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In my digital media class in shool, we\'re making mag\'s about w.e we want. And we have to make covers for it & all. In the mag I\'m making, it has the build-up of your truck! lol

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Sweet

I got my wheel spacers yesterday. Rented pitman arm puller. Going to get my steering fixed and install the spacers today. I'll take some pics if ya'll want.
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Spacers installed and steering is now corrected I have 2.25 turns in either direction with no rubbing.

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damn Jey, that looks very nice! How much were the spacers?

Can you get on AIM for a min?

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looks good Jey.how thick are them things..

i always heard if you got big spacers you had a bigger strain on the lugs really when off roading..or is that a lie?
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The spacers bolt onto the stock studs, and the spacers have their own studs that the wheel bolts to. It'll put a bigger strain on BJ and wheel bearings, but I really needed the extra turning radius.

ALOT of peole run spacers and adapters off-road.
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The spacers bolt onto the stock studs, and the spacers have their own studs that the wheel bolts to. It'll put a bigger strain on BJ and wheel bearings, but I really needed the extra turning radius.

ALOT of peole run spacers and adapters off-road.
Adapters too? I've heard lots of bad things about adapters coming off or breaking even on the road... can't imagine going off-road with them!
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I have NEVER heard of a first hand account. It's always i heard from some guy or I masterbated one day and thought man spacers are bad!

Just like beadlocks on the road. Shut up unless you have first hand experience. Which all the people that have never have a bad thing to say.
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Thats, a good point^ most of what I have heard has been hear say.

though Leo's adapters fu(ked up on him. but I believe he said that it was because he didnt grind down the studs....
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First hand expierence with the wheel spacers no.. but i've heard many things on PBB and other sites, mainly from the toy guys, bout them not holdin up, but the main problem associated with it seems to be they didn't check the torque on them regularly, which seems to be the key to it all... keep them torqued and i'd say you will have no problem!!!
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any word on fenders?
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question how does it put more strain on the BJ and bearings? i guess since the tire is sittin so far out on the spacers its like more weight on the outside makin more strain?
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The main concentration of the weight from the tire is further away from the BJ's creating a lever effect.

I've already torqued them 3 times. They have not come loose at all. So i'm going to re-torque them every time I rotate my tires which will be every ~2-3000.
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Picked something up today.

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Ordered my 1354cvflange-1310 adapter from tom woods. Should be here end of next week. Then I'll get it extended and modify my crossmember as needed.

My friend Jeremy's cherokee. 8 lug hp44 and d60. leafs rear and 3-link up front + trac bar. 37x12.50 MT/R's. 1 5/8 .120 wall cage with internally mounted radiator/fan/tranny cooler.

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...with internally mounted radiator/fan/tranny cooler.[/IMG]
is there any benifit to that other than added protection for those vital parts?

is the front clip going back on or whats the block protection plan? just wondering
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He is finishing up the tube work on the front.

He totaled the jeep out in a wreck, and the fubar front end, he cut off. The radiator and stuff mounted inside helps add some weight to the rear, and since the front of the frame was fawked up.
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Maybe, maybe not. If I do, it'll be down to the wire.

Probably not though, b/c the adapter will be here the end of next week, and thats when the meet is...
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double time man..just get on it.haha

i dont want you to rush something and mess it up..so i guess you can park with the 2wd trucks..hahah
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It's not me that has to hurry up, the adapter won't be here until late next week. Then I have to get the dshaft lengthened and probably cut-up my crossmember for clearance.

I'll be 2wd for the meet i'm almost 100% sure.
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Changed my mind. I'm going to run a 1-link with panhard bar.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235977
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Well I got a box from tom woods today, inside was a 1310 series yoke. Not an adapter.
I called them and they guy "misunderstood" me. So if they do not have one instock, they have to make one, and I won't get it until the week after next........
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Old 03-06-2006
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i'm alittle confused that "1 link" looks to me like a "2 link" it has a panhard rod that link count too just like on a three link
but still and awesome set up
in 4x4builder last month tey had a guy running 'mogs on a jeep with a similiar set up althuogh what they had was MUCH beefier and it kinda turned me of the thought purly for the weight
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A "one link" is a wishbone with a panhard, so technically its a "2-link".

Might start on the one link this week. If I can scrounge up some cash for a 1.25" FK joint for the front of the wishbone and some 2" square tubing.
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Thats sweet with the skid on it, I've never seen that before...
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You going coil in the front Jey? Or coilovers? I'd imagine it'd be difficult to work a 'one-link' with leaf springs.
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