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When you start a project, you really start a project.
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Looks badass, can't wait to see it complete!

You don't happen to have the rear half of that frame, do ya? I need a new frame (new truck really, lol) from the cab back due to the excessive rust.
lol its been scrapped!

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Getting rid of the front bumper?? Man, that thing rocks!
lol it was alright, time for something new.

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I hope you fall down a well. I came into project logs looking for your link mounts then i see this. Just another project to watch.


My question is what happen to the 5.4?
its been pushed off to fall, it made more sense to do this first and get it out of the road that way nothing would have to be redone again.

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^ The 5.4 is on the backburner, but still stayin warm
yeah, we are starting to talk parts, but it wont be started till fall. which is fine for me.

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wow, not too bad for how fast your goin. i like it.

one question though, what is it you want to accomplish with this? jumping? or just because its bad ***?
3 link, more flex, smoother, consistent, tunable, stronger, cage, performance...

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4 linking the rear is probably the biggest reason I am assuming.
yep, 3 link btw.

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awesome!! what are you doing with your front bumper?? sellin it? Why are you building a new one?
its in the scrap pile.

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while i trust you will make it right (and better), its hard to see your truck as half a truck...
its cool, most people give the same reaction.

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Are you taking the bl off yet?
nah, i wont, going to make some new mounts and make them solid. I need the BL to properly fit the 5.4 with hopefully enough room to shove it farther back and up/down to fit everything under the cab but above the frame.

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so is it going to be like one big a$$ lifted prerunner? but 4wd? and your dog... awesome
its a trail rig/toy, no driven purpose other than to tune it to run Dunes/high speed/Street/Trails everything I throw at it.
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lookn good, that bulkhead looks nice. clean and strong
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lol its been scrapped!


Hate you =(
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looks good
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dang, sucks to hear such a nice bumper hit the scrap heap!
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so you don't need a trac bar in this setup correct?

any reason your doing it the wishbone way and not just a 4 link?

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Looks badass, can't wait to see it complete!



You don't happen to have the rear half of that frame, do ya? I need a new frame (new truck really, lol) from the cab back due to the excessive rust.
it was all bent and tweaked, you dont want it.
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so you don't need a trac bar in this setup correct?

any reason your doing it the wishbone way and not just a 4 link?



it was all bent and tweaked, you dont want it.
trying to make it as simple as possible. saves me about 100$ too. Its just about as strong and I can easily adjust the pinion angle with 1 adjustment.

and yeah that frame was junk
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dang, sucks to hear such a nice bumper hit the scrap heap!
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its sitting outside with all the other scrap, i couldnt imagine trying to ship it, then the buyer trying to figure out how to mount it.
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its sitting outside with all the other scrap, i couldnt imagine trying to ship it, then the buyer trying to figure out how to mount it.
"all sales are final"
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"all sales are final"
sounds simple but i know they would be asking me. either way not gonna sell it. its mostly cause i am lazy.
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yep, 3 link btw.
You're doing a Y-link right?

Which way do you count the links? Off the frame or off the axel?
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you count the actual bars. so since the upper is 1 piece its a 3 link without a panhard.
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Dang oh well, I coulda just hung it on a wall LoL
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after the first roll over haha
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Zach, i know its off topic but what in the world would you do if you did roll that thing?
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Zach, i know its off topic but what in the world would you do if you did roll that thing?
roll it back over and keep wheeling it
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awesome dude! I'm pretty sure my wife will cut my head off if I chop half of my truck like this.

nice work looking forward to see more pics.
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roll it back over and keep wheeling it

i like this guy.

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awesome dude! I'm pretty sure my wife will cut my head off if I chop half of my truck like this.

nice work looking forward to see more pics.
Haha, wives are over rated
i gotta find a rich one that supports my hobby so i may be single for a while
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roll it back over and keep wheeling it
thats why I said that. After the first roll its broke in for more beating the **** out of it. Until then I'm sure knowing how hes been with his truck in the past it would be hard to just purposely trash it on a wim.
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Hes probably going to build an exo cage now all you naysayers are talking of roll overs.
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