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Old 12-24-2005
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The post that started this whole thing was asking for a picture because I THINK your springs MAY be too stiff. I dont see a reason to be bad mouthing people because of a picture request, thats what every other person has asked for.

I agree with what you are saying about linking it, that is the way I would have went, but he chose leafs, and they have benefits as well. Mainly because they are simple to set up, simple to take care of, etc. Leaf systems can work very well.

Jay, again, nice work on the SAS, it looks good. I really wish this conversation did not go to flaming people for suggestions, there is still a lot of good tech in the thread. The first couple of posts I was serious about not starting an arguement, and I did not mean to sound negative with my suggestion. I have seen people (using either FS Bronco axles or EB axles) actually inboard them more than yours. Now, it was on a TTB Ranger, I am not sure of the frame dimensions between the TTB and SLA Rangers (and a trail rig only). However, I do feel the way you responded to my suggestion seemed like you showed no respect for me. You dont know me (Cameron, once again) or what I know.

I would honestly like to see this truck in person, it does look good, there is good work there. That is something else I dont like about these forums, you cant really show the emotion that is behind what is said. I was more curious than disrespectful, just like you were joking about the Zuk owners. Both of which was taken out of context and turned bad.

8lugZJ, who are you? You know less about me than Jay does and you are still talking ****. With one post.
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LOL, aint knocking anyone but ASEs dont mean ****. its just a paper some people use to look smart. u could have all ur ASE's and not know a dam thing and have no experience.

ASE certs look good on paper but dont mean **** if ya dont have any experience. most people w/ them know there **** but some are dumb as a bag of dog ****.
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Your brakelines look a little over-extended. But then again, I haven't seen them personally. I don't know if they are 7-ply Waggy brakelines or custom ones because I refuse to read the whole thread. I do know Zuki brakelines are much better because they are 3-ply. Also, you may want to move them closer to the center of the axle; they may work better there. I study a lot of brakeline information but I don't seem to know a thing about them.
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yikes they do look over extended, look to b pulled very tight actually!!!
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They are rubicon express SS 28" brake lines. They come straight down from the frame, and curve back torward the front and hook up to the caliper, which is directly torwards the camera. There's plenty of room, they are long as hell.
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In this pic, you can see where the brakeline comes off of the hardline, and is moved slightly rearward close to the tire, it would be pulled straight down and torward the front, if it was tight/had no slack.

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Jey to the resuce lol...

looks good

Im sorry to say this man..but i think somebody stole your fenders
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yea... ur truck kicks ***...lol
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Just ordered a warn trans4mer winch carrier...

Hopefully saturday I will have time to go to mild2wild and get some shocks/tabs/hoops bent up so I can run me some shock absorbers!

While i'm up there i'll flex it out on his lift and see how much downtravel i'll have on each side in the front so I can determine what all i gotta do to my damn tranny xmember.
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Took it to mild2wild today to flex it out. Nothing too impressive. But got it measured for shocks in the rear. Got some shocks and tabs for the rear also. Still dunno about the front, i'm gonna find a set of f250 towers to see if I can make them fit and then measure it again.

I need to cut the bolt holding the drag link to the pitman arm, it still hits under flex, one of the reasons its not flexing as much as it could.

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Got my winch carrier in today. Tomorrow i'm going to make or figure out how i'm going to mount it, and weld the tabs for my rear shocks and get them bolted on.
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I didn't know you could run w/o shocks?? That's cool... I'm stupid about suspension stuf... I know how they work, but I don't know aything about them other than that.

Your Truck is frikin awesome and I wanted to know where you got the military green paint. That stuff is uber cool lookin!

Also, where did you get those trailready beadlocks from? I can't find anywhere online that sells them, and all the shops around here say, "Yeah, I can get them for you..." But they'll want to charge me out the ying-yang for em.
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Trail-Ready locks ARE expensive. They're charging you out the ying-yang because they cost out the ying-yang.

And you can ride without shocks, but it's REALLY bouncy! When I superlifted I didnt have all the parts for the rear shocks so i did without them for a few days and it was really trippy.
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Just call trailready directly. You can make orders from them, and avoid distributors like shaffer's that fawk your order up so it takes a month and a half to get them would it would have only taken 2.5 weeks.

The trailready's are expensive. About a grand after shipping.

and believe it or not, it's actually not very bouncy at all, just really stiff compared to stock and with those brand new springs. The rear is fine going down the road, but the front needs to be broken in b4 it'll be smoother.

EDIT: and rolla-guy. If you don't ever go off-road or if you do you just go on trails in the mud and your truck is a 99% street vehicle. Don't get beadlocks.
It's hard as hell to balance them. You have to re-check the torque on the bolts often so as to not have any leaks and so the tire doesn't come off the wheel lol. And some cops/states if they know their **** could give you a ticket for them, because they do not have DOT stampings on them. and all over the box it says "Not recommended for highway use" lol. Yes mine is my DD but i'll be running 5 psi front and say 3 psi in the rear when on the rocks.
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Are you gonna get another set of wheels tires to run for daily use to save those tires for the rocks and such? Like a set of MTR's or something a lil milder, mainly so you don't tear through your good tires....
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Naw, I'd use them for the more serious offroading i do like going through 10ft long mud puddles and whatnot.

LOL, yeah I just really want to get some beadlocks and serios offroading tires for whatever I might come upon when I do an off roading trip or something. It'll be after I do a little lifting, tho.

Oh, yeah, what about the military green paint??
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Ah, its Krylon green satin paint from wally world. like 2 bucks a rattle can .
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arnt true beadlocks like against the law..like now street legal..

the only think bealocks are for are like rocks pushin agasint the bead of hte tire lettin them not pop..correct me if im wrong..

so if you like mud or just water then normal wheels are your deal..

again correct me if im wrong...
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We already had the legality of beadlock discussion in this thread evan, c'mon now. "true" ?? beadlocks? Beadlocks are beadlocks. Fake beadlocks are fake beadlocks.

Beadlocks for mud is kind of redundant. You don't need to air down to 3-5psi to go "muddin'!"
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Find some good used tires and cut about 500$ off the price of that. Swap in some chevy springs that'll cut about 300$ off.
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Well, i hate welding underneath the truck. Gotta go get another brake hard-line tomorrow. God damnit.

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Ya it sucks, o well, gotta hit up autozone and get some hardline to bend =/.
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Got all the tabs welded on and painted. Got the hardline, bent it up and plumbed/bled it. Gave 2 of my tires to my friend reggie who will balance them tomorrow morning, then he'll get the other 2 in the afternoon when I get out of class so i'll finally have balanced tires. Then I just need to get f250 towers and front shocks and a front driveshaft and it'll be even more "driveable" (i'm purposefully avoiding using the word *done* since, in my eyes, it will never be *done*)

Getting a 2nd transfer case soon ( ) maybe for a doubler? who knows. Gonna figure out and mount my winch this week/weekend. The following weekend the guys at the local 4wheelparts have an RTI ramp that they are so kindly going to pull out and let me flex up on.

Also if anyone has an extra clockspring laying around that they don't need, if you would please send it this way. My wheel was centered, but it was one revolution off lol so after I hooked up my steering and turned it for the first time...POP, no more airbag, cruise control, or horn until I replace it.
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Got my rear shocks bolted up today.

Holy mother fawking shiat does it ride a helluve lot smoother.

Yea andy, I might copy your idea some. But i'll incorporate a reciever and maybe some other stuff who knows.
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awsome..so its complete.or you stil got some kinks to work out?
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