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Not the same type of travel. I will have alot of articulation, but i'm not going to be able to go rompin' in the dunes at 30 mph.

oh come on you can do it. ive seen SAS trucks in the air

its all good.
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Ya, hes setting up for going through 3-4 feet of mud and climbing over Toyota's and Honda's at the local Wal-Mart...certainly an "East Coast" rig!!!
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Ya, hes setting up for going through 3-4 feet of mud and climbing over Toyota's and Honda's at the local Wal-Mart...certainly an "East Coast" rig!!!
No i'm setting it up for rocks and **** like tellico, i don't take my truck in the mud, and i'll climb over jeeps not 'yota's.
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UPDATE 6/25/05

Passenger side frame rail is done. Drivers will be tommorow (cutting/grinding factory bracketry). All brake parts have arrived (rotors, pads, calipers). Just waiting on a damn pinion yoke and the gears will go in, hopefully by that time i will have my superior/warn shafts, u-joints, and custom PMP knuckles in...also got the leafs i will be using, factory 7-leaf waggy front springs. I will use them for now, if they are not high enough i'll use the 44044 2" waggy springs everyone typically uses. (i'm using factory springs first since i already have 3" body, fiberglass and cut rear fenders so i don't need as much lift)
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sounds good Jey..cant wait to see it...

u figure out wat kind of tires u gettin TSLs, Iroks?
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I want iroks, but TSL's will outlast them on the road. and TSL's are cheaper, but irok's are badass. I'll prolly end up getting TSL's cuz i do have to drive alot to get anywhere to use them.
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ssrs are good and they have a very strong side wall for the rocks
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They don't make them in 39.5's, and they chunk real bad off-road. Had 35-1250's on my old truck and they would chunk off real bad.
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is it gonna be leaf sprong or coil sprong.and what kind of steering set up are u gonna do .im still workin on mine.
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looking good sounds like you are the same part of the SAS i am, lots of parts ordered just waiting for things so it can all be assembled. are you going to add a engine crossmember? just a hint if you do dont cut off the old diff mounts on the frame. you can use them to bolt in a custom crossmember.
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ssrs are good and they have a very strong side wall for the rocks

the ssr doesnt even come close the performance of a tsl or irok. they are more of a mall crawler tire.
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I'm using waggy 7-leaf packs for now. For steering i am using foxfab of pirate4x4's 'yota IFS steering box w/ pitman arm, BTF high steer arms, and PMP flat-top knuckles, and when i get further in assembly i will measure and order drag link + tie-rod from PMP also.
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Got the steering box, and flat top's in. Flat tops are installed in axle as well as spool and gears. Will take pics sometime next week. I just walked in the door from a 7 day trip to rotonda florida. STILL waiting on my damn 280$ u-joints to get here...When they get here i'm prolly going to assemble everything with the stock shafts and when i get enough $$ i'll just swap in the superiors. I just wanna drive it for now. I got some 2x2 square tubing i'm using on the front for the leaf hangers. Going to make them either tomorrow or monday and will post lots of pics. Also am going to order my spring over perches monday and when they get in i can weld them up on the axle and sit it under the truck and mock-up steering etc. Thanks for keeping interest.
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Not much progress to take pics of since i'm waiting on alot of parts and working on the axle at work.



EDIT: the front crossmember should be assembled tonight, will post pics after i tack weld it together. Its 2x2 3/16" steel with 4x4 1/4" steel U peices on the end upside down where the springs mount.
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lookin good!

i wish the delivery would hurry up
That and its waitin for pay checks then ordering more stuff lol!
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What are you driving in the meantime?
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Ha gil, driving my sister's jeep or dad's truck. Which ever is available lol.
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pics yet Jey..come on man...i cant stand waiting...

how far you live from Savannah?
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He lives near the big "A-Town!" lol

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About 4 hours i think it took me. Man the gears and high steer arms will be on the axle tomorrow. If i get the perches, u-bolts, chormo shafts and u-joints this week, my axle will be complete. Then i can finish the crossmember and bolt up my leafs and the axle to the truck...selling my tires this sunday so i will use that money to buy 2 38's and 2 wheels so i have them to mock up on the truck when i get the axle mounted.
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Ordering 2 38x12.50 TSL's with 15x10 rockcrawlers on monday. Only two cuz ts cheaper right now and i dunno wtf my rear bolt pattern will end up being.

EDIT: the 38x12.50's are only 190 a peice, only 30 more than my 35 bfg's...
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sounds great man....any chance at an engine swap in the future? You have the 3.0 right? Gonna get yourself a DD I hope lol
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a DD?
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daily driver = DD
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This is my daily driver. I'll prolly just supercharge the 3.0 and put a cam with doug's programmer. It's gonna be way too damn high for me to try and swap the motor ha.
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