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Well since you guys have suffered now, I picked up a used DBR kit with King coilovers. Going to clean it up and match it with a set of custom deaver G50 springs in the rear.

Offroad rescue response times are going to drop way down soon! supercharger + 14in of travel should annihilate any thing in my path.
Nice! That's gonna be sweet. Any plans to go full width in the rear?
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Not right away, full width will happen with 35s
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A f150 8.8 matches almost perfectly just so you know. About to build mine soon
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And get some upper control arm gussets while your doing all this
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And get some upper control arm gussets while your doing all this
Already done!
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A f150 8.8 matches almost perfectly just so you know. About to build mine soon
That's what I have heard either that or an series Van. They all have the speed sensor I need.
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The e series van is a little wider by about an inch
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Is an lca cross brace included?
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Is an lca cross brace included?
Not sure but i am building one and a new engine brace to clear the supercharger.
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Nice this is going to totally change your truck
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Do you know what kind of glass you're gonna go with yet?
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Do you know what kind of glass you're gonna go with yet?
I like the McQueen glass personally. But I am trying to track down a set of urethane fenders and or build my own.
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Parts start showing up Friday!
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So we'll see a big update Saturday? Lol
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So we'll see a big update Saturday? Lol
Haha I wish, gotta get everything cleaned up and inventoried. Then order ball joints and bushings and decide if the coils need a rebuild. I may get started on the rear of the parts show up.
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Haha I wish, gotta get everything cleaned up and inventoried. Then order ball joints and bushings and decide if the coils need a rebuild. I may get started on the rear of the parts show up.
Who'd you get the DBR kit from?
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Guy had in on a sport trac in oregon, as far as I know the poly fenders have not been made in like 8 years and had lots of issues with warping. And if I can offer one piece of advice avoid the 8.8 and go 9in...

Congrats btw, my buddy was very close to beating you to that kit but could not come up with the funds in time lol
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Guy had in on a sport trac in oregon, as far as I know the poly fenders have not been made in like 8 years and had lots of issues with warping. And if I can offer one piece of advice avoid the 8.8 and go 9in...

Congrats btw, my buddy was very close to beating you to that kit but could not come up with the funds in time lol
ya the plan for the poly fenders would be to build a backer structure out of carbon fiber or fiber glass but leave the outer surface as a rub surface that is flexible.

and that's correct the kit came from a sport trac, the previous owner said there were several people interested (for good reason). it was a good price and I cant wait to get it going.

I am a long ways away from even considering a new rear axle.

rear spring should be done at Deaver this week,

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Would be cool although pricey to make some fenders like that, all aftermarket glass is complete crap with the exception of mqueen Hhaa
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Would be cool although pricey to make some fenders like that, all aftermarket glass is complete crap with the exception of mqueen Hhaa
That is the beauty of working for an aero space composites company
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Also playing around with new led fog lights
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Pfff then make a couple sets please
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Pfff then make a couple sets please
Don't have an LM otherwise I would.
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Just got word the deavers are sitting at home. Going to be like xmas for the next few days
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Deavers are in!
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