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box looks CLEAN!
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All of your parts sure look nice. I can tell you aren't cutting any corners. Some big $$$$.
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thanks every one

I just made another big purchase 37x12.50R17 rocker radials
now I got to get me some 17 inch rims...lol
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Looking great Koyn. Where did you get that yota box? It looks brand new. Once you get everything thrown under could you take a few pictures of your high dollar steering setup?
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You're gonna mount it on the frame without having the axle setup first? Ballsy....

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thanks every one

I just made another big purchase 37x12.50R17 rocker radials
now I got to get me some 17 inch rims...lol
Welcome to the 37's and 17's club! Kewl kids wilcome! LUL!

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Looking great Koyn. Where did you get that yota box? It looks brand new. Once you get everything thrown under could you take a few pictures of your high dollar steering setup?
Marlin Crawler sells em if you can't find them. Mine's actually the $400 Marlin box from their site, but it came with my axle when I bought it, got lucky! :-)
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Looking great Koyn. Where did you get that yota box? It looks brand new. Once you get everything thrown under could you take a few pictures of your high dollar steering setup?
sure thing...lol

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You're gonna mount it on the frame without having the axle setup first? Ballsy....



Welcome to the 37's and 17's club! Kewl kids wilcome! LUL!



Marlin Crawler sells em if you can't find them. Mine's actually the $400 Marlin box from their site, but it came with my axle when I bought it, got lucky! :-)
no Im not gona weld the mounts to the skid until I have the axle under there

but I have measured everything out so I know the mounts will end up almost dead center of the skid

I went threw frontier 4x4 for the box, but marlin, datin fab, addicted offroad ect. they all get them from trail gear, TG is who rebuilds them

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nothing wrong with mounting the box before the axle. it only goes in one place. As far forward as possible.
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nothing wrong with mounting the box before the axle. it only goes in one place. As far forward as possible.
Yup get it against that front body mount and thats it lol. Shouldn't matter if the axle is in there yet or not.

And I also got my steering box from Trail Gear. Much better to know you have a good box then to get a crap one from a junkyard. Especially with the caliber of Koyn's build, there's no reason to cheap out on the box.
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I bought a reman from Napa. I got screwed because I didnt realize the box was junk until it was at the alignment shop and they showed me. So i quick rushed to napa and bought one.
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nothing wrong with mounting the box before the axle. it only goes in one place. As far forward as possible.
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Yup get it against that front body mount and thats it lol. Shouldn't matter if the axle is in there yet or not.

And I also got my steering box from Trail Gear. Much better to know you have a good box then to get a crap one from a junkyard. Especially with the caliber of Koyn's build, there's no reason to cheap out on the box.
Yeah I thought he was talking about mounting the radius arm brackets

if he was talking about the box then yes I plan on mounting it first

I wanted to mount the box almost touching the body mount but the top of the box hits the radiator mount a couple inches befor then
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Yeah its the same for all of us, well it was for me but not any more. you have it as far as possible without moving the radiator.
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on that transfer case skid when you go to brace it just remember to make it where dry grass and stuff we have around can blow out of there. Like with mine I have that lip to brace it up and it would hold grass in there like crazy, then you have your cat right there just asking for a fire. That is why I had to cut holes out of it. Don't have any problems now.

oh and my rockers are getting a little louder but it still isn't near way as bad as swampers.
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Yeah its the same for all of us, well it was for me but not any more. you have it as far as possible without moving the radiator.
yes Sir. but theres no need to rub it in

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on that transfer case skid when you go to brace it just remember to make it where dry grass and stuff we have around can blow out of there. Like with mine I have that lip to brace it up and it would hold grass in there like crazy, then you have your cat right there just asking for a fire. That is why I had to cut holes out of it. Don't have any problems now.

oh and my rockers are getting a little louder but it still isn't near way as bad as swampers.
thanks for the advice

Im excited to get the tires, I kept trying to get 37x12.50R15's, even paid for them then got my money back
because they were on back order, and no body could tell me when they would be ready
all they would say is "it could be a month or maybe two or three" ...lol

but Im glad I chose to forked out a little more cash for the 17's instead of getting somthing else
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yeah, I got set on wanting them and that is all I wanted after that haha
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I was going to save up for some nice alloy beadlocks or somthing but...
I think Im just going to get some cheaper wheels, so I can get this show on the road

with free shipping and a discount code I can get these to my door for $380
I was thinking about getting them with 2.5 inch back spacing, because I want the truck to be as wide as possible

should only help with clearance right? shouldnt have any ill effects???

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Ro...PCW98-7985R2.5
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how wide is it going to be with those wheels?
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wrong backspacing... its going to be crazy wide! its a full width axle now right?
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Yeah 65 WMS but I have fiberglass fenders that need to be filled
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my rear axle has a 61 inch wms (the super 88 kit adds a couple inches)

I could make it the same width as the front with some 2 inch wheel spacers
but my buddy told me its better to have the front a little wider?
I may still get 1.5 inchers so the front would only be an inch wider

those wheels would only be 2 inches wider than what I got now ( 8 inch rim 3.75 BS)
but I may back off 1 inch to 3.5 BS
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Helped Koyn mount the steering box today. One more task done before the real work starts.
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looks great!
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Looking good! I like all the detailed pics... it'll help me out with my own SAS hopefully a few months down the road!
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thanks for the help today Ryan, I appreciate it bro
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Takes ***** to mount that before the axle man... Good work.
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this is amazing, I love the idea and the execution of it
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