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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    Sort of. My experience with open/open guys is that it usually involves having to back up and bump some things or back up more and get a little speed. It's harder to do that with a crawlbox. One of the guys I wheel with has an open/open Jeep Commanche pickup. He refuses to lock it cuz he said it's more fun since lockers make it easier but he is always abusing the shit out of his rig trying to get up things. Half the time I can come behind him and finesse my way up them with my dual locked 33's. Depending on the obstacle it is just as hard for me with both my lockers because I usually have to pick a good line as well to keep from high-centering. Ben has some good pics of this guy using his rig on one of the obstacles that I have yet to try due to not having any belly armor yet.

    If I wasn't going to get a locker, I would put the crawlbox money into bigger tires instead of a crawlbox.

    Here's the only pic of him that I have
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  2. May 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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  3. May 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    Sweet deal man! you and your dad got wenches at the same time :cool:

    Where is your guy stuck? Have a good weekend in the boonies!
     
  4. May 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Up by Cooke city I guess. Just took it too far. Stock gmc I think.

    And yea he got his right after I got mine haha
     
  5. May 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    This thread needs some pics..from this weekend of saving a few rigs off the mountain.

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  6. May 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    i bet you would have more fun with a good suspension set up than a crawl box.

    look at those tires there, sitting still being uselss
     
  7. May 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Nah. Be WAY more fun to have not as great suspension and drag over everything :D haha more challenging :p
     
  8. May 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    So, a random post... But do you plan on going with a cantilever setup in the back? I just saw that Engage Offroad can sell a kit for us 1st gens and now I want to go LT!
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    Yes i do plan on it. THo i didn't know they sold a kit? Its a VERY involved process. the Geometry of it is intense and needs to be done right. lots of custom work. Im not sure id trust just a kit..

    im not seeing this kit you speak of..

    I talked to them about doing my rig..NOT cheap. And would take about a month to do or more.
     
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  10. May 16, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    They apparently offer up a Weld-it-yourself kit, an install-it-yourself-kit, and a cut-it-yourself kit where they just sell you the DXF file so you can just have a CNC cut it for you locally.

    I won't be doing it for at least another 3 years or so, but I'm definitely looking into it!
     
  11. May 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    Interesting. Is that on their site??

    I am hoping to right after college. Probably to my double cab now tho. It'll get the LT stuff and Frankenstein will get SAS.
     
  12. May 16, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    No, Engage mentioned in a thread and I said I was interested and he pm'ed me. PM Engage Offroad and he'll give you info and pricing. It doesn't sound too bad to me...

    As soon as I have a new DD, I'm probably going to go for this kit!
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    Huh..interesting.

    Well ill have to look into it.

    Would make my life a bit easier that's for sure.
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Definitely! I was just going to SAS mine down the road, but LT is so much more appeasing to me. Plus with LT you can still do awesome trails, SAS wouldn't be so fun in the dunes....
     
  15. May 16, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    Actually you can still hit the dunes with SAS quite well. All has to do with valving. I mean come on..ever watch KOH?? :p
     
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    Haha I knew you would say that. I just didn't feel like putting in a long explanation! Lets just say I'd prefer LT for a trail/dune combo over SAS. ;)
     
  17. May 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Ya I know.

    I prefer it for DD purposes really.

    Engage replied already. Base kit is cheap! But LOT of welding..probably can't do that..might but I'd want my own shop again.
     
  18. May 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Exactly, by then mine won't be a DD but I will be driving it on the highway to get to off road places.

    The pricing is awesome. I can't decide between the weld kit or install kit. I can just by my own welder and turn the garage I'll have into my shop. Haha
     
  19. May 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Needs to be GOOD welds tho. So start practicing now haha
     
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    Haha yeah, my welds and the prettiest but they hold well. I'll definitely practice before and if I decide I'd be better off I'll just go with the install kit.
     
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