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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    yeaaahhhhh.. haha.



    time for a new one i guess.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM
    Supermoto

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    I'm in shock both of those we from just being pulled out!!!!
     
  3. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM
    BradyT88

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    Ah ha! I was trying to figure out how the hell you do that out in the sand. Makes sense. Did you hook the strap up to the driver's side corner of the bumper or did it slide out there when he pulled?
     
  4. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM
    battlescars

    battlescars Professionull1

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    The bumpers may bend, but that's not a bad thing Landon. It's good to still have a crumple zone on a non caged and even a caged truck.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM
    anthony250f

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    i swear mine was made out of conduit hahaha...after it bent i was able to rip the whole end off
     
  6. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    yeah. i stopped on the top of a dune and didnt realize my wheel wasnt straight so when i straightened it, the front tires kinda dug into the sand. my buddy couldnt get behind me so pullled up the dune and just tried pulling me down and yeahhh.. didnt work out as we though hahaha.

    after that happened, we were able to push it out :rofl:
     
  7. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM
    Supermoto

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    From just the force of being pulled out? That's bad no matter what. I get engineered weak points but not this bad.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    damn repost
     
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  9. Sep 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    100% possible to tow from a tube bumper/tire carrier if it's properly integrated into the frame and has strength built into the right areas.

    this one has towed a 6500lb boat thousands of miles

    pre hitch gussets

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    gussets

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  10. Sep 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Bryan and I started 18th off the line and we finished 5th. The race course turned into a junk yard after the 1st lap.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 8, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    I Pulled My Brother In LawsTaco Out With An Engage Bumper Vs. My Homemade Bumper And His Twisted Like That Too..Mine Held Strong
     
  12. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    I've yanked people out with my all pro :stirthepot:
     
  13. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    My DTF bumper has been used to pull me out 3 separate times cuz I was trying to crawl behind a 4x4 and it hasnt even tweaked. Plus took out the whole driver side head light and fender to the wheel on a Border Patrol vehicle and still going strong... And slid on the bumper at Superstition. Probably the only thing that kept me from going end over end.... So BIG PROPS to DTF!! ;)

    :rofl:
     
  14. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM
    DTFtacoma

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    Oh damn!? Yeah I built Nate's bumper a million and a half years ago then he sold it to Bryan. My quality is far better now and I'm now using a 220 machine. It was all .120 wall HREW and had some cold lap. I'm really surprised it lasted this long with all the beatings it took on both trucks.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    nice.



    im not bagging on dtf at all though if thats what you think. it was his first or second bumper he ever built. that bumper has been to hell and back quite a few times. if i never wouldve gotten stuck, it never wouldve happened. when i originally go hit head on by a sand rail, im pretty sure that ended up cracking the welds. its a powdercoated bumper and after that, i started to see a little rust gather up where the weld was so it was almost a matter of time before the weld broke. it has my stamp of approval. i beat the living shit out of it.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM
    DTFtacoma

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    This is literally the first thing that I ever made too. That's why I sold you the glass and gave you the bumper for free lol.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM
    Supermoto

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    We all live and learn! Your current work is badass and overbuilt....... I love overbuilt.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM
    DTFtacoma

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    :thumbsup: Figured that much I think everybody thought you were pissed lol

    me too
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  19. Sep 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    yea hahaha. when that happened i just started laughing.. that damn duramax breaks all my shittttt. whatever man, its all apart of the sport.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM
    Supermoto

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    I've followed your work man. I like it!

    When I had my shop we had two things painted on the wall, "nothing ever broke from being over built" and "88mph means serious shit" ha
     

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