post #406 of Old 04-18-2013, 09:31 PM
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Less rotational weight is better , which makes for an easy decision .


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post #407 of Old 04-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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Started making the control arms. This shouldn't even be a question, but I'm trying to decide whether i keep it bushing and heim or double heim
Double heim arms that use the same thread size as Johnny Joints, so you can swap them out down the road with less expense.

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post #408 of Old 04-21-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't decided, but leaning toward alloys. On another note, my Russel drivers side brake line blew up on me when at the bottom of a trail today
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post #409 of Old 04-21-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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post #410 of Old 04-24-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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My Iron Rock Offroad Tie rod came in the other day, plus I ordered a 1.25 body lift and mml today. Can't wait to install it all
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post #411 of Old 04-24-2013, 10:16 PM
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Tie rod is beef, but it's so strong when it holds up the rest of you steering will bend. Do a tie rod flip and get the tie rod up some
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post #412 of Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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I've actually been looking at the Blackmagic tie rod flip. I'll order it soon
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post #413 of Old 04-25-2013, 12:02 AM
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It's stupid cheap and easy.
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post #414 of Old 04-25-2013, 08:27 AM
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Like the budget build, nicely done. And I vote alum wheels. Soft 8's with 33's is a heavy combo for the 4banger.

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post #415 of Old 04-25-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the iro tie rod with new ends. Beef
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post #416 of Old 05-05-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a blackmagic tie rod flip kit today. Going to be a big week if I have time to install the body lift, mml, and tie rod flip
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post #417 of Old 05-07-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Installed Bl and mml yesterday and today. wow, what a pain in the *** that mml is with one person. Looks good imo


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post #418 of Old 05-07-2013, 07:55 PM
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post #419 of Old 05-07-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good!
Thanks man, needs bigger tires!



On another note, I did some research with my aluminum wheels and the soft 8's. If I stayed with the KM2s on aluminum wheels vs soft 8s on these KM2s, I would save 12-14lbs per wheel/tire combo. It would be lighter to run 35s on these aluminum wheels vs running the KM2 soft 8 combo. I know what I'm going with!
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post #420 of Old 05-08-2013, 07:23 AM
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Just a heads up I switched from 15x10 steel wheels to 15x8 alloys which weighed 16 lbs less each wheel and the difference was alot less than I was hoping for. I still prefer the alloys though
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