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by teebes » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:38 pm

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teebes wrote:Kyle.. By your estimates, will 1" be long enough for the next size up in tires? What's your rear suspension situation looking like now?



Spent 3 more hours spraying mud out of the undercarriage today...{//// mud} I will measure and check for binding or any other issues with prototypes Sunday... I did make a connection with a guy that has some 35s to let me try since he is bumping up to 38s. hopefully will bolt them on end of next week when he gets truck back from 383 install.

but i think 1 inch will clear but a bit more may clear and center if the driveshaft can take it,


That's great! Anxious to see how the wheels work out. One thing I'm worried about is the slip yoke for those w/ the 8.6" axle. Roadie had mentioned he things the housing on the LWB axle may be about an inch shorter than the SWB.

I'll be able to take some measurements once I get a new axle ordered up, unless anyone with a LWB truck wants to help out :) Looking for the length from the yoke to the front of the axle tub.
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by gotricebih » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:28 pm

teebes ordered the first pair with flex joints today! ill be making them this week and shipping them out on monday!

Keep an eye out for pics from him!
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by Trail X » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:35 pm

GotRice, If you have a banner worked up, please send it to me and I can set you up with a vendor forum (especially since you have two products now). :woot:
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by gotricebih » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:46 pm

Gordinho is workin on it for me! :D
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by Trail X » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:42 am

You're up and running now.

I'd recommend maybe creating a new thread for each of your products now (with normal bushings and with the flex joint) with pictures and updated prices listed in the first post. It's your call, but it may make things easier on potential customers.
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by teebes » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:24 pm

New arms arrived. So purty I can't take pics :finger: Finally some free time in the garage today, hopefully they'll be on the truck tonight.

I'm worried about those brake lines though...
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by fishsticks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:05 pm

teebes wrote:I'm worried about those brake lines though...


:Iagree: I think 1" longer (I'm assuming) are going to stress the lines when you flex it out.

I wonder if you can bend the hard lines rearward just a bit.
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by Philberto » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:19 pm

Just undo the bolt that holds them onto the frame... replace with bungee or spring... should be fine.
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by gotricebih » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:38 pm

Looking forward to seeing some install and flex pics!!
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by teebes » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:16 pm

Philberto wrote:Just undo the bolt that holds them onto the frame... replace with bungee or spring... should be fine.



I had to undo both brake line bolts just for the install, yikes. I have about 3.5 inches between the tire and my sliders, seems like a mile :)
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by Gordinho80 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:18 pm

No pics... didn't happen!!!
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by teebes » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:25 pm

In other news, i ordered a suicide doors panhard like two weeks ago and still nothing, wtf :hissyfit:

How will it drive with only the control arms for a few days? i have tubing sitting here I can make a solid one, will just cut up my current one and use the stock bushings for now.



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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:35 pm

Very nice. When the back is feeling better I will pull mine and examine them for any issues, but am happy so far.
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by teebes » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:54 am

Found this place that is local and seems to do everything in house (regarding brake lines): linky.


So question time.... Does anyone know the specific type of fittings our truck uses? I can scour the service manuals tomorrow for clues, if not. Regarding length, how much is too much?
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by fishsticks » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:10 am

teebes wrote: Regarding length, how much is too much?



When it touches something that moves, it's too long. :mrgreen:
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by teebes » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:17 am

:finger: :finger: Lots 'o bungy cords :idea:
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by gotricebih » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:07 am

How's the clearance on the rear of the wheel well?
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by teebes » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:43 pm

Not too bad, keep in mind in this pic I have some mud flaps...

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by teebes » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:45 pm

Heading out for a test without the panhard bar. Will try to get some flex shots will minding the brake lines. Will also try to snap the driveshaft.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:05 pm

teebes wrote: Will also try to snap the driveshaft.



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