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Discussion in 'South East' started by Sleeper362, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Sleeper362

    Sleeper362 [OP] One Convenient Locations ......In Africa

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    I have a few questions for yall. Where do you get your ring and pinions installed? I plan on getting an Auburn ECTED sometime soon and I am wondering where to go to get this work done. The guy I had do this on my Mustang passed away a few years ago and I trust no one else. Who do you go to?

    I also plan on getting some rock sliders as well and I was wondering if yall have someone who would not booger up my shit. I honestly need to go out and get a welder because I can lay a hell of a weld and tend to judge others by my standards. I just don't have the space or time to get one.

    Any help would be appreciated. Looking forward to the URE meet next week. I should be there for Saturday.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    These.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    dbronzo

    dbronzo Protected by Armor Tech Offroad

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    Getting mine gears done by Wilson Offroad. They have come highly recommended to me from some friends. Get all your armor from ATO.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Sleeper362

    Sleeper362 [OP] One Convenient Locations ......In Africa

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    Are they somewhat local? Do they have a website? ECGS that is. I have been following the ATO stuff since my first day on here.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    do you mean Down East Offroad?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Sleeper362

    Sleeper362 [OP] One Convenient Locations ......In Africa

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    No shit, one of my best friends lives down that way. Pretty convenient for me.

    Here is a noob question; do yall think an ECTED is a decent option for locking the rear diff, or would you go another route? I have an SR5 with five open switch panels, IE I don't have shit for fancy dohickeys as supplied from Toyota. No ATRAC, no downhill assist, no traction control, no nothing, which I am fine with because it gives me a pure platform to start with. It did come with the 8.4 rear end though :)

    I daily drive this thing but I want something that can run Daniel at will. I don't want to do an all out trail rig but I want to be able to hold my own in Uwharrie from time to time. I don't plan on Off Roading anywhere else though. I know at least sliders are needed,a locking rear differential will help as well as some armor for underneath. Basically a weekend warrior. I love sleepers (thus the name in reference to my mustang which should be Sleeper552 now) and I would love for someone to see the truck and doubt its capabilities.

    For the guys that have done it, where would you start and what mods would you do? I am totally new to off roading, even though I used to do some amazing shit in my 2WD E150 such as getting it stuck in places beyond where 4WD should bother going.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Sleeper362

    Sleeper362 [OP] One Convenient Locations ......In Africa

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    I will do some research on what ARBs are (told you I was new :) ) I know its a rear locking diff but that is as far as my knowledge goes. The rest of your list is actually the exact order I was thinking about modding in. I saw jandrew's video earlier today of him yanking off his rear bumper and immediately put that rear bumper on my list. Probably won't do the wrap around bumper though.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Sleeper362

    Sleeper362 [OP] One Convenient Locations ......In Africa

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    That is what I am afraid of, lol.

    Thanks for the help yall.
     
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