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Old 04-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #176 (permalink)
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any updates? how about a part # on that oil filter? I ended up ordering the same headers, fit great other than the oil filter. I was thinking of running a remote mount one. truck looks sick and good luck with TTC.
No fun updates to report. I took it out last week to a local mud type event and about 10minutes into it I ran their frame twister and heard a snap. Not sure what it was I took off to the back corner of the free play area and tried to turn and the front right corner dipped down. I got out and I and snapped both studs on the right spring pad. So my day was done.

Good news is I finished removing the last stud this am. I had about 4 hours into the removal of both studs. They simply wouldnt back out. I had to torch them out.

As for the filter.....The parts guy was alot of help getting the filter but he got me the wrong one. He looked up the supposed correct filter and we matched up a short one for it. I even bought 2 filters so I'd have a spare. Problem is the filter he grabbed first to match was wrong

So I will be going back and getting the correct short ones. I was thinking of going remote filter as well. I was suprized how well they fit on my rig. I did trim the top frame rail slightly and thought I wouldnt be able to use the shift linkage but it worked out good. Other than the filter. I will post up when I get the correct stubby filter. Sorry if it caused ya issues.

Since I didnt get voted into TTC I have slowed down working on it a bit and am preparing it for our Rubicon trip in June.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:45 PM   #177 (permalink)
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the parking lot at the event turned into about 16-18" of mud so I had to use the broken chevy to pull my tow rig and trailer back to blacktop. A couple straps held it in place for recovery duties.

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Old 04-06-2008, 07:02 PM   #178 (permalink)
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don't worry, you didn't cause me any issuse. I had already ordered them before you posted. I ran a similar pair on my old 72 chevy pickup and I really liked the clearance. That sucks about those bolts. any real reason why they broke? Just curious so I can look out for mine.
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The studs are the ones that were in it when I got the axles a few years ago. not sure if they are original or not. Looking at the break they were cracked all the way around before they broke. I dont run shims so must have just been the big tires and being rough on it I guess. The biggest thing may be the fact I had the springs soft enough I could flex pretty far and get neg arc also. Might have been too much. Jumping and hitting the "frame twister" section hard didnt help either.

I am putting new studs in it and posably gonna try to run a second u-bolt. I will post pics of what I come up with. I already started making a spring plate for the double u bolt.
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your picture doesnt do much justice to the amount of mud we encountered.

your truck did pretty good for being handicapped.
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just curious but did the filter you ended up with cross to a FRAM 3387A as far as not making TTC i call for a BOYCOTT
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I dont think that was the filter. I still need to go back and try getting the right filter or just break down and get the remote kit.





I ended up ordering new 52" springs to replace the worn out fronts along with the stud kit.

The new springs are 4" lift 52s. I removed the overload spring and replaced it with the shortest spring out of my old front lift springs. I also had to remove my zero rates due to the new springs being way too tall. On top of that I redrilled my shackles and lowered the rig a bit more. Over all I think I am at least 2" taller than before.





the new stance, its a bit taller in front but the hump in the driveway makes the back look level.



I need to find someone local to recharge the rear air shocks and it should be good to go. I will have it out tomorrow at a freinds house to do some tuning on the propane and front springs.
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Looks sick, love your truck
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Looks sick, love your truck
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Went out for a couple hours and tested the mods. The propane operated flawlessly.

Front driveline is too long now and will need to be shortened. Also the left rear fox shock is sitting lower then the right. I ordered an N2 shock inflation kit from poly performance today to take care of that. Still need to adjust my bump stops. Other than that it was a fun day.





I'll post a few more pics after I get them downloaded.
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nothing hardcore but then its just my freinds backyard so it works.
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alittle off subject but do you got any pictures of the yellow truck?
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here is a shot of it. he recycled a few of my old parts.


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just curious but did the filter you ended up with cross to a FRAM 3387A as far as not making TTC i call for a BOYCOTT
I am gonna try a PH30 filter. It calls for a PH5 but the PH30 is shorter. I think it is a camero filter. It is at least 1" to 1 1/2" shorter.
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I tried that filter,PH30 and it works good. got about an inch from the collector.
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I tried that filter,PH30 and it works good. got about an inch from the collector.

right on.... I bought the filter but havent had time to go out and mess with it yet.


I also bought the polyperformance N2 shock inflator kit to tune my shocks. I finally know what I am running for pressure now. The truck as been leaning lately. The softer lower shock has 300psi and the stiffer taller side has 275psi? not sure whats up there? I think I am gonna bump the pressures by about 50psi and run it. they were set about right before adding the propane tanks and didnt lean.
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man i love your truck and i enjoy seeing it evolve on this forum good work.

ps if you could go back would you change to a coil over or keep the air shocks? does your weight seem to effect their performance any? thanx
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I'm not sure if I would do coils or not. If I had the money at the time I think I may have gone coilover. The air shocks were just a good alternative for the funds available at the time. When I redo the front I will go coilover due to the weight.
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Awesome truck man, my blazer kind of looked like yours back on the 1st or 2nd page.
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Very nice build! When you're ready to sell and build another let me know

Can you post some pic's of the steering set-up? From the shaft out of the fire wall to the ram.
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these are the only pics I have at the moment. I would have to go out and get some more.







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Those are good thanks. Guess that'd be over kill for me. I am going to try and figure out what I need for just hydro assist.
Have any parts left over from yours?
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Those are good thanks. Guess that'd be over kill for me. I am going to try and figure out what I need for just hydro assist.
Have any parts left over from yours?

I've been trying to save all my old parts for my sons truck.
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We went back to sandlake at the beginning of the month. Found a few more things I need to work on.











Of course I find a way to dent my door while at the dunes By the end of the day I couldnt even open the passenger door.

It was a pretty good day. Right off the bat the ranger flagged us down to go pull his buddy out that killed his truck. Turns out the guy that worked on it for the kid bypassed the clutch switch by cutting the wires and twisting them together.
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