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2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:51 pm

Here is what I've done so far
35" Federal Couragia MTs (I know most people don't like them but they are working so far)
Plasti dip front bumper and grill
Removed plastic piece on bumper
More to come
Whats next
fab a skid plate/light mount under bumper to protect the "Smart Bar"
good quality rock sliders wish there was more options so I don't have to ship from California (White Knuckle)
Thuren Control Arms (little rub at full lock)
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:00 pm

This is where we started
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:01 pm

35's look so much better
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:02 pm

Blacked out front end
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby nts007 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:09 pm

Looks great!! Never heard anything bad about the federals. Just not that common out here. Were they stud able?
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:34 pm

They are not stud able I think that my next set of summer tires will be 37" MTRs then a 35" studded snow tire in the winter
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby Juday » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Nice looking Wagon! You don't see that color very often on the 4Gs.

FYI, I'd rethink the 37" MTRs for the truck. They don't balance worth a $h!t on our heavier trucks. My 315's throw weights all.the.freaking.time. In the looks department, they're awesome! But, they're just not for our truck, unfortunately....
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby RamGentry » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:04 pm

And there is now a ton of 37" options... AT, RT, MT, hybrids and so on from many different manufacturers. Lots of good first hand reviews here. Are you looking for a MT specifically?

Truck looks pretty good with the front end blacked out BTW. I wasn't sure how that would look but I really like it :cheers:
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:39 pm

I'm not only after MT tires I am however wanting something that has really good puncture ratings as most of the off roading I do is backwoods lots of broken rock and debris
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:51 pm

Just got the shipping confirmation on the thuren control arms
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby Juday » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:17 pm

You're going to love them! Once you see how beefy they are, you'll realize how weak the stock arms on the truck! When you grease them, make sure your truck is at full droop to get the grease spread out.
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:22 am

Thanks for the info
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:23 pm

Well I attempted the install of the control arms yesterday and the drivers side caster bolt is froze on the control arm so I am going to give it one last go without cutting the bolt off
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby olyelr » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:05 pm

Just plan on cutting all the bolts and getting new.
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby nts007 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 pm

I believe the caster bolts and nuts were something like $40 for the pair
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:24 am

So I have the new bolts what is the best way to cut it out I don't have a torch or plasma cutter I do have a sawzaw and air cut off wheel
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby DamageWagon » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:41 am

Cutoff wheel is best. That should make quick work of it. You will need to support the weight of the truck when you drive them out and probably need a drift punch and a man-sized hammer to get them out.


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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby TankerZak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:50 pm

How much was the plastidip? I kinda wanna do all my chrome... both bumpers... mirrors... badges... grill
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:43 pm

retail is anywhere from $7-$10 depending on where you get it from i got it for $5 a can from my work probably looking at 6-8 cans for what your looking at doing
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Re: 2011BigRed Build

Postby 2011bigred » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:25 am

Finally got the control arms installed last night in time for Moab pics to follow
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