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yo Trevor, make sure you get that front crossmember as forward as possible so you'll have space to use those tires!!
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Be careful. I only see two jackstands under it, and if there's not 4 it might fall off!
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Be careful. I only see two jackstands under it, and if there's not 4 it might fall off!
In all honesty, if Im ever working on front suspension, I tend to take a bunch of blocks of wood and stack them up under the crossmember as well as having the jacks there - never hurts to be extra safe when working under the engine (literally)
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yo Trevor, make sure you get that front crossmember as forward as possible so you'll have space to use those tires!!

He speaks the truth! I moved my axle 3"forward
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Yeah I'm gonna push it forward about 2"... we're kinda on hold right now for the day. The guy that cut my front hangar cut it too short or gave me the wrong one cut for a toyota... kinda bummed today about that. Can't really set steering up or mock up the axle until the springs are in. Looks like tomorrow I'm gonna be visiting Off Road Components to see about just having it swapped for a full size hangar. Center to center on my hangar I have is 28-7/8" and I needs to be 31-1/8" for the axle... Damnit.
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In all honesty, if Im ever working on front suspension, I tend to take a bunch of blocks of wood and stack them up under the crossmember as well as having the jacks there - never hurts to be extra safe when working under the engine (literally)
haha, it was a joke refering to someone who was b!tching about putting the truck on 4 jackastands to do a T-bar crank cause "his dad was an engineer" and "had seen planes fall off jackstands"

Now don't get me wrong, I'm all about going about working on cars safely, but sometimes, there is a such thing as too much.
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Yeah I'm gonna push it forward about 2"... we're kinda on hold right now for the day. The guy that cut my front hangar cut it too short or gave me the wrong one cut for a toyota... kinda bummed today about that. Can't really set steering up or mock up the axle until the springs are in. Looks like tomorrow I'm gonna be visiting Off Road Components to see about just having it swapped for a full size hangar. Center to center on my hangar I have is 28-7/8" and I needs to be 31-1/8" for the axle... Damnit.
i dont think a full size one will be the ticket either. seems to be a bit wide. alot of the guys that do fullsize swap on yota's get the kit from skye's and it hangs way off the frame on those, like inches per side. if it were me man, i would cut and add a section to what you have.
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or dont be a ***** and just make your own!!!
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Modify that fukcer. Sleeve it and weld it back together.
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Why? I've come this far, not gonna half *** anything on this build... too much money into it to try and shave a few hours and a few bucks... I'm not in a hurry
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Why? I've come this far, not gonna half *** anything on this build... too much money into it to try and shave a few hours and a few bucks... I'm not in a hurry
ya. dont sleeve it... but you can still make a nice one?
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go buy some 2.5x2.5" square stock and make your own...
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I could get that from work for free.. why buy it? Lol

I could have made one, yes... But I liked the way his hangars look and he's a good guy and a local fab shop (young too) so im doing him a favor by supporting him over say trail-gay and he's doing me a favor by fabbin me a sweet front hangar for my build... ya know? Plus its hard to build one, personally, with my schedule. I don't get much free time and our laser at work is always in use for other clients parts...
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haha, it was a joke refering to someone who was b!tching about putting the truck on 4 jackastands to do a T-bar crank cause "his dad was an engineer" and "had seen planes fall off jackstands"
That is like R/Fs constant signature joke. That thing is never gonna die.

I just searched "dad" and "engineer" and this is what I got:
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HAHAHA good times, and you know that's not even all of the threads it's been referenced it.


Truck looks good Tre. What did you use to get the front suspension off? You have to use a angle grinder or were you blessed with a torch?
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Luckily we had 2 plasma cutters at our disposal... That made everything easy. That's how we had the whole front end torched off last night in a matter of about 4 hours... If you had to grind that all out, I couldn't imagine how long that would have taken!

But no, we used a plasma and then we went to town with a few hard stone discs and then a few 40 grit sanding wheels on the grinders... Took no time at all. Now the hard part is basically over with... It's all a matter of fitting things up and making a few brackets and what not.
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Luckily we had 2 plasma cutters at our disposal... That made everything easy. That's how we had the whole front end torched off last night in a matter of about 4 hours... If you had to grind that all out, I couldn't imagine how long that would have taken!

But no, we used a plasma and then we went to town with a few hard stone discs and then a few 40 grit sanding wheels on the grinders... Took no time at all. Now the hard part is basically over with... It's all a matter of fitting things up and making a few brackets and what not.
i had a sawzaw....i stopped counting how many blades i used after my like 4th one lol
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I used a grinder with cut off wheels
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I used a Torch haha
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I used a frozen hotdog and some ketchup to cut mine off.
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Picking up the new hangar today and hoping to get the front back on its tires!
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Lookin good!!
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Nice!! I like the bend of those leafs.
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Even when those springs settle, that **** is still gonna be retarded huge. Lower it some
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lookin good, what leafs are those?
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