........... And then ? it never ends . the more you buy the more you want or need to replace . stronger springs because of the weight from the new winch to go on the new bumper , longer shocks and new shock mounts to compliment the AR , aint it great !
one thing i am trying to figure out is how to mount up the sway bar cover to clean up the gap behind the bumper that is present b/c i dont have a winch yet. i'm sure i can come up with something to make it work.
i know alot of people complain about the Antirock being hard to install, but the wire brush wheel on my die grinder worked wonders to clean up the inside of the crossmember. the hardest part for me was getting the links cut to the proper length. i ended up threading the nut all the way onto the thread and cutting about 1/2" off both ends. when the cut was finished i could chase the threads with the nut. if it hung up in any of the threads i was able to file the threads back down.
ohh and i was able to manage this two days after i dislocated my pinky playing soccer. so i think anyone can complete this.
The antirock on the second from last hole with the stock bumper has definatly softened up the ride a little bit. the bumps are still there and i can still feel them, but they are definatly softened up a bit.
when both wheels hit a bump at the same time there is more "impact" then when one wheel hits the same bump. (makes sense that the AR is allowing the single side of the axle to flex more) the body roll is not bad at all and i would say that if you were on the fence about getting the AR, you should disconnect your swaybar and drive a few miles. the AR will be stiffer than no sway bar, even the softest setting on the AR is stiffer than no sway bar.
when i test fit the bumper and drove for a few miles it seemed to be even softer. so we will see when i get the bumper painted and mounted.
For comparison, 33x12.5 Duratracs are listed at 48lbs
I am really basing my decision on cost. I think Toyo will run about $50 more per tire and I'm sure I can swing the extra $250 after everything else I am doing. We'll see what kind of deals I can get locally though.
Not sure where we are going to be testing this. Rausch is just too far from me and I think Uwharrie is too far from you. I don't think I'll be ready for Big Dogs in May, but maybe one of the June trips they have will work out. Worst case is Oak Ridge over Labor Day weekend for the annual Virginia Trail Ride.