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Butcher Jones - questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZ79K5Project, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    I ran a local trail (Butcher Jones) with a buddy today. The thing flexed pretty well considering blocks still on the back. The shackle flip is on the garage floor.

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    I had serious tire rub on the left front wheel well - rear edge of front well only and slight rub on the right side wheel well. I wouldn't think I'd have to trim with 33's.
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    On the drive back, the thing pulled real bad to the left on braking and then it went away. All new brakes and new MC.

    I got it back in the driveway and noticed that the thing wasn't sitting level. I measured it and found that the right rear sat 1 1/2 inches lower then the left rear.

    Any ideas?

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  2. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    Besides a bent spring or a stuck shackle: frame flex/tweak? I know every time I'm out there my entire truck moans and groans.
     
  3. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    mine seems to do weird things on the way out from there all the time too, Usually clears up and drives fine alittle while later...

    that is actually a pretty mild area to "wheel" at considering where the guys have taken me in the past.:crazy: :D
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Time to break out the sawzall. 33's will rub under hard flexing. Rubbing isn't terrible as long as there isn't any lips for the tires to catch on. I rub a decent amount with my 37's and 4" lift but I have cut all the lips back where it only rubs on the flat parts of the inner fenders.

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  5. AZ79K5Project

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    I was a little concerned for that very reason. I'll be cutting... This was the first test of the truck.

    The carb hiccuped on one of the steeper hills going up. I tried to bounce over a bump without too much right foot. It sputtered a little but stayed running.

    That truck got a little warm inside with the top on.

    This was a fun little hill - a little damage to the exhaust that used to extend out by about 1/2 inch:

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    Overall I was pretty happy with the performance and flex of it of my truck. We were both testing the trrucks a little. He's heading up to Moab with his J@@P.

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    The best part of the trip for my five year old was getting to throw rocks in the water. Good times.

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