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The bolt on kits are strong, espically the Skyjacker Class II kits. A true pre-runner truck has to beef up even the stock brackets if they cut and turn the beams.

a true prerunner wouldnt use the stock brackets trust me im from socal and built my fullsize bronco into a prerunner/chase truck

but thank for ur input anyways
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No kidding homes. There isn't much of anything stock on a true prerunner.

A bolt on kit will net you 14" of travel; I have seen it numerous times. My TTB bolt on kit on the BII has 14" of travel.
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I hope to be doing this woooooooohhhhooooo

that is an SLA truck like your ranger you own now...
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personally i would like to see you build your own truck, not buy one already done. you may have got that impression already.

i like to build it myself. you know i am more than willing to help.
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that is an SLA truck like your ranger you own now...
The prerunner fender flares give it the illusion that it has a bunch of travel.
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The prerunner fender flares give it the illusion that it has a bunch of travel.
i didnt say it had a bunch, just would rather see him use his 04
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True. I would like to see the '04 SAS'd or built to do something with the SLA he has. Building trucks is fun!
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I bet that landing hurt...
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i'd say it has some travel
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personally i would like to see you build your own truck, not buy one already done. you may have got that impression already.

i like to build it myself. you know i am more than willing to help.
I am with you there. I would much much rather spend money on my own truck. BUt with what I "want" to do with my truck its more cost effective to start with one already done. It will still need some things to make it what I want it to be. BUt with my self wanting to move out, this is "more" logical thing to do in order to move out and have a fun toy truck. You know I am always wanting to build something. Look at my quad. Accually you haven't seen it latley lol. Its just getting to dang expensive anymore to build your own toys. I just want to have fun right now and buy something built and make it better without killing my bank account. It sucks cuz I would like to say "look at my awesome 04 "I" (w/others help) built", But I will still have the same amount of fun in it, and plus there is always more that can make a truck better.

With me saving A TON of money buying a truck already done I can now start on details suck as 4 link and coil over front end. Then I could go the engine route if I choose.

Where as with my truck If I did coil over front end and 4 link rear I would still need another 10-15grand (or more) to get where this truck is at.

Sometimes I wish I didn't do stuff to my quad. But at the time I was racing so it was a little more logical

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good article so far. I will read the rest later when I get offline
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Talk to the dude today. I would have pics but his wife threw my email address away. I will have them for sure in the morning. He said there sucky because its been raining and he didn't feel like taking it out of the barn.

Zach - I may email them to you when I am at work. If you could possibly post them if you have time?

Thanks dudes!!!
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