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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I had heard a lot about ttora and finally signed up. Been enjoying the for sale section. Got into wheeling while I was at school in Farmington NM with my stock 94 truck, loved it!, and have since made some changes. Since then I've added a rear e-locker 4.56, bumpers, sliders and a winch along with a drivetrain/body lift on 33s. Its been a blast wheeling around the trails and getting to see stuff few people get to enjoy. Up coming mods are a front arb, duals and budbuilb armor. I just need to go wheeling more than I do! Work- killin all my time.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 06:58 AM
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From the Farm eh? Must have been nice to have choke cherry canyon in your back yard.

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Welcome to the area, get ready for some snow this weekend. If you're feeling adventurous, there's money to be made pulling out stuck people.

So you're selling the red truck to build another truck? Any plans for a fancy rear bumper to match the fancy front bumper?

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I installed an addicted offroad type bumper a while now I'm looking at putting a rear winch where my spare tire is. Have you got any advice on a rear winch?
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Good advice or bad advice?

Rear winch... Hmmm, most of the time I see guys running receiver mounted winches for that. That way, they can switch the winch front/back as needed, but then you'd need to run wiring front/back also and make sure the mounting point is strong enough to pull from. I haven't heard good/bad about this setup and I haven't done anything like it.

Or are you thinking about having 2 separate winches?

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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 09:22 PM
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Winch advice-

Get it up high with the trailgear mount / or tuck it under like goldfingers rig . Look at the past events . He has a sweet setup .

Most of us have the trailgear winch plate .

Get some bigger tires and some gears / lockers and lets go wheelin!!!

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Thanks Wakkjobb, I'll have to check out his rig. I have a front winch already and was thinkin it would be slick to tuck it under the bed and just run the wiring. My only problem is that I dont know how to weld... yet.
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Wakkjobb welds. He likes money and beer...

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Truer words have never been spoken.

I'll teach anyone to weld; taught my wife to weld along with several friends. And plasma cutting too. If you want to pick up steel, check into Glaser Steel on 31st street off of Hwy 24. Way low prices and they're really nice people to deal with.

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I know of Glaser, great people there. I also know how good beer is! Certainly interested in learning to weld. My front bumper needs some reinforcement too. I don't feel very comfortable winching with it being only held in place by 4 bolts.
Wakkjobb if you need some beer/cash anytime let me know, I'd love to learn
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I'm taking this Thurs/Friday off, so those are open as of now; along with Saturday and most of Sunday.


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Get a job you slacker

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No.

Know what I did today? "Operation Smoke Screen"; as in:

Fancy management-type people are coming by Thursday (half of why I'm not going in) and these folks are looking for a place to have their cars worked on. I cleaned my shop like crazy, stuffed cars inside to make it "look busy" and did some donuts in an MX-5.

Smoke and mirrors...

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I'm taking this Thurs/Friday off, so those are open as of now; along with Saturday and most of Sunday.

I have some time between classes on thursday, then after work on friday.
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turns out I wont be able to enjoy a welding lesson quite yet. I started to install my duals and ran into some problems. Its nice having the drive train lift for the flat belly but when I tried to install the budbuilt crossmember it didn't fit! Not too worried though I know the people at budbuilt are solid. So now I wait for my driveshafts to be lengthened and drive something else.
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You should post some pics.

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See how the crossmember doesn't line up with the mounts on the t-case?
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Can I say something stupid here? Have you tried putting the skid on the other way?

As in "it may be backards?"

edit: wait, you had a flat belly, but now w/ duals... so the skid drops non-flat? Hm... that may take some finagling to make it work.

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Its not stupid at all, I tried it both ways. the way it sits now, the mounts are off. If I flip it around the mounts are off and it contacts the exhaust which I'll probably have to modify to get the skid plate to work.

it was close to a flat belly. Getting flater with the budbuilt. I'll have to post a build thread someday.
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That looks like the correct mounting direction. i thought it was backwards as well, but a quick search (on pirate) proved me wrong.



I don't think they are made for drive train lifts tho... just replacing the thicker stock x-member (which net's a few inches all by itself).

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I wish mine fit like that. The strange part is that the budbuilt website shows a drivetrain lift application. I'm going to keep messing with it though and talking with bud to see whats going on. Will post more as I go. While I'm waiting though I might install my front arb
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So I called Budbuilt a couple days ago and that guy is awesome. As it turns out on his website the dual tcase crossmember I got if for an 84-95 toyota truck. The problem was that I have the v6 truck and the crossmember is for the 4cyl. Bud said he'd never ran into this problem before but he'd send me the right crossmember and a label so I could ship the other one back. I've always heard about the great customer service he provides and now I know first hand its true!
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It's kind of cool when you actually get good customer service. Imagine what it would be like if every company (in and out of the wheeling world) stepped up like that.

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Bud helped me out when fed ex lost a belly pan I bought from a private seller. Great guy.




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Yeah he is. I'd recommend him any day. So while that is in transit I ordered the speed sensor adapter. Got the drive shafts back and they look great though I'm going to have to cut part of the horse collar off. It seems the rear winch has been put on hold with this fun upgrade
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So I'm still waiting for the crossmember to arrive. While that is on its way I also ordered the speed sensor adapter and a triple stick setup from davz offroad. I'm excited about the triple stick! Now my main case shifter won't be so close to my seat since I've got the 60/40 bench.
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The dual t-case is in! Best upgrade I've done! Budbuilt sent me the correct crossmember and now that its all installed my rear driveshaft is causing a vibration. If its not one thing its another right? After installing everything I waited for the triple stick to show up. After a very very long time it showed up. once that goes in I'll probably refocus on the rear winch

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Whats causing your vibration? Angle or out of balance? More pics? I like pics of projects.

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Far as I can tell with the little inspection I've done I measured from flange to flange and had the shaft lengthened running a double cardan at the t-case. So I think I miss-measured and have my drive shaft too long. the angels don't look bad since I've only done a 2" drive train/body lift.

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