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Old 04-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Looking great Chris now I just need to get the buggy done so I have something to wheel besides my little trail Bronco. BTW nice shot of Todd in the one picture!
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #127 (permalink)
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come to the burnout on Saturday for a little inspiration!

no sense in spending any money on training flares, they will get ripped off on the first trail you take them on!
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:12 AM   #128 (permalink)
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I measured a pitman arm on a 79 bronco, it is 6.5'' center to center, and is has a slight drop to it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Trimmed the rear fenders out they should be able to clear a 42" tire as it sits in the rear. Will be going to 35 spline outers in the front when I do.









Also finally mounted the front license plate.



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I measured a pitman arm on a 79 bronco, it is 6.5'' center to center, and is has a slight drop to it.
Ok cool there are couple of 78/79 trucks sitting at upullit right now I can snag the pitman arm off of.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #130 (permalink)
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That truck is looking really good. I would like to build a Ranger at some point. Keep it up!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Hooked up the on board air. For now there is a tire filler hose hooked up to the regulator basically to test the setup. Still have to set the solenoid up for the front locker off of it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:04 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Why is it sitting lopsided?

I love it dude.

I recommend picking up some of that cheap door sill strips from autozone (they have chrome and black) and run around the cut lip to keep from slicing into the tires when you flex it all the way out.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:17 AM   #133 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Josh40601;14284844]Why is it sitting lopsided?QUOTE]

welded rear with no sway bar in front.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:32 AM   #134 (permalink)
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welded rear with no sway bar in front.
This^

Took me a day to figure that out myself it looks the worst in my driveway.

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I love it dude.

I recommend picking up some of that cheap door sill strips from autozone (they have chrome and black) and run around the cut lip to keep from slicing into the tires when you flex it all the way out.
Thanks and if you look closely I already have the door edging on the fenders in the back. It looks a little goofy to me but that rear has a lot of up travel and I rather like the thought of going to 42's in the future. Got a deployment and tax return all at the same time next year Also looking at a nicer set of shocks (fox 2.0's maybe 2.5's) so that it has a little less body roll from the soft front coils.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 AM   #135 (permalink)
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I never knew a welded rear and no sway bar would that.

I see great minds think alike (although dumb asses do too)
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:07 AM   #136 (permalink)
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shocks will help, but you really need a sway bar in the front. Go talk to Jason at twisted, he has all the goodies in stock. it will make an amazing difference off road and it will be alot happier on the street as well.

TJ front suspension is horrible without a swaybar, and really good with!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #137 (permalink)
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More worried about not having working hubs. As for the front suspension my XJ got a lot better offroad without the front swaybar.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Get disconnects. If you were running coil overs or leafs, itd be one thing. With coils, you will want the sway bar.
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Get disconnects. If you were running coil overs or leafs, itd be one thing. With coils, you will want the sway bar.
I want to run one of these

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2767

It will happen eventually for now it handles fine. It is a lifted truck not a racecar and gets driven as such.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Updates Chris?
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Nothing to major. Trimmed the front bumper, ran the oba lines, painted the axles and derusted/painted the frame.

Still need skid plates, front fender trimming, wiring for the zip lockers rocker switch, front driveshaft install, and the hubs to show up.

It will have a good set of trail photos hopefully the 19th. The bh4wheelers are doing an iceman run which will be a good break in. Taking the truck down to houston in august if I get leave approved so I probably won't be beating the hell out it on trails.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Hauling it or driving it?
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Driving it. Truck has no issues holding freeway speed and gets 14-16MPG mixed so hopefully that will work out to 18MPG or so for the trip down. Only thing that has me worried is its a 2600 mile round trip and those poor tires....will be some fun wheeling down in texas.
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Did you do anything with the gas tank? I forget

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Did you do anything with the gas tank? I forget

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Stock plastic 20 gallon tank in the stock location. No mods at all. Why?
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Mine won't work because of in boarding my rear springs I'm gonna have to get a fuel cell

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Bronco 2 tank? Kyle M has his inboarded. Ask him what he did
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All that's left is fender trimming and the solenoid for the front locker.



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