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ot on back to vegas ... for good or for the summer?
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Did you buy it yet?!?
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going back to vegas for good =/
but i will be up north frequently

and i will be buying it, in say a year?! haha
its gonna cost sooo much
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I haven't been here long enough. But how many "Pre-runner" trails are in the vegas area? i mean there is ann road jump from what i've seen, but much of the stuff i've come across is far too rocky for the average "pre-runner". You'll end up hammering the thing to death at speed.

just my 2cents! I'm sticking with my spindle lift, shackles, buying decent shocks and decent tires for this area. Locker and gears would be the only thing added. There are a bunch of built trucks out here, but it's just kinda silly to really build the crap out of the thing if you are just going to hit trails and never huck the thing WAY in the air and want to hit whups at 70mph! And from what else i've seen, you'll want to invest in a roll cage...not just a bar like i saw you mentioned it, that won't really cut it. Most "prerunners" run at a decent speed, roll bar is decent if you just tip the thing over. You roll a couple times, you'll wish you had a cage!

Anyway, I've had my stock truck about 2ft off the ground on a paved road here lol
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going back to vegas for good =/
but i will be up north frequently

and i will be buying it, in say a year?! haha
its gonna cost sooo much
ouch ... school problems?

feel free to pm me maybe i can help
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ouch ... school problems?

feel free to pm me maybe i can help
mostly yeah
the major i want isnt offered up here
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sucks ... what are you going for?

im just finishing up a BS in recreational administration / parks & nat resource management

my cousin goes to univ alabama birmingham right now and almost transferred to UNR (he plays tennis and the coach was interested) ... woulda been coo cause he woulda been closer to us
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Anyways, I've seen the RangeRunner ranger and Jason's truck twice.
Pismo Dunes and Glamis Dunes.
Sick trucks, from what I've heard it's a great system.

Jason, how well does the DBR kit work on 4x4 stuff? I've only seen and heard of you in the dunes and wide open stuff...
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Anyways, I've seen the RangeRunner ranger and Jason's truck twice.
Pismo Dunes and Glamis Dunes.
Sick trucks, from what I've heard it's a great system.

Jason, how well does the DBR kit work on 4x4 stuff? I've only seen and heard of you in the dunes and wide open stuff...
he posted these pics of him snow wheelin a while back


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wow nice truck!

supper sick hub mod also haha
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sucks ... what are you going for?

im just finishing up a BS in recreational administration / parks & nat resource management

my cousin goes to univ alabama birmingham right now and almost transferred to UNR (he plays tennis and the coach was interested) ... woulda been coo cause he woulda been closer to us
oh nice nice

i want to major in CADD
did it all throughout high school. i enjoy it. might as well do it for a living right?
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I haven't been here long enough. But how many "Pre-runner" trails are in the vegas area? i mean there is ann road jump from what i've seen, but much of the stuff i've come across is far too rocky for the average "pre-runner". You'll end up hammering the thing to death at speed.

just my 2cents! I'm sticking with my spindle lift, shackles, buying decent shocks and decent tires for this area. Locker and gears would be the only thing added. There are a bunch of built trucks out here, but it's just kinda silly to really build the crap out of the thing if you are just going to hit trails and never huck the thing WAY in the air and want to hit whups at 70mph! And from what else i've seen, you'll want to invest in a roll cage...not just a bar like i saw you mentioned it, that won't really cut it. Most "prerunners" run at a decent speed, roll bar is decent if you just tip the thing over. You roll a couple times, you'll wish you had a cage!

Anyway, I've had my stock truck about 2ft off the ground on a paved road here lol
you keep doing what you are doing in that avatar your lift spindles are gonna show you they where never ment to do that.. go ahead and just try and contridict me on that one.. over 8 years in the Ranger community i have seen way to many snapped spindles do to jumping... go get a Camburg if you wanna keep doing that..
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Tyler being you havent commented if this is what you wanna do pull the body lift..
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yeah i'd probably have to huh?
to have it be a bit more stable.

but what if i kept the BL and built a cage to the frame.
i imagine that would stiffen it up a lot...
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yes but i wouldnt you want that body down on the frame
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yeah good point

but like i said, IF i even did do this, its a very long way out.
and i really want to start throwing my money into my grand prix to have it track ready again
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I just placed my order today for the Dixon kit. I wish that it was designed to eliminate the ball joints, but from what I hear, they are pretty stout. As for whether it is worth it or not, that is all personal opinion. For me, most of the driving that I do in the desert is not high speed but increased travel and better articulation will make the ride more comfortable and should help to keep four wheels grounded when the trail gets tricky. I am a bit concerned about the ride height that I will be loosing because I enjoy having the increased approach/departure/belly clearance that the RCD kit provides. SFA's are cool and will definitely extend the capabilities of the Ranger, but for me I would rather buy and modify a Jeep to handle trails that my long travel Ranger is not well suited for.
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Bet that hurt your wallet Matt. lol
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More than I care to admit. Excited about the end product though!
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A new project log thread in the making Matt? What are you doing for the rear? Trucks going to be sweet as hell when you get that on there.

I was looking at dezert rangers and someone over there had mentioned that Brenthel built a LT kit for the 4x4 Rangers. Thing looked insane but it's apparently no longer offered and it was unbelievably expensive.

http://www.brenthelindustries.com/webpages.asp?wpid=38

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More than I care to admit. Excited about the end product though!
Welcome to the club!
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Thanks, looking forward to being part of the club. I have been following the same thread on DR. I was the one that posted about my conversation with Brenthel (Ranger242 on DR). Too bad because it looked super cool, but their kit also made the Dixon kit look affordable. As for the rear, I am hoping to put that off for a while, I will have to see how the truck sits with the front end done. Ultimately, I will likely run Deavers with flipped shackles and smooth bodies mounted to a bed cage and a leaf spring mount plate. This truck is always a project!
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Sweetness. I was wondering if you were the one that talked with Brenthel or not. Can't go wrong with the DBR stuff though. That baby will be damn near bullet proof with that set up. Good luck with your build. I certainly look forward to seeing pics once you get the front end put together.
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As for the rear, I am hoping to put that off for a while, I will have to see how the truck sits with the front end done. Ultimately, I will likely run Deavers with flipped shackles and smooth bodies mounted to a bed cage and a leaf spring mount plate. This truck is always a project!
I ran my truck like that for two years, and have a friend with the same set up currently. The trucks work real well with the Dixon kit and Deavers. Just get the shock tuning nailed and it will work amazing!
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What made you decide to link your truck and how does it compare performance wise?
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