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Old 08-16-2009
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Bed cage modification

The bedcage has been on for 3 months but a change had to be made.... for a good reason :)



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It isn't completely done yet. Need to add some support for the new mounts but my buddy didn't have enough time. Once everything is finished I'll post up new pics.
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I like it!
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+1 i like it too
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I like it. What was wrong with it the other way?
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whats the point, more travel?
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whats the point, more travel?
Yes more travel and also the cage was built for 14" shocks. The Kings are 16" and didn't fit where the other shocks were mounted.
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whats the point, more travel?
im guessing the angle of the shocks also
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im guessing the angle of the shocks also
I had the Bilsteins set up for a 2:1 shock ratio. Now since I have bigger and better shocks I just set it up for a 1:1 shock ratio. The ride difference is like day and night.
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oh snap.kiiings. Maybe want to setup for double sheer though(just incase), just wrap another half circle tube around the other side of the shock.


You getting any new front upgrades soon? thats alot of money in rear suspesion to not go up in front :)
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oh snap.kiiings. Maybe want to setup for double sheer though(just incase), just wrap another half circle tube around the other side of the shock.


You getting any new front upgrades soon? thats alot of money in rear suspesion to not go up in front :)
I was planning on it but I'm moving into a house with my buddy so rent is in my way. Living at home is nice cause it's free but it's time to move on. LT front end will be in the future but $800/month for rent is gonna make it take forever to get done.
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LT front end will be in the future but $800/month for rent is gonna make it take forever to get done.
800!! for ****ing rent!! how many acers? dude...is that norm for cali? you can get a nice house around hear for 800/month siting on lots of land and thats to buy...but im in little old NC
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I would highly suggest double shearing that

Looks great!
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looks good buddy. whats your downtravel sitting at?
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800!! for ****ing rent!! how many acers? dude...is that norm for cali? you can get a nice house around hear for 800/month siting on lots of land and thats to buy...but im in little old NC
Lol that's only my half. My buddy is paying the other $875. We are paying $1675 a month for 2 bed 2 bath. That's actually low for where we are living. We are pretty much going to be next to Chapman college in Orange. Normal cost for something like that around here is $2000 to $2500 easy. So if I lived where you did my truck would be completly done. Since I live here in Orange County where everything is wanna be lifestyles of the rich and famous I have to pay that amount to live.
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I would highly suggest double shearing that

Looks great!
Oh yeah we aren't done 100% with the cage. We are going to add support bars for the new mounts and then double sheer it from there. My buddy didn't have time the other day so we just got enough done to where we could mount the shocks.
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I would highly suggest double shearing that

Looks great!
What does double shearing mean for us street guys?
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What does double shearing mean for us street guys?
you see how on the old setup how the shock was supported on both sides? thats a double shear mount
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looks grrreeeeaaattttt
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you see how on the old setup how the shock was supported on both sides? thats a double shear mount
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Oh yeah we aren't done 100% with the cage. We are going to add support bars for the new mounts and then double sheer it from there. My buddy didn't have time the other day so we just got enough done to where we could mount the shocks.
ok good. I seen the after math of a 1500lb sand rail that didn't dbl sheer. i can't imagine a 4k lb truck
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that looks sick! i just bought me a 4x4 and starting to but the dbr kit like i told you i would. once i'm done i'm gonna hit barstow but this time enjoy it in my truck! haha.
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Looks good. X2 on the double shear shock mount. Good choice on bypass over smooth bodies. Now if I could just get the back of my truck done to match the front!
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Nice bedcage man. Nice upgrade from those bilsteins.
It's nice seeing some other people who're into the desert trucks.
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ok good. I seen the after math of a 1500lb sand rail that didn't dbl sheer. i can't imagine a 4k lb truck
these are just shocks, not coilovers. so they dont have near the force on them.

single shear will probably be ok but optimum would be double shear.
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Ok... so are you still running leafs? I mean, I just don't see getting 16" of travel out of a leaf pack.
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