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Old 01-29-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Just like it says. Did you upgrade something? Take it out for a quick spin? Or an epic day out? Don't worry about making a new thread. Take some pics and post it here.

I added the Rc4wd deep dish wagon wheels with IROCs and Proline's new 1.9 dual stage foams. What a great combo. This thing is unstoppable now.

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Old 01-29-2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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I ordered a pair of metal diff covers from RPP.
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Old 01-29-2017, 11:38 AM   #3
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Planning some body work...getting my stretched unimog body straightened and reinforced so I can paint.

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Old 01-29-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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Working with vaterra alum shocks, finishing up dressing codyboy rear axle with ssd alum diff cover, and titanium links. All kind of a headache, but fun at the same time. Pics up after I get the right oil for the shocks...

Tires and rims look MEAN... Got a comparison shot of the stock tires along side of those beasts??? Are they taller?
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Working with vaterra alum shocks, finishing up dressing codyboy rear axle with ssd alum diff cover, and titanium links. All kind of a headache, but fun at the same time. Pics up after I get the right oil for the shocks...

Tires and rims look MEAN... Got a comparison shot of the stock tires along side of those beasts??? Are they taller?
Rag6, thank you. I really like the way they turned out. Unfortunately I don't have a comparison pic. The stock wheels and tires went down the road a while ago. However, I can tell you that the IROCS are a little taller and wider than stock. Around here, we mainly have trails with occasional rocks to climb. The extra height and grippy compound really make this a go anywhere rig. Good luck with those shocks.
These were two different combos I used begore I came across what I have now.

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Old 01-29-2017, 05:59 PM   #6
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Had a run out in way oversized rock pile, Done really well but decided to make a move and remove a few parts ready for it's transformation. Body, Wheels, Bumpers and the side bars. The main chassis shocks etc will be left standard so I can continue to tweak as I go but I need to get the rig as I like it to look before continuing
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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Ty sir. I think the dd wheels will wind up on my truck in the future. I may use the irocks too. My terrain sounds just like your terrain lol...
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:28 PM   #8
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I put a CC bec in
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:05 PM   #9
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Still working on my interior. Covering the motor/trans is frustrating when you want it to look good.

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Old 01-29-2017, 08:22 PM   #10
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I also made these today for the blazer!
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:35 PM   #11
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What did I do today? Ordered a new K10... ;) I think it will go with the Bronco very well... also ordered some new bolts to outboard the shocks on both trucks, hopefully that'll help with the TT. ;)
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:21 PM   #12
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I looked at mine. Today I spent time taking my Heng long Russian kv1 tank apart and weathering it. We got some snow tonight so after work tomorrow I'll probably take the k5 blazer for a spin in the snow.
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Old 01-29-2017, 11:36 PM   #13
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Today I picked up a K10 rear cage from my LHS for a kit I have waiting to get built. I also adjusted my ride height and determined I need to overhaul my shocks soon...

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Yesterday was paint day for the K5 and K10.
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Tweaking my K10 rear suspension setup for next comp.
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Thats great, i deff plan on doing the exact same thing! Just wasnt sure what thickness would be best and also have it go the length of the slider brackets or just a little triangle; two holes on the bottom for mounting and one for link... what do you think Chris81??


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Figured out that I switched the panhard bar for the front upper link when I installed the ssd links doh!!!!
Swaping them now.
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Thats great, i deff plan on doing the exact same thing! Just wasnt sure what thickness would be best and also have it go the length of the slider brackets or just a little triangle; two holes on the bottom for mounting and one for link... what do you think Chris81??


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I almost did a triangle pattern but in the end wet with the L, it was just easier to cut out. I used 1/8 aliminum plate cut into an L shape behind the slider plate. I ended up doing 4 holes because I wanted to make sure the skid plate and frame had the proper support. I don't have a drill press so drilling holes in a straight line let alone a grid pattern is pretty hard. I just made one hole for the upper link, it's about 1cm above the stock location. I have space to drill more holes if I want to adjust it.

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Put some new shoes on!
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:00 AM   #20
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Installed the metal diff covers and a Futaba receiver. Now the steering is equal in both directions.
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