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Arcticelf's Gray Man Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Arcticelf, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Feb 16, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    It takes all of about 10 minutes a side. Clamp springs together and undo centering pin. Release clamp, install new leaf, re-clamp, re-install centering pin.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Boy oh boy, am I glad you're here! Which bushings did you end up using for those greasable bolts? It seems that front bushings squeek af on mine, so in case I would feel "lucky" enough , maybe I'll look into upgrading those as well.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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    Also, if you don't mind, which bolts do you use? Might as well order a full set.... Right?!
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    These were the ones that ended up working for me. They were a tight fit in the Dakar pack so I had to trim a little bit of the edge to allow a chamfer so they could be pressed in.

    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/toyota-greasable-shackle-parts.html

    The bolts are on that link too, use the short ones for the rear springs. You will probably have to drill out the stock holes a bit to accept the 18mm diameter bolt as well.
     
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  5. Feb 16, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    No idea, but I'm running a bubba wrope with built in soft shackle.
     
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    a cool sticker and a baseball card With clothes pin, sounds awesome ! wicked
    cool thanks Turin :thumbsup:
    @Redmann mentioned something similar to that as well
     
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    FTFY ;)
     
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    a cool sticker and a baseball card With clothes pin, sounds awesome ! wicked
    :fistbump:
     
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  10. Feb 17, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/off-road-builder-parts/limit-straps-and-clevis-accessories.html

    You want an adjustable clevis,.clevis mount and double shear tab.

    To find the right length let the spring droop out, and confirm that the shock has 1/2" of travel left. Then find a good mounting point for the tab, and then based on clevis length plus strap length (based in the available lengths you can buy). You'll need to play with this a bit to get something that works. Plan on the adjustment being most of the way extended so you can account for any stretch in the strap. When you install it tighten the adjustment so there is 3/4" of travel left in the shock.

    Limit straps are used to keep the springs in safe travel range, because using your shocks to limit the travel of your springs is almost as bad as using them for bump-stops.
     
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  11. Feb 17, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    a cool sticker and a baseball card With clothes pin, sounds awesome ! wicked
    oh thank you Young wise one
     
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    Thanks Turin:thumbsup:
     
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    I thought i read somewhere that the limit straps could stretch if wet?
     
  14. Feb 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    They stretch, full stop. The product description tells you how much they stretch per inch of length. However, for most of our rear setups the springs and shocks are fairly close in travel, so the spring is running out of travel (and force, because they become non-linear at full droop), so the strap doesn't get used as hard

    My front straps are taking 700# springs every time the tire leaves the ground, and wear out much more quickly.
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    @WormSquirts @SGTCap

    Check out the Solo Motorsports tundra rack and heim joint steering upgrade if you want heavier duty and not long travel.

    There is a minor bump steer issue with stock geometry, but I'm working on an adapter now, and you both have the fab skills to solve that problem.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Thanks! Yeah I've seen solo's before, it's just expensive... Will probably get that or the marack at some point when I step up in tire size
     
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  17. Feb 24, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Yeah, it's worth it if you're damaging the OE rack.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    I'm on my second rack right now (third if you count the OE rack going out a year and a half ago). The replacement has a 3 year warranty though so as long as they keep failing within that period, I'll keep getting free racks. I'm getting good at swapping the rack haha
     
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  19. Feb 24, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    Wouldn't it make sense to upgrade then? It doesn't sound like an easy job, no matter how good you get at it.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Not to me, no. I could spend $1,000+ on an upgraded rack, or spend a few hours of my time swapping in a new rack once a year.

    edit: but yes you're right that it's certainly not easy. Most annoying part is getting the hoses undone from the rack
     

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