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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:04 PM   #141
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You are wrong...good try at being civil though.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #142
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Got any more flex pics? This thing does seem to perform pretty well.
Not atm. I still have to gear the front to match the rear. It's hard to flex without 4x.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:11 PM   #143
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Old January 11th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #144
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My home built shackle flip.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 05:44 PM   #145
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My home built shackle flip.
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My factory plastic fender wells even fit, they need a small cut where the white lines are.


I fired up the tractor and lifted it up to check flex and check for clearance issues.



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Old January 11th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #146
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You are wrong...good try at being civil though.
Are these pictures rong? BTW, when was I not civil? Lets forgive and forget bud. Left side tubes have 90 deg bends, right side is straight tubes.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #147
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There are no bends in the left side tubes, you're seeing it from 2 completely different perspectives in the pics. Btw, this is the first decent thing you've posted in this thread. Thank you for at least looking over the whole build.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:13 PM   #148
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Those shackle flip brackets are really the only thing I don't like about this build. Other than that it seems pretty well executed. I like SAS projects that sit close to stock height.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #149
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Those shackle flip brackets are really the only thing I don't like about this build. Other than that it seems pretty well executed. I like SAS projects that sit close to stock height.
It really is stronger than you think. Did you get to read my post about how they're built before it got deleted?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #150
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such a baller

Nice truck, time to start wheeling it.
Thanks, we have a bit in 2x, but don't want to get into trouble without 4x. I can use it, but there's such a difference in gearing, that even keeping the tires spinning binds the tcase chain and makes it pop.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #151
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Are these pictures rong? BTW, when was I not civil? Lets forgive and forget bud. Left side tubes have 90 deg bends, right side is straight tubes.
practical illusion, the photo appears to have been photomatic'd and only appears to be bent when in fictionality they're not
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Old January 11th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #152
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All of these pics were taken with my phone, so some are better than others.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #153
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I will say this as cautiously, gently and civil-ly as I possibly can....... I agree with Alex. The shackle mounts look questionable.
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As questionable as they might look from the pics, I've had more weight on them than I ever had on the stock setup. Still not broke or bent. My only issue with them atm, is my shackle angle. I need to drill new holes 1" back from the holes they're mounted in currently, and that will be fixed. Just have to get it in the garage so I can tie up some loose ends.
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just remember, Mr. Green may be a huge asshole (lol), but he is also a suspension engineering genius.
take his suggestions.
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and here comes another famous alex drawing.
the reason why it will break is because there isnt anything there to limit it from flexing outward.

so in the space i drew the arrows, it needs to be connected to limit outward flex. it isnt the welds or bolts that are necessarily going to break, its the material around the weld that will break. welding on a material makes the surrounding metal weaker and more brittle, so the less abuse that surrounding metal will take without cracking. I suspect the first large impact you have on that rear suspension will break that bracket. its an easy fix, so id fix it before it breaks.
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From the pics it looks like if you went back any more on the shackle mount it could flip the reverse direction on accident. Maybe you just need a little longer shackle.
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From the pics it looks like if you went back any more on the shackle mount it could flip the reverse direction.
That's why they call it a shackle reversal, dumbass. Gosh.
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I like it.
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From the pics it looks like if you went back any more on the shackle mount it could flip the reverse direction on accident. Maybe you just need a little longer shackle.
Well,I thought about longer shackles, but that would raise my ride height, and we all know how I feel about this things height by now...I also thought long and hard about building slider boxes, but not sure that will happen either. What I really want to do is hold out for the rear 4 link. I'm not too worried about the hangers atm,I will, and have been keeping a close eye on everything I welded. Been checking for cracks at least once a week since I built it, not just on the shackle hangers, but everywhere I welded. You see, my wife drives this thing with our kids in it once in a while, plus she's 9 months pregnant. To me, that's no joke, their safety is more important than anything.
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