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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:58 pm

Well I removed the 6" Thuren diesel coils for a set of his 3" Thuren diesel
Soft coils and I am loving the handling increase in the truck. Along with the bed cage and front 3.5's the trucks handling like it's on rails. Also on a side note I did manage to demolish and crack a trail ready bead lock running really low psi and falling into an ice hole at higher speeds then I should have been doing with only 8psi in the tires. Luckily trail ready sent me a new wheel and I am seriously considering running a dual spare set up in the near future cause I go through wheels and tires a lot. Lolol Image as you can see with the trucks bed full of running gear for pre running/ any offroading it sits level now with the front. Image I did leave AlL my drops in for the 6" lift though so the front end has crazy flat drag link and track bar angles etc. which means it has no bump steer and the turning feels very nice and stable. Because all my drops are still in place and I'm running 12" stroke shocks I did lose quite a bit of up travel so at ride height I only have about 5.5-6" of up travel. And about 5" of droop before the coil is too loose to use. Image


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Post by nts007 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:00 pm

Holy hell welcome back!!! What caused you to drop the truck to the 3". What did you do to the rear to match. Or do you have super rake!

You must be running half a ton back there to make it level down 3"
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:24 pm

nts007 wrote:Holy hell welcome back!!! What caused you to drop the truck to the 3". What did you do to the rear to match. Or do you have super rake!

You must be running half a ton back there to make it level down 3"
haha ya well I had some help making the leafs happier at 3"
Heigh ImageImageImage poor leafs got a work out while designing bedcage.


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Post by nts007 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:32 am

Nice lol. My pw leaves have sagged. 1" on the passenger and 2 on the driver
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:29 am

nts007 wrote:Nice lol. My pw leaves have sagged. 1" on the passenger and 2 on the driver
ya man my passenger side is still higher then the driver


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Post by DamageWagon » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 am

Gas tank, driver and battery all make the drivers side much heavier. Gas tank kills the rear leaf.


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Obviously it couldn't be the driver
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:41 pm

DamageWagon wrote:Gas tank, driver and battery all make the drivers side much heavier. Gas tank kills the rear leaf.


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Post by nts007 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:55 pm

You're making me reconsider thuren leaves right now
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 am

Ya wouldn't be good for you. But his old ones are known to sag new ones aren't half as bad but are still similar squat characteristics then mine


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AWESOME!!!!! Looks like a great setup!

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sun May 21, 2017 10:55 am

Rebuilt the rr bypass shock today. Was a pain lol and heavy. But finally has pressure and oil again :/ ImageImageImage


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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Wow it’s been along time since I could log in and post! Thanks mike! I should be a regular again here now. Had an eventful summer, with zero off-roading as I took a trip to Ontario with my girlfriend who became my fiancé after the trip, we then got home to a flooded house! Toilette fresh water line burst and flooded all three levels of our house while we were on vacation Image so insurance has been lovely to deal with sending all kinds of idiots to my house to try and repair it and hack it back together. News on the wagon: she’s been sitting: a lot: the rear shocks are pulled and I had them powder coated in gold last week as the winter wheeling killed the factory king coating after a year etc. also had some new shafts made up for them and got some big ass shock boots off of a bmw actually that should help totally eliminate my rock chip issue eating seals etc. still working on spacing my front shocks up as I relocated the factory battery underneath the rear passenger seat and installed some junction boxes for all my electrical stuff up front. The plan here is to space the front 12” stroke king 3.5’s up two full inches at a 3” lift height to produce 11.5-12” of wheel travel at the 3” lift height. Normally 12” shocks are reserved for 6” lifts as the geometry and size of the 12” shock body doesn’t allot it to pull that much travel unless it’s got a much taller tower so I had some spacers machined up that are 2” thick and the exact cad design don uses for his towers. They actually came out pretty nice looking and shouldn’t be brutally obvious. I will probably run into radius swing issues with the large 3.5” shocks and will have a lot of clearance going to do but this should make the truck even faster offroad than it is now. Future plans for the truck are some more horsepower and possibly new thuren LT leafs as my old atlas ones are nice and soft... but sag out brutally over time especially on the drivers side with that big ass fuel tank. I’ll post up some pics of the battery relocate and the shocks after their make over: ImageImageImagei did find a nice pw that matches my shirt at the last car show I went to but it wasn’t for sale... and it was kind of a bastardized pos but still cool lol Imagemy daily/ pull truck got treated to a full thuren overland system minus rear leafs this summer and I am super happy with that. It’s consistently getting 600 miles a tank with the higher power tune from the smarty touch on it and shouldn’t have any issues pulling my power wagon whenever I get a decent wide low boy car hauler for it! Image this is my current situation with the shocks I need to either really really really massage those brake lines from the master or just bend up some new ones as my new front shocks set up will hit those brake lines quite badly so I’m hoping I can figure out what size they are and make up some new lines to get going on this project. Then the p.wagon needs some on hoist love, greasing, tightening, and some fluid changes and I should be good to put some miles on it in the spring again Image


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Nice to see ya around these parts again!

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:43 pm

olyelr wrote:Nice to see ya around these parts again!

Whats your daily/pull truck?
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Welcome back my friend!!
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Post by Low_Sky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 pm

Welcome back, Lee. I still think those Kings look like baby poop.


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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:16 pm

Low_Sky wrote:Welcome back, Lee. I still think those Kings look like baby poop.


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What color did you go with for your Kings?!


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Post by Low_Sky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:20 pm

2wagons1driveway wrote:
Low_Sky wrote:Welcome back, Lee. I still think those Kings look like baby poop.


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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:22 pm

Lol fucker.... I wish. Pretty sure I’ll be redoing this coating in two years too.


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Post by Colibri » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Hey lee! You can have my stock power wagon leafs for the tow pig for free if you want them. Just need to figure out shipping
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:42 pm

Hey brotha! No worries I actually have my 12’ leafs in Ontario and since I will be moving back there from Alberta in the spring so I’ll probably jam them in then!



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