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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 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
     
  2. 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!
     
  3. 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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  4. 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!
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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!
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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....
     
  9. 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
     
  10. May 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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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. ;)
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Needs to be GOOD welds tho. So start practicing now haha
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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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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    Yea could save a grand or so..

    Still gonna run 4k almost.
     
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    Yeah, I'm about to attempt to price everything out to get a rough estimate for full LT...
     
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    Depends on how deep your going. Basic kit or full out

    8-10k basic can be less if you can DIY a lot

    10-16k for full out I'd say.
     
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    Yeah... The more I look, the more appealing mid-travel looks...

    I'd love to have LT, but I'm not sure if I'd be out in the dunes enough to justify the price the more I think about it. I might just end up going with a really nice mid-travel setup.... :eek:
     
  19. May 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    Nothing wrong with that man. Mid travel will take you many places. Plus it keeps the rig sorta stock so maintenance is easier and the ride stays quiet and smooth.
     
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    Yeah it's probably best unfortunately haha with me being in New Mexico this summer I'm going to get the itch for LT again I'm sure!

    But I want to turn this thing into a vehicle that I can drive down the road to a trail, make it down the trail, and camp out for the weekend out of my truck. I like my suspension that I have right now, but I'd like a smoother ride when hitting bumps over 10mph haha
     

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