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  1. Kane4sythe


  2. Sorry to here you were in the hospital, hope all is well. So when I do plan on getting this done, it seems like the best option would be 4.10s, and rebuild practically the whole front end with dor parts? So then if I get it referred to 4.10 will this gauruntee I’m in this range? What even is gear ratio and what does it do?
  3. That's a good answer...and probably the only real reason to do it. As a male, the feeling of accomplishment will always bring you fulfillment. And there's only one way to get that feeling...and that's to get'r done!  That’s right! Yeah, I was looking on custom offsets and 900 for what I’m looking for would be low. Yeah, I was looking on custom offsets and 900 for what I’m looking for would be low Alright, so now I have another question. You guys mentioned that if I ever decide to go as big as I’d ever think about going, 24x14 wheels with 38 inch tires, that I’d have to get it re geared to 4.10. What is the biggest you thing I can safely go without pushing it, and not have to do any work at all to the truck? Or should I just completely keep it stock until I can back up the mechanics?
  4. You’re exactly right, you never know what’s going to happen, and although I believe you should be prepared for the future to a certain extent, I don’t think I should spend my whole young life worrying about the future. This is the richest I’ll ever be. Free house, free food, and no bills. The only thing I pay for are things I don’t need and things that I enjoy. You made since. I know the truck is a money pit, but if I’m not enjoying what I’m doing, it’s going to get sold. This isn’t going to be a hassle or a stressful thing for me, I have no deadlines or due dates with my truck and can do as I plead with it. I know what I want with my truck and if it takes 15 years to get there, then so be it, although I’m sure by that time my likings and preferences about the perfect truck may change, heck I could be a Chevy guy by then and I don’t really like Chevy all that much. I’m just going to build the truck slowly with the extra money I have, and of course when I have a family, their needs will be first priority, but I think even if you do have a family, some stable hobby such as working on your truck is a good neutralizer, for the times when your wife is driving you nuts lol. It’s bit like you have to put thousands into it a year, but surely I think after the family’s needs are cared for it’s okay to spend a few bucks here and there. I hope mine also makes sense. Haha, I’m sure they do. But what you’re saying bullet is a lot of work, but I know what comes along with one of these trucks- a lot of work. To me though, working towards my dream truck is not work, no matter how many hours it takes, and I believe the journey along with building your truck is part of the fun. Idk that’s just my opinion though, I’m sure I’ll chanhe it when I actually realize what I got myself into.
  5. Why do so many folks do it if it’s so bad? Oh yeah of course haha. We’ll have you seen all the people with bagged rears and lifted fronts? It’s called “leaning”
  6. I’m no mechanic, so if you think that going with a fourth gen steering set up can handle the big wheels and tires that I eventually want, I’ll take your word on it, but I also don’t want to go the cheaper route then have to pay for it in the future.
  7. Well idk either lol. There is a bunch of options you can select and with each option it raises the price. Some of the options I don’t even know what they mean. Yeah that’s ehat I’m trying to avoid. I’m not going to go all crazy and buy expensive wheels and tires, just to have everything else break. I’m honestly not really too worried about the price. I bought the truck knowing that if I wanted to make it nice, money would be involved, and of course I’m olanning on doing these things over a long period of time, not over night. I’m just trying to get a list straight in my head of all the things that need to be done in order to make this my dream truck.
  8. Okay, so if I could afford it though would buying the steering set up from dodge Offroad be as good of a choice as the t steering? So if it’s already 4.10 aside from the front end reinforcing, an I good to go for bigger wheels and tires? Ohh gotcha. So then dor includes the lift? There is nothing wrong with the truck at all, I just want to make it that I can put up to 24 inch wheels and 38 inch tires if I want to ever go that big, so I’m trying to figure out what all needs to be done to the truck in order to safely and comfortably run something this large Oh my, what needs to be done to the rear? I thought it was just the front ends in these trucks that went bad?
  9. Sounds good! Time to start saving. the 4.10 gear ratios may be a confusing job for me once I get that cover off. What is the ratio for a stock truck?
  10. Oh yeah of course. Trust me, I’m not planning on making this happen overnight. I just rant to get straight what needs to be done with my truck, so with the extra money that I do have I can slowly start buying bits and pieces. I want to have all of the mechanics solid, before I do anything such as big wheels and tires and after market performance stuff. My first priority is getting all the mechanics durable, then getting a new paint job and nice wheels and tires, then focusing on the speed and performance factor. I don’t want to have 6k of wheels and tires, and not be able to drive the truck because I neglected the mechanics part. Alright, that’s fine. I’ll just add this to the list of potential upgrades. It’s getting long. Lol Sounds good, I’ll add that to the list. Wow, thank you for the help! So now is this stuff only needed if I’m planning on off-roading? Because honestly I never plan on doing any sort of off-roading. Is the same some needed if I just want a truck that can comfortably handle big wheels and tires? I’d rather go too much than not enough. My plans are not to go cheap with this truck so if those are the parts you think are necessary, I’m completely fine with that. Alright, so there is this website called bryanautorebuilders.com. The owner of this website and store has and instagram called @lp24v . I am not sure what size and wheels he is running, but they are huge. On this website, they sell a complet front end rebuild that I have a picture of it and what it all includes down below. Another user by the name of @b.rax12v has the complete maximum of whatever I would ever build my truck to, and he is running this front end rebuild. Now of course, these two are friends so whatever is said is most likely biased. This whole kit is only 850, so what makes the one you showed me so much better than this one?
  11. Hey a kid can have dreams cant he? 😂 What do you like Stanley, the practical side or the mall crawler side? So let me get a little list here: I need a good track bar, and btw, when they say adjustable track bar, what exactly does this mean?, alright so good links/bushings, and entire steering set up. So then what exactly needs to be upgraded with the steering set up? Can the rear end just be fine as it is or does that need something done to it too?
  12. Okay, I’ll have to do some investigating. It had been explained to me 999 times but I’m still not 100% positive on how to be sure if my ball joints are loose. Maybe I can find a good YouTube video. So if I have strong tie rods and a strong track bar, am I safe to run as big of wheels and tires as I want? Of course no monster truck, no bigger than 24s and 37 inch tires. Will these need to be taken care of in both front and rear end or is the front the main concern? I just don’t want to do something stupid like have some nece wheels, then end up breaking something and not having the money to fix it bc I just bought expensive wheels and tires.
  13. Yup, next time I’m in town that’s what I’ll be getting Yeah, true. I won’t be upgrading the bar for a while though. So some have mentioned that you want to upgrade your front end before adding aftermarket wheels and tires, is this a part that needs to be upgraded or can I just paint it and upgrade other stuff in order for it to be safe to add aftermarket wheels and tires? Sounds good man! I’ll let you know how it goes
  14. Well we’ll see. Some time between this week and next week something will be rigged up. Don’t know what yet but it will be something lol
  15. Stanley, going through the headache of taking them both off seems like more work than just fixing the one😂 if I roll my truck it’s your fault! Haha Alright I was all worried about it, well thank you guys for the help. It’s not like I’m going to be going around a turn at 100 mph but I also don’t want to have to worry about something happening if I need to swerve out of the way for a free branch or something
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