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build two while your at it and or take plenty of pics and measurements. that with keeping 4x4?
yea using a 9" center cection from currie. Socalmoto has a build thread on DR doing it on a taco.
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Oh sweet. I'll have to check that out
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byebye FOA hello Radflo
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swapping out my foas for these radflo bumps, finally 100% radflo shocks. Also welding the truss onto my 9" tonight.
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new bumps installed
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IMO I'd shorten the stroke. You'll be riding on bumps all the time, not comfy
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yeah that looks pretty close for ride height. Seems like the can mount could have been mounted higher up. Or like he said maybe just go with a 2" stroke, so they come on for the last 1/4 of travel at least. I know you just got them, so you could add a spacer in them to go from 4" to 2" if you didn't wanted to get new ones.


Also Adrian did you ever mess around with adding a tender coil yet? I've been curious as to adding one for little better ride on road as well as the slow speed rough stuff. I'd have to get new coilovers if I did though.

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only difference is i can feel a click over speed bumps, overall ride wasnt affected at all. i have 2.5" of uptravel till they hit.

ive never attempted dual rate, not enough shock stroke.
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true, I was thinking of when you had 10" shocks. but even then I suppose it's not worth the work. I think I'm just going to crack open my fox's and valve them a bit and maybe add a bypass :)
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oh yea, im actually really happy with how well the front works on mine, the back needs some serious work though.
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mmmm Si motorsports 4-link potentially starting in may.
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You dirty betch! Buy my Giant 64 instead :)


...so I can
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no thanks! lol i want to get away from leaf springs :)
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I hear ya. Although I have no complaints with the Giant kit. As close as it gets to links. As far as my truck is apart I'll more than likely go links...cause race car
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arrrg the link kit i found is pending sale with 5 people in line, im second but it doesnt look good :(
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Oh noes!
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Si motorsports 4link on the way
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Glad it all worked out for you!
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im hoping to have it done by mid june, need to order a ton of parts now
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Nice man, you got a hell of a kit!
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thanks man, im definately a fan of SI after seeing eddies truck up close
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nice man! can't wait to see the progress on them.
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Maybe this is a stupid question but, What are you having to do to make the kit work for your truck?

The website says 86-97
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lower brackets work, uppers will be custom. And i need a fuel cell. they are 48"links which are universal
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also on the list are 2.0 coilovers. Ill be running my radlfo 2.5 bypasses too, new bed cage thats much cleaner, 6-7" bedsides (currently have 4" and they rub)

I plan to keep the frame as-is and keep at least 60% bedspace.
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