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Old 08-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fast forward a couple years......

Tires changed to 37 MTR's which promptly broke every axle shaft at least twice. A Dana 60 with 35 splines was built for the rear. Alloy shafts went into the 44. Somewhere in there a 3.8 even fire with an AFI kit ended up under the hood.

At some point, even though the rig worked great, I got the brilliant idea that i needed big axles and tires. My friend Carl and I proceeded to cut the rig in half and add 16 inches behind the door opening. A GM 60 front and a 14 bolt went in. 42 inch Swampers gave way to 42 inch Iroks on Hummer wheels. All the work was done in a one car garage under my house.

Honestly - at this point I thought I ruined my rig. it was up to 4300 pounds, was a slug with V6 power and in general just felt cumbersome. But it was what it was. I lived with it until I could do something about it a few years later.....

The miserable monster stage.......
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