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Well it's been a bit since the last update, with a rubicon trip fast approaching I've been doing a little work. I welded up the 8lug spare tire plate and bolted on my only remaining 40mtr. For the first time in a long time I have 5 full size tires on this rig.
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Also finished my slyyyders. I used 1.5" tube for the outside and light tabs to connect them. In hindsight I could have made them a bit wider. And of course they bolt on. :mrgreen:
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Cut some fenders and went to hollister. Need to cut fenders more, need bumpstops and better shock mounts in the rear.

Took about 1.5":
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March 6th, 2015, 12:34 pm
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Its looking sweet! Your far ahead of me! Looking forward to seeing more. :yes:


March 6th, 2015, 1:17 pm
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Damn Rick, nice work! You going to make the Dusy this year?

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March 6th, 2015, 1:25 pm
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Nice update. Great to see you got it out in the dirt. We need a better flex shot though, its just getting started in that picture!

Driving impressions off-road with the ZF?

Nice looking welder :mrgreen:

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March 6th, 2015, 1:29 pm
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Dry weight 5875. Boom.

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March 6th, 2015, 10:56 pm
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Thanks guys, Im starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's great to be able to jump in and drive the truck, not worried if it will leave me stranded somewhere. (Not that it ever did)

Off road with the ZF is fantastic, downhills are so much easier and the positive connection with the trial is a great feeling. It could use a deeper 4lo, maybe atlas in the future...

Dusy or bust!

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March 7th, 2015, 9:45 pm
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F yeah dusy or bust!

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March 8th, 2015, 8:18 am
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Leaf spring swap this weekend:

Removed old 4+1 pack with 1/4" leaves and replaced it with a newer 3+1 pack with 5/16 leaves. I cut down the overloads on the new one and even though it is stiffer, it rides softer and flexes better due to not having an overload. Also gained about an inch of lift up front. Painted all U-bolts and spring plates, a section of the frame etc, seems like fighting rust is a never ending battle!

Still playing with geometry in the front to keep everything happy but its looking like 14" travel shocks will be right at home up front with 12s in the back.

I bought the high clearance shock mounts from Chassis Unlimited, they sure look sweet! Stay tuned for mounting them in the rear.

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March 9th, 2015, 11:29 am
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Sounds like some good progress. I'll be interested to see what you come up with for rear shock mounts. I had a hell of a time packaging mine, but I used a 14" travel but honestly probably don't need all of it...

Most importantly... Did you weigh it!?

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Yes..... rear shock mounts lol

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Lol


What ever you do, don't have Danny build you a mount

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Truth

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All I can say in my defense is... it works!

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March 10th, 2015, 12:29 pm
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Oh yeah that's purrrdy! Almost as good as Ryan's body-mounted shocks.

Still haven't weighed it yet... You might want to rethink your guess, I lost a good 50lbs with these new leaves!

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March 10th, 2015, 1:12 pm
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Aw c'mon its way better than body mounted shocks!

And I stand by my guess... 5875!

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March 11th, 2015, 6:55 am
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I'm guessing 5927

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