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Old March 23rd, 2011, 01:44 PM   #321
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 04:17 PM   #322
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Old March 26th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #323
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drove by your place yesterday. Truck looks bad ass.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #324
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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #325
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I finally finished my bump stops up front so I don't have to worry about hurting my shocks.

Drivers side



Passenger side



Should get the job done. I built little pads for them to hit too, you can kinda see em.

I also ordered up another limit strap for the center of the front axle to keep from unloading and ordered the brackets from ruffstuff for the anti wrap bar. Even after the long spring perches and removing the block, I still axle wrap. I was, and still might build a driveshaft skid, but I was going to make it a anti wrap too, but decided to just be cool like everyone else and get the ruffstuff kit. Hope to have all that in the next week before I go to Attica.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #326
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I put the center limit strap on mine. At ride height the mounting tabs are approx 6"s apart and I got a 12" limit strap (shortest ruff stuff offers) its still to much on hill climbs. Made AL and I uncomfortable when it unloaded on us. I think I am gonna run a suck down winch instead.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #327
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Your build it what got me thinking about it. I never really noticed it with mine, but I guess I don't do many hill climbs with it either. I measured at the center of the axle to engine crossmember and it is about 8", figure the 12" would be alright, 4" of droop or unloading is better than 10"
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #328
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told ya
p.s. it looks like your truck has a pair of limp dicks now
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #329
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it looks like your truck has a pair of limp dicks now
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #330
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p.s. it looks like your truck has a pair of limp dicks now
I thought you were talking about the rear before. I have always planned on putting them in the front.


Oh, and yeah, limp 'donkey' dicks....hey, best I could come up with!
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #331
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I thought you were talking about the rear before. I have always planned on putting them in the front.


Oh, and yeah, limp 'donkey' dicks....hey, best I could come up with!
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #332
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p.s. it looks like your truck has a pair of limp dicks now
I thought the same thing
very functional dicks though
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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #333
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What can I say....I'm a functional dick maker!

I'm about to go weld something else on them so they don't look so phallic
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Old March 27th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #334
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hey, as long as they work, thats all that matters
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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #335
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I say leave 'em. They look plenty strong and add a heck of a lot of character
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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #336
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I like em too, I think they will work great. They will be left alone and once they are covered in mud, no one will even see them.


Did a little more today, gusseted the rear spring hangers, bad picture, but I tied them into the side of the frame better.


Trimmed the rear quarters behind the tires, they were getting really beat up and I didn't like how it looked around where the bumper should be. So I modified it a little...



Then I removed the front crossmember that was there to protect the steering. I figure if I get inot enough trouble that that is saving something, I am screwed anyway. Took a whole 3 min to remove, it was barley welded on.



Then I decided to tint the front lights a little, so they would match the rear. I like the look.


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Old March 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #337
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I flexed it out today with the highlows at work...bahh, no real good pictures but here they are. Everything works great, the front to rear spring rate seems perfect now, they both flex the same.








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Old March 28th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #338
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i thought you were gonna swing bye the house so imz culd see it
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Old March 28th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #339
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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #340
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i thought you were gonna swing bye the house so imz culd see it
I didn't have time today, I will drive it again tomorrow, you be around after work, 4:30ish?
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