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Old 12-20-2009
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yeah more power to ya for sure. Like you said no sense in getn a badass 9" if you dont plan on linkn it. I will be fine with a badass leaf setup in the rear living where I am. If I ever want somthing with crazy awesome travel front and rear I will just buy a 2wd ranger.
Even though I live in the desert and will be using my truck to prerun, I think that the Giant 64 kit is adequate for my build as well. Linking the truck would be cool but it is much more expensive and very involved. My Dixon front end will only pull 14", so I figure that 20" rear travel is a good match. Since people successfully race this leaf pack, I figure that it should be fine for my weekend warrior.

I agree with you, if I wanted crazy mad travel, I would have started with a 2wd and either run extended beams or a custom a-arm setup with the mount points moved towards the middle of the truck. I am excited to see how the 64 kit performs. I has been killing me to not have access to my truck. Hopefully it will be out of the shop tomorrow evening.
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Can't wait to see some new pics!
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Old 12-21-2009
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Picked the truck up from the shop tonight. It looks much better. The back of the truck dropped a good 4+ inches. The full width axle and 35" tires fit the 6" glass perfectly. I will try and shoot some pictures tomorrow when it gets light. A winter storm is supposed to move in over night, so weather may be an issue. BTW, it stinks having to baby the truck right now while I break in the new gears. The truck wants to see dirt!
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boo on you for no pics, but sounds sweet
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Old 12-22-2009
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Pictures!

Sorry for the dirty truck. I have not had a chance to wash it yet and we are expecting rain tonight.

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Truck is level in the back. The camera was tilted.
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I can now reduce the preload on the front springs and drop the front end a couple of inches. Once the springs have settled and I am comfortable with the ride hight, I will trim the ubolts so that they do not extend below the bash plates. 16" Link Killer double bypass shocks and a bed cage will happen somewhere in the future.
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So awesome!! I wish we had desert around here because that is how my truck would look. Pure jealousy.

Watch your exhaust there. I had mine in the same spot for a while and ruined a leafspring bushing.
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Old 12-22-2009
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Watch your exhaust there. I had mine in the same spot for a while and ruined a leafspring bushing.
Thanks for the heads up. I will keep an eye on it. I am hoping that it will work, because I don't want to run an aftermarket muffler until after I get the long travel shocks installed. I would like to either dump the exhaust directly out of the muffler, or take it out the passenger bedside in front of the back tire.
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That looks way better! I want to do fw rear but I'll have to settle for the ex. 8.8. I just don't really wana drop more cash on another axle when I can use that money on shocks or something. But that looks wicked
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i just read the whole thread! the truck looks awesome. i just sold my 2wd and i bought me a 4wd ranger just cuz i wanted the dbr kit. thats come on jan. i was going to run 33's but your truck looks great and seems to clear the 35's just by looking at the pics. have you launched your truck yet?
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Old 12-23-2009
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i just read the whole thread! the truck looks awesome. i just sold my 2wd and i bought me a 4wd ranger just cuz i wanted the dbr kit. thats come on jan. i was going to run 33's but your truck looks great and seems to clear the 35's just by looking at the pics. have you launched your truck yet?
Thanks! I have not jumped it yet. I am breaking in new gears and need to get long travel race shocks installed in the back of the truck before it will be ready to drive hard. I can't wait. I wish that I was completely done with this project, but everything costs so much. All in good time I suppose.
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Careful with those 35's. Every time someone puts 35's on there are always clearance issues and trimming is always needed, especially with long travel.
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Careful with those 35's. Every time someone puts 35's on there are always clearance issues and trimming is always needed, especially with long travel.
I am sure that I will need to clearance them a bit before I run the truck hard. I still need to remove my shocks to see how the wheels sit at bump.
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Yeah nothing some sawzall and a hammer can't fix
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just run the truck with 36" tires for a while. after it self clearances for 36"s 35s will fit nice! ha
sharp truck for sure! i wish i did the 64 kit on my truck from the get go and jus kept it mid travel/64's and basic cage.. then maybe id still have my truck ha
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just run the truck with 36" tires for a while. after it self clearances for 36"s 35s will fit nice! ha
sharp truck for sure! i wish i did the 64 kit on my truck from the get go and jus kept it mid travel/64's and basic cage.. then maybe id still have my truck ha
Yeah, sad to see your truck go. It was a nice build. I considered taking my truck that far (it may still go that way as time progresses), but I wanted to keep it as a multi-functional vehicle that I could camp, prerun, chase and daily drive. I am still trying to decide if I am going to commit to a cab cage while it is still a daily driver. I probably should, but caged trucks are a hassle to use as a dd. Good luck on your deployment and hopefully you will be able to build another truck in the future.
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No crazy action shots yet. I still need to get a bed cage fabricated and install some bypass shocks before I can play hard with this truck. However, it seemed that it was time to get a couple of dirt shots...



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And a couple of comparison shots that I took in a local parking lot...

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looks clean! everything is expensive when it comes to buying parts! did you preload you c/o's a lot to fit 35's?
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what did you do with your step side.
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did you preload you c/o's a lot to fit 35's?

No, I actually reduced my preload when I mounted the 35" tires, but that had more to do with removing the lift out of the back of the truck rather than stepping up to 35's. I have yet to bump the truck out without shocks to see if I will rub at full bump. I am anticipating that I will need to do some clearance work. I am running 16" 700# coils on 2.5"X8" King coil overs. I am currently running 0.5" unweighted preload on the driver side and 0.25" on the passenger side.

what did you do with your step side?

I sent it to the junk yard where it belonged. Honestly, it was in good shape, but was too big to store and I did not get the sense that there would be much interest in it.
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Pure sex man! One of the best looking desert trucks, not too overkill. Great work
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mm, i like it!

looks great man. really changed it around!
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damn looks great! I can't wait to get mine done in the spring, love the stance.
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Playing with a fork lift! Next will come the rear shocks.

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Very nice man those 64's really flex nice. Wait till you see what leafs i have in store for my truck!
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