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making a "tough" truck...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    There's probably so much you can do with leaf springs, and the stock frame, but I want to make my truck as strong as possible... That way I can basically hammer down offroad.

    I have some good special bumpstops that i can adjust higher or lower so if i ever came off the ground, my springs wouldn't warp. I have the frame weld on kit and bolt on kit. My steering is stock power steering and I have crossover. My transfer cases are mounted well. I have a belly pan/skid plate going on soon. What else is there? What brakes that I might not think about?
     
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    axleshaft ujoints, but ur only runnin 37s so i guess you shouldnt have a problem with those
     
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    completely box the frame. that wouldn't hurt
     
  4. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    yeah, I know, thats like the most major thing I could do. I dont want to do that for a long time since I want to actualy wheel before i tear it down again.
     
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    :haha: Yeah right.."Make it so" phwish:haha:
     
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    With the stuff you have, the easiest thing i can think of to get the desire results is a weld in cage that will attach to the frame. That will greatly increase teh durabilty of your frame.
     
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    How about some axle trusses front and rear?
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    couldn't hurt. thanks, keep em coming
     
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    how do you make those axel trusses?
     
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