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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:00 PM   #341
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I vote, plate the sides. It looks unfinished.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:22 PM   #342
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X2, plus, if you bash into a rock backing up...
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:20 PM   #343
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Agreed on both counts. And LP, it's not IF I back into a rock, it's WHEN.....I just hope I don't take out the shock in the process!
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:39 PM   #344
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Calculated risk.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 03:28 PM   #345
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And at final assembly put the head of the bolt on the back side or you're sure to fubar the threads.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:12 PM   #347
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And at final assembly put the head of the bolt on the back side or you're sure to fubar the threads.
And don't let you spot for me or I'm sure to FUBAR the coilover
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:54 PM   #348
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Looking good Sean. I have a similar tie in with my front shock mounts... I've seen it done before! Hehe


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Old February 2nd, 2014, 06:46 PM   #349
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Ah yes, the bud light case cardboard is by far the superior material for templates. That's who sponsors my builds as well... Lower mounts look great. I do agree; symmetric brackets would add a nice touch and wouldn't be a big hit in weight.


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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:15 AM   #350
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These showed up Monday but I haven't had time to go work on the rig yet


Rear swaybar also showed up Wednesday. It's gonna be a tight fit for everything back there, I'll either have to bend the arms outboard of the airbumps or shorten them a couple inches. I'm thinking shortening them a bit won't hurt much since the 42" bar in the back is gonna have a bit more twist to it than the 36" bar up front.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #351
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2" or 4" travel?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:26 PM   #352
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2" or 4" travel?
3" front, 4" rear. I would've preferred 4" all around, but with only 5" or so front uptravel 4" seems overkill.

...But the 3" can easily be converted to 4" later, which is a big part of the reason I chose them. If I eventually go to a V8, triangulated 4 link, and full hydro I can gain some uptravel. Trying to keep it pretty street friendly for now. I work 40 miles from home and *really* want to be able to drive it there regularly in nice weather. If it sucks on the street it's not gonna stick around for long...I've already been dreaming of a small lift(not that the current 4" lift I'm running is very tall...), moderate 33-35" tires, and a souped up LS motor.
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best thing I did on mine was shim the 4" travel bumps to 2" travel. you will be riding the bumps all the time.
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Yeah that's definitely an option if I need to. I'll probably crank the coilovers up an inch or two for dune running, but we'll see. I wanna keep it low, but it's not like going to 6" of lift is gonna make it unstable with the setup I'm running.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #355
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eh gawd damned it!!
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:52 PM   #356
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You're a little late to the party!
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #357
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After being a lazy ass all day I finally went out this evening and started on the rear airbumps. Made good progress.

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Approximate ride height:

sbcrichie is probably right and I'll reduce the travel....we'll see. Easy mod to make later.

Full bump. About 1" from the truss/UCA mounts to the floor, .75" from truss to frame, 1.5" from fully compressed shocks.



Just shy of full flex:


I should've made the bump pads a little longer for better contact under flex. I'll fix that when I gusset them later.
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Looking good! You may not need to change the travel as my front bumps are about like that. All depends what pressure you will need to run in them for your vehicle and driving conditions. Dunes obviously will need higher pressure while street you will have little in them.


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Does fox have two different models of air bumps? ive seen a couple sets were they have a shock mount on the top.
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Does fox have two different models of air bumps? ive seen a couple sets were they have a shock mount on the top.
What do you mean a shock mount? Like a heim style? I've never seen those, only 2" body or 2.5" body in varying lengths. Only difference I've seen is the Schrader caps. These just have the plain silver steel ones, my front bumps came with nice black aluminum caps.
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