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Old June 21st, 2013, 11:28 PM   #121
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So what are you going to do about your fenders?
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 06:52 AM   #122
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 07:25 AM   #123
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 08:01 AM   #124
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I like how the front look, maybe some corner guards for the rear.. Not sure low on the list of things to do.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #125
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I like how the front look, maybe some corner guards for the rear.. Not sure low on the list of things to do.
Why is this not being beat on yet? I want to hear this thing at 8 grand!
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Old June 30th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #126
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Looks good. Did you stretch the wb at all?
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 10:24 PM   #127
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Its 96 97 ISH
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Old August 25th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #128
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Been working on this really slowly but making good progress. Runs and drives good, working on getting something to pull it around to take it places.

Twin stick T case shifters




Bent the steering. Was thinking about an alum link to redo this.



Picked up a Air compressor with a blown pump. Got a new pump for it (Not an Ingersoll- im cheap) I have $150 bucks into it with a new pump.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #129
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Ive been running this around quite a bit lately.. .

At the shop before heading out. I got a new truck too!

earlier in the year at twisted trails


Stuck in the yard...



The 5.3 is running quite well. Im quite happy with the whole drivetrain. Its a whole different animal compared to the 4 cyl...

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Old December 15th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #130
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Looking good. I'm a little skeptical of the aluminum tie rod.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #131
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Looking good. I'm a little skeptical of the aluminum tie rod.
Just out of curiosity, what's the issue with an aluminum tie rod?
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Old December 15th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #132
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Unless he goes with 7071 (expensive) it's about 1/3 the strength of steel for the same diameter. Dollar for dollar, DOM is cheaper & there is negligible weight saving.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #133
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Unless he goes with 7071 (expensive) it's about 1/3 the strength of steel for the same diameter. Dollar for dollar, DOM is cheaper & there is negligible weight saving.
Aaahhhh, I figured he was talking about the good stuff.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 08:21 AM   #134
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7071 holds threads better than steel but nothing anyone is ever going to notice unless your a fastener engineer and look in depth to the material properties... other than not having to worry about rust its about the only thing your going to gain.
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Just curious why it holds threads better? I had never heard that.

I'm no racer so a few extra pounds doesn't bother me. Plus I like the idea that in a pinch trail repair, you can weld the steel tie rod to the rod ends. Aluminum, not so much.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #136
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Any issues with driveline vibes with the standard u-joint rather than the double cardan that most people run?
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Old December 16th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #137
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Looking good. I'm a little skeptical of the aluminum tie rod.
I thought alum links were all the rage?

*Edit* I was looking at links like this. http://www.rocksolidperformance.com/...luminum-links/
I figured Id be into something I wouldn't have to worry about for less than $150

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Any issues with driveline vibes with the standard u-joint rather than the double cardan that most people run?
I ran it down the road a few times and have noticed a slight vibration, but its pretty minimal. The several times I had it out for wheeling I have not noticed it.

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Old December 16th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #138
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Not my rage. LOL Nothing wrong with them. Didn't mean to say there was.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #139
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I was only thinking of replacing the knuckle to knuckle tie rod.The drag link and track bar should both be high enough to avoid most damage. Since they both are the same length I could salvage the straight piece of tie rod i would be replacing and makea spare. But for now the bent tie rod will have to suffice..
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 01:18 PM   #140
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