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Got both coilovers mocked up today and finally used my tube bender after having it for a year. Hoping to get everything welded in on tuesday. all thats left is cut the dom for the links finish my upper link mount frame side and charge the shocks.
How much nitrogen is supposed to be in the shocks?
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finish the arm before you place the tower for the shock and travel the suspension to see how high the mount needs to be. Put mine 2 inch too low so the truck sits too high and just have 4 inch of uptravel and 10 inch downtravel. Will have to order 12 inch shock for the front and install the 14 on the rear when i go 4 link rear.
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200 psi typically.

looks good man! nice choice in shocks!

i tipped mine in 5 degress and back 5. bolts always run perpendicular to the axle.

400 seems like a lot for the main spring no?

what are your travel numbers based on your specs for the coilover excel sheet off pirate? 60/40? 70/30?

ive always tried to shoot for 4-5 up travel on my front end. but its because i do an all around wheeling/road conditions.
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finish the arm before you place the tower for the shock and travel the suspension to see how high the mount needs to be. Put mine 2 inch too low so the truck sits too high and just have 4 inch of uptravel and 10 inch downtravel. Will have to order 12 inch shock for the front and install the 14 on the rear when i go 4 link rear.
you only want 2" of up travel? you could change your spring rates on your tender to get there without buying shorter shocks. would be a good setup for crawling.
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want more up travel but lower truck, without modifing my tower the only way is shorter shock and coil. If i new at first i would have went 3 inch higher in the engine bay.
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200 psi typically.

looks good man! nice choice in shocks!

i tipped mine in 5 degress and back 5. bolts always run perpendicular to the axle.

400 seems like a lot for the main spring no?

what are your travel numbers based on your specs for the coilover excel sheet off pirate? 60/40? 70/30?

ive always tried to shoot for 4-5 up travel on my front end. but its because i do an all around wheeling/road conditions.
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the shocks werent as much as i had planned $945 shipped, i was expecting more.

Shocks are tipped in 10 and bk 10

Dave at trent fab recomended the 250/400 combo with the shocks mounted how they are, there king so i can do the spring exchange though.

Coilover excel spreadsheet? last i checked i was right about 6'' uptravel prollay gonna be more like 5'' all said and done as i dont want to bottom out the shock hard.

Lower coilover mounts are done, uppers are in place just gotta make my cross tube for support. Upperlink mount is made and in place just need some gussets on it. Weld everything up and the front will be about done still need to add bumps and straps also. Pics tmrw!
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want more up travel but lower truck, without modifing my tower the only way is shorter shock and coil. If i new at first i would have went 3 inch higher in the engine bay.
wouldnt it be cheaper to just cut off the hoops and make new ones? lol
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Upper link mount is complete lower link mounts frame side are welded up on the frame just need a few gussets and there done then weld everything on the axle!
Its all starting to fall together pretty nicley!
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Looking good Rob. Super clean welds man.
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Thanks, i definatley got alot better at overhead welding just wish i had a leather welding jacket ive got burns everywhere from the hots!
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good work, its coming along nicely
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Thanks your trucks lokin nice to!
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Thanks, i definatley got alot better at overhead welding just wish i had a leather welding jacket ive got burns everywhere from the hots!
That takes some cojones man. Haha... overhead without leathers. Hell, even with my leathers I still get a spark down my neck every once in a while. Haha... looking good for sure man.
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Lol I bought a leather jacket yesterday for weldin. Hopin to get my gears in next week sometime!
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looking great! thats beefy for sure!
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Well.. I mean it looks clean.. but I'm hoping that brown is just a primer.
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Front suspension will be all black and silver when finished thats just primer.
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Few more pics front clip is mounted back up its getting closer.
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Buddy of mine had fun with the light covers.
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Looks good so far!

Leather for welding? ha... I dont even wear gloves when I weld. I just lay under there and go at it.
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Looks great. Beefcake!
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Thanks guys im hoping to have it back together nexy week gears will be done this weekend hopefully.
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damn that thing looks like it weighs a little lol..

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Looks good so far!

Leather for welding? ha... I dont even wear gloves when I weld. I just lay under there and go at it.
yeah I go bare hand but I learned never to wear any pants or shorts that can burn through easy. I wore some basketball shorts one day welding my exhaust and an ember went right through the shorts and my underwear right past the jewels and out the other side. It was close enough to burn me a little..couldnt imagine a direct hit
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Yet another project thread that I didnt suscribe to. My loss.

Everything looks awesome. That sucker must be heavy.

Oh yeah, dont weld in sandals or flip flops....it hurts.
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