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Old May 5th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #41
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It would ride and drive much better with longer, flatter links. Not sure what you mean by angle of separation? Looks like the upper and lower converge at almost the same point at the frame so it's pretty much gonna behave like a radius arm setup. I mean it doesn't look like a terrible setup or anything but I'm not quite following your logic.
Packaging on one of those trucks is a beast, with out hacking the frame all to pieces or lifting it to the moon, or completely redoing all the cross members, you are stuck with the shorter arms. For what the owner wanted to accomplish, and the type of wheeling he plans on in the near future, this set up will work.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #42
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Packaging on one of those trucks is a beast, with out hacking the frame all to pieces or lifting it to the moon, or completely redoing all the cross members, you are stuck with the shorter arms. For what the owner wanted to accomplish, and the type of wheeling he plans on in the near future, this set up will work.
U must know Chad lol
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Old May 5th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #43
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I had a chance to look at this truck out at Ridge, looked like a great setup to me!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #44
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Are those custom built link arms or off the shelf items? Almost look like the link arms off a Skyjacker lift kit for 98-02 Dodge Rams.

Curious to see your build list if you have one.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #45
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all custom 2"...1/4 wall d.o.m. 250# coils extended un compressed @22" ...1 1/4"currie johnny joints at one end bushings at the other... overall fun build... just tough to keep lengths and angles in check without cutting the hell out of the frame and crossmember...all in all it came out great ...drives awesome ...rides great and flexes very well... a few brackets from ballistic the rest the good old fashioned way with a lotta grinding...lol...
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:29 AM   #46
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Question, why did you decide to use stud-type shocks than the normal, eyelet shocks?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #47
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no real reason other than ease of replacement and funtionality they are heavy duty monroe shocks for a yj...in this application they offer 14 plus inches of total wheel travel and the dampening of a factory style replacement shock offers a great on road ride without being too harsh ...and a bonus that every parts store has them on the shelf in case you destroy one playin' ...
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #48
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also limit straps will be added soon ..he just needed the truck before they came in ...
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Old May 8th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #49
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looks like passenger side drop to me. so the factory transfercase is out.
what ya gonna run? divorced 205?

or is this a v8 swap using older chevy stuff?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #50
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actually the colorados run pass drop t cases...i know... goofy l.o.l....but his case is trashed he was going to get another used one ...but im not sure what he has decided...we will have to see when we finish the build ...if we go with another stock case we have to custom build an adapter to go to a flat flange style shaft on the front because the front yoke is only available as a ball style c.v. shaft... similiar to the front shaft on newer explorers only uses 4 bolts in a goofy pattern instead of 6 bolt common pattern...one step at a time...
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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #51
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all i hear is , is there finally a front driveshaft??
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:24 AM   #52
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he took the truck to badlands this weekend and lets just say....he almost made it home...lol...he destroyed the transfer case...and dont know what else yet...hahaha...so no front shaft yet...gotta love carnage...
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #53
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Here y'all go oo ps I'm thinking of maybe a 208 t case
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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #54
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This is the diff from driver side to pass side because of a bent frame
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #55
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Lookin' good!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #56
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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #57
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:44 AM   #58
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Bump for coil up date
Parts needed

Sbc 350 or 400
Th400
Dana300- need a 4:1 gear package
Front n rear Ford or newer dodge HP Dana 60 king pin or ball dont matter
40-42 Iroks tires for 17 inch bead locks
17 inch bead lock wheels

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