gun45boat's Build - 2004 Ram 2500 "rock crawler expedition build"

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Post by Weststsh » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:20 pm

gun45boat wrote:Weird... Mine went on perfectly, using the supplied clips. But I do know that there are differences throughout the years... Might be a difference between an 05 and an 07? But the spicers are tough, and made in the USA:)
Yeah I dont know tried all three sets of supplied snap rings and measured each of them with a micrometer and I believe the copper lookin snap rings we're the thinest and yet they u joint was binding. Anyways glad they worked out for you that's a sick machine you have on your hands truly bad ass.

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Post by Weststsh » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:21 pm

gun45boat wrote:Weird... Mine went on perfectly, using the supplied clips. But I do know that there are differences throughout the years... Might be a difference between an 05 and an 07? But the spicers are tough, and made in the USA:)
Yeah I dont know tried all three sets of supplied snap rings and measured each of them with a micrometer and I believe the copper lookin snap rings we're the thinest and yet they u joint was binding. Anyways glad they worked out for you that's a sick machine you have on your hands truly bad ass.

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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Post by gun45boat » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:58 am

Thanks for the compliments. Maybe one day I will run into you at an event. Cheers.

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Post by gun45boat » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:06 am

AND Santa Claus arrived with the new Maxxis Trep Comp Sticky's 40x13.50x17 :lockedandloaded: :lockedandloaded: :lockedandloaded: :lockedandloaded:
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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:30 am

Sweet!!!!?


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Post by nts007 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:28 pm

Those are beautiful....
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Post by Mr.Smith » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:47 pm

Ssssshhhhhwwwiiiiiiinnnnnngggg! :drool:

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Post by gun45boat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:50 pm

The new BL's arrived today.... and got them installed.... They are a 1/2" taller than the MTR Kevlars. Total weight difference than the old set of MTR's with the steel BL's is 34 pounds. The Maxxis tires and the forged Aluminum BL's are 34 pounds lighter each :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
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Post by gun45boat » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:54 pm

Thanks for the thumbs up.... So fucking excited to see how she does with Sticky's!!!!!!!

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Post by TommyG » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:24 pm

That right there is just out of hand.

Every time I read an update from you, I later find myself standing in the driveway staring at my truck with my finger on the trigger of the Sawzall.

I can't wait to hear how it does with the new shoes.
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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:00 pm

Remember weld up axle tubes lol. Just joking. Looks wicked!


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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:03 pm

So let me get this straight! You have a set of 40" MTR's, set of 42" MTR's, and a set of 42" stickies. Damn u like to stay protected with all those rubbers. Lol


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Post by gun45boat » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:43 am

My shit is welded!!!!!! I learned my lesson on that axle after I saw the plug fall out of the drivers side of my axle last year... VERY CLOSE to doing what you did to your axle.. Welded that bitch up good and tight... Sold the 40" MTR's to a buddy of mine in Florida. and sold the 42 MTR Sticky's to a dude on Hardline Crawlers. I wanted the Trep comp's BAD!!!!!!!!!!!

TommyG- Thanks man,,,, Dont be scured;) of that sawzall!!!!!!! Once you cut the first hole,,,, it opens up MANY possibilities:):):):):):):) Best thing I ever did was pull the front fenders and wire in different front headlights,,,,, that alone opened up SO MANY trails to run my truck into.....

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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:42 am

Lol. So now your committed to these tires now!!!! Hope they work out. Gonna weld my front axle up too. When I do the rear. I'm too hard on my truck I guess lol.


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Post by gun45boat » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:37 pm

05PWrockcrawler wrote:Lol. So now your committed to these tires now!!!! Hope they work out. Gonna weld my front axle up too. When I do the rear. I'm too hard on my truck I guess lol.


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Post by gun45boat » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:48 pm

OK... After beating on these tires for 5 straight days in WindRock, Tn I will say that these are the BEST investment that I have EVER put on this truck!!!!!!!!!! These hook up STUPID on EVERYTHING!!!!!! Very happy with the investment... Cant wait to bring them to Moab and beat on them... My truck is 150% better in ALL aspects of wheeling.. Just wanted to give ya'll the heads up.... BEST TIRES I HAVE EVER RUN IN ANYTHING OFF ROAD>>> :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:
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Post by nts007 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Awesome!! That's what the tire manufactures want to hear. And we want to hear that a plan came together. Good job!
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Post by gun45boat » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:44 am

Thanks man.. It is nice to be finally done with a project, and then just wheel the shit out of it, and fix the little issues (tighten bolts, check fluids, adjust shocks) between trail rides..

I finally fixed the issue of it throwing/killing front drive shafts, I made a custom 1430 1 ton (bad boy) high flex CV with the upgraded 3/4" pin front drive shaft and did away with the weak 1350 joints in the front (they kept failing) It was the only weak link in the entire drive train. I dont know why Dodge put the 1 tons on the rear D-shaft and then ran the 1/2 ton joints in the front. Ever since I installed the new front drive shaft she has been unstoppable under MANY high throttle assaults on the rocks. The CV (bad boy 1430 3/4" pin 45 degree flex) joint was machined to accept the stock ID of the factory Dshaft was a $550 upgrade with the new 1430 yoke and flange to match the factory serrated flange on the front axle. Worth every penny, and was about 2 hours of fab work to make it..

*If any of ya'll want the info/specs on this front Dshaft, let me know, It was a killer upgrade to the factory set up, AND you can re-use most the parts on the factory shaft.

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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:36 pm

0.0 front driveshaft upgrade info yes please! Lol. Damn I love those tires. Looking good bud.


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Post by gun45boat » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:48 pm

Stock is the right side... The new BB CV on the left... :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

Got a hard-on when the UPS guy arrived with it:) (is that fucked up)?
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Post by Colibri » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:51 pm

That's sick! Seriously stout, I can't imagine you'll have trouble with that front shaft meow. I am amazed your front axle housing has held together so well through all the craziness though. It's the axle equivalent of Lt Colonel Kilgore I guess lol
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Post by gun45boat » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:53 pm

Honestly,,,, I am too.. I set the gears with Cryo-treated Yukon's and set them a little tighter than Spec.. But I set up all my gears a little snug;) The ARB air locker has held up amazing, considering... the RCV's are holding up to over 3 years of abuse, and are starting to click now.. I am going to pull down the ENTIRE front axle in the next week, and give them a good "once over" to make sure everything is Kosher.. Prob going to go Full Hydro when I do that,,, I am tired of the looseness that occurs with the hydro-assist and the Thuren Kit,, I keep having to replace the heims at both ends every 4 trail rides..

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Post by 05PWrockcrawler » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:58 pm

I get first dibs on all your old parts! Lol. Can never have enough extra parts. Especially the way I drive lol.


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Post by Pit Slave » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:34 am

EMF steering.... Looks like the center section of the center link can get swapped out with a ram.....

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Re: boob here with a built Dodge ram Expedition rock cralwer

Post by gun45boat » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:26 pm

Ill check it out now... Good call brother...

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