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holy damn Brah... 46's, i cant wait to see those xml's on that think!
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so people can say what they want to say yes im going big but thats what i want --
Gotta make up for the little things in life somehow!

lol ****s gonna look tight!
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Nice Evan, although i still have not seen my plane ticket or gas card
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Nice Evan, although i still have not seen my plane ticket or gas card
haha should be at your house anyday now -- i dunno when the best time for you to come start of the 4 link -- install the 4 link -- help with steering or 1st drive down the road its like picking straws with job titles on it but we can figure it out


thanks everybody -- all positive comments so are i was expecting nothing but ranting and raving which im sure ill get but that just makes it better

ive got like 3 packages comming in today friday im ordering the axle and tires

another good thing about ordering a newer axle is all i gotta do is gears, brakes and im good to go im throwing highsteer on it and im set rear just needs calipers and gears woot woot
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What wheels are you going to go with?
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What wheels are you going to go with?
dunno yet ive got a handful im looking at i just need to find something 20x12 or 20x14 in a 8 lugx170mm (newer SD lug pattern)

its just hard to find the ones i like with that width but ill figure that out later i need to get some roll around wheels and tires so i can move those massive axles
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Are you going to cut down the axles or leave them at full length?
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Are you going to cut down the axles or leave them at full length?

keep them full once you go that high it really doesnt make a difference i mean running a 14" wide wheel with like 17" tires they are going to stick out no matter what and the wheel isnt going to fit in the wheel well so it will be iight -- ill drive this on the weekends to cruise and trailer it to shows nothing more

ive already got DOT approved headlights that ill place below the bumper as well as brake lights since ill be over the limit here in South Carolina
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this is going to be crazy.

-nevermind
just reread the original post
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20s will seem kinda small, maybe some gangster 22s or 24s....or a bigrig setup 22.5s
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keep them full once you go that high it really doesnt make a difference i mean running a 14" wide wheel with like 17" tires they are going to stick out no matter what and the wheel isnt going to fit in the wheel well so it will be iight -- ill drive this on the weekends to cruise and trailer it to shows nothing more
I think that's a good call to leave the axles full length, it will help you to gain some balance for the additional height.
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If you remove the drag link (which would have to be a full hydro set-up) you won't be able to drive it on the street because the steering will be WAY to responsive at speed. Unless you're referring to the tie-rod. In which case it would still be un-safe for the road.

If you wheel it (which i don't think you will be) that 60 will explode.

Why not run 47" ltb's? The XML's are stiffer than ****, expecially on a midsize truck.
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That'd be cool......22.5" w/ Super Singles....but super singles don't have the height that Evan wants...or the look.
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I think that's a good call to leave the axles full length, it will help you to gain some balance for the additional height.
If they were narrowed he wouldn't be able to turn around in a foot-ball field.
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Jey -- im not going to run a drag link but i will a tie rod im going to make a custom steering set up well attempt -- ive seen it set up on another truck that was a custom show truck it worked on his im going to try do the same set up in a way , i just dont wanna do the normal set up because even when i run high steer the drag link will have a crazy angle resulting in bump steer

ill have hydro assist on the passenger side but thats it

shane ive thought bout running the 22.5 floats but they will be WAY to heavy for my truck i rode on some in a F450 and they were crazy on that i know the xmls will be stiff and rough but its the look i want and still want to run a 20" wheel the biggest wheel the ltbs have are 17s and id like to get a little bigger then that..

ive had parts come in today i got my steering fittings from PSC motorsports and some joints, jam nuts, and weld in ends from ballistics waiting on my steering box to come in also and ordered the front axle today tires will be tomorrow
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Honestly, all shipping aside, I never realized that these huge tires would be so cheap. Just a quick googling got me here: http://www.stazworks.com/tires.htm

Also, I know those are tall gears, but that is a relatively huge jump in tire size, even form what you have. Are there any taller gear available, or have you decided that is the perfect gear for you?
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PM me about the steering with some links to pics of the set-up.

It sounds ghetto/sketchy/and scary. Definitely not safe for street use. There MUST be a mechanical link b/t the steering wheel and the steering knuckle for it to be safe for street use.

If your going to have a ****ty drag-link angle, just mount a trac-bar with the same ****ty angle to help minimize bump steer. The trac-bar will physically move the axle along an arc that will prevent the drag link from moving the knuckle while the suspension is cycling.

How high exactly will this be? From frame to axle roughly.
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damn evan your dad is prob going to **** his pant when the truck is on 46's and he said it was to big with just a bodylift and 33's
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PM me about the steering with some links to pics of the set-up.

It sounds ghetto/sketchy/and scary. Definitely not safe for street use. There MUST be a mechanical link b/t the steering wheel and the steering knuckle for it to be safe for street use.

If your going to have a ****ty drag-link angle, just mount a trac-bar with the same ****ty angle to help minimize bump steer. The trac-bar will physically move the axle along an arc that will prevent the drag link from moving the knuckle while the suspension is cycling.

How high exactly will this be? From frame to axle roughly.

there will still be a mechanical link between the two. he is running a parallel 4 link and you take a link run it from the gear box to the center of the truck (where the 4 link comes together), then run it at the same angle down to the axle. Tons of show trucks do it this way, several of those guys drive on the street and say it steers good.

Let me find a pic.


Also if you can keep flow and PSI correct you can run hydro on hte raod and it will react fine, but finding that sweet spot would be tough.

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Honestly, all shipping aside, I never realized that these huge tires would be so cheap. Just a quick googling got me here: http://www.stazworks.com/tires.htm

Also, I know those are tall gears, but that is a relatively huge jump in tire size, even form what you have. Are there any taller gear available, or have you decided that is the perfect gear for you?
ill be running 5.38s its the biggest they make the the axles that i have

thanks zach on the picture ive talked to the owner and the builder of this truck both say it handles great no bump steer just took some thinking on the build so im going to give it a shot

im going to be running 46" tires i dunno what they will measure once they are mounted but i want the body to clear them pretty good 5" or so so im guessing bottom of the door 50~53" off the ground meaning frame bout 42~48 *I dont know how much the frame sticks down also im taking the body lift off too!
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you done yet?
haha i wish slowly getting parts in what sucks tho is not having a truck i gotta get people to bring the axles and the bigger stuff to my house for me


ive been looking at gettins stazworks wheels just figuring out what all i need is the hard one..
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