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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:03 AM   #101
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BDMT sighting!!

I built one years ago- fun project. Good job.
Thanks, it was, and still is fun. But I have no idea what bdmt stands for.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:08 AM   #102
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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:26 AM   #103
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I guess it's a little bigger than your average jeep. It's only rolling on 5" of suspension lift atm, and I can drop it 2 more inches with a little more work. It's not built for mud at all, I don't go to mud bogs and let it eat...I do however drive it from trail to trail with my family in it, and if there's a little mud in the trail, well we hit it, but to go out and seek a mud pit, not my cup of tee. I built this because I have it, it's paid off, it's never let me down mechanically, I can't fit my family in a jeep, nor will I ever. It's more capable than your average jeep as well. You'd be surprised to see what I've driven this truck through pre swap. If you think it's a bdmt, good for you, but it's not, I've driven it down the road, and at stop lights, I've sat next to jeeps that were taller than this thing.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 06:41 AM   #104
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I guess it's a little bigger than your average jeep. It's only rolling on 5" of suspension lift atm, and I can drop it 2 more inches with a little more work. It's not built for mud at all, I don't go to mud bogs and let it eat...I do however drive it from trail to trail with my family in it, and if there's a little mud in the trail, well we hit it, but to go out and seek a mud pit, not my cup of tee. I built this because I have it, it's paid off, it's never let me down mechanically, I can't fit my family in a jeep, nor will I ever. It's more capable than your average jeep as well. You'd be surprised to see what I've driven this truck through pre swap. If you think it's a bdmt, good for you, but it's not, I've driven it down the road, and at stop lights, I've sat next to jeeps that were taller than this thing.
I was just telling you what bdmt meant.

That explanation was rude.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 06:43 AM   #105
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I guess it's a little bigger than your average jeep. It's only rolling on 5" of suspension lift atm, and I can drop it 2 more inches with a little more work. It's not built for mud at all, I don't go to mud bogs and let it eat...I do however drive it from trail to trail with my family in it, and if there's a little mud in the trail, well we hit it, but to go out and seek a mud pit, not my cup of tee. I built this because I have it, it's paid off, it's never let me down mechanically, I can't fit my family in a jeep, nor will I ever. It's more capable than your average jeep as well. You'd be surprised to see what I've driven this truck through pre swap. If you think it's a bdmt, good for you, but it's not, I've driven it down the road, and at stop lights, I've sat next to jeeps that were taller than this thing.
Im pretty sure strangler was joking about the bdmt thing.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 06:54 AM   #106
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My jeep is more capable than your average pickemup truck. What's your point?
I would hope it is...my point is that it isn't built for mudding, it's built to drive, every day if needed, and also be very capable in more situations than one. Hopefully phase 2 will happen soon, it will be unstoppable after that, and still under 7' roof height.
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I was just telling you what bdmt meant.

That explanation was rude.
Sorry to come across as rude, but it is what it is. I'll bet if you saw it in person, you wouldn't even realize it was sitting on a Dana 60 with coilovers, only a couple people have noticed since I've been driving it. This truck doesn't belong in bgtl....
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This is a good build so far. I would love to do something like this with my 2500hd. SAS with a LCG. My truck can't take time off though
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Im pretty sure strangler was joking about the bdmt thing.
I disagree, but I don't think he meant anything by it either.
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This is a good build so far. I would love to do something like this with my 2500hd. SAS with a LCG. My truck can't take time off though
Thanks,I appreciate it. I'm fortunate enough to have a dd work truck, and my wife has a dd as well, so I got to do what I wanted to this one. On pirate there's a couple hd builds going on currently. They look great imo. Gm should have built them this way from the factory. Sadly they succumbed to the soccer mom, I need a comfy ride attitude, but hey,I can't put them down for it, in the world of business, you have to chase the money lol.
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Thanks,I appreciate it. I'm fortunate enough to have a dd work truck, and my wife has a dd as well, so I got to do what I wanted to this one. On pirate there's a couple hd builds going on currently. They look great imo. Gm should have built them this way from the factory. Sadly they succumbed to the soccer mom, I need a comfy ride attitude, but hey,I can't put them down for it, in the world of business, you have to chase the money lol.
I love my IFS. My truck never gets to play with its 4x4 so I'm all for comfort. I do however like straight axles up front better tho for when 4x4 is needed.
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I love my IFS. My truck never gets to play with its 4x4 so I'm all for comfort. I do however like straight axles up front better tho for when 4x4 is needed.
I agree with both points. I would never sas my work truck just because I thought I needed extra durability. I put 40k on it last year, that's way too many miles to be bouncing down the road with a sfa lol.
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I disagree, but I don't think he meant anything by it either.
I always got a lot of shit for trying to fit a fullsize down the trail. Been there, done that. Happy to be back in a Jeep
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I always got a lot of shit for trying to fit a fullsize down the trail. Been there, done that. Happy to be back in a Jeep

That was a nice truck once 😞


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I always got a lot of shit for trying to fit a fullsize down the trail. Been there, done that. Happy to be back in a Jeep
It's no big deal to me. We're normally in the trails by ourselves, so nobody really gives me shit about where I can fit and where I can't. If we come to a spot the truck can't fit, we turn around, there are plenty of trails in Michigan that can fit the truck. I just like having a vehicle that is capable of doing most of the things a jeep can do, that I built myself, not by bolting on a bunch of parts, by actually engineering it from scratch.
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It's links and brackets. Hardly more "engineered from scratch" than most of the jeeps on this site.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 02:07 PM   #118
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I think this is a good execution of an SAS
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No, it actually didn't. There were three double splines in it. I took a sawzall and cleaned out the double spline, then finished them with a small file. There is about a 3"drop to it. Made my steering geometry perfect for the height I was after.
But this kinda scares me, using a sawzall to clean up splines on your steering arms?
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The EDM was broken.

Lighten up Sterling.
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What if the test was "hauling firewood?"
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