than I was expecting... hey anyone want to buy some sweet monotube KYB's for an Expedition with about 20 miles on them? Ended up with what passes for rear shocks on 80's dodge pickups, about 10.75" travel at the shock (so around 14" travel per side at the tire center line) - I have limiting straps that are getting installed today after work, since I don't think my shocks will tolerate being used to limit extension travel. Due to some politics and horse poop the shocks I crammed in there are air shocks, however I have a pretty good feeling that in the not too distant future they're going to be replaced with XJ springs and (longer) monotube shocks.. KYB or Bilstein - yep, for the first time ever I finally started appreciating performance shocks.
I have a minor rear driveline vibe. It only shows up like between 20-35mph while under a little bit of power, totally disappears at high speed. Hopefully it won't be too much of a PITA to fix. Speaking of high speed... now that the sway bar is in place it drives NICE on the freeway! And on surface streets, and over speed bumps, and in parking lots. I haven't tried driving over the carcasses of the damned yet but it probably drives nicely over those too. Smooth, no clunks, no rattles, no slop, no bump steer.
Oh.. still no front driveshaft. Yeah.