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B.A.M.F LCA Skids are here!!!

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by JLee, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    Rofl, you get left out during the "3some" lol! She wants some bling and I want some too, just for the taco!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    Look badass!
     
  3. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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    Damn, now I have this itch like crazy, I told JLee I would paint them and hang em this weekend, I woke up today thinking "well tomorrow might get rained out for work, maybe I'll do it then". I really want these on the truck like NOW!
    We are going to flex the front as hard as we can at Hollister (4/22), to make sure that everything clears and they are good to go. These things are BEASTS, I have no doubt they will do what they are intended to do.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    DO IT!!! I think we should pull your sway bar for Hollister so we can flex it out as much as possible.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    what's a sway bar? :confused: :D
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    I'll bring some tools and we can pull it off when we get there, should only take a few minutes.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    LOL! um yeah, SOME of us need the truck to handle on the street:)
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    mine handles great on the road...OME 886 coils do a great job in keeping the front stiff enough...much better than my buddy's 1st gen w/o a sway bar that's for sure
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Sweet! I like the coverage!
     
  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    i'm assuming the long inner bolt was just for test purposes, but if the outer bolt by the ball joint was not just for test fitting, you will most likely need a shorter one for any truck with extended travel fronts.

    the bolt on mine is shorter than what's pictured, and just clears the CV boot by less than the thickness of a penny at full drop. just a heads up.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    You are correct, those bolts were test ones, the one under the CV is a three incher, it's going to be replaced by a 2 1/2 and the top ones will be the right height as well, I shoot some pics showing this when I put them back on.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    Yeah those were just mock up bolts i had sitting around the shop the kit will have four 3.5" and two 2.5" bolts nuts and washers.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    fantastic. would just hate for you to go and tear a boot on the first run :thumbsup:
     
  14. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    Yeah that was the first thing I noticed when mocking up.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    Very nice Jerry, I like how much your skid covers vital areas including the front alignment bolt/cam
     
  16. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    good looks!

    when in doubt...zip ties and duct tape :p
     
  17. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    Yeah that was the main reason for designing it. People came to me and said non of the skids on the market protect the cam bolt just the LCA itself :eek:. I went a step further and extended the skid all the way up the LCA so that a root or jagged rock cant contact your inner CV boot.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    The first mock up didn't completely cover the cam bolts, he increased the size and rounded the edges, it would take one hell of an impact to bend that sucker
     
  19. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    And if that hell of a hit did bend it you can just pull the skid off and beat it back in place :cool:
     
  20. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    It would take a BFH to bend that thing! I really like how you welded both the inside and outside of that joint, once it's coated, you can't even tell it's been welded.
     
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