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Old 04-19-2014, 01:50 AM   #45362
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Can someone explain the necessity of having a "Fuel cell/Safe"? other than the fact that it is required for racing.

I want to be proactive in my safety and my passengers safety while offroading but how much safer is it?

If puncture is the main issue, you can essentially just wrap your fuel tank in an aluminum box.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:55 AM   #45363
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Ground clearance? My links get in the way of the stock tank, that's why I had to ditch it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #45364
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #45365
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Can someone explain the necessity of having a "Fuel cell/Safe"? other than the fact that it is required for racing.

I want to be proactive in my safety and my passengers safety while offroading but how much safer is it?

If puncture is the main issue, you can essentially just wrap your fuel tank in an aluminum box.
I understand it to be puncture but also containment in a roll over. If your truck is upside down for a while a stock fuel tank is going to leak everywhere while a fuel cell won't. Your stock fuel tank just has those straps to hold it to your frame. Once you build a mount for your fuel cell it isn't going anywhere.

However there are so many pending CARB changes that I've heard about that may make having one on a street truck difficult.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:11 AM   #45366
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does anyone know for sure if the motor mounts coming off the frame for a 2.7 6lug is in the same spot as a 4.0?
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:09 AM   #45367
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It's crazy how prone the lower ball joints are too breaking.
One of these days I will have the money for a uniball lower.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:21 AM   #45368
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I understand it to be puncture but also containment in a roll over. If your truck is upside down for a while a stock fuel tank is going to leak everywhere while a fuel cell won't. Your stock fuel tank just has those straps to hold it to your frame. Once you build a mount for your fuel cell it isn't going anywhere.



However there are so many pending CARB changes that I've heard about that may make having one on a street truck difficult.

X2^ on what he said.

Also, you can kinda pick and choose where you want to put it, and having it off near the back helps a ton with weight distribution.

My stock tank is going to be the next thing to go.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:44 AM   #45369
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It's crazy how prone the lower ball joints are too breaking.
One of these days I will have the money for a uniball lower.
Actually thats the first i heard it being the bolts, and the other failures are mostly worn clapped out ball joints. I still check mine often and change them out at first sight of wear.
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Actually thats the first i heard it being the bolts, and the other failures are mostly worn clapped out ball joints. I still check mine often and change them out at first sight of wear.
Matt had it happen in his old truck while going over a speed bump. But...they were the same bolts that came with the balljoints and the used kit he got. I red loctite mine in.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #45372
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Actually thats the first i heard it being the bolts, and the other failures are mostly worn clapped out ball joints. I still check mine often and change them out at first sight of wear.
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Matt had it happen in his old truck while going over a speed bump. But...they were the same bolts that came with the balljoints and the used kit he got. I red loctite mine in.
I have also seen a truck or two where the bolts broke. The bolts broke on mine too, but I think it was a result of the bolts being loose actually I'm pretty positive it was.
And Sam you're right yes most of them are due to clapped out ball joints, that's what my other breakages where from. But now I replace them at first sight of wear. Lesson learned on that one
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:04 PM   #45373
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Are u thinking about swapping in a 4.0
itd be hell of a lot easier if it was hahah.

More or less my stock mounts cracking so i wondering if i should keep the stock mount from the frame or start from scratch with an entirely new one.

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:07 PM   #45374
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itd be hell of a lot easier if it was hahah.

More or less my stock mounts cracking so i wondering if i should keep the stock mount from the frame or start from scratch with an entirely new one.

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Old 04-19-2014, 01:38 PM   #45376
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Could someone take a few min. Of there time and help me out with a susp. Question. Mostly out of ignorance and for the sake of knowing.

Directed at the rear. At higher speed is a softer pack going to handle/ride better? And the shock just keeps it from bouncing? Or do you want a stiff pack?

I see tons of info on what setup to run just wondering what you are going after for a good off road ride.
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A softer pack will ride better, but you want to make sure you have enough right height so you have enough up travel. Stiffer packs carry more weight so it really depends how much weight you plan on carrying in the back.
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I have a 3 leaf pack and my truck rides like shit when unloaded but I hit bumps constantly while unloaded I would not want to go any more then 2" higher in the back would prefer 1.5 or less nothing like y'all do just unmaintained roads but want to get good performance. I don't haul more then bicycles or canoes on a normal basis.
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