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im pretty stuck on the Kores since they are members of the pirate community and he seems like a pretty cool guy and it comes with a good price. Probably just get some 17x9 cragers and weld that kore beadlock to it.
Sounds like a plan man. Gona be sick. And I dont thjink you have to worry about the iroks looking funny on a 17" rim, its les sidewall to "balloon". Now when dudes put 42's on 15's, thats when it starts to look funny.

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even 36s look funky..
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Those ballistic housings are fawking huge though!
well they look huge atleast..

and yea, i know what your talking about.. mega bucks..
have you seen ruff stuffs new housing? its not that big
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Hey Zach I saw that ruff stuff sells those tube clamps also. If you wanted to get them and not have to wait for ballistic, that might be an option to look at.

Ruff Stuff's housing looks pretty nice too. I guess the model they got for it doesn't hurt either!
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looks good zach
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on the iroks 39.5 and smaller they use a slightly different tread design than the 42 s
the 42s dont look ballooned on any size rim but u have my vote on the iroks
beside its function over form anyways who cares what they look like as long as they work right



btw pitbulls dont work that great and their sizes are off by about an inch
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i guess its time to wait for sema again so you can get another killer deal on tires
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have you seen ruff stuffs new housing? its not that big
they look bigger than like a spider 9 housing. idk.. could just be me.
but they also cost like $80 less.

the ones they had plans for at school was massive.. like the pumpkin was probably twice the size it had to be.

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on the iroks 39.5 and smaller they use a slightly different tread design than the 42 s
the 42s dont look ballooned on any size rim but u have my vote on the iroks
beside its function over form anyways who cares what they look like as long as they work right


btw pitbulls dont work that great and their sizes are off by about an inch
I've never really been impressed with the iroks performance to tell ya the truth.
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Zach man! You need to get some dimple dies and do some custom plating on that thing - it would look SICK + Add some more sturdiness (not that its needed). Craft up a spot to mount up a fire saftey kit, and a highlift and lots of plating on teh sides + a spare or two.. yeah.. yum!
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I just charged the shocks to 85 psi, i hope that is close. I read that Fox air shocks provide 1.15 pounds of spring force for every pound of nitrogen pressure. So I needed around 80 in/lb.

Lets just say last night sucked, I am not a fan of hard brake lines that you have to flare yourself. :)
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Zach man! You need to get some dimple dies and do some custom plating on that thing - it would look SICK + Add some more sturdiness (not that its needed). Craft up a spot to mount up a fire saftey kit, and a highlift and lots of plating on teh sides + a spare or two.. yeah.. yum!
it would be pretty cool but i dont have the tooling for it.
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Any particular reason you went with air shocks vs. coil-overs?
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I got a deal on them. Its not permanent. I know they are not ideal for what I am going to do with the truck but I didnt want the 1200$ price tag of coilovers yet. Hopefully they work ok for me for a while, seems alot of people are starting to use them.

Jey have you guys used any 18" coilovers? What are they doing with springs? Last I read I didnt think anyone made a 20" coil?
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Jey have you guys used any 18" coilovers? What are they doing with springs? Last I read I didnt think anyone made a 20" coil?
We haven't used anything longer than a 16" shock. We use dual-rate on everything with a tender coil.
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Well even on the 16s they dont make an 18" main? I use dual rate too but I thought you wanted the main 2" longer than the travel so that the spring doesnt move off its pocket when fully extended?

Like my 14s I am using a 16" main and a 12" tender.
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Hey Zach I saw that ruff stuff sells those tube clamps also. If you wanted to get them and not have to wait for ballistic, that might be an option to look at.

Ruff Stuff's housing looks pretty nice too. I guess the model they got for it doesn't hurt either!
good call!

i just ordered 4, i always forget they have multiple pages under each section.
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Well even on the 16s they dont make an 18" main? I use dual rate too but I thought you wanted the main 2" longer than the travel so that the spring doesnt move off its pocket when fully extended?

Like my 14s I am using a 16" main and a 12" tender.
ever thought about using limit straps?

if i spent that much on coil overs i wouldn't want them acting as the limit strap.
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ever thought about using limit straps? it shouldn't go to the very end anyways...

if i spent that much on coil overs i wouldn't want them acting as the limit strap.
if you did that why not buy 14s?

i mean the problem is the slider between the main and the tender will catch on the shock body if the main isnt long enough. you really need like an 18" coil to cover the whole shaft and part of the body when full droop.


i do thinkin limit straps but i dont think you 'must' have them.

that is where my truck lacks. Limit straps and bump stops. LOL
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18" springs exist. That's what I'm running, front and rear.
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Dual rate? what are the specs on your shocks jason?
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on the iroks 39.5 and smaller they use a slightly different tread design than the 42 s
the 42s dont look ballooned on any size rim but u have my vote on the iroks
beside its function over form anyways who cares what they look like as long as they work right



btw pitbulls dont work that great and their sizes are off by about an inch
i totally disagree!!! in the rocks, slick and dry... My pitbulls performed better than the iroks. Iroks are a real good tire but my pitbulls just did better. Plus iroks chunk way too easy for my taste. Just cause everyone and their mom has iroks, doesn't mean they are all that great. Just IMO.
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Dual rate? what are the specs on your shocks jason?
Single 18". I'm running a single 600lbx18"x3" coil in the front on an 8" shock, and the rear is running a dual rate 300/400 with a 400lbx18"x3" lower spring and 300lbx16"x3" upper, on a 16" shock. All Eibach springs on SAW shocks.
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did you have to use a spring compressor on the rear to get a 18 and a 16 on a 16" shock? i would imagine you did.
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i do thinkin limit straps but i dont think you 'must' have them.

that is where my truck lacks. Limit straps and bump stops. LOL
meh
i'm willing to sacrifice travel to save hundreds of dollars in shocks.

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i totally disagree!!! in the rocks, slick and dry... My pitbulls performed better than the iroks. Iroks are a real good tire but my pitbulls just did better. Plus iroks chunk way too easy for my taste. Just cause everyone and their mom has iroks, doesn't mean they are all that great. Just IMO.
I've heard lots of stories with Iroks chunking.
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I've heard lots of stories with Iroks chunking.

go look on pirate, every used set is nearly destroyed
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