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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #41
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no those things are strong as shit...I use them to remove the back part of my cage...but they fit very tight...hell I even had to grind the paint off to get them to fit


I have to use a BFH to get mine to seat. But I do like how clean they look as compared to the exhaust style joint.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #42
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I do like how clean they are and I have thought of the clocking issue. I want the joint near the hoops which would put it on an angle. The joints would have to be lined up perfect and slide in from front to back. For about $11 from Ballistic you can't beat the flange style it seems.

I've heard nothing but good things about Ballistic. I'm excited to order my tabs from them.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #43
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I have had good products from Ballistic and fast shipping.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #44
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You're the only one then
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #45
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Nice li'l truck.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #46
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I do like how clean they are and I have thought of the clocking issue. I want the joint near the hoops which would put it on an angle. The joints would have to be lined up perfect and slide in from front to back. For about $11 from Ballistic you can't beat the flange style it seems.

I've heard nothing but good things about Ballistic. I'm excited to order my tabs from them.
I think you can get a three pack of those exhaust style flanges for $11...those are cheap, real cheap...if ballistic is charging $11 for one set tell them to get fucked
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Old January 12th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #47
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I think you can get a three pack of those exhaust style flanges for $11...those are cheap, real cheap...if ballistic is charging $11 for one set tell them to get fucked
$11 was for two sets. Four pieces.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #48
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I need opinions between 2.0 and 2.5 bumpstops....will I notice a difference at all since the truck is so light? It seems like 2.5 are on bigger trucks mostly but they are only $60 more.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #49
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Bumpstops should be here thursday.

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I took the rear shocks off to get a measurement of travel. I knew the old shocks were limiting droop. I'm going to go with a 16" travel shock.

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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:53 PM   #51
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My bumpstops came in yesterday. I put the truck in the garage so the snow could melt off overnight lol I was excited to leave work today and install them.

I kept it simple and just used rectangular steel to weld the cans to the frame.



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I can't wait to charge and test them. A local ATV shop wants $60 to charge the pair. I've done some research and I can put together a nitrogen filling kit for $160. That includes tank, regulator, hoses, gauge, and valve. It's only $7 to fill a 30" tall 74 cu. ft. nitrogen tank.
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what kinda pressure do they run? I have a nitro setup for filling atv shocks.... could hook ya up if ya wanted..... cool build man
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what kinda pressure do they run? I have a nitro setup for filling atv shocks.... could hook ya up if ya wanted..... cool build man
Thanks for the offer but I just went ahead and ordered everything because I know I'll use it often while getting them dialed in. I started at 150 psi tonight and it's just a bit soft. Not sure how high I was but it was getting some pretty good air, I didn't max them out. I had 1/4" left but I wasn't going as big as I could have. I'm gonna set them to 175 psi after work tomorrow and go do some "research"
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The debate I'm having at the moment is how much of a difference I would notice going with a dual rate spring setup. Would it be worth the extra $160 on only a 10" travel shock? I could always change out the springs later on as well. It would be about $320 to upgrade later.

Any input or opinions on any of these questions is appreciated.
YES a well tuned dual rate coilover will make a world of difference. You get the benefit of a nice soft initial rate until you compress into the dual rate stops and bump up to the stiffer rate for the remainder up the uptravel... it's the way to go
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YES a well tuned dual rate coilover will make a world of difference. You get the benefit of a nice soft initial rate until you compress into the dual rate stops and bump up to the stiffer rate for the remainder up the uptravel... it's the way to go
Yep everyone on TRS has been saying the same thing I've decided I'm gonna go with a 2.5x14 dual rate remote resi
Thanks for the opinion, I'll take advice from anyone with the name DUNE JUMP
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Yeah if you're planning to buy new coilovers anyway and are fine with fabbing new hoops and engine crossover tube then definitely go with 14s. Are you sticking with Kings? If buying new, you should ask around on race-dezert for a starting point on valving so you're close to begin with. I got lucky with the set I bought used, and the valving is pretty spot on for now. Its easy enough to make changes though, so don't worry too much about it.
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I went to my local welding shop and they charged my shocks for free
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Yeah if you're planning to buy new coilovers anyway and are fine with fabbing new hoops and engine crossover tube then definitely go with 14s. Are you sticking with Kings? If buying new, you should ask around on race-dezert for a starting point on valving so you're close to begin with. I got lucky with the set I bought used, and the valving is pretty spot on for now. Its easy enough to make changes though, so don't worry too much about it.
I want to go with kings. The company I bought the stops from was extremely helpful. They asked a ton of questions and gave me plenty of info. I'll definitely be ordering my shocks from them.
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that thing is awesome! when i was in school i had one that looked similar
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Nice little truck makes me wish I never would of sold mine
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