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Old 02-26-2015
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You gonna carry the king theme into the rear? How are you thinking of setting up shocks? Straight through the bed floor or cantilever under the floor?
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Nice!

So you live in Renton and work for an aerospace composites company.. I'm just gonna take a stab at this, does that company happen to be Hexcel?
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You gonna carry the king theme into the rear? How are you thinking of setting up shocks? Straight through the bed floor or cantilever under the floor?
With all the search and rescue stuff he does I'd bet he'd run a cantilever set up in the rear
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With all the search and rescue stuff he does I'd bet he'd run a cantilever set up in the rear
That's where I was gonna head if he said otherwise.
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Old 02-27-2015
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That's where I was gonna head if he said otherwise.
Yeah I'd think just to maintain the bed space
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You gonna carry the king theme into the rear? How are you thinking of setting up shocks? Straight through the bed floor or cantilever under the floor?
Going to run the 12in fox shocks I currently have for now haven't decided on bed cage or canti yet.

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Nice! So you live in Renton and work for an aerospace composites company.. I'm just gonna take a stab at this, does that company happen to be Hexcel?
Yep! Good guess not a lot of people have heard of us.

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With all the search and rescue stuff he does I'd bet he'd run a cantilever set up in the rear
Canti makes the most sense but we shall see not against a low pro bed cage
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Yeah a smaller company but I know they have a place in kent. So were you a material science major or a mechanical engineer? Seems like those majors would fit that company well
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Yeah a smaller company but I know they have a place in kent. So were you a material science major or a mechanical engineer? Seems like those majors would fit that company well
Ya we have 6000ish employees world wide. I was an MSE with an ME minor.
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Going to run the 12in fox shocks I currently have for now haven't decided on bed cage or canti yet.



Yep! Good guess not a lot of people have heard of us.



Canti makes the most sense but we shall see not against a low pro bed cage
I found my bed cage to come in handy for storage (before fuel cell), more tie down points, you dont really lose much space, its cheaper, simple to tune shocks and less heims/bushings to wear out. Only downside is the holes in the bed for things to fall through but I was planning on welding a sheet metal lip around the cut outs
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I found my bed cage to come in handy for storage (before fuel cell), more tie down points, you dont really lose much space, its cheaper, simple to tune shocks and less heims/bushings to wear out. Only downside is the holes in the bed for things to fall through but I was planning on welding a sheet metal lip around the cut outs
That has kinda been my thought,and it would be nice to get the shocks further out board on the axle.

For now though just going to run them in the stock position
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First few boxes showed up! Got some serious clean up to do but every thing looks to be in good shape.
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Sweet! I love getting truck stuff in the mail, its like Christmas lol
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And here I was all excited for the next step of my build. I'm slacking
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Going to be a lot of work to get it all together. The powder coat has seen better days so I am going to wire wheel and re paint everything. Lots of grime to clean off first. Fun stuff!
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How about the shock hoops? Did brandon get them off nicely?
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How about the shock hoops? Did brandon get them off nicely?
fairly clean from what I have heard. He forgot to ship those so they will be here next week some time.
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How about the shock hoops? Did brandon get them off nicely?
I was wondering this as well. cause I was thinking of selling mine and was looking at the hoops thinking how much of a bitch it'll be grinding all the welds and trying to leave them in good shape.
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welcome to the Dark Side!
Thanks man! Got the deavers in today and installed my kartek drop hangers. Had to modify my bumper brackets.
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Those 12" shocks long enough or are you gonna have to strap it for the time being?
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Those 12" shocks long enough or are you gonna have to strap it for the time being?
We shall see I need to cycle everything and see what kind of room I have. Looks like I have enough shock travel for droop but may not have enough bump travel.
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Yea the shocks will bottom out before the bump stops, back when i had that exact setup I had to use the superlift bump stop relocation brackets
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Yea the shocks will bottom out before the bump stops, back when i had that exact setup I had to use the superlift bump stop relocation brackets
Ya that's my plan extend the bump stops lower and strap it for now. I appreciate the advice!
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Darn frame rivets on the rear hangers were fun to remove
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There's a ton of leafs in those packs.. what is the load rating for those? More than stock leafs?
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