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haha....tow you?
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yea, he's got that K20
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yea, but why would he need to tow you?
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... trailer me?

my buddy who's gonna haul me out there has to leave at like 2 on saturday.
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oh yeah. forgot about that
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so i finally got the go-getter attitude again and decided to replace my transmission mount since it has been sitting in the garage for the past like 3 months....



its a good thing too.....cuz heres what the old one looked like. yes its in two pieces...







and i finished putting my exhaust all back together. still kinda leaks because welding it was really hard. it was on the edge of the heat shield on the cat and i couldnt get the tip of the welder in there. but it works for now. til i get some real exhaust done
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...and you were giving me **** about copy and pasting? atleast i changed a few words.
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you copied and pasted from someone elses post! lol. not even your own. these are my own words homez
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it was a thread about me. therefor i can. haha
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jealous of them coilovers hurry up and get it done
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picked up some goodies today...







the top flatbar is 3/8" x 8" and is about 2'-8". the beam is w12 x 19# and is about 2'-0". im gonna use the flatbar for my tcase skid plate. the beam will prolly get the flanges cut off and used for a gas tank skid.



needless to say, between doing coilovers, 63s, and some skid plates, ill be busy this next week
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there's still no credit to the one who supplied the coil overs
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thanks to matt for the coilovers





.....better?
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What's coil rating did you go with?
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matts worn out 750#. lol. im gonna put em on and run em to see what they run like. if i dont like them or they sag ill buy some more. prolly 800#s though


what are you running at? and what pressure are these fox's supposed to be runnin at?
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matts worn out 750#. lol. im gonna put em on and run em to see what they run like. if i dont like them or they sag ill buy some more. prolly 800#s though


what are you running at? and what pressure are these fox's supposed to be runnin at?
I'm running 750# too. So far I like them, not too hard and not too soft. Just a little bit of sag since I've installed them.

Not sure about your fox's.
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thanks to matt for the coilovers





.....better?
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I'm running 750# too. So far I like them, not too hard and not too soft. Just a little bit of sag since I've installed them.

Not sure about your fox's.

good to know you like the 750#s. do you have any added weight(i.e. - skid plates, heavy stuff, fat people riding with you..)??? cuz i think i may end up bumping up to the 800s for weight of bumpers and skid plates
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I think your going to have to run 800#s, but you might be able to get away with the 750#'s for awhile, but who knows since matts been running them
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exactly. matt wheeled the crap out of them so im pretty sure im gonna have to get new ones. well see how they sit tomorrow though.
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good to know you like the 750#s. do you have any added weight(i.e. - skid plates, heavy stuff, fat people riding with you..)??? cuz i think i may end up bumping up to the 800s for weight of bumpers and skid plates
I've got atleast 150 lbs of bumper and winch. Not to mention the skid plate I just put on.

I've honestly been thinking I should of went with 800# coils because the 750# coils have already sagged a little. But I have been giving them hell.
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I've got atleast 150 lbs of bumper and winch. Not to mention the skid plate I just put on.

I've honestly been thinking I should of went with 800# coils because the 750# coils have already sagged a little. But I have been giving them hell.
have you thought about synthetic winch cable. That will really help with your weight.
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have you thought about synthetic winch cable. That will really help with your weight.
I have. Bucknarly posted some great links to synthetic line.

I need to come off the hip and get a new fairlead and some synthetic line. I'm sure it would help a ton.
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I think 100' weighs like 3 pounds haha. And if it snaps it just falls straight to the ground limp. Great investment if you ask me
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ok they are on. im gonna have to tweak them tomorrow but thatll be ok


last pics of the torsion bars on



bracket that adapts the coilover to my shock tower..


bracket that adapst the coilover to my lower control arm


whats that????? ground clearance????



gussets, and a little bit of paint.



and theyre on ftmftw!




all in all, a very easy swap. only real difficulty was putting my drivers side TRE back on. gave me and brandon a couple rounds but we beat it. lol

thanks to everyone that came over and helped.

i still have to tune them a bit tomorrow and then ill flex it out and post up some pics...
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