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Old 08-19-2012
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Here are a few I just took today:




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Thats what $9k in mods looks like. lol
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Thats what $9k in mods looks like. lol
LOL..true true.

It's actually over 10k with the gears & front LSD install, new beadlock hardware, new tunes for the SCT, misc powdercoating, etc. Would have been more - but, I saved a fair amount of money by asking my buddy to help install the RCD kit.

Plus - that money was just for this recent round of parts (3+ months).....much more $$ than that sunk into her over the years!

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Where did you get your MT/R's? I'm looking at 35x12.5x17 and found them for $319 a piece at discount tire. Cheapest I have found.
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Where did you get your MT/R's? I'm looking at 35x12.5x17 and found them for $319 a piece at discount tire. Cheapest I have found.
I paid a total 'Out the Door Price' of $1,550 for the set of five (35x12.5x15's)...works out to be $310 a piece. I also purchased mine from Discount.

Since these were going on my beadlocks..that pricing didn't include mounting, balancing, valve stems, tire disposal fees or anything additional like that. I did get the tire certificates so I think that added like $155ish to the total.
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How many inches from ground to top of wheel well?
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How many inches from ground to top of wheel well?
I think I measured it before it was 100% done but I was around 45" for the front and like 46.5" on the back (give or take). I could easily adjust my coilovers to get the front higher (but I'm being lazy) - Plus I'm sitting around 79"-80"to the top of the cab..which barely clears my garage door as it is!

So, I'm good (for now!)

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lol - glad you approve!

Your peer pressure in the other thread got me off my *** Sunday to take those pictures!

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Old 08-22-2012
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This is the Truck your mother warned you about.
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lol nice one!

If I had room in my signature...I would add your quote!
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looks badass
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Little minor update:

Today I ordered some custom machined one piece anti-cone ring's for my Trailready beadlocks. I designed them on my computer - then contacted a machine shop to actually produce them.

They will be powdercoated black and made out of 6061-T6 aluminum to replace the multi-piece plastic setup that Trailready offers.

The anti-cone ring fills some of the space between the beadlock sealing surface & the bead of the tire to prevent uneven stress & bending of the surface ring due to the height difference. You basically need them when using tires that have an overly thick bead. It should seal much better since it's a single solid piece.

Going custom on this is pricey as all hell - but I'm already into it a ton anyway, so what’s some more! LOL
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Ehh. It's only money right? Sounds like a plan though.
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looks good bud! i like it
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Good choice on 6061. Should be soft enough that it bends before it breaks. Wanna toss me some custom parts?
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Ehh. It's only money right?
Yep! Why not!

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looks good bud! i like it
Thanks - Means a lot coming from you Zach!

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Good choice on 6061. Should be soft enough that it bends before it breaks.
Yeah, but in this case it's just use to help fill a gap between the two uneven surfaces.

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Hmm...let me think about that. LOL
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Just a small purchase for the Ranger today:

I ordered a Jimmi' Jammer & Gate Keeper setup from here - mainly because it was something that is made for my truck that I didn't already own! LOL

I’m flirting with getting a bunch of Dynamat soon and installing it in the doors since I'll have everything apart to install the security products anyway.

Plus, then maybe I'll actually install my '06+ mirrors I've had sitting in my garage for the past few months!
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Well, I the other day I got my sound deadening delivered.

Nothing better than coming home to a huge stack of boxes from Jegs!



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Let us know how it turns out. I've been thinking of doing something similar to reduce road noise in the cab
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your truck looks beautiful
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Let us know how it turns out. I've been thinking of doing something similar to reduce road noise in the cab
Yeah - I can't wait for it to get warmer outside so I can wrap all this stuff up. It should work great, I've never heard anything bad about putting in some sound deadening products.

Should tighten things up nicely.

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Well – The next heavy round of 'improvements’ are just about underway:

I've been talking with Jon the owner of Fearce Offroad (Fearce Offroad-Heavy Duty Winch Bumpers for Ford Trucks and SUV's) about making a heavy-duty bumper for my truck. I wanted a non-winch bumper (so it could mount nice and tight to the truck) but still fully reinforced so I can install a receiver mounted winch when desired.

From the time I first saw one of his bumpers - I knew I needed one. He has been great to work with, even during all my change requests & pesky little questions. LOL

They are not cheap and therefore not for everyone - but as you can tell from the rest of my truck, I'm a firm believer in the saying 'you get what you pay for' - and I never have a problem paying for this level of quality & craftsmanship.

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Sick. I've been impressed with his bumpers since I first saw them. Can't wait to see yours on.
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Nice. I can't wait to see this. I've been looking at offroad bumper options
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How much did the sound deadening material set you back? and how many sq/ft?
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