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dude, Ive been reasearching and around "SAS" stuff for a while. I know what it offers etc. No offense, but your truck isn't a huge step from stock. obviously you dont get why i suggested this for myself.

Its going in instead of stock parts for about the same price or less, and I'm not into speading 6k+ on a full D44 and D60 swap with all the goodies right now. thats all. And i wheel my truck when i can just like you. And you have no idea how crappy the stock torsion IFS is to say it offers all i need. The TTB is alot better


and i'm not being an *** just explaining myself..





and true, just like Zack. Baby steps so to speak.


Ehh, I would venture to say mine is pretty far from stock, bout the only stock suspension component left on the truck is the rear springs and that's cause they flex like mad. I was knockin you, had never heard of you having to replace parts, nor have I ever had to replace parts on a torsion set up, my chevy never touches dirt. Like I said I meant no disrespect by the question, and I know you have talked about it for a while was just curious my bad
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yeah i know, i just ment stock strength wise kinda. i understand it preforms much better than stock flex wise.
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Needs more tire + less fender.

Then more axles lol.
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Again, this will be my daily driver, and I have to keep the body straight and the paint shiny
Thought this was a funny quote. My ranger was my dd with no fenders, no bed, and doors that are beat in with a ODG rattle can paint job.
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any updates after the trip? or did it roll and you dont wana tell us
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new pics son!
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Aight, here is me going down little mule at coal creek in Knoxville.
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That was a fun trip, a pretty difficult trail. Not one I would suggest to somebody new into the sport. One wrong move and you're tumbling... So far, the front axle is holding up great. The only problems I am having is with the POS Auburn ECTED lockers. However, the problem will be solved this week. ARBs will be at my door step on Tues. The auburns are coming out and getting sent back because I have had nothing but problems out of them. When I got them, they would lock and wouldn't unlock, now they have gotten to where they will try to lock, but come disengaged on their own...

Jey, no offense to you, but I have the jeep that I don't care about the body on. You are a great fabricator, but this truck is just as much show as it is go. I understand that scratches and dents can and will happen, and Im ok with that. But its a really nice truck, and I aim to keep it that way. It will have a bed and be a reasonable size as long as its my DD. I have to drive it a lot, so fuel mileage is a concern too. However, nobody can say crap about my truck. I built it to wheel, and wheel it I do, but it is a dual purpose vehicle. I can drive just about any trail I want with no issues, and then drive it to work on Monday.
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The truck looks great. We need more pics!
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Well dang dude, lol. Im glad you guys like it, but I don't have a ton of time to get out and take a bunch of pics, I gotta wheel it too! I'll see what I can do. I don't have a lot of pics of it really, But ill look and see.
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that is why you get a passenger, which then becomes designator picture taker and there better be some good stuff if you want to come next time haha
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Well, I have a buddy who takes all the pics, but he has a jeep and wheels it with me usually. But he will take 700 pics on every trip (seriously) and then will hang on them for months before I ever get copies of the pics.
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Awesome pics!! Truck looks very capable.

If I would learn how to spend my money on the right things my sas would start a lot sooner. lol I have been on the look out for some axles though.
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are those flares just screwed in?
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As far as I know they are. They are factory Ford ones that have been painted to match, but I didn't put them on, nor have I ever taken them off. There may be clips behind them or something too, but I don't know.
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i like the look they give our style truck, im gonna look into what it takes to get them
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truck looks great man ive been to coal creek before its a fun place but not a easy place lol gotta watch it in their
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I just skeeted in my pants... im so jelious
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