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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #180 on: Jan 02, 2009, 08:04:42 AM »
I am going out in the snow tomorrow as a matter of fact. Trail manners are much better...front end of the truck still wants to lift before the tires climb...I'm going to play with link angles a little more. I never thought it would be quite this much tuning, but it keeps getting better each time I play with it so its OK.

My tires are all backward ;) They work better that way IMO :)

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #181 on: Jan 02, 2009, 08:43:42 PM »
Truck looks good man.
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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #182 on: Jan 05, 2009, 05:57:08 PM »
got it into the snow, good news is i can go faster than ever before, between the smooth air shock ride and the bumps up front, going fast is really fun :)

bad news is, I need more power...or at least injection. I think I have been talking about making it a priority for about two years now :( I think I am really going to do it sooner than later.

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #183 on: Jan 05, 2009, 06:36:19 PM »
Do you think you will be keeping to 4 cyl power or are you going to upgrade to some real ponies?

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #184 on: Jan 05, 2009, 08:11:40 PM »
most likely 4 cylinder. I do know of a V8, but it would be some work and money to put it in. For now 4 cyl is fine, it does everything I want, and I have all the parts. I would need to pick up a couple gaskets and misc stuff but thats about it.

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #185 on: Jan 05, 2009, 10:12:25 PM »
Thats what I thought until I got to try out a v8.  Now I'm putting a 6.0 in my buggy.  I'm hooked.  Nothing like HP with 42's and 1 ton axles linked. :thumbs:

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #186 on: Jan 06, 2009, 05:59:04 AM »
I know but now I need adapters, a transmission to go with it, new radiator, etc etc etc :)

next one will be V8 for sure :)

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #187 on: Jan 06, 2009, 10:03:41 AM »
I understand just trying to give you some motivation to just dive in and do it.  Either way your truck is cool and I think you've made the right decisions in your choices so far.  It is and will be cool as the parts keep piling on.

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #188 on: Jan 07, 2009, 05:45:18 AM »
thanks man :)

I think EFI will complete this one for now, it just works. I wouldn't mind building a new one either...I've been considering gathering a small collection of parts and then get the lions share if this one sells.

I dunno, but so far so good, it works :)

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #189 on: Sep 09, 2009, 08:47:26 PM »
EFI is in now...I've had it out a couple of times since and its great to get up on something, and not stall....seems so basic, yet I've been missing that for the last couple of years. stupid.

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #190 on: Sep 09, 2009, 08:50:23 PM »
was in Moab recently...destroyed the rear truss on this obstacle...I ended up having to cut off the truss and re-installed a new one, along with new lower link mounts too while I was at it.

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #191 on: Sep 09, 2009, 08:53:12 PM »
finished product...it will be getting  lot more bracing this time around. The original truss lasted 4 years of very hard wheeling, so I can't complain...but it was a hassle and a half to re-do it all so I am going to add some bracing to make sure I don't cram it again :) (after wheeling this weekend)

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #192 on: Sep 09, 2009, 09:16:28 PM »
about time we got an update from you  :beer: get down

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #193 on: Sep 10, 2009, 08:12:06 AM »
hell yeah! Nice to hear you finally got injection in that beast!!! that freaker is one sweet wheeler :yupyup: :beerchug:
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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #194 on: Feb 17, 2011, 01:52:30 PM »
Looks awesome

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #195 on: Sep 20, 2011, 04:15:43 PM »
its for sale now kids, be the first two own a true crawler!

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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #196 on: Sep 20, 2011, 09:30:20 PM »
its for sale now kids, be the first two own a true crawler!

Can't believe your selling it! I didn't get a chance to get out & wheel with ya.
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Re: 85 pickup 42's and links
« Reply #197 on: Sep 22, 2011, 06:52:20 AM »
next go around I suppose, I'll build another :)

I really need to get on top of my debt and cash flow, this is a big step :) Hopefully I can find someone to buy it, I think its a good deal and the truck works :)

 
 
 
 
 

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