Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Sep 5, 2005.
BOOOOOO go up higher
Front looks like its flexing good, whats with the rear doesnt look like the shackles are moving much.
Jeez it really is flat up there
what size tubing is your bumper made out of ? 2 inch ?
looks like you need some bump stops
looks good come help me with mine
Thats pretty cool. Are you running for shock towers with those shocks?
At least it isn't at the mall
Always liked your rig, and the fact that you have to drive 50 miles to find something to flex on.
14" travel shocks I assume?
Shoulda backed up that and made your front really move! Looks good though...
Do you have a removable rear window or is it just out for the time being?
Rear isn't doing much due to the stock location of the rear shocks, I bet the shocks are limiting the droop on the rear.
I do like the front flex tho.
I agree on the bumpstops, you need some before you fubar your front springs.
All in all, nice set up (except for the rear shocks)
Now go hit a trail.
Lookin good Mike. Inboarding the rear shocks would help. I will have mine converted to a setup like MOO... We had a good run this weekend, about 1/3 the way to your neighborhood.
I could have gone higher - the wife was with me and she was freaking out as it was. I'll go again without her and really stretch 'er out Yeah, we're in Eastern Montana. This is just a spot just out of town only 5 miles from the house here. I usually tow it west when I run trails because there's mountains there.
I think so, I'd have to measure or ask MNorby (who built them) I'm pretty sure thats what it is.
Thanks. Thats why I left the overloads in. I will probably get some bump stops fabbed up but I'm not that concerned. None of the trails I go on will ever flex the truck that much.... only when I'm purposely seeking a spot to flex.
Do you need any parts? I'm accumulating parts left & right
In the front I'm running F*rd Superduty shock towers... $26.95/ea from the F*rd stealership. I'm running stock location in the rear and it's hurting my rear suspension's compression. The shock's only allowing about 2" of uptravel.
Thanks I never measured their travel... they're ProComp ES3000 that were on the truck when I bought it with 12" suspension lift, if that helps.
It was a solid glass window when I bought it, I took it out to put in a sliding back window, spent an hour fighting with it trying to get it in the night before a trail ride. Finally I said "f*ck it" and left it out. Since I'm doing a half-cab conversion on it with an old Blazer top I'll leave it out from here forward.
You're right on the rear - Thats' the next thing I need to address. Bumpstops too, I agree... I have run several trails with this setup, incluing one 4-rated trail and the suspension did simply awesome.
Thanks - you'll have to show me what you mean by "inboarding" the rear shocks.... Do you have pics from your run this weekend?
I think thats' everyone...
Thanks to everyone else for the compliments. I couldn't have built this rig without you (and a lot of $$$). If it weren't for you guys who knows how it would have turned out.
MTMIke.. what is the story with that grille and light assembly? I don't remember ever seeing one like that.
Looks you found something to flex...
I know the question wasn't addressed to me, but for our purposes, inboarding your rear shocks is mounting them so the top is farther toward the centerline than the bottom. That way you can get more wheel travel out of a shock without a lot of travel or if you have a ridiculously flexy rig, you can do this and not have to run shocks up through the floor.
This one is MOO's inboarding kit on Surpip's rig:
For more info on the above kit, go here However, seeing what you've all done to your rig, I'm sure you'll probably build it yourself. Below are pictures of JEBSR's homebrew setup. Either way, good luck, can't wait to see it flexed out all the way.
It's stock 1981-82 headlights & bezels, and an aftermarket billet grille. Here's one with a stock grille:
mikey_d05... thanks for the pics! I will definately have to do that.
Nice shots. Truck looks great. Is that the only rock in Montana?
Now now, play nice kids, there are two of them.
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