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    The biggest drawback to a full size on trails and...

    The biggest drawback to a full size on trails and obstacles can be the weight, especially with a Diesel engine in my opinion, but you learn to drive accordingly. I think there isn't much negative to...
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    Wow this is a great build on a great old truck,...

    Wow this is a great build on a great old truck, thank you for sharing. It's very cool that it has family history. I'd like to recommend these forged d-shackle lugs for your back bumper if you can...
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    Here is my review of the Diamond Eye 4" exhaust...

    Here is my review of the Diamond Eye 4" exhaust system K4211A
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/dep-k4211a/overview/make/dodge


    I really like the quality of the piping in this kit. I do think DE...
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    I have tried Phillips Extreme power bulbs and can...

    I have tried Phillips Extreme power bulbs and can recommend them as these have been quality and actually throw more light, and last for a good amount of time. Not the same for Sylvania Silverstars
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    Despite what I said in post #61 about the stock...

    Despite what I said in post #61 about the stock Cummins VE pumped engine (see quote), I wouldn't trade that engine for any other engine available today. Part of that is the reliability, but also the...
  6. I saw the ZR-2 Concept and 2.8 Duramax at the LA...

    I saw the ZR-2 Concept and 2.8 Duramax at the LA Auto show, it was very attractive. The truck looks great. The Diesel engine has a timing BELT, which surprised me. I think this engine will achieve...
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    Anyone interested in having a nicer ride and...

    Anyone interested in having a nicer ride and getting a little lift or ditching the rear blocks?

    The kit consists of:
    - stout I-beam design shackle brackets in 1/4" steel (mig welded) with...
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    As a cummins owner, just wanted to add some...

    As a cummins owner, just wanted to add some feedback. The stock 89-93 6bt with the Bosch VE pump is nothing to write home about in power or torque with the stock 21cm exhaust housing and the auto...
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    Great truck choice and modification. I'd love to...

    Great truck choice and modification. I'd love to have a crew cab.
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    Truck in action with new bumper. I plan to...

    Truck in action with new bumper. I plan to replace the roller fairlead with a hawse type, even though I have the steel rope. I could use recommendations on the best option. I heard the Warn cast...
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    I began working on my front bumper, getting parts...

    I began working on my front bumper, getting parts made, bending pipe and tube. I spent about 8 hours this weekend on it, getting the center section welded, which I did myself, and then fitting...
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    I like the design of the swing away spare tire...

    I like the design of the swing away spare tire mount, nice work
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    I'm enjoying this build! Thanks for mentioning...

    I'm enjoying this build! Thanks for mentioning your plan on using the little generator in the winter to run the block heater, great method.

    So have you considered mounting the spare on the rear...
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    Holy capable rig batman!...

    Holy capable rig batman!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46kPyhcmEnA
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    I think you could another $800 to the $800-$900...

    I think you could another $800 to the $800-$900 premium you said for the NV4500 due to needing an adapter for transfer case. Is it really true some late 92 or 93 1st gens came with NV's?
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    Thank you. The rear ride went from 24" to 24.5"...

    Thank you. The rear ride went from 24" to 24.5" with the 3" factory block removed, measured from the axle center to the wheel arch. I lost 3 leafs which were about .3" thick, so thats about 7/8...
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    Flexing out the 1st gen cummins, did a little...

    Flexing out the 1st gen cummins, did a little articulation test. Flexes pretty good, the rear axle participates now. The new front springs and shocks will also make a world of difference, as the...
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    ^WeeJeep has it installed as the manufacturer...

    ^WeeJeep has it installed as the manufacturer designed it.
    Your trailer tool box looks very close to your spare on that departure, like its fitting into the void of the wheel, but if you were...
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    You dont need Chevy 63" springs for a good ride

    The shackle flip is done and it rides amazing. Along the lines of 1985 Caprice Classic, Buick Roadmaster. I ended up taking out the 2 additional springs added by the orig owner plus one extra from...
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    ^I could get 23mpg with my 2wd 96 explorer OHV...

    ^I could get 23mpg with my 2wd 96 explorer OHV 4.0 with 5spd 3.27 rear. I like that old tech boat anchor of an engine
  21. I have the a518 auto, I'd rather have the 5speed,...

    I have the a518 auto, I'd rather have the 5speed, but mine is holding up fine. The problem I had was the TPS sensor and the coolant temp sensor, I bypassed both. Is your wife really going to drive...
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    Im almost done with the install and the clean up...

    Im almost done with the install and the clean up of the leaf packs
    Shackle bracket design:

    http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j227/ejroy09/SHACKLEMOUNTASSEMBLYview.jpg
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    Sorry if I'm causing worry, but nominal wheel...

    Sorry if I'm causing worry, but nominal wheel width can be determined by measuring inside the shoulders where the tire bead sits, 16x8 will measure right at 8" between. Most wheels, steel or...
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    The Firestones are good offroad. My cousin had...

    The Firestones are good offroad. My cousin had them on his Chevy 1500, after his MTRs wore out, and he liked the Firestones better. Are you sure those Ford wheels are 16 x 8? I have Ford 16x7...
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    Making the suspension flexible will help, as will...

    Making the suspension flexible will help, as will airing down the rear tires in the difficult terrain. But as several have said, you have all that weight over the front axle.
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