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Old December 13th, 2017, 22:44
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That bumper with hidden winch would a nice fit.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 23:10
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Not really. The ridigco bumper i have now is beefy and has a reinforced crossmember plate right where the new winch mount will go. It was a support for the 2Ē receiver hitch. Its pretty damn heavy already. Im pretty sure the area bumper is a bit lighter. And the winch mount isnít all that heavy. Plus all that winch weight will be about a foot closer to the axle centerline than if it was in a conventional location and about a foot lower as well. All around i think ill only be adding the weight if the winch itself or there abouts. Ill be switching to synthetic line as well.
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Glad you got the mount ok! BTW, there are 4 black aluminum spacers in the hardware kit designed to space the winch out away from the mount. Thought I'd tell ya before you fabbed something up.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 18:41
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Glad you got the mount ok! BTW, there are 4 black aluminum spacers in the hardware kit designed to space the winch out away from the mount. Thought I'd tell ya before you fabbed something up.


Oh sweet. Thanks Bryson. Killer service yall. Killer product. Ill be installing next weekend if not sooner.
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Hey my little project for today. Repairing my half assed shock mounts from when i installed these axles. Got some beefy mounts from ruffstuff. They are awesome.

Crappy lighting but they are about two inches lower than stock. And no more bar pins



These are the mounts i used.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ckbracketstabs

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Old December 29th, 2017, 17:36
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Old December 30th, 2017, 21:37
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Yeah. Ive been a good boy all year long



Crazy deal with centercaps hardware and new valve stems and cores. Also a set of tps sensors. Haha
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Old December 30th, 2017, 21:45
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Also my amazing wife got me this little doodad.

No more smashing sockets for me.
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Wow! You have been a goodboy! Merry Christmas! I love my TR trailready beadlocks.
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Dude!!! Can’t wait to see that u-joint tool in action.
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 13:59
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Hopefully not. I dont really want to be doing that on the trail again. It will make servicing the drivelines much easier though. I might be picking up the installer tool as well. Not sure yet.

I rebuilt the rear leaves and added another full length leaf. We will see how they hold up now. They finally feel like they match the springrate up front. The rig feels a bit more balanced on the street. It has a small rake when unloaded which is cool with me.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 16:39
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Had a few people ask me on the last run about my drag-link. Thought id post up a little demo for everyone to see. If anyone has the opportunity to do aluminum in their steering, do it. Stinkyfab has tons of options.

https://youtu.be/aRWWQz0lqvU
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Wow, I need that.
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