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    04XT- Rear progress thread

    Figured I would post the pics up in a clean thread. Opinions wanted.





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    Mock up....







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    thoughts?opinions?
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    There you go making me jealous. Looks good from my very limited knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01xtreme View Post
    There you go making me jealous. Looks good from my very limited knowledge.
    lol...yeah my knowledge is VERY limited as well. The installer decided to be a bit creative with the set up. I guess this is what...a 3 1/2 link? lol

    the bag mounts and shocks were mocked up today as well. pics on Wed. I hope.
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    Its actually just called a wishbone 3 link.

    Any particular reason he used a heim on the upper link and poly bushings on the rest? If it was me i'd have him put a bushing in there like the rest of the setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3 zach View Post
    Its actually just called a wishbone 3 link.

    Any particular reason he used a heim on the upper link and poly bushings on the rest? If it was me i'd have him put a bushing in there like the rest of the setup.
    If he is running independant rear bags it would let him adjust the rear better...i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3 zach View Post
    Its actually just called a wishbone 3 link.

    Any particular reason he used a heim on the upper link and poly bushings on the rest? If it was me i'd have him put a bushing in there like the rest of the setup.

    I asked him the same question and I think he said it was for better articulation hitting sides but I am not sure. Zack...could that cause a problem or just your pref.? Anything else you noticed. I really respect your fab skills. (Im sure your welds would look better, lol, thats a given)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04XT View Post
    I asked him the same question and I think he said it was for better articulation hitting sides but I am not sure. Zack...could that cause a problem or just your pref.? Anything else you noticed. I really respect your fab skills. (Im sure your welds would look better, lol, thats a given)
    I guess Im not as dumb as I look.
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    A heim will wear faster than a bushing will, and they're just obnoxious when they go. And really, you can get 30 or so degrees of articulation out of a standard poly bushing...more than you'll use. You'd be able to hit sides just fine...
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    Yea just like Doug said. Heim is going to wear faster and make much more noise. Also they are more expensive to replace when they go bad. Your articulation will be fine with the polyurethane bushings.
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    Thanks guys. Should I make a big deal about it? I think he is making me a good sponsorship deal. I dont want to be picky other than for safety reasons.

    Out of curiosity Doug...how much would you (or anyone else you know) have charged a customer for a set up like this with the floor raised and keeping the back seats?
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    If he's using a high quality heim, it'll probably last quite a while, but it still wont have the longevity of a poly bushing. Whether or not you want to make it an issue..that's up to you..

    Honestly, it really depends. Parts and labor on something like that, 1200-1500 or so, depending on how much sheet metal work needed to be done (I hate sheet metal..lol). But then again, most of the minitrucking community thinks I charge too much... :)
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    it looks like the same wishbone they did on matts fullsize. he has been driving that truck almost everyday for 3 or 4 years now and no problems.
    your blazer is looking good. i wish i wouldve kept a backseat in mine.
    it would be easier with more money.

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    looks good bro. Stupid nquestion though. Isnt the tubing they are using kind of thin for that? It looks like 1/8th wall to me.

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