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Old 06-28-2010, 12:22 PM
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the ribbing you got was really mild...just learn from it. We kind of understand the frustration.
At least least we are not like Pirate, it would have been a lot worst
You should have heard all the crap I got when I had worked on a VW Bug for 2 years before I even drove it and rolled it 3 months later

Just like anything in life, don't let the pressure to do something you don't feel comfortable with get the best of you, it's ok to say no.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:39 PM
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Thanks, I know it really wasn't that bad, I just had some sand in my v this morning. Cheers to learnig from ur mistakes. And like someone said ealier I got a lot to learn before I go to moab. Which are in the future plans.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:03 PM
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I've seen worse.

Live and learn. Time to fix it!
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Wrench, wheel, wreck, repeat.....

If you were 3 wheelin it all day look at your shocks make sure they are the proper length
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:04 PM
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If theiy're lift springs that are stock length that can also be a limiting factor, look cool but don't function for anything. You've got lift blocks on the rear. 1st gens are narrower than after '85.

Always recon an obsticle. In a heart beat I will get out and walk an obsticle, I don't like suprises nor wasting time. Things also look different from the ground. Helps with picking lines too.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:16 PM
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Man that is a clean looking truck, I'm glad that everything was okay! Massive props for just getting out there are going at it! I spent a lot of time in the passengers seat with someone who knew what they were doing before I got behind the wheel. I was just nervous because I simply don't have thousands of dollars to pour into my rig if I break it, plus its my daily driver. Just keep at it and you will get a better feel for the truck and the trails! (unless the suspension needs some work, then adjust that first...)
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:35 PM
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glad your alright man , my greatest fear is flipping my truck .. ive come real close a couple times and it was all my fault i m really not that experienced out on the trails but when im out there i want to drive thru everything.. Fun fun fun!!!
Have fun fixing the truck ..
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:23 PM
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So i already started working on it, had to bleed the clutch, breaks, and reposition the motor b/c the mounts broke, (rotted). drives great though, drove it home from friends shop, you can't hardly tell i flipped it. the front driver fender and the hood are the worst. the rest can all be popped back out. o and took off what i thought was a 3" body lift turned out to be 4" home made body lift! so thats going in the trash. and Alreay got a cage in the process!

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:26 PM
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might consider chaining your motor mounts:
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...torMount.shtml

incase one breaks, you can still limp home
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:27 PM
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ya im probably gonna have solid mounts made for it
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RhinoYota View Post
ya im probably gonna have solid mounts made for it
4xinnovation's makes a nice set:
http://4xinnovations.com/pages/drive/enginemount.htm
i got mine T-G mounts from waskillywabbit:
http://www.trail-gear.com/bomb-proof-motor-mount-kit
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I was gonna pull my cases today and thought while I was under there I would replace my motor mounts...didn't get to the cases not enough time. I had never done motor mounts before so learned a few things which is a good thing but killed too much time>plus the rain and hail made it fun Good thing too, stock mount looked like it was about to break, it was split about 3/4 of the way thru: replaced them with something a bit stouter Trail Gear mounts : wivey got these for me for my b-day. she is awesome I like these better than alternative of welding some chain on the stock mount
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:42 AM
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Glad you're OK!

But I'd be really curious to see what would happen if you copied/pasted the exact same first post with pics on Pirate4x4....you'd get torn a new one in minutes.

In fact, if you haven't already, you might want to for kicks, and then quote/post the replies you get....those guys are flat out MEAN to each other. I first posted there, got railed on for a generic lift question, and someone was nice enough to PM me about Yotatech (a nicer forum that's more noob friendly)....thank god for that tip - love it here!

Guys at Pirate are very smart and capable - it's just not somewhere you want to post something like this if you want constructive feedback
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:44 AM
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OCDROPZON, thanks so much! man somebody had mentioned T-G before and i had no idea who it was, Just got done looking at Trail Gears website and man they have some awesome stuff at pretty reasonable prices. I am looking at getting all new lift componets gears and lockers. any word on if the 5125 12"s are still on back order?

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AFTERMATH of DESTRUCTION

These pics are of the Truck after i rolled it, and after i took of the 4" home made gay body lift!




It saved the cab b/c it fell in a hole,

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Here's how my motor mounts are, I modified them because of the torque produced from ultimate dual case set up. As No problems and cost less then $10

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154338
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wow. Thats pretty minimal, all things considered. Looks good without the bodylift, glad you are saving her!!

Nothing a hammer and a little rhinoline can't fix, eh?
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Ya I'm gonna fix it all and put a 4xinnovations prefab cage in it. And I'm still debating on rhino lining it again or pealing it off and painting it. What do y'all think?
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if you are gonna wheel it, stay rhino.

my paint has a butt ton of scratches in it already. Plus, that stuff would be ridiculous to get off.

I say leave it rhino, but go back to the stock black grille.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:17 AM
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Ya been looking at things, Durabak makes a good kit, expensive though. Speedline, Herculiner, and a few others. I do believe i am going to take off all the red (peals pretty easy) and do a WHITE liner. 2 gallons will cost me like 160 bucks and thats two coats almost. thats the future, for now i might just buy a quart of the red and redo the fender. lol
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