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New Rockrings installed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudstud, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    I designed these and sent the file to a friend who cut them out and he welded them up for me. What you think?

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  2. mr.smartass

    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Scary... I like'em! :D
     
  3. Pvt. Maggot

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    Look good, i'd be scared to cut myself on them hah
     
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    That is a nice Blazer I love the color. BTW nice rings too:bow: :bow:
     
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    Functional bling :D :thumb: !!!

    They look great!
     
  6. Randy92782

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    i like em. tailights look a little funky but they are different. i hate mid to late 70's model hoods. mine won't even shut unless you have 2 people and i sit my a** on it
     
  7. Mudstud

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    Thanks fellers. I like the term "functional bling" Thats cool! Yea the only problem with this design is when you gotta toss the tire up into the truck. Not much to grab on to without getting hurt. They do hold mud so after the mud trips I gotta hit a car wash before it sets up like concrete. I run 5 golf balls in each tire to try and keep them balanced. I will be going crossover in the next few weeks so hopefully I'll be able to actually steer the thing off road. I need tires too. Would like to get some 40s.[​IMG]
     
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    looks good!
     
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    I love your truck and color too! What is the deal with the tail lights, what have you done there?
     
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    Don't let your spotter get too close!! Nasty!


    Golf balls?
     
  11. Mudstud

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    The tail lights- I used the fall off material from the front inner fenders and cut them down. Cut the hole out for the light and just drilled a 3/4" hole in the side for a side marker light. Siliconed some red rubilynth 'paper' I had laying around for a lens. I bent them around a spray can to get the right bend and used sheet metal screws to attach to the truck. I put some weather stripping around the edges so the original lights (that are tucked inside) didn't put off a white light glow around them. Now, the reason I did this is cuz I still drive this on the streets to and from the trails and I wanted to be somewhat legal. In 2005 I went to GrayRock and did this[​IMG]

    it dented the area right in front of the tail light so when I went to replace it the light stuck out about 1/2"- just askin to be ripped off again. So I came up with plan B. By the end of the GrayRock trip I didn't have either tail light. On the trails I get more comments on the lights then anything else. I get- "what year is that?" long pause while they think, "you make them tail lights?" This last time out I backed pretty good into a tree right on the light and it just pushed it right thru the rubber gasket. Totally easy fix.[​IMG]
     
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    3000 plus posts, a bunch of which I have read, so I know you are pretty knowledgeable and you've missed the bazillion threads about balancing your tires with golf balls? That's gotta beat the odds! :D

    Ok what about paint balls?
     
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    I don't play golf...what can I tell ya?!!:D
    Anyway, I've got 35s with Staun beadlockers so balancing was easy!



    And I don't want to learn to play golf anyway!:p: :D
     
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    Man do I agree with that! I'm getting pressured by my bud's all the time to take it up. I'd rather shut my finger in a car door!
     
  15. Mudstud

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    S-Speed. Do you have wieghts hangin off your rims? Those can get slid around the rim and get ripped off in the woods/rocks. Golf balls go where they are supposed to go and they stay in there. Cheaper, more convienient too.
     
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    Mudstud, I like it. Looks cool, well executed.
     
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    Cool. Just watch the knuckles when torquing the lug nuts ;)
     
  18. Citizen Rider

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    Looks cool, id just be scared to rip my hand off.

    Golf balls also clunk around and break. And if a weight falls off the rim, most tire places balance for free if your worried about balancing(never balanced my 38's and havent had a problem)
     
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    I hope no one was in the backseat :eek1: u got a cage now?
     
  20. Mudstud

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    No cage (yet) and no one was in the back seat. The plan for the truck is to do crossover first- in the next couple weeks, then maybe weld the front spiders, then cage/bumpers/sliders. Rear wheel spacers in there at some point too.
     

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