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Old 12-12-2012
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Thats about where I'm at with my setup. I ok with it because I don't want to lose any low end power.
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called it a night but got plenty done, considering i didnt start serious work till 8:30.

drop hangers for the rear


bye bye..


painted the BTF uppers


tear down


got a lift spring in


spring comparison
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Wait I might have missed something. What are you doing?
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nah ill go with 35s still. 4.56s will turn them just fine and the rpms will stay lower at highway speeds, which is a problem i have now with my tire/gear setup. my highway rpms are too damn high!



That combo will yield almost identical highway rpm, if not slightly higher. Taller gears = more rpm winding out. Here is a calculator link: - Dirt Road Magazine - Gear Ratio Calculator - (dirtroad.com)


I did 32s with 4.10s and 80 MPH and it came out to around 3200-3300 rpm (same as my setup). With 35s and 4.56s it is at 3500+. Definitely not a highway setup.
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4.88s would make it even higher.
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Wait I might have missed something. What are you doing?
all my new goodies are finally going in. new springs, btf uppers, new brakes, welding in the gussets.
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anyways.. i worked from yesterday around 8 or so till about midnight. got up and started around 8 this morning. didnt set her back on her own weight till 8pm. all she needs is an alignment tomorrow morning.





do work!














droop


this is all for tonight.. full truck pics tomorrow.
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got her back! drives fantastic. gained an inch in the front (2in spacers out, 3in lift springs in).





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Nice dude! Time to copy again
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Nice dude! Time to copy again
go for it! this is awesome. these brakes stop on a dime and the travel feels great. only speed bumps so far.. at 50.. lol.
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You didnt strap the kit? your asking for problems if you dont get limit straps in there before you go play.

What springs are those?


and where the heck are your shocks... lol

and the other half of the gussets? your missing the rear L and the bump stop plate

and for the fourth edit... get those gussets properly welded in place, that splatter is scary bro fab.

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yea i havent welded since high school. theyre solid though. only flex core welds haha. and yea she'll stay on the ground for sure till straps.
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moar pics..








the limit straps im waiting on.


whaaaa? :D


richmond 4.56s
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Lookin good!
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Projectors? If so details son!
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also, gimme some opinions. a guy wants to trade his 35in grabbers (50% tread) with 17in procomp series 52 steelies for my 32in bfgs with tons of tread and 15in series 52 steelies.. with some trimming i can run them, and ive got gears right here already. thoughts?
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yea ive had them for a while, just painting em black. bought them used and the PO said that the projectors are similar to these but not this model or something.
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also, gimme some opinions. a guy wants to trade his 35in grabbers (50% tread) with 17in procomp series 52 steelies for my 32in bfgs with tons of tread and 15in series 52 steelies.. with some trimming i can run them, and ive got gears right here already. thoughts?
bump to the next page so people see it haha
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I say go for it. 17" 35s are so damn expensive. I'd prolly do it.
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i wouldnt. for one you have a 3.0 and your gonna toast the truck on 35's, second the ford 8.8 really isnt setup for larger then a 33, and 35 grabbers are HEAVY. Third, they wear uneven, and fourth they are 50% tread, so you'll be replacing them soon and a bald MT is useless.

Id avoid it, if they were new it'd be a different story.





ill make a few more suggestions to save you headaches. Those gussets WILL rip if the front end decided to remove a mount. This welds wont hold anything in there, i could take those off with a 5lb sledge. Invest in some glass, around you its dirty cheap. if you dont you will eat your fenders with the tires, and wont be too happy. Replace the stock shockes on there with some valved ones, minimum higher end, if not full custom valving. Fox and radflo are pretty cheap and would work. Invest is bump stops, hydro. again, your going to bend something from landing that truck the way it sits. You WILL break something.

Also noticed the limit straps, those are much too short, under compression your going to run out of room the opposite way. I have 10", an 8 would work but longer is better. (more stretch)

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I say go for it. 17" 35s are so damn expensive. I'd prolly do it.
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i wouldnt. for one you have a 3.0 and your gonna toast the truck on 35's, second the ford 8.8 really isnt setup for larger then a 33, and 35 grabbers are HEAVY. Third, they wear uneven, and fourth they are 50% tread, so you'll be replacing them soon and a bald MT is useless.

Id avoid it, if they were new it'd be a different story.





ill make a few more suggestions to save you headaches. Those gussets WILL rip if the front end decided to remove a mount. This welds wont hold anything in there, i could take those off with a 5lb sledge. Invest in some glass, around you its dirty cheap. if you dont you will eat your fenders with the tires, and wont be too happy. Replace the stock shockes on there with some valved ones, minimum higher end, if not full custom valving. Fox and radflo are pretty cheap and would work. Invest is bump stops, hydro. again, your going to bend something from landing that truck the way it sits. You WILL break something.

Also noticed the limit straps, those are much too short, under compression your going to run out of room the opposite way. I have 10", an 8 would work but longer is better. (more stretch)
edit, posted this when i just woke up. with a decent "end of the world party" hangover.. so it came out a lil mean. basically, in time ill work out all the kinks. i know what i need to do. thanks for the advice.

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You crack me up nate. Your posts are all over the place with compliments and then a subsequent kick to the *****.
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^^yup..
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well i had one interesting weekend. started with this last night..
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thats the best vid ive got so far. really bummed i couldnt have hit it harder, but there wasnt enough traction to get going fast enough. oh well..
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there wasnt enough traction to get going fast enough. oh well..
Sounds like you need some MTs
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