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Old 02-13-2008
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You wont really notice a difference till you go to bigger brakes. A bigger booster is needed because the stock booster usually isnt big enough to push the piston on 3/4-1 ton brakes.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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ok did some work and made some progress today! yeah the axle is rusty... who cares. lol


being its my birthday today, it was good to just get away in the shop and mess with the truck.

everything is very lightly tacked. once i get my knucles on and high steer together i will tack weld it enough to atleast hold it then test fit it on the truck.

its setup with 6* of caster. pinion angle is -10* i think you would call it negative not sure but its better than the pinion angle on my current setup.

first off here is the steering shaft that i did last night and fixed up.









completely un SAS related but I was messing with the welder and some scrap steel made a new flag mount for the dunes and anywhere else i need flag


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happy birthday Zach! tickering on the truck is a good way to spend some of your day

i'm stuck at work right now.. all day. i have various projects in my head but all i can do is think and re-think how i'm gonna approach 'em, what order i should do things in, etc.; rather frustrating
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btw, what size tubing is your panhard and steering? looks beefy.. like mine
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Lookin good Zach!
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Looks good Zach, i like the flag mount idea.


Happy Birthday btw!
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btw, what size tubing is your panhard and steering? looks beefy.. like mine
my steering are those tubes laying on the ground... 1.5" with .25 wall.

panhard you see above the axle is just something i had laying around i think its 1.5" with .120 wall. i will probably use it just because i have it. not like it wont be strong enough anyway.


thanks for the happy birthdays guys
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That flagmount is badass, I like it! Man I can't wait for you to start working on the new suspension lol, its gonna be awesome.
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thanks... i was just messin with some scrap i had. lol
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Haha, simple yet elegant.
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anyone know if coils should go straight up and down or tipped to the back of the truck?

anyhelp on this would be great...
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Old 02-25-2008
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L0ooks good, happy Bday. I seen you called BTW I trued to call back
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looks good man....

i really like the flag mount and step!
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Old 02-25-2008
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thanks guys.

i wish it was the weekend all over again. i got some more things i want to work on
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thanks guys.

i wish it was the weekend all over again. i got some more things i want to work on
I think all of us will agree with that.
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anyone know if coils should go straight up and down or tipped to the back of the truck?

anyhelp on this would be great...
Most rigs I've seen with coils I think shoot for straight up and down. Coilovers I've seen tilted but that's a whole different can o' worms.

Now as for why, I couldn't answer that part.
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Zach you talkin bout having the coils like this \ instead of this l
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Drool...

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looks good so far, your truck will never be done...lol
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Zach you talkin bout having the coils like this \ instead of this l

lol kinda... right now i have it setup so the top of the spring aims back at a slant so on the drivers side it would slant like this / but I am thinking they should be straight up and down... have to fix that this weekend...
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Most rigs I've seen with coils I think shoot for straight up and down. Coilovers I've seen tilted but that's a whole different can o' worms.

Now as for why, I couldn't answer that part.

well i think straight up and down is best bet like you say... thanks
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looks good so far, your truck will never be done...lol
ah pretty much... i dont know when to stop
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I might be using too much common sense, but wouldn't it make sense to just put them straight up and down? Why would you slant them at all?
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yeah idk.. im just over thinking it
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Would it make a difference if they were up or down or slanted? Like flex wise and strength wise. I'm trying to expand my suspension knowledge lol
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