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Brian1's Twin Trail Build (Lift, Gears, TTB Mods, Bumpers, Sliders, Cage & More!)

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by Brian1, May 25, 2016.

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  1. RockRanger

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    Please say it is an Atlas or a duel case setup.
     
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  3. Brian1

    Brian1 Elite Explorer

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    I wish! A doubler is in the plans at some point.
     
  4. Brian1

    Brian1 Elite Explorer

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    I thought I updated this thread with my rock slider additions but went back and didnt see it. I made some plates so my feet dont get caught between the tubes getting in/out and they are a good place to stand while accessing the roof.

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  5. rpenner54

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    Love it! I am sure whatever it is will be well thought out and way cool. Getting all the ducks to line up just right can take time, and then sometimes they get out of line. :p :confused: I was hoping you might take the rear hatch and make some barn doors out of it for the lower. Sort of like an old willy's style.
     
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    That looks VERY familiar...

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  7. Brian1

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    Mounted up some 35x12.5R15 Pitbull Rockers on some Allied Beadlocks. I painted the rings bronze to break up the black. They are about the same size as the SXs I took off but the Pitbull & wheel combo is 30lbs heavier than the SX & wheel combo I took off, per corner. I did install some taller bump stops in back. I need to push my beams forward a bit now because I am getting some rubbing up front. Haven't had a chance to take it out yet.

    Tech tip: those red, yellow and white dots around new tires actually mean something. When mounting the tires always line up the yellow dot with the valve stem. That is the heavy balance point of the tire and the valve stem helps to cancel it out.

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  8. BKennedy

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    Cool
     
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    Looks good sir.
     
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    Looks so cool!
     
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    Nice Brian, those are some nice bigass tires. I remember those small yellow and red dots. I've removed hundreds and hundreds of them. They take some rubbing and a cleaner to get them off, or a high pressure spray close up. Thanks for the tip, I don't think I ever heard that before, and I worked around service shops for a couple of years.
     
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    Looks great!! Gives me lots of ideas :)
     
  13. rpenner54

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    Did you ever cut the front of the rear wheel wells out? How did you manage that part since the door is so close?

    Also did you ever put the front inner fenders back in?
     
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  14. Brian1

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    No on cutting the very front of the rear fender but I did hammer the lip up inside the fender so it isn't sticking out at a 90 bend but more of a 160 now. I never did put my front inner fenders back on, I don't think they would fit any more. I really don't mind that they are gone, I just try and avoid mud!
     
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    I haven't had inner fenders since I did my SAS and have not had any excessive mud in the engine compartment issues.o_O
     
  16. yostyexplorer94

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    I also don't run inner fenderwells. Unless there is no way around it, I avoid mud. The few times I was in mud it wasn't an issue.
     
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    Well you all settled it. I will be removing the inner fenders. Thanks!
     
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    Take into consideration that we live in dry states compared to Kansas. I don't think they salt the roads in NM, and they sure don't do that here so my Explorer hasn't been exposed to salt or mud that doesn't get washed off in a few days. I still have places on the underbody that have exposed metal after I burned the paint off welding in the cage that are still clean. The only salt it gets exposed to is when I drive it on the beach to go fishing.
     
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    You guys get under the trucks often, I'd clean and spray all of the body seams, to stop any rust from starting in those. Rust is forever when it gets inside a body seam.
     
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    Got it, don't want to derail Brian's thread any further here. However good info! I will check all those areas out and probably spray them with something. Just today they were spraying salt everywhere cause there is a 10% chance of snow. However I don't really plan to drive this rig around daily.
     
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    Would love to have these skills! It's really hard to find someone around here that can do this kind of fab work. Fantastic job Brian
     
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