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My Dixon bros LT FX4 build

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correct me if im wrong but i think on DBR's website they (the Deavers) add 2 1/2" also so their LT and some Deavers should match up nice, then just comes the width matching. And i think both Deavers available for the ranger G50 and F31 give the same height too.

Also would you recommend having the Superlift installed first or the DBR kit?
 

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Just jumping in here to follow along with updates etc.
 
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Originally Posted by FoxRanger View Post
correct me if im wrong but i think on DBR's website they (the Deavers) add 2 1/2" also so their LT and some Deavers should match up nice, then just comes the width matching. And i think both Deavers available for the ranger G50 and F31 give the same height too.

Also would you recommend having the Superlift installed first or the DBR kit?
Yea so I'll have to have a custom shackle made

You would have to put in the superlift drop brackets first otherwise you would be doing the DBR twice, Once everything is in there you can add tubing to beef up the drop brackets
 
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I got my stock bumper trimmed and bolted back on for now so I'm going to go wash my truck and deal with my flat grabber red label and post up a couple new pics becuase it nice out, stay tuned!
 
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yup! cant wait to see it!
 
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camera died after 2 pics, anyway, between my tow hooks and where the bumper comes down im going to put in 2 rigid dually D2's per side, I want to keep the sleeper look

 
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haha i think you are past the "sleeper look" stage.
 
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Originally Posted by SteelDirigible View Post
haha i think you are past the "sleeper look" stage.

LOL Agreed.
 
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yea x3 on that. i have some duallys and theyre amazing lights man.
 
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*Jaw drops*.......
 
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That looks awesome! It'll be even better when the back is done.
 
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my wheels were 17x8 black rock 909s's with 4.5" backspacing. But I also had a f-150 9.75 axle with some 5x4.5 adapters on it. it came out to be pretty much flush with the front. Its best not to go with a really wide wheel or one with low backspacing when you want it to fit well on 4-6" glass. cause the suspension already kicks it out quite a bit
 
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Looks so awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
my wheels were 17x8 black rock 909s's with 4.5" backspacing. But I also had a f-150 9.75 axle with some 5x4.5 adapters on it. it came out to be pretty much flush with the front. Its best not to go with a really wide wheel or one with low backspacing when you want it to fit well on 4-6" glass. cause the suspension already kicks it out quite a bit
Looks like I'm going to have to sell my tires and go 16" :/ can't find a 15x8" wheel with a 4.5" bs anywhere, now that I'll be going 16" I can get method race wheels, I need to find someone to trade tires :p
 
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Have you looked at Crager soft 8\'s? I think the ones I had were 4.5\" back spacing. They could have been 4\" but I thought they were 4.5\".
 

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yeah there are wheels available in that size, most are either steelies or not exactly truck wheels. Here are some here at summit, I think the two i linked would look pretty good and would definitely be unique.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...ank|Asc&RC=100

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-470586545/




http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-610B581245/

 
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Top ones look pretty dope.
 
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hows it drive/handle? can you still drive pretty aggressively or is its center of gravity rediculous?
 
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It handles very well, the cog isn't even bad, it's only 3.5" higher than a normal DBR ranger
 
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As for the wheels, I'm not down to put cragars or any muscle car wheel on my 2006 truck lol and I don't want steel wheels, thanks for the help though :)
 
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glad to hear it, you inspired me to take the first step, my superlift is on the way home now, I'll be able to install it when I get back from deployment. As for wheels, something light, I'm debating between 15 or 16s, and probably 32's or 33's? I'm not too sure what my 4.10 gears could handle without getting swamped, if anyone has any recommendations on combos go ahead and shoot. Leaning toward Ultrawheel Rogues or KMC Enduros with All Terrain TA/KOs.
 
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Any driveline solutions yet?
 
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Originally Posted by FoxRanger View Post
glad to hear it, you inspired me to take the first step, my superlift is on the way home now, I'll be able to install it when I get back from deployment. As for wheels, something light, I'm debating between 15 or 16s, and probably 32's or 33's? I'm not too sure what my 4.10 gears could handle without getting swamped, if anyone has any recommendations on combos go ahead and shoot. Leaning toward Ultrawheel Rogues or KMC Enduros with All Terrain TA/KOs.
You should be alright with almost any tire size you can fit, I have 31's on my truck with the freeway flyer gears. It lacks off the line but otherwise it holds it's own. I want long travel soo bad now, thanks for the pronz.
 
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Originally Posted by FoxRanger View Post
glad to hear it, you inspired me to take the first step, my superlift is on the way home now, I'll be able to install it when I get back from deployment. As for wheels, something light, I'm debating between 15 or 16s, and probably 32's or 33's? I'm not too sure what my 4.10 gears could handle without getting swamped, if anyone has any recommendations on combos go ahead and shoot. Leaning toward Ultrawheel Rogues or KMC Enduros with All Terrain TA/KOs.
With just a superlift get some 33's, I have the stock 4:10's on 35's and it's ok on the street but terrible offroad. Get the kmc's or methods! Both are badass

Bedsides and spacers are being ordered tomorow!
 

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