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Old 07-18-2009
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gotcha, thanks for clearing that up. makes sense.
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yep andy pretty much got it.

some progress but not much. got to do some more work tonight then ill get pics.
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zach, throw some 45's on it haha
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Screw the 45's. Go with 50's.lol
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Holy crap! I wish I had a dollar for every time I thought your truck couldn't get any better. Lookin great, I can't wait to see pictures tonight.
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no one makes a 45 or 50...
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thats fine he'll just have to go with 54's

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... for the low low price of $720.00 per tire. Haha....

Interco 19.5/54-20LT TSL-BOGGER Tires; BOG-5420
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lol..booya. go big or go home!
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nah too big more like 40s. id have to run rockwells with those 54s.

progress...

everything is welded pretty much, fuel cell mounted, links all welded, 2/0 cable ran from the battery to the front distribution box, 2/0 cable ran to the winch from the optima, brake line trimmed, next is the air shocks and mounting those.

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I really hope to roll it around by the end of the week. I am going to push it really hard and try to get close.

let me know what you think.
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i take that back the fuel cell shelf isnt welded and the tank itself is just sitting there, i need to tig weld some brackets to the tank first.
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dude, this is gonna be sick as **** when its done lol
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Looks good Zack, coming along at a good pace so far.
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Zach if you wanted to you could do the front cage. Use some of these gizmos

I.D. Tube Clamp
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Looks really good Beard. Glad to see it coming along this quick. Just out of curiousity... why is the front all torn down and on stands as well?

I'm guessing for removing the battery and stuff, but figured I'd ask.
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Zach if you wanted to you could do the front cage. Use some of these gizmos

I.D. Tube Clamp
bah! wish i would have saw that earlier! i already ordered some other flanges. i may call ballistic tomorrow and see how soon they can get these out but ballistic is super slow.

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Looks really good Beard. Glad to see it coming along this quick. Just out of curiousity... why is the front all torn down and on stands as well?

I'm guessing for removing the battery and stuff, but figured I'd ask.
its apart because i am caging the front too, and i cut the fenders and i also need to build a new front bumper, all of which will connect to the shock tower. kinda all integrated. i also blew a front axle ujoint. 4wd, backing up, locked hubs and asphalt dont mix. I thought the tranny was messed up and couldnt figure out why it was not backing up, so i gassed it harder then realized it was in 4wd after a big 'snap/pop' noise. lol

basically the list of things to do is this...

more bracing (triangulation)
shock mounts (rear)
charge the air shocks
front cage (exo) for now
fuel line pluming
mount bedsides
sliders
front bumper
winch mount
front and rear recovery points
brake lines (rear)
paint everything
mount bedsides
install mile marker front hubs
fix axle shaft u joint
weigh the whole truck (order new front springs and adjust the nitrogen in the rear)

all needs to be done in just less than 3 weeks. ha...
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Sounds like you have a good bit of work ahead of you lol, I'm sure it will come out fine in the end!
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That's one hell of a list. Gonna be badass!
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yeah its alot, idk if i can do all that in the time provided, not to mention work 9-10 hours a day. blah.


thanks tho! wish me luck too., haha
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Looks good it coming along, as for ordering new springs for the front wouldn't you want to wait until you do the 5.4L swap?

As for work ya ive been working 9-10 hours going to eat supper then go to my cousin house he's remodeling and work there until midnight or so...
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ah idk if i want to wait or not, i can always adjust them withthe 5.4 but this way it may ride way too tall.
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looks good! ur making nice progress. ur truck is still my favorite on the site... and it keeps getting better everytime
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nah too big more like 40s. id have to run rockwells with those 54s.
in theory you should be close to rockwells with a V8 and 42s.. or built 60.

so i think mild front 60 should be fine for you and 54s hell that jeeps only got 8 lugs, so its most likely a 60.
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It is coming along nicely Zack.

Did that cable and ends work out ok for you?
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It is coming along nicely Zack.

Did that cable and ends work out ok for you?
sure did, worked perfect. thanks!
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