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radlfo? wouldnt the kit come with fox resi's?
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650lb with 1.5" preload, since I have those drop brackets in there I am going to go to 0" preload once I go dual rate, right now my spring is too short to go lower. I want level control arms becuase I will be putting in stock extended cv shafts and just limiting travel until I get real shafts made.

Radlfo is more popular up here in Canada and the internals are all Cnc'd and just overall nicer quality than fox, Aaron Dixon no longer deals fox either, he switched to radflo
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Here's mine, also I will post some Pics of my actual build later on, I just realized I didn't post any :p
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same size as my coils which I would think you'd be fine. But I think the problem lies in the size of your shock compaired to mine. you must have had to go with a longer one keeping the SL on there by the looks of it. So yeah you have a 650 coil but there is so much shock it rides a little stiff. even just taking the bleed screws out might make a world of difference. My fox's with a 650 coil with about the same preload were actually a bit soft for big hits but perfect for bomb'n some wash etc. so with that length you almost need a dual rate like you were talking, And may I suggest air bumps when you can..they are very nice to have

here you can see the size of my shock compared to your same coil.


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Yea mine are 2.5x10's I really do not know what I am doing when it comes to valving so I will leave that up to Baja north, he is going to tune it to be nice and soft for street driving/washes when I get the coin for proper bumps :) I can't wait. He said dual rate might be a waste if time so maybe I will throw a tender in there so I can drop an inch in height to match the rear when I get deavers
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whats you plan for extending the stock shafts? get a spacer made or something?
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There's a guy near me with a DBR sport trac who is going to actually cut and weld the shafts.. I'm waiting to see how much balancing is going to affect that and if they even remotely hold up, otherwise I'm going to just plug in an extended shaft into the stock cv's Which is how aaron used to build his cv's
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right on. I suppose yeah you could cut,weld,extend, and then sleeve them and would probably be pretty strong. I know the ones I had compared to stock were def. beefy
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There's a guy near me with a DBR sport trac who is going to actually cut and weld the shafts.. I'm waiting to see how much balancing is going to affect that and if they even remotely hold up, otherwise I'm going to just plug in an extended shaft into the stock cv's Which is how aaron used to build his cv's
Any pics of said Sport Trac?!
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It's my favorite truck on the entire world wide web
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Dude nice! What does he do up there with it?
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I do not personally know him, I read his build thread on desertrangers an discussed axles with him and all other 2wd DBR guys. Anyway from what I've seen he does light trails and has hit the Oregon dunes. There are two other DBR rangers in Seattle and 2 more up here with me lol so I'm hoping to get a big meet up here this summer

Oh and another guy in Alberta has the IDENTICLE setup (SL DBR fx4) as me apparently, currently trying to get in contact with him
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hmmmmmm sounds like a good meet. If you do it around the seattle area I might join you guys. Orr maybe a bit further down south. lol
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thats pretty sweet. I need to find new ways to use my truck to get some use out of it. I kinda want to try and start a short course scene here in MN, and maybe a sweet winter one too
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Since your other thread was closed I'll say it here. lol

Congrats. That's sick...Plus you might get a little something, something from your gf for a few days strait cuz she liked it so much that she got mad when you sold it. lol

K, back on topic..........
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Ummm wrong person/truck.
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Na, I was bringing it off topic for a second to say congrats to Andy/Int3rc3ptor https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...=131040&page=7

I should have said his name on that post I guess. Just figured since I posted it under his post that he might get what I was talking about.
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I knew who you were talking about I just thought you got the trucks confused.
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That is one sweet Sport Trac!
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I knew who you were talking about I just thought you got the trucks confused.
Ahh. Nope. Just decided to thread jack for a second.
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thats pretty sweet. I need to find new ways to use my truck to get some use out of it. I kinda want to try and start a short course scene here in MN, and maybe a sweet winter one too
Short course in the snow with 4x4 LT sounds epic..Lucky enough for me we have a short course track/race series here but The whole direction of my truck is that total choas 4runner/moab type rig to keep my truck more usefull for my area since I'm not so keen on actually racing my truck yet :p I will take the drop brackets out one day and build a full blown race truck out of it when it gets old and I can afford a new daily driver
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Post pics when you do. haha
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Looking good Adrian. Can't wait to see it painted. You and Andy make me wanna drop some coin... I hate you both for it! Lol
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Looking good Adrian. Can't wait to see it painted. You and Andy make me wanna drop some coin... I hate you both for it! Lol

"LIKE"

They need to meet up and take pics and vid's of smashing around.
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