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Benson X's 'Bout Time BBQ Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Benson X, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Jan 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Hi Benson X, I see you have a rack on your Lear cap. Can you please tell me how far apart you spaced the rails? I plan to install my own this winter. Tnks
     
  2. Jan 9, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    Benson X

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    It is a slide-rail system - so you can unlock the rails and put them far apart, or close together depending on what you need.

    I keep the front all way at the front, and the back all the way at the back, but I can measure the distance between them if you want.

    *edit* the rails are 51.5" apart at the maximum distance
     
  3. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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    Benson X

    Benson X [OP] ...and we're back!

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    updated with MOAR MODS!!! (and some new-ish pics)
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Eibach Coils, Bilsteins at .85, 1/4" Toytec Spacers both sides, 2" AAL and Bilsteins on rear. Completely debadged, yellow wire mod, rear diff breather relocate.
    Well done Ben!
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    Benson X

    Benson X [OP] ...and we're back!

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    Thanks Patrick! Just added some more mods.

    Plans for the immediate future: SS extended brake lines, maybe a shackle-flip, and I desperately need some skids.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Beautiful truck man, loving the winch mount! Your truck is inspiring me to keep my LB and start wheeling it. Do you plan on making your own skids or buying them?
     
  7. Feb 10, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Nice build op truck looks great
     
  8. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    Benson X

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    Thanks man. I love the space of the DC/LB, even though it is not as nimble on tight trails.

    I'd like to make my own skids to save money and incorporate some custom designs. If I do buy them though, I would definitely get a full set from Relentless or Bud-Built.

    Thanks Juan :thumbsup: Check out my write-ups too.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Nice truck! Looks like you are having a good time with it.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Thanks man, I definitely love my truck and my mods. Still a lot I wanna do, but lack the $$$ to do it all at once. Slowly getting there.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    I'm gonna start researching building my own. I'm gonna start a thread to get some input from others that may have done their own
     
  12. Feb 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Sounds like a good idea. Skids are pretty straight forward, but without a plasma/CNC cutter and welding equipment/experience, building a set myself seems pretty far-fetched.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    How did you get 3.5" of lift? I thought the 885's gave around 2.5" on LB's? I just picked up some 885x's and I want to get a full 3" so I was going to do the top plate spacer... How are your CV angles at 3.5" any issues? I was also contemplating setting my 5100's to .85 with the 885's and no top plate...

    Sick truck! Like the hidden winch!
     
  14. Mar 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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    This thing is bad ass man. :taco:
     
  15. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    I have the 885s, OME 90k shocks, and the 1/2" ToyTec spacer on each side CV angles are fine. Here are my measurements:

    Front Driver: 38.25"
    Front Passenger: 38.5"
    Rear Driver: 40.25"
    Rear Passenger: 40.5"

    I also run 285/70r17s, lotsa weight in the rear, and have my winch/winch mount up front (+90lbs)

    Let me know how that compares to yours.

    Thanks man :thumbsup:

    Hell yeah, thanks Ken! It was cool meeting you at the mod-day and seeing you briefly at the swap meet. Hope to see you and your truck at some other meets in the future! :cheers:
     
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  16. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    Truck is looking good Ben!
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    ^^^ Thanks Tony! It's getting there, I got my IFS skid ready to weld up and slap it on there, just gotta finish the mid and t-case skids.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    That is one of the things i need to look at next is skids
     
  19. Mar 13, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    Benson X [OP] ...and we're back!

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    Yeah, I desperately need them:
    [​IMG]

    I need to work out a plan to get a front and rear bumper too. Went to the annual 4x4 Swap Meet with Mike (Chickenmunga) this weekend and almost pulled the trigger on a Badlands from bumper. My g/f would be completely pissed though, and Mike was not helping the situation :p.

    $500 for a badass tube/hybrid bumper already powder-coated with a set of HIDs installed is pretty hard to pass up though...:pout:

    ***I still want that bumper (DAMN YOU MIKE!!!). Think I might sell some old music gear to help fund it. If I get the bumper I will be selling my alum. hidden winch mount for cheap. I also still have some stock parts and my T-Shirts/Hoodies FS.
     
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  20. Mar 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    Well can't say I would have been much help either, some say do it now ask for forgiveness later:D
     
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