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Any guesses?

Tuckin it in the parking lot
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What in the world have you done now?
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thats for yall to guess and me to know.. for now

all i know is i want to just get this a 2wd.. and keep it that way for a while and get a scout for now. then once i get home i'll build the ranger.
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since the wheel is straight and not layed in like a broken BJ, im gonna say busted coilover.
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you broke the upper coil mount!

you need to just get that lift off run cut fenders and a BL and not wheel so hard. one of these days its just gonna stop going.
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**** if you want to buy/send me all the parts to do it... im not spending more in the IFS than i have to
im taking the body lift off before the suspension lift!
body lifts scare me lol

and no, its not the top.. unlike a lot of people the upper support is actually welded in

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the last thing i thought i would break.



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i should have listened to people a long time ago.. these pieces of **** aren't designed for this crap
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I've heard of a couple people on ORR breaking the coilover, but how exactly did you do it?
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went over a speed bump...

good thing it didn't happen when i left school 20 minutes before onto the highway
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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude that is so not cool. How the heck did you manage that? You def. need to do somethin that thing is gonna stop for sure one of these days lol
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solution...
3/4 ton axles and leaf springs
if i mess up a D60 I'll find a new hobby
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if i mess up a D60 I'll find a new hobby

That is a great ****ing answer.
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isn't it? lol
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so

does anyone know how much one costs?
should i just get one or get 2? haha
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i would buy some aftermarket coil over....

as for your comment earlier that makes little sense. so far most everything you have broke has come after the lift.

as for the D60 comment yeah you aint gonna break it. my d60 is freaking heavy, talk about beef.
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have you called RCD to see if they will warranty it? I would say they would.

That does suck! And if you screw up a 60, please don't EVER look at my truck
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yea thats the point haha


IF i manage to mess one up by some act of god.. i need a new hobby
as for what you said, i know it has.. and most of it has broke up here in Wyoming when i didnt have 4wd.. you should see my body lift blocks... thats why its gotta go

i'll probably get new ball joints, new axle shaft/bearing/c clip and take it easy.. i say this now
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have you called RCD to see if they will warranty it? I would say they would.

That does suck! And if you screw up a 60, please don't EVER look at my truck
i called them at 5:05 Mountain time.. 4:05 Pacific correct(they close at 5)? no one answered, I left a message and i'll be calling them back tomorrow

I also called Bilstein but i had to leave them a message too.


what do you mean dont look at your truck?
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yea thats the point haha

i'll probably get new ball joints, new axle shaft/bearing/c clip and take it easy.. i say this now
you better! your just wasting your money putting it into that. need to save for the new stuff.
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yep
make it reliable to get out of this town
then start buying SAS parts... if i cant convince my step dad to let me get this.. which is a high possibility
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/594538588.html


if my front diff wasn't toast and i didn't need to spend $400 on a drive shaft.. and i wanted to conquer IFS i would probably get real coil overs, but thats not the case, screw this stuff
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eh that looks like just as much of a project... work on the ranger.

get that D60s and run yota leafs.
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eh
D60 rear
D44 front

D60s are too big for me currently i'll drag the rear one along ha, plus a front 60 is just too much money
hopefully between my tax return and my insurance money i can get enough to do it... after i fix the air bags, grill, head light and seat belt..

i'll just wait till i get home to get another rig. a scout would be sick, but its just a second money hole.
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yep
make it reliable to get out of this town
then start buying SAS parts... if i cant convince my step dad to let me get this.. which is a high possibility
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/594538588.html


if my front diff wasn't toast and i didn't need to spend $400 on a drive shaft.. and i wanted to conquer IFS i would probably get real coil overs, but thats not the case, screw this stuff
Why even buy a scout? Use that 2800 to sas the truck. you could buy a front 60 and really have a nice setup for that price.
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i just like scouts.. i dont know why

i could get a D60 for ~1000-1200
then i have to get gears, leaves, steering box, i want to do high steer at the beginning just because i dont want to bend any tubing for the steering. then the rest of the list i've been accumulating.

maybe i'll get the 60 now and as many parts as i can get... if i cant get em all then w/e it just gives me more time to clean and setup the axles


a complete front D60 for $1200 sounds about right doesn't it?
i need to call him and see what it came from

then the whole issue of being up in Prime wheelin country and not wheelin the entire year i was here.. that would suck lol
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not bad. idk for the cheapest bang for your buck...

run a 44
leaf spring
yota box
high steer
gears

should be able to do it all under 2800 easy
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