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Unread 03-20-2014, 09:33 PM   #16
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Does anyone know the actual length of Rubicon Express' 4.5" coils (RE1310)? I just got mine today and they just seem smaller than I pictured. The only thing that I've found that shows the dimensions were on amazon saying that they are 24" long and mine measure to 21". Also there was no packing slip in the box and the only numbers on the springs themselves is RM60010-1744, which Google reveals to mean nothing. One again, I'm probably fretting over nothing, I just want to be sure I got the right thing.
Pretty sure you got the right thing, my coils are labeled with that number (best I can remember, just looked last week when I swapped axle shafts). I also thought they appeared shorter than I expected. Best I can recall, I counted 14 coils on my old Rough Country 4.5" coils versus 12 coils on my RE's. Hope that helps somehow.

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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #17
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Pretty sure you got the right thing, my coils are labeled with that number (best I can remember, just looked last week when I swapped axle shafts). I also thought they appeared shorter than I expected. Best I can recall, I counted 14 coils on my old Rough Country 4.5" coils versus 12 coils on my RE's. Hope that helps somehow.
Thanks, like I said, I'm probably just fretting over nothing. With me being so over my initial budget and still needing to buy more for it, along with other expenditures that have come up, I really can't afford to get the wrong things.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 07:56 AM   #18
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Thanks, like I said, I'm probably just fretting over nothing. With me being so over my initial budget and still needing to buy more for it, along with other expenditures that have come up, I really can't afford to get the wrong things.
I completely understand. I dont make as much money in the winter months as I do in spring through fall. That, plus the cost of heating this damn house over the winter has really cut back on frivelous spending, so Ive had to really lay things all out and determine what mods Ill get the most out of for the money.

Keep up the good work though, man. The build is looking great.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #19
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Got the rest of the carpets pulled today to get the full story of how bad the floors were.


Driver's side is pretty much gone, the rusty spots that don't already have extra ventilation in them are all soft. Driver's side will get an entire new pan.


Passenger side is pretty good though. There are a couple soft spots, but I'll just be cutting those out, cleaning them up and patching them.

In the back there are a couple surface rusty spots, but they're solid, so I'm just gonna wire wheel them down. Not gonna bother with carpets, gonna bed line the floor instead.
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True story. You'd think offering friends to pay them in greasy food and alcohol would make them wait at my door step.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #21
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Anyone have any opinions on where to get replacement floor pans? I was just gonna get them from Raybuck but didn't know if anyone had any other opinions/options. These are what I was gonna get http://raybuck.com/i-88824-1984-01-j...iver-side.html
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Anyone have any opinions on where to get replacement floor pans? I was just gonna get them from Raybuck but didn't know if anyone had any other opinions/options. These are what I was gonna get http://raybuck.com/i-88824-1984-01-j...iver-side.html
When in the woods and thick (sometimes sharp) branches poking up and sometimes hitting floor pan(s), I've often thought a thick floorpan would be a lot safer.

The stock floor pans aren't very sturdy, even when new. Rust would weaken them further. Impalement seems possible.

How about a 1/8" thick floor pan? It'd give you protection on unkept forest trails.
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Uh oh. You're a serial killer.

Zombies aren't real. They're a figment of your demented imagination. Those were real people you killed. The good news is with luck you might be sent to a mental institution instead of prison.
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When in the woods and thick (sometimes sharp) branches poking up and sometimes hitting floor pan(s), I've often thought a thick floorpan would be a lot safer.

The stock floor pans aren't very sturdy, even when new. Rust would weaken them further. Impalement seems possible.

How about a 1/8" thick floor pan? It'd give you protection on unkept forest trails.
Uh........no.........impalement is not going to happen.
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Uh........no.........impalement is not going to happen.
Probably not, but I've felt branches hit my floorpan hard enough my feet could feel it through the pan. I'm in Pacific Northwest where our branches are bigger than in the East. Like our unnamed hills are as big as Eastern mountains. And our mountains are on a scale unseen in the East.

So I doubt you've experienced the same scale branches I have from large trees here.

The branches fallen (or cut) lying on ground here can rip out a tire sidewall. So why not a floor pan? They've scraped my floor pan hard enough (occasionally) to flex it upward a little. And those were scrapes aka glancing blows. I've never had a direct hit yet, but the though of it makes me want a thicker floor pan.

Driving through a clear cut here can mean driving over large branches. Same can happen on forest trails here.
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Probably not, but I've felt branches hit my floorpan hard enough my feet could feel it through the pan.
I believe Ive come far closer to getting impaled by trees coming at me through an open window lol.
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I believe Ive come far closer to getting impaled by trees coming at me through an open window lol.
My point is, if he's going to have to replace pan anyway, why not use something tough like 1/8" plate.
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My point is, if he's going to have to replace pan anyway, why not use something tough like 1/8" plate.
I can understand the logic, for sure. I just dont see it being feasible for the application. Stray sticks just dont find their way through floorpans enough to warrant trying to form 1/8" steel into the shape of a floor pan.
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