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Old 04-21-2008
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not a biggie since its not a DD anymore
mine still is.

it seems a little better with the m/t's on the front, but i still need to get the 4th tire.
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he drives it everyday, that was the plan.

its bouncy due to the hydro shocks.

i cut him loose in it tonight. the only thing left is a panhard bar. i'm gonna put one on it but make it adjustable with a hiem joint at one end.

i did all this work for my son and all i asked for was for him to wash my truck!
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^^ what a good guy.
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life time washes and once a year wax
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Nice shock work. I'm going to have to steal that idea. :)

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Nice.
Looking real good.
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looks great man,how does it drive at 60 mph
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ive only had it up to 50ish, i have yet to get on the expressway with it.

its very bumpy, kinda like riding on a tractor, but i think that might have something todo with the hydro shocks.
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Old 04-26-2008
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heres a few random pictures.

we took the flowmaster off and put on a muffler off a newer mustang, i still have to get a tip for it so it looks kinda weird right now.

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i know.. i need to get the fourth 32" tire so i can put em on.

it looks kinda ghey right now.
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I see your bed was red in a former life, huh??

How do you like the mustang muffler??
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yeah the bed was off a 94 or something, the bottom is rotting out but it was only $300.
i need to get one off a newer ranger.

my cab is still spotless on the bottom.

the muffler is much quieter then the flowmaster, so i like it.
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well i took it on the highway today, i got to 80mph on my gps and it was still smooth.

it was nice other then hitting bumps and the wind pushing me everywhere, but i guess thats to be expected on a windy day.

i also had my friend in my truck and she has, umm, large *****?
haha, they were going everywhere, it was kinda funny.

if i was to switch to a gas charged shock would that help with it being super bumpy, or is it just the nature of the beast?

im thinking about getting some monroe monotubes for the front and rear.
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So whats left to do, just get better shocks?
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Old 04-27-2008
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So whats left to do, just get better shocks?
maybe shocks, im not sure if thats what causing it to be so bumpy.

i think we are also going todo a trac bar, but im not sure, i also want to get shackles that are 1" longer because the front sagged more then i thought it would.

oh and get another 32" m/t, thats coming on monday.
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Old 04-27-2008
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oh um, as for the exhaust, im going to get a tip like the one in the picture, it should look nice.

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Id skip the panhard as it will want to bind with the suspension.
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Id skip the panhard as it will want to bind with the suspension.
my dad seems to think it needs one.

and i would take it off before i go wheeling.
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my dad seems to think it needs one.

and i would take it off before i go wheeling.
You should be fine with out one. Whats his thinking behind needing one? The bumpiness could also be because of the fact that your Spring under.
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You should be fine with out one. Whats his thinking behind needing one? The bumpiness could also be because of the fact that your Spring under.
i would love to go spring over, but highsteer costs way to much and it wouldn't be worth buying for the d30.

we put an aal in the leaf pack, so that might have something todo with it, but i don't think so.

he said it needs the track bar because the axle moves to the side when i turn the wheel full lock, but that might be because the stock backspacing rims almost touch the leafs and the tire rubs on it at full lock.

i should have the other 32 on monday so that will be solved, idk.
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Id be willing to bet the SUA and the AAL are the main problem with the ride.
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Id be willing to bet the SUA and the AAL are the main problem with the ride.
i would take the AAL out if i went SOA.

im almost 100% sure i would have to go with some kind of highsteer if i went SOA, what are some of the cheaper kits out there?
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Front end looks way too stiff. Take the AAL out anyway.
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i would take the AAL out if i went SOA.

im almost 100% sure i would have to go with some kind of highsteer if i went SOA, what are some of the cheaper kits out there?
For the Dana 30 your limited to the teraflex knuckle I think which is a cross over system. I think their might have been a select few years of the Grand cherokee that had a crossover style knuckle from the factory.
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i would take out the AAL but it sags way to much.

the leafs are for a 90's yj, if i take it out my truck will sit about 1 1/2" lower, maybe more.

any info about highsteer would be nice, the kit i seen was close to $500 i think.
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