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Old 10-01-2002, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First impressions

Well I finally got out into the garage lastnight to unpack and look at all the new junk I got in.
List o stuff
Anyway, the first thing that came to mind was HOLY SHITE, I'M IN WAY OVER MY HEAD!!!!! Well, after some more looking It won't be so bad.

Coil Suspension
All of the brackets appear to welded quite well. This was a concern after talking to another guy over at ORC. I guess he wasn't satisfied with them. The new rear shock mounts put the shocks outside of the frame. It will be interesting to see how they work. This can only be done if you have at least 2.5 BS wheels or wider axles than stock. (I know alot of you guys are interested in these)

All of the control arms and other bracketry are VERY Beefy. Install looks to pretty straight forward, but what do I know, I shoot people for a living not fab or weld!

KAD Shafts
WOW these things are HUGE! No doubt they will be the last shafts I ever buy

OTT Steering
The arms are Thick! I have no doubt that they will hold up.

6:1 T-case and Super Beef Mount
Name says it all SUPER BEEFY!!!!

I have still to unwrap the bumper and tire carrier and the rest of the little stuff. That will be tonight.

Well, I hope to get started next week as I'm gonna spend some quality time with the Fam at the beach. I've been gone almost 7 months this year and need a break. I'm sure that this will be the first of many posts in reference to my project. Oh, the Sammi needs a name. Any Ideas??
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Old 10-01-2002, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Let it earn its name!

Get out the digital camera and keep us posted on the progress of your buildup! I like watching things take shape!
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, the Sammi needs a name. Any Ideas??

Oh I´m QUITE sure that a few inspired names will come to you spontaneously during the build-up.

None of them very flattering, but all oh so true...
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've got the OTT Toy steering arms, and they are thick and heavy duty that's for sure!

Who's coil kit is it? Schaffer's or another vendor?
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Who's coil kit is it? Schaffer's or another vendor?
It's the RRO Kit. I got the deluxe. Front, rear coils, panhard, ott steering, DT shocks and shock mounts
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Old 10-01-2002, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who's coil kit is it? Schaffer's or another vendor?
I'm pretty sure their the same deal, carbon copy? Glenn? If not I'd like to know the diffences...anybody?
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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shaffers kit is rro kit if you read on there site
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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not to stur any shit but i've heard from a very reliable source that RRO completely copied shaffers kit.
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Don't do it, naming your rig is fully

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Old 10-02-2002, 04:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Rig names

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Don't do it, naming your rig is fully

Wow, that's pretty bold. I don't think I would tell someone that shoots people for a living that there idea is

Heres to you Damo Lame "O" Fawkin newbie!
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I'm pretty sure their the same deal, carbon copy? Glenn? If not I'd like to know the diffences...anybody?
Bill......The kit is very close to the same. Some of the bracketry has changed (hopefully for the better) shock mounts never did come with the schaffer kit so I can't say that they have changed but Glenn has made some modifications to past setups (see above photo) I guess people just have to make decisions on what is best for them. I did what was best for me in buying Glenns kit.
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not to stur any shit but i've heard from a very reliable source that RRO completely copied shaffers kit.
Good idea, shit stinks bad enough without stirring it! Let a dead dog lie!
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I talked to Glenn at Zooki melt and he said the his kit was no longer done by Shaffer but by someone else, so no its not Mikes kit. I have also read that someone purchaced this kit and wanted to have a local shop install it and they wanted some serious cash because of all the mod that had to be done to make it work. So to the killer let us no how it goes and if it aint right.
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey killer ! Keep me posted on when you start on the coil setup. I still need to do somthing with my front end, and would be willing to come down and take some pictures and measueremensts to help my planning. Id even help drink some of your beer. Im sure we can work somthing out....


PS.... my zuke came with its name from the previous owner, im guessing someone got sick, or somthing..... ive tried to dump it but friends wont let me... oh well....

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Is anyone on the PBB running this kit.
The shock mount on the pic looks like it'll hit the frame when you get it twisted.
Keep us posted,with pics, I'm starting to scratch my head.
(Coils, Hmmmmm)
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Is anyone on the PBB running this kit.
lojones runs it. As a matter of fact, it's FOR SALE
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