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teaser of whats to come on my truck... my truck that's for sale lol

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still waiting for the last part of this one to come in.
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ordering these as soon as i trade someone for some 16" stock wheels and some tires that are big enough. hopefully found someone on here that wants to trade.
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what do you guys think? money well spent?

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Why are you buying this stuff if you want to sell it?
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trying to improve it to where someone actually wants it. trading for some all terrains that actually ride smooth lol. mtr's ride rough. and might as well get some new wheels for it.

and i'll probably have it for another 4-6 months anyways. might as well improve it. im bored of how it is right now.
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wow just send me money to dump into my truck plz
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Gotcha makes sense. The normal person probably won't notice the difference with the traction bars though. Tires will ride much better though, I've heard a lot of complaints about the MT/Rs riding really rough when they start getting worn down.
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yeah they just hum a lot, and i want something a little more friendly to non-offroad enthusiasts lol

and the traction bars, doing those more for myself. because the axle wrap on this truck is ridiculous. and i get mad tire hop in the dirt even. its crazy.
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The grill is blah, the rims look like crap, but those traction bars are nice.
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to each his own :)
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so are the jd traction bars a pretty easy install?

i ordered them earlier today, can't wait till they get here
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They're cake, Ty. I need to order my new bushings for mine. I reallllly miss having mine installed since I royally fubared my bushings. lol. Little tip, don't tighten those front bushing bolts tight as hell.
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And don't try and put a preload on them either....meaning pulling the axle bracket towards the front of the truck. I tried it....that's not good. lol.
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hahaha

so i'll need to drill a few holes for the front part right? then does the rear attach over the top of the ubolts?
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so i'll need to drill a few holes for the front part right? then does the rear attach over the top of the ubolts?
Yup. Get yourself a nice and sharp 3/8" drill bit. There's 3 holes on each front hanger that need drilled. Rear bracket attaches between the spring plate and the ubolt nuts.

Don't forget to paint the bars and brackets....They only coat them with just enough to not rust for shipment.
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x2 on the paint. i need to pull mine off to re-paint em... thinking duplicolor spray on bed liner would work pretty good.
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x2 on the paint. i need to pull mine off to re-paint em... thinking duplicolor spray on bed liner would work pretty good.
BLAH! John Deere Blitz Black FTW!
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Shane and his Blitz Black lol
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Installing the traction bars is easy as hell, I just used a decent step drill bit and the longest part of the install was marking and drilling the holes. I didn't paint mine and they still look good and I've had them for over a year.
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What did you pay for your traction bars?
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Installing the traction bars is easy as hell, I just used a decent step drill bit and the longest part of the install was marking and drilling the holes. I didn't paint mine and they still look good and I've had them for over a year.
you also live in FL you dont know what road salt or snow is or the fact of how to drive in snow
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come on now man, you dont need to talk down to him about not being able to drive in snow. who knows, he might be able to? i live in the *** crack of the southwest. i know how to drive in snow just fine. and i doubt mine will ever rust down here lol but i'll paint them in undercoating or something just to be safe.

and after shipping, they cost me like 120.
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... I've heard a lot of complaints about the MT/Rs riding really rough when they start getting worn down.
Goodyears Riding rough after some miles... The heck you say. Man I hate Crap years!

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yeah thats what im thinkin. just waiting for a few finances to work themselves out then i should be golden. but that's gonna take a few months at least. going to the jewbaru dealer today to start lookin around and maybe test drive. if i could make it work today, i would probably be coming home with an sti but sadly i gotta wait.

in another month i'll be getting a pretty good raise at work, and im waiting to see how that is, then i can work out my budget and see how much im willing to spend. ya know?
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Sweet, hope it works out for you
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thanks man,

i hope so too. it should, just takes time. these things don't happen over night. well they do if you have money.. haha
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