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Lol. im a fan of if your doing it do it right the first time, but i get what your saying.
gonna tell him how to kink tube bumpers too? haha
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gonna tell him how to kink tube bumpers too? haha
Right after you tell him how to weld
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BATTLE ROYALE!

welded washers to 2.5" tubes to make the mounts for the bed bolts. I need to drill little drain holes too, but that will be just before i paint it.
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Starting overhauling the shocks last night. thankfully all the oil from the 4 fit into a 1 gallon jug so i know how much i need.

IFP seals in the kings need to be replaced, that or they put some on the nitrogen side for lubrication.

Weird flutter stack on the kings too....going to mic them tonight to see what they are.



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sweet! never seen inside a king, keep the pics coming!

I like the build so far man, it makes me want more parts and to push for my build.
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Fishined the shocks.....cheap power steering fluid untill I'm ready to race then I'm wiling to fork over the coin for "shock oil".

Seen someone else split the pack then bump and droop the same exact leaf spring set up and shock size so I used their angles to set the shocks for the holes in the bed. Finished the bottom of the bed cage where it uses the bed bolts. Weather ruined my chances to finish it this weekend.


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dont hate on my useless stock sized spare and it's hold down!

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I may be wrong, but ive been told that the closer to 90* the shock is at bump the better, and from that it looks like it will increase in angle, making the valving do less near full bump. so it will be great in mid travel, but hitting bump the shock will soften (its moving less distance at a high angle) and it will probably slam down pretty hard. now you could run a stiff valve on comp, but then it will ride rough in mid travel, and be great in bump.

only reason im saying this is if your going to run a cage and shocks, they should work well.

keep us posted, i like it so far! Id throw a nut on the bottom of the bed bolts, those clip on bolts will probably break off. with the shocks.
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that shock picture is leaning a few degrees towards the cab than it will. It was mostly to show my roommate what it will look like when done (Petroleum Engineers for ya)

The bed bolts are staying till I get the new tires/wheels for the spare setup. Then its all new grade 8 with the nuts attached to clips like stock.

BTF kit is on its way. Should get here tomorrow.
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Also a tip for anyone out there, whenever you take your bed bolts out....wire wheel the rust off and put anti seize on the threads! Next time you take your bed off you will thank yourself!!!
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that shock picture is leaning a few degrees towards the cab than it will. It was mostly to show my roommate what it will look like when done (Petroleum Engineers for ya)

The bed bolts are staying till I get the new tires/wheels for the spare setup. Then its all new grade 8 with the nuts attached to clips like stock.

BTF kit is on its way. Should get here tomorrow.


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Facebook updates, damnit!
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damn UPS is screwing with the delivery dates. Missed the trin in Odessa so it's getting delivered tomorrow.

Too hungover to work on it today. guess ill try to knock out some tubes tomorrow after work.

rough idea of what i want to do.

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Kit showed up today!

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One more box is coming. Should be here tomorrow. Thanks Presidents Day!
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Looks tough. How much travel will you have?
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i think it should be around 12" strapped
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Track width increased from 69" to 80"
Have to get the shocks charged tomorrow and then an alignment with some new brake pads.
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Hell yeah!! Is there a sleeve or something for the top shock mount?
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yea. i didnt cut the old upper shock mount off flush so i used some tube to center the shock in the hole so when its cycling it wont hit anything.
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note to self, dont try to save time and re-use the stock bolts. Go buy the damn hex socket for the supplied bolts and do it right the first time. Bolt came out and locked up my wheel by work. Now im having a shop put new bolts on it that I should've done in the first place.

Need to get me a DD so i dont have to rush things... /rant
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Looks good i like it. You could easily cut the coil bucket and run a 2.5 coilover in there for some softer and longer travel from the looks of things.
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thats the main reason why I got this kit. It will be easier and cheaper to go long travel when that time comes.
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i like it. was just on BTF's site checking out their basic coilover long travel kit. That might be my next upgrade next year.
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