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Old 01-27-2011
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Oh my F*King GOD! This is going to be ( . Y . ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice choice for tires. What kind of rims are you planning to get?
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this is insanity! you will have the perfect truck
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Nice choice for tires. What kind of rims are you planning to get?
i really dont care (as long as they are black).... i just need any 16" rim that has as least backspacing as possible... a friend that has a rim shop says the first rims he can get his hands on are mine and hes painting them black no charge just need to trade mine in.
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^ i cant really think of "buying" a set of rims ill just trade the ones i got for anything i can get that works for what i want. either way ive never been a fan of rims, so atm its still a mystery haha
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Get some pics of the 38's!
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Old 01-29-2011
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just a lil teaser on the 38s, truck still need 2 extra leafs (need to consider bumper rollcage winch weight)

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brother in laws cell pic when he went there was a lil more space to take the pic
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that looks so sick
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need more pics
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new pics of the shackle mount and the spring mount on the front. tomarrow the guy gona finish mounting the streering box. shackle going on the rear to be stronger and to help the leafs so they wont bend when i hit a rock or a step when wheeling.

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and i changed my mind on the tires, i "can" afford to buy the creepy crawler.. i just cant afford to buy anew set every year..... so ill probablyu gona take a trip to the south border with panama and try and buy there some tires for cheap (no taxes) , the best choice i find that are some aggresive MT tire.... plus the creepy crawler is mostly rocks and i need something more mud.street
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Old 02-02-2011
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ohh forgot to tell.... theres a tube bushing inside the frame where the shackle mounts so when tighten it wont sandwich the frame (same will be done were the steering box is gona be mounted.

and the front hanger is a lot stronger than it seams actually. the guys doing the same setup he did to both his competition trucks and another sas he did for his work partner. and ive seen him jump the truck over 10 feet and never had an issue with the hanger.
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Looking good! Can't wait to see it outside.
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looks close to that body mount. whats the word on that.
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kinda some poopy lookin welds......but otherwise looks cool.
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most is stick welded, so theres most of the looks....
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ah that would do it, when do you get it back? and when do we get nice clear and bright high res photos of it in action?!??!
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Old 02-15-2011
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finally some pic updates!

first..... f*ck 35s im going 37s. already axle in place and painted, tomarrow well get steering parts from the shop that needed to get cut and welded to lenght. steering box complete.

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and just to muck how it would look siting on its own on a 38.5 bogger

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hope to finish steering and everythin (minus brakes) on the front tomarrow to start getting the rear teared up to install the locker get the lsd (which will go on the front). change blocks (someday ill change that) redrill axles (on a precision shop) and get new drums or redrill the ones ive got. then install front gers and lsd and go for a test ride.

im still looking for tires and wheels so not yet sure what ill get. hope to find out this days...
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not sure if im gona keep or not the bodylift... i like the under the hood space to move things.... ill see after i drive the truck how it handles
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forgot ill go tomarrow to a shop to see if they can make the wheel spacers i need (2") so i can clear the calipers with a 15" rim, also to get the wider stance as the trucks sitting way higher than i wished
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Haha, yeah I said the same thing about mine. It's not bad at all though once they settle a bit. Yours should settle quite a bit with the weight of that motor.

I'm surprised you're doing all that with fender wells in place, I ripped mine out first thing, and haven't put them back in. It was so much easier to work with those out! Looks good so far man. I agree, 37's are the way to go!
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thanks yeah.

im still gonna take the fenders off and get some @[email protected] imitation made instead, the rear is gona be a lil tight once i set up mud chains on the tires and flex a lil, so thats why i need the flares...

plus i need them because with low backspace wheels + 2" spacers tires gona be way out so cops would be on my *** the whole time because tires sticking out. atleast to cover them a lil more, even if i need to borrow wheels+tires for the yearly inspections.. atleast to save me from tickets
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forgot to mention from floor to the flare its 4 feet, itl need to settle a little the leafs and the 37 gona drop a lil more so probably itl end sitting at 3' 9" i guess, hope a little less
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Old 02-16-2011
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I'm surprised you're doing all that with fender wells in place,
doh.. i read it wrong. yeah it actually the only place it messed a little was when we were mounting the steering box, but just a few bolts off and we just bended the plastic over and when finished it fit perfectly next to the steering box, i was just gonna cut the piece that was bothering
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i love those 4dr rangers and those one piece headlights you guys get..those yotas are soo sick!
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Old 02-17-2011
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thanks!

some updates. got the steering complete, got the shocks in already they are monroe sensatrack (dont know measurments when at the shop grlfriend got mad so i had to leave fast). still missing the steering stabilizer but thats minimal

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