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Calling all Virginians (Tidewater area)

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by Alaskaflyer, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:11 AM
    AaronArf

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    Nicely done! If BDS had a kit out in 2011 I would of went with them. But I really want to go to mid travel so I can have more armor. :rolleyes:


    What do you mean sideways rain/snow is great for chopping bed sides :eek:

    I would at least swing through, got some goodies to drop off to folks if they go.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:18 AM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    The allpro expos are very thin leafs (8 of them) that give a smooth ride and flex very well. They don't hold weight very well and dont have an overload spring. Specifically designed for offroad use. They offer a HD spring for better weight bearing if you have a heavy expo setup (bumper, rack, RTT, etc...).

    Dakars are very good springs that I think do a good job of balancing flex with weight bearing ability. If you plan to tow/haul or just use your truck as a truck, these are probably a good idea.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:23 AM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Dont do it. You need a clean brake. Once you see all the trucks lined up your going to get the bug again... :p

    Ive said it before; every time I go to these meets, I have to re-convince myself I dont need 35's...
     
  4. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:30 AM
    AaronArf

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    My hands look like they got into a fight with a cheese grater trying to reach up into the bumper to mess with my winch wiring. :rolleyes: Not sure how much room the bruteforce has up near the winch tray, pelfreys is tightttttttt!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:32 AM
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    I'm running out of "easy" stuff to do :D
     
  6. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:43 AM
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  7. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:44 AM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    thank you! that is an excellent description and explains exactly what i was wondering in a way that i actually can follow along with! thanks again :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    YotaMatt

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    Nobody even realized that I did actually cut the crossmember!!!!!
     
  9. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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    Brent, Randy, Ron, Burry,

    If I get a sheet of metal, can this be something doable (I still dont have measurements)?:

    The rounded end will be bent up (about 90* but probably less to take in account the contour of the engine bay sidewall). The other ends will be bent down at 90*. I dont have to have the two shorter edges but will use the longer edge to mount catch can and probably relays.

    Tray_zpsead6f8f7_bba6d83ac6d7889616460580fbdd1f9bbff2ab20.jpg

    Np :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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    It seems like the expos hold their shape better. My Dakars are getting pretty flat. Still flex well though :D
     
  11. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:58 AM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    I know that many have said that the dakars settle a good bit but when the settling stops they hold pretty steady... maybe it is because when they finally stop settling they are flat??? I have a set of the D29xl aal to install on mine sometime, just havent gotten around to doing it yet. figure i would build the new bed rack first to offset some of the added rigidity. who knows???
     
  12. Mar 27, 2014 at 6:09 AM
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    I have the AAL sitting here too but I'm waiting to put icons up front since my 886's are definitely sagging at this point and the trucks pretty level fore and aft.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2014 at 6:22 AM
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    Come on by. Wife is giving me a pass the weekend of the 12th for three days. Looks like I'll have to work on my lights at night when the kids are asleep. As far as brakes and cv I'll wait until our schedules match up.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2014 at 6:28 AM
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    Pretty much sold on the CRV, knocking the price around now and then we'll see where we land. Still need some stock springs and looking for help to do the suspension swap Sunday afternoon.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:02 AM
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    i went with the dakars with the AAL and love them
     
  16. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:04 AM
    wrmathis

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    mine didnt get that flat. plus with the aal it curves them up pretty well again and i have had mine since dec 2010
     
  17. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    That's what I figured with the AAL. I'm just holding off for coil overs so I don't have stink bug look.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:08 AM
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    What thickness sheet metal?
    It can be done, anything can be done... just depends on how much trouble and money you're willing to invest.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:10 AM
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    Brent, just saw that the central section of Skyline was reopened.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    Scalded_Dawg

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    :thumbsup:
     

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