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Old 12-24-2010
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hahaha i would LOVE to hear what direction you would have gone with it, or what you would have done differently!! please, humor me!
He'd have made it pretty with flowers and butterflies on the side.
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He'd have made it pretty with flowers and butterflies on the side.
**** you, I'd do the same thing. Don't hate
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korey would put wilter graphics on it
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hahaha i would LOVE to hear what direction you would have gone with it, or what you would have done differently!! please, humor me!
And humor you I will HAHA

-Well first off I wouldn't have cut the bed down. What's the advantage? It just makes the wheel base look more miniature than it already does.
-Those tires are like the biggest ones I've ever seen on a street legal SAS. What's the point? They're huge.
-Why so low? You have like zero ground clearance. I know it's a mud truck but whether the frame is 10 inches from the axles or 2 feet the axle width is the same. I don't see any gain besides roll stability from being so low. And if you roll in mud you are doing it wrong.
-Another thing about being so low, maybe instead of cutting up your bedsides to fit your humongous wheels you should lift it to fit. I don't see the logic.


That's just my .02 cents. Not trying to bash your truck or anything it's just what I would have done different. It's yours to do with what you please and as long as you are happy with it that's the main thing.
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You have a lot to learn with questions like those.
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And humor you I will HAHA

-Well first off I wouldn't have cut the bed down. What's the advantage? It just makes the wheel base look more miniature than it already does.
Departure angle.
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-Those tires are like the biggest ones I've ever seen on a street legal SAS. What's the point? They're huge.
Zabeard? Edgewannabe? Daytonabeachranger? Ryanrebel? 034x4? Badkarma?
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-Why so low? You have like zero ground clearance. I know it's a mud truck but whether the frame is 10 inches from the axles or 2 feet the axle width is the same. I don't see any gain besides roll stability from being so low. And if you roll in mud you are doing it wrong.
His isn't a mud truck, the low center of gravity is a huge advantage when crawling. And the tires make up the ground clearance.
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-Another thing about being so low, maybe instead of cutting up your bedsides to fit your humongous wheels you should lift it to fit. I don't see the logic..
Lift is not always an advantage unless you're a street queen.
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-Why so low? You have like zero ground clearance. I know it's a mud truck but whether the frame is 10 inches from the axles or 2 feet the axle width is the same. I don't see any gain besides roll stability from being so low. And if you roll in mud you are doing it wrong.
-Another thing about being so low, maybe instead of cutting up your bedsides to fit your humongous wheels you should lift it to fit. I don't see the logic..


You put a lift on it to gain some ground clearence through the center of the vehicle.

You use Huge tires to get ground clearence at the axles. (thats where most of the lift comes in, cause the truck can only go over something thats lower than its lowest point.)
For example: If you suspension lift an IFS truck, there is a Drop bracket that goes down from the front crossmember. if you put stock size tires on, that would sit at the same height off the ground, but the frame would have more clearence. You put bigger tires on, and that crossmember goes higher off the ground.

the reason you keep it low, is so you keep the center of gravity low. Try balencing a baseball bat on your hand, fat end at the top. now flip the bat over. It's MUCH easier to balence with the weight down low. Same concept applies. Also with a lower truck, that is less leverage and strain that the axle has on the parts, so he's not as likely to break stuff.

Hope that helps! (Sorry for the thread jack there carl)


EDIT: Damn, razorsEDGE beat me to the punch while I was typing. lol
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Actually Fiddes, you put a lift on it to gain frame and body clearance.. Not ground clearance... powed!
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uhhh... NO MUD FOR ME!! it is in no way shape or form a mud truck and will never be with me owning it!!! it built for crawling/rocks/trails.. tires are only 38s (not that big).. the bobbed bed gives me a better departure angle for going steep rocks/inclines (because of the little amount of lift). i didnt just shorten the bed 13 inches, the frame is also cut and shortened.. and once again, this truck is built to wheel!!! haha

one thing i wish i had on the truck was a slightly shorter wheelbase, it is a little long for my liking but not too bad..

btw, i just put some 36 TSL's on it cause i got a full set with 60-70% tread for 100 bucks so i had too until i cant find 2 more 38s with full tread for the rear!

again, i need to get pics up ASAP!!
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Actually Fiddes, you put a lift on it to gain frame and body clearance.. Not ground clearance... powed!
last time i checked frame clearance is the same thing as ground clearance... cmon TREV!! haha
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Actually Fiddes, you put a lift on it to gain frame and body clearance.. Not ground clearance... powed!
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last time i checked frame clearance is the same thing as ground clearance... cmon TREV!! haha
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So you're saying axle clearance is the same as frame clearance? NOT! Lul
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pics of the square tube driveshaft.. 15 inches of travel. 6 inches of compression, 9 inches of slip

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You put a lift on it to gain some ground clearence through the center of the vehicle.
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So you're saying axle clearance is the same as frame clearance? NOT! Lul
Through the center of the vehicle!! READ TREV! haha
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Ok I understand it a little better now. Defiantly some good explanations.

BTW I don't think Beards vehicle is street legal lolz. Beadlocks = Not legal
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Ok I understand it a little better now. Defiantly some good explanations.

BTW I don't think Beards vehicle is street legal lolz. Beadlocks = Not legal
There are more things than that illegal about it. Lol. Its a trailer queen/ trail *****.
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Old 01-13-2011
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Here are some pics of the truck, got a toolbox to hold all my stuff.. met up with shane, dan, and steve in portland to throw it in...

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went wheeling, midnight run to marys peak. truck does well except i really want a front locker!! thinking about welding it up until i can afford a spartan/lockright/aussie for the dana 60... rear still is sagging and the rear springs are wraped and have flattened out = i need new 63s and ill be set.. i need to reconfigure the rear shocks too.. plus a bunch of other little stuff to fix/finish including hydro assist.... its a never-ending project!!

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Lookn good man. Makes me wanna go snow wheeln
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i want to go snow wheeling bad but need more snow
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i want to go snow wheeling bad but need more snow
well, you wouldn't have to worry about marking your trail, just follow the brown snow back.
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well, you wouldn't have to worry about marking your trail, just follow the brown snow back.
lol... cmon now
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lol... cmon now
hahahahaha, sorry, I couldnt resist.
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what ever happened to this build?
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what ever happened to this build?
Truck had something in the rear end/ t-case/ tranny lock up, and put it in the guardrail. Trashed it.
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