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thanks man, yeah I think it was over on dezert-rangers
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I would say bigger spring up front. Also the rear looks like it bucks a little but it's hard to tell on the smaller jumps.
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It only slightly does but I only think its happening because the front bottoms out very easy at the lip of the dune and then bumps the front end up which then causes the rear to bang into the lip and kicks it up. I only notice it on really steep hits. While riding around I can really tell the rear is performing really good, fine for now. soaks everything up very nice with no bounce or stiffness. so for now I'm going back to front to dial that in and go back and forth till I'm satisfied. I think I'm going to add a inch or two more of preload and see if that chnages the springrate enough to not bottom out as much. but I think I may need to go to a heavier coil. I think I have 650's and may need to go to 700's. I cant remember what jason has but it may be 700, I know others have tried a few sizes but not sure how they felt. My truck feels really good as is for whoops and driving fast over drops etc, being soft like it is. But I want to be able to take some nice hucks with not so much hit on the bumpstops.
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One more thing, I think with thr front being too soft it doesnt throw enough force/weight to the rear end. which cause it to not soak up the lip as well same with the lndings. The front should hit and then cause the back end to slam down as well but if you look the front end slams and the rear hardly soaks it up
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I'm doing the complete opposite! I have to adjust my preload to hopefully soften up the front of mine. The rear flexes great, but the front is WAY too stiff. What SR are you using? 300/450?
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Its a single coil, pretty sure its 650

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Truck looks killer dude. How are your hubs handling the 35's?
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so far so good. The axles are pretty beef as wheel, plenty of 4x4 wheelspin on sand and dirt and holding strong (knock on wood)
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Right on, I wonder how they'll like rocks if you ever play around on them?
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not sure, but hopefully I can test it out on some mild trails around my state. Just take the glass off and see what I can do.
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yea glad ya showed me this thread. I'm stationed in El Paso which means I have no clue who to talk to for this, so I'd like to get the right shocks and stuff first time around to get decent preload clearance up front. I kinda want to avoid driving my truck up to ADD or Woolworth in Phoenix and Vegas but not sure any shops round El Paso who know what they're doing when it comes to long travel, especially the DBR 4X4 kit. Anyways, this thread gives me a rough blueprint where to start I guess, thanks a lot! Nice to see other 'ordinary' people bringin LT to their 4x4's, once it's finished I'm not far from Silver Lake myself and maybe I'll come play with yall when I ets. Thanks again Andy, -Tyler
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can someone fill me in as to what the glass is? very stupid question...
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can someone fill me in as to what the glass is? very stupid question...
glass refers to fiberglass body parts
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yea glad ya showed me this thread. I'm stationed in El Paso which means I have no clue who to talk to for this, so I'd like to get the right shocks and stuff first time around to get decent preload clearance up front. I kinda want to avoid driving my truck up to ADD or Woolworth in Phoenix and Vegas but not sure any shops round El Paso who know what they're doing when it comes to long travel, especially the DBR 4X4 kit. Anyways, this thread gives me a rough blueprint where to start I guess, thanks a lot! Nice to see other 'ordinary' people bringin LT to their 4x4's, once it's finished I'm not far from Silver Lake myself and maybe I'll come play with yall when I ets. Thanks again Andy, -Tyler
yeah for sure man, good luck with your build! and keep asking questions as you need to, there are a few on here that have done the kit
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Trucks looking awesome!
I need to start reading about coilovers and tuning to get my front end dialed in.
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yeah for sure man, good luck with your build! and keep asking questions as you need to, there are a few on here that have done the kit
i sure will, of course i cant wait to start building again once we get back from deployment, COME ON JANUARY lol. with a price range near 8k, i figure if i dont do it while i have the money ill just keep regretting it, everyone keeps sayin to buy another project but i kinda want a daily driver prerunner, something i dont get bored of driving lol, not that im really ever bored with my ranger
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just drove mine to work today, about 50m round trip. sure it was loud and hot having no carpet and holes in the floor. But driving it on road and some of the looks i get are priceless
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Nice, mines loud if i get on it, and hot cuz no AC. but i'd much rather have you truck haha.
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i dont know what to do to get noise outta mine, i shortened the exahust a bit it exits right before the wheel, has a flowmaster original 40 on it and has a nice faint grumble to it but just not loud enough, and sometimes at idle i forget its on lol,
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Only real option is to sound deaden the cab, but not really worth it in my opinion for an offroad truck. If you see 90% road with your truck then sure.
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hey andy how do you like those ultra wheels? i kinda dig the black with chrome line and for the price i could get 5 for what 4 dc2's would cost, just wonderin if ya think they were worth it, decidin between black or machine
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i dont have them anymore, but they were nice. and they were pretty cheap. The wheels I have now are Black rock 909s
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gotchya, might not recall but were they pretty lightweight?
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Very cool bender. Nice and compact.
Where and who makes it?
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gotchya, might not recall but were they pretty lightweight?
yeah they were pretty light
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Very cool bender. Nice and compact.
Where and who makes it?
bender is a probender, http://www.probender.com/ located here in MN.
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