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PostSubject: shackles   Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:02 pm

I guess if they still ride proper on the road the extra flex and freedom could be good.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:26 pm

How much more travel do you think you are going to be able to pull?
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Fixed my sagging body mounts...

before



after, a little ugly but it works and I shouldn't rub them...



and currently wait on parts to put my shocks back in the truck. Seems the old Icon coil overs had a metal issue...

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Passenger side.




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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:22 am

How long have you had the coilovers for?
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:06 pm

3-4 years. They fixed the issue in the newer coil overs.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:03 pm

Did your body mounts get that way because of your body lift?
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:09 pm

Um, no......why would you think that?


I just never braced them after hacking them to hell.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:32 am

Cause I didn't know lol
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Yeah, I would say you hacked them all to hell Very Happy . Hopefully they are a little more reimforced now.

Good to know about the newer Icon's. I'm sure they will take care of you.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:26 pm

They did, new set of updated mounts free of charge.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:06 pm

Finished up my shackle flip.....


[QUOTE=Lrgrnr;132717]Finished the Shackle flip....

Got drews kit. few loose pieces and the TG Creeper joint kit. First thing I noticed was that there would be no way to achieve the desired shackle angle with the outboarded peice being so far forward. I'll show you how I addressed this down below.



As a tip for removing the rivets, if the do not budge after 5 minutes of beating the fudge out of them then break out a drill and a good set of bits. drill the fuckers out starting small and working up to 1/2". I spent 2.5 hrs on the first side doing nothing but making a bunch of Jeeping noise. Next side I drilled 2 out of the 4 and it took 10 minutes.



Got everything welded up....



Had to trim the plate 2.5" (for bumper mounting bracket) and move the entire plate back about 2.5" from where Drew places it in order to achieve a tolerable shackle angle. 2.25" back would have been perfect.

I just drilled new holes in the frame and mounting bracket.




Gained about 1-2" of lift.



I cut the 6" shackles that Drew sent down to 4"......should have done 3" and may still swap them out to 3" shackles.

Angle is tolerable. It rides and flexes really well, much better than before with the bent, binding shackles. Love the feel of the truck.



Tires are still planted.





I gained a ton of down travel.......I would guess somewhere around 6". Much needed.[/QUOTE]

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:25 pm

Wow! And even though it's tough to see the springs on the compressed side, they don't appear to be going negative. Very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:39 pm

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Wow! And even though it's tough to see the springs on the compressed side, they don't appear to be going negative. Very cool!

They go a little negative, but that's ok with me, they need to loosen up a bit! The Expo's are a little stiff. I'll wheel them like this for a while then adjust my bumpstops to correct it.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:42 pm

Oh and remember the other week when we went ot URE? and I hit that rock it the trail and truck came to a complete stop?

I bent my driver side spindle.




Good thing I had a spare set!



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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:15 pm

i know all about that spindle bend...lucky you had a spare...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:16 pm

I have a few spare sets lol....
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:21 pm

do the ones for your Taco fit the FJ??
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:24 pm

yeah, same thing..
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:27 pm

i need to get a pair sometime as i know i will bend again...i do know that when i do i will also get a set of gussets...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:37 pm

Ah yes. I remember that. I think you saw Bigfoot run across through the woods and got distracted...... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:39 pm

distracted hell....i HIT him...thats what bent it!!
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:15 pm

Long time no update......

No changes really......


Cut up the tires..



Added 700lb springs up front..



New winch line stuffs.....



Wheeled a little bit...













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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Solid Axle stuff should..........key word SHOULD...........start rolling in this spring around tax time...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:42 pm

Looks like you baby that thing, LOL. what 700lbs coils are you running now? Plans for your sas all custom fab?
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