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Old 05-21-2009   #81
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Rocky (GOOD N WET) is Right!!!

The pictures do not do it Justice!!!!
I saw it in front of your work this week!!!
And Holy crap it looks Way Better in person!!

When are we going Muddin????

Soon, soon. Been busy as hell. D-Max still isn't done.(thanks for the compliments though) Split the cases on my quad last week to install lower gears in the sub trans to better turn those 29.5 outlaws. Right now I'm starting to put a full width housing in my monster truck so I can run these 57's I got lock to lock on the steering and still clear my links, all while adding more stability to my rig.(To me, wider is better; I don't see why people narrow rocks all the time, unless you want to run under a specified width, so it's something I've always wanted to do) Trying to get this ready for the backfield bog May 30-31 or TGW @ Brick's 4x4 Farm in MO on June 14-16. Got all the materials, just been cutting, grinding, measuring, chunk-flipping, ya know how it goes. Layed down the first beads last night. Mini-build thread coming soon.
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Old 05-27-2009   #82
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maybhe i missed it in here, but who's 4-link kit is that up front?
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Old 05-28-2009   #83
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Post #1 Magellan!


Welcome to the site!
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Old 05-29-2009   #84
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right!

thats a really nice kit, the price is just hard to stomach.
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Old 05-29-2009   #85
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I helped develop this into a kit by being the guinea pig for ORU, so let's just say I got a sweet deal. So sweet, in fact, I think they may have lost some on that one.
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Old 05-29-2009   #86
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thats awesome, but doesnt change the currant price tag!!!

stiil, its a great kit...and i may lose my mind and go that direction.
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Old 05-29-2009   #87
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Yeah, the new price is high, but really add it up. Start with the $6500 pro-rock dana 60 complete with 35 spline outers, warn hubs, gear ratio of your choice, 0 mile housing, etc. Most "kit type" leaf sas's will cost around 10k when done anyways. Like I said, add it up, and you'll find doing it "right" ain't cheap. When I got this truck, I immediately thought it was the best one I ever owned(wasn't hard), so it deserved nothing less than that. I told myself that I would do this truck "right" when the time came and this is the result.
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Old 07-30-2009   #88
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Updates.

Ditched the PPE HOT+2 ET RACE for EFI LIVE V2 Flashscan.

Installed some amp steps.

Bling
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Old 07-30-2009   #89
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I also got me some air bags.

Not just any airbags. Long travel(in my application at least) air bags from a semi truck. These should allow me to haul the heaviest of loads and still get down and dirty if I need to. They go from 4.5" compressed to 21"(just after the rear is fully drooped out, of course) fully inflated due to the rolling lobe design. If you look at the pic, you can see MY airbag on the left and a standard 1 ton truck airbag on the left.


You see, while standard bags level the load, they limit suspension travel, even on a stock truck. On a lifted truck, you'll need to add a spacer to get a standard bag to fit and now you really have limited all the travel you gained when lifting it. I didn't want go that route. My truck has to be fully functional and this is what I came up with. Really this all started because it is known that there are no airbag kits for lifted rigs. Just this year, Carli Suspension(think high $ BAJA) started coming out with them and like all other things from Carli they bear the Carli price tag. They want $800 for a set of bags to go on a 6" lifted Duramax. Most bag kits (like the lil guy pictured above) retail around $250 for the 5000lb bags. (5000# per bag) This is what most guys run. The Carli bags are only rated at 2000#/ea (like firestone 2000s for 1/2 tons) and they are only for a 6" lift, meaning I still need a spacer. And what's with the $800 price tag? I know that a regular 5000# kit has two $75 bags(just guessing), some steel, lines, fittings, and some profit built in to arrive at the 250 price tag. Carli is getting longer, but lighter duty bags at probably $100/ea packing the with some steel, same lines, same fittings, and they are quadrupling the price. F**K Carli! Scored mine for $110 each(FIRESTONE BRAND too), they are like firestone 20000s(from a peterbuilt), and they don't limit my travel. These were nearly made for my truck. At rest they are the exact distance between the frame and the axle. All I needed to do was come up with a way to mount them. Easy.
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SCS's
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Tow Rig 2008 GMC 3500HD CCLB SRW
6.6 LMM DURAMAX ALLISON 6 SPEED
PPE Tuner
6" Stacks
Dynatrac D60

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/gar...o=hall&u=61420

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Old 07-30-2009   #90
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The lower part of the bag attaches via a 1/2-13 bolt from the bottom through the bead plate(black spacer the bag sits on). I ordered a pair of lower tj coil spring mounts from ballistic fab for 3.5" axle tubes. I also cut 2-7.5" diameter circles out and put 1/2" holes in them becuase the pad for the tj coils are only 3.5" x 5.5" and I wanted a good solid base. The bags have a 7.25" base which isn't an all flat bottom, its more like two concentric circles; one 1/4" x 2" and one 1/4" x 7.25". It would've been fine had the bead plate been totally flat sitting on the 3x5 pad. The ballistic fab part would only support the 2" x 1/4" circle of the bead plate and I thought that would stress it too much; it's only aluminum. (should've taken pics)

(man I need a plasma cutter not too shabby for the torch though)


About the only disadvantage I see with my setup is that once I weld this to the axle tube, the 1/2-13 bolt is stuck there. I can still get the bag in and out and loosen and tighten the bolt so, meh... I also don't plan on taking these out like other guys I know when I want to wheel my truck


A little welding.
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Tow Rig 2008 GMC 3500HD CCLB SRW
6.6 LMM DURAMAX ALLISON 6 SPEED
PPE Tuner
6" Stacks
Dynatrac D60

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/gar...o=hall&u=61420

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