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MCM Fab LT Install/Review

Discussion in 'MCM Fab & Design' started by Blackdawg, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Jul 2, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    My 650s are good on the one truck but I only have a front bumper. I took a LOT of preload out though. The LT truck has 16''x700s but its different geometery plus Frankenstein is a pig haha

    Honestly you would likely be okay using the other stuff, but I use basically the top one. Works better that like red n tacky which squeaks badly. Never had issues using that kind of grease and keeps bushings happy.


    I only just put the mid travel on. For now its great. But my rear shocks can't keep up so once I update those I'll need to change the front a bit. They are very plush overall and I think upping the compression just a bit might be needed. But right now Im not complaining much. If had had a winch or skids or both. Id really need to up the valving to help control the weight. Right now with just the bumper it's pretty great.

    The LT shocks are similar. But Im not to the point I can out run the valving on them yet due to the rear setup.
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    I need to figure out how to take preload out. Seems you would dial back (up on the coilovers?) the collar, ya?

    Frankenstein looks sweet though!! As you've said in your comments, bet it is fun to drive.

    Still figuring out all the nuiances to the ADS shocks. I'll be stoked to get my rears relocated...just need to lock down a fab person to help me with the various tasks that go along with the relo.

    Thanks for the responses...the info is certainly helpful to me!
     
  3. Jul 3, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    I built a tool from a cheap pry bar. Works great. But yes you just need to screw the collars up. Keep in mind, taking preload out is a lot easier that adding it with the collar without compressing the coils separately. Which can be a big pain for the standard guy in his garage.

    Franks a beast to drive and super fun. I really miss driving him but haven't had a shop space to fix him back up in a few years. Kind of sad..

    someday though.
     
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  4. Jul 6, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    Cool. Tyler from ADS told me via email that a 5/16ths steel punch works well too. I haven't measured those holes and I'm assuming that this is the size that fits well. I'll definitely play with adjusting the preload more once I have the rear shocks installed and then I can really get an idea of what is what. I also just put on new rear leafs from Alcan so they are still in their "break-in" period...a bit bouncy when unloaded yet (400# over stock they are with 3" lift).

    Bummer about Frank; I assumed he was still running strong! What ails him?
     
  5. Mar 4, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    It’d be easier to say what is not done to it.
    What are you waiting for brother? Also thanks for this thread. It’ll probably help me in the future
     
  6. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    a shop to fit him in still haha the LT won't fit in the door at my current rental.
     
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    Hey Monte. Did your lower ball joint steering stops rub the lower control arms at full lock driver/passenger?
     
  8. May 5, 2022 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes. No way around that with the extra travel. Best thing to do is grind off the stubs on the lbj.
     
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