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Old 08-06-2019, 02:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Or stock 2nd Gen tracker wheels, more ugly, but don't need spacers.

I've always wanted a set of mid 90s F150 stock forged alcoas
Are the trackick wheels 15"?? thought they were all 16
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:45 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Are the trackick wheels 15"?? thought they were all 16
Im about 90% sure the wheels off my 99 were 15s
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The 2000 vitara i had were 15" steel wheels.
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Im about 90% sure the wheels off my 99 were 15s

They are/were
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Found a set of 15x8 wagon wheels and picked them up last weekend. $125 for 5 matching wheels.




Did I mention I LOVE tripping over kids stuff to get to my tools


Bolted one on just for giggles to see where it rubbed on the brakes. I forgot to measure but if I were to guess they are about 1" less backspacing then the original 16" wheels.


I have heard a lot of people talk about the wheels rubbing, but have yet to see any pictures of what was actually done about it. So with the wheel loosely bolted on I spun it to mark where it was rubbing.

Haven't done it yet but I feel comfortable shaving off just enough of the outer edge of the caliper here. There is some pretty decent meat there.


The high spots on the welds might need a very light touch with the grinder (ignore the rust, just look at the fresh scratched spots)



Now I am on a mission to find some 30x10x15 SXS or UTV tires. I have come across a couple but no killer deals yet. I am targeting like $200 or less if anybody has any laying around and is near KC.
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$200 will probably get you some shit tires.

If you want to be cheap, you need something like this

Set of 4 (FOUR) Crosswind M/T Mud Tires - 30X9.50R15LT 104Q C (6 Ply) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TNH4V2H..._BSGxDb7WZF2JX

I almost got the 31s and cut every other lug out like people do with boggers and Mt claws


As far as the caliper rubbing the wheel, I bolted on a typical black rock crawler and it didn't look like it would take much to get them to fit. The samurai wheels on the other hand, are almost flat and pretty much need a 1" spacer.

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$200 will probably get you some shit tires.

If you want to be cheap, you need something like this

Set of 4 (FOUR) Crosswind M/T Mud Tires - 30X9.50R15LT 104Q C (6 Ply) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TNH4V2H..._BSGxDb7WZF2JX

I almost got the 31s and cut every other lug out like people do with boggers and Mt claws


As far as the caliper rubbing the wheel, I bolted on a typical black rock crawler and it didn't look like it would take much to get them to fit. The samurai wheels on the other hand, are almost flat and pretty much need a 1" spacer.

I actually have those crosswinds on a 2 dr tracker and they seem to do very well.



And yes, 1" spacer to clear. These are 1-1/4" I had laying around
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Boom!

4 Rocktane XS 29x10x15 used for $150.

My dad picked them up for me today but I won't get them for a couple weeks when he heads back home from out of state.

I would have preferred 30's but these were so cheap I couldn't pass them up.







Between these tires and the wheels, it puts me right at $2k total invested in this project. Not too shabby.

Might go do some light duty wheeling this weekend.
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im liking all the mods so far. might steal your bumper mod for the winter beater . its kind of dicked from drift smashing from last year
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Sweet, I've heard those have have really good traction in the rocks
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I didn't feel like going to bed, so I took some of the time lapse video and pictures from welding the rear diff and made a quick video out of it just for giggles/practice.


Haven't been doing much on the projects lately due to personal shenanigans and kids. Friday is my last day at my current job and I'm starting a new job here in a couple of weeks that is way closer and will cut about an hour a day off my commute.

I do plan on taking a week off between the jobs though, and I have a couple of projects I might be able to get to on PJ.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Now that I am in-between day jobs for a week, I have embarked on a new project.

No bueno


Lots of rusty bolts later:


Big tank = big hole


Sitting in the hole


Much better


Still lots left to do, but there is no going back now so I guess I gotta finish it.

More pics and details here: https://www.diymetalfabrication.com/...racker-part-1/
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:33 PM   #38 (permalink)
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So I had my week off and made some solid progress, but not as much as I was hoping for. Maybe I was a little optimistic

Making some crossmembers




The Evap system on the Tracker/Vitara is under the passenger side floorboard. During my last offroad trip I hit it with rocks a couple of times and put some good dents in it, so it is time for it to get relocated also.


The best spot I could find was where the tank used to be.


It will be tucked in way up there. If I am hitting it offroad in this location, I likely have bigger issues to worry about.


More pics/details here: https://www.diymetalfabrication.com/...racker-part-2/

Hope to get some more work done this weekend. It is so damn cold out in the garage lately that it is hard to work up the gusto to go out there.

So after this point the project snowballed in scope a little bit, but I am still working on that part. Stay tuned
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