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Old 11-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
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All I have to say is look at Mountain Rams dodge, and that I should have a set of 44s soon. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=896887&page=2.
I take it you are referring to my question? I think comparing your situation with Mountain Ram's rig is a little off, if you know the history of his rig. Still didn't answer my question though.
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I take it you are referring to my question? I think comparing your situation with Mountain Ram's rig is a little off, if you know the history of his rig. Still didn't answer my question though.
Dont give a shit, that about sum it up for ya.

On with the build! Had to take the day off work but I got her most the way done today, enough to get it back on the road and do a few small flex tests, nothin big enough around the neighborhood to get full flex, gonna have to wait till the weekend
Got all the sheet metal welding finished up, grinded and painted.
My fancy ass dimond plate bedrail covers fitted and bolted on. Only chrome I like.
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Gastank hooked up and bolted down solid.
Was able to reuse the fuel neck, mounted that to the rack(nothin fancy)
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Left to do:
-Tailgate(probably gonna end up looking similar to turbosinpers only because it just so happens that I have a ton of the same material
-Bumper, want to do something cool with that.
-removable fenders to keep CHP outta my ass.
-Spear tire mount, high lift mount, tools.....ect
-Vertical sheet metal gaurd infront of the gastank
-Remount rear shocks ontop of axle inside of wheelwells
-Get rid of the cluster fuck of E-brake cables and make it look bitchin under there
-Gonna make a flat transmission/t-case crossmember with the leftover from the bumper.

Thatll be it for a little while. Next on the list down the road is gonna be 44's, boatsides, linked frontend, lower it JUST A BIT assholes, Exo-Cage.............................
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That thing is looking good. Need to grab a set of 42" tires.
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Tell me about it Still lookin for a set of 42s or bigger but its lookin like Im gonna have to change rim size to do so. For a used pair that is.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:41 PM   #32 (permalink)
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All I have to say is look at Mountain Rams dodge, and that I should have a set of 44s soon. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=896887&page=2.
Here was my solution to the elimination of the unsightly lift blocks in the front after I built a nice high clearance front bumper...
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Just a couple pieces of 1/4 plate cut to the shape and then a square for each to mount the original body mount on it.
Just a suggestion... for what it's worth
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P.S. You will absolutely love the dovetail!!! It is one of the best mods I have done to keep my body panels straight and still be able to hit the proverbial "Black Diamond" trails!
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good looking truck, def needs something in the tire dept. but i'm def tracking on the finding good used tires issues, i'm runnning cut 38' tsl's on my rig and keeping my eyes peeled for something better before it's finished
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What size rim are you currently using?
16x10s I honestly cant say that Ive been hell bent on finding a set RIGHT NOW.... But everytime Im on here or around my wheelin buddys I ask.
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Here was my solution to the elimination of the unsightly lift blocks in the front after I built a nice high clearance front bumper...
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Just a couple pieces of 1/4 plate cut to the shape and then a square for each to mount the original body mount on it.
Just a suggestion... for what it's worth
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P.S. You will absolutely love the dovetail!!! It is one of the best mods I have done to keep my body panels straight and still be able to hit the proverbial "Black Diamond" trails!
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Hell ya thats bitchin!! Im gonna have to steal that one too Thanks for the idea, cant belive I didnt think of that.
Damn good lookin truck by the way, has givin me a shit ton of ideas, and ya I cant wait to get in a situation where it shines.
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Thatll be it for a little while. Next on the list down the road is gonna be 44's, boatsides, linked frontend, lower it JUST A BIT assholes, Exo-Cage.............................
I have wanted to see what boatsides would look like or how they could be done on a 2nd Gen... Been thinking about that for mine.

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good looking truck, def needs something in the tire dept. but i'm def tracking on the finding good used tires issues, i'm runnning cut 38' tsl's on my rig and keeping my eyes peeled for something better before it's finished
Thanks, deffinently does need bigger tires though........but hell aint that what we all always say "I need bigger tires damit". Been threating to cut my 38s too but just dont have the time or the drive to, would rather just upgrade to 44s.
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16x10s I honestly cant say that Ive been hell bent on finding a set RIGHT NOW.... But everytime Im on here or around my wheelin buddys I ask.
I just put my 15X8 rims (2.5" offset) on my V10 yesterday simply because of tire size availability and cheaper tires. Its gonna be awhile before I need to step up to 42-44" tires though. Im still on stock suspension.

According to TEX of the mud forum, they've been making 44" TSL's for 15" rims for 20+ years though.

Agreed on turbosniper's truck being wicked. Ive stolen many pics for background pics as inspiration for my build.
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According to TEX of the mud forum, they've been making 44" TSL's for 15" rims for 20+ years though.
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It's true... I know I saw my first set of 44s on 15s about 20-25 years ago. I run the 44 TSL on a 15 rim now.

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I have wanted to see what boatsides would look like or how they could be done on a 2nd Gen... Been thinking about that for mine.

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Might end up doing it this winter if I get a wild hair up my ass, go all out for next summer. Most our trails around here will be snowed out in a couple weeks anyways, so I might as well. Im already feelin the hair
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Dont know about you guys but Ive got the 03 1ton furd highpinon D60 front and 10.50 rear and the smallest rim you can put on em is a 16, Ive looked into it a bit.

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I just put my 15X8 rims (2.5" offset) on my V10 yesterday simply because of tire size availability and cheaper tires. Its gonna be awhile before I need to step up to 42-44" tires though. Im still on stock suspension.

According to TEX of the mud forum, they've been making 44" TSL's for 15" rims for 20+ years though.

Agreed on turbosniper's truck being wicked. Ive stolen many pics for background pics as inspiration for my build.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Dont give a shit, that about sum it up for ya.
This is how you respond to someone with a legitimate question? And when they remind you that you side-stepped the question, you come back with this?

Can you not take suggestions of others without taking offense? Not okay with somebody saying there is a different way to do something? Insecure much? Or is it that you are just a complete dick for no reason?
  • your truck is too tall: FACT.
  • I asked what the reasoning was. Your response was basically "other people did it" ... so fuckin what if other people did it? That doesn't mean it's the right way to do it.
  • I simply stated that it didn't answer my question, and reminded you that your situation is different than Mountain Ram and Dusty. They slowly built their rigs, and some things ended up getting set up with the body lifts, and now it wouldn't make much sense to remove them. Too much would have to be redone. You, on the other hand, are building the rig right now. FUCKING DO IT RIGHT.
  • I wasn't bashing you. I asked a question. You responded like a BITCH that just wants his nuts swung. Well I aint' swingin'em.
  • I'll stop here.


Either way, I hope that retardedly tall truck flops over. Maybe you'll get crushed.

I also call out all of you fuckers that talk mad shit on everybody, but won't say anything about the thorn turds and gigantically tall retardedness. "Needs bigger tires." You kiddin? That thing needs 49's to justify the height, and that doesn't help the center of gravity. This type of rig used to elicit 12 pages of bashing and flaming so that his dumb ass would leave or (GASP) take constructive criticism. Especially after his response to a LEGIT question.

I understand many of you probably just read that sentence and moved on. I, on the other hand, realize that this shit wouldn't happen in person. That's a promise.
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I also don't see why you wouldn't pull the body lift. That was the biggest thing that shyed me away from going to a leaf sprung front on my 2nd gen, it would have been insanely tall for my type of wheeling.
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that is a nice truck im goin to to build my 1985 just like that
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American- True, I did just read over it, although your correct it was a dick move.

OP- American does make a good point as to the reasoning of why Mountain Ram and Dusty still have their body lifts, and how your situation is different.

Ditch the thornbirds, and thank me later. Actually, you can send me the $275 (roughly) it cost me to have a new one shipped to the door simply because my stepdad shared your taste in tires.

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The tires are rediculously small for such a large truck (and thornturds suck), but body lift bashing is a little much...

I put my BL on when there weren't any lifts taller than 5" for these (1995-96) so I could clear 38s. A body lift won't give any suspension flex, but it does give cheap tire clearance AND keeps the center of gravity lower than 3" more suspension (frame & drivetrain don't move up).

As for Tall trucks- look at TTC and they all run huge tires on very tall trail rigs. I have personally wheeled with Roger King and his ELMO Dodge- it is HUGE next to my truck- he has flopped it, but it is MEAN as hell!

Some could bash this guy for 50 pages like Bajabomber, but he is working on the truck and wheels it. Lets move on from the stupid tall with a body lift...

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I wasn't body lift bashing. I was asking a question. As an engineer, I feel that most aspects of a design should have some kind of reasoning involved. Your body lift makes sense to me. In fact, I have run body lifts on 3 different rigs now. They have their place, that is for sure. I don't see it in this application. Just cuz I don't see the reason doesn't mean it doesn't exist, so I asked. Pretty simple actually...
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BSME here... was once a suspension design engineer. I am totally based in logic and common sense... the technical knowledge just supports that.

His response to your question wasn't worth reading, but part of your response was equally worthless. You hope he rolls and calling out the rest of us... you can do better than that. I don't see a need to really flame him for anything other than his response to your legit question... what does that make me...
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nice truck.... nice build.... go big !!! dont u just love drama...... answer my question !!!!!
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