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Well, after last weekend and my lift taking us 20-22 hours to install, I have finally caught up on my sleep, I think! I am working on a tech article to post to Jason, yet I wanted to put some pictures on tis forum. I have been (sleepily) trying to cut/paste a few pics to this forum - how is it you guys are able to put the pictures on? Is there something I am missing? Let me know! I am sure you'd like to see them!
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For posting images refer to <!-- BBCode u2 Start -->http://www.pavementsucks.com/forums/faq.php#ranks" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u2 End -->.

Hurry up Ringo, we wanna see <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> LOL

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Unfortuneately I don't have a website therefor it's not working! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_frown.gif">
I will send some up to Jason and if he would be so kind to post them I would appreciate it!
(Thanks Jason!)
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5.5" Fab-Tech Performance Lift w/ 4.5" rear leaf springs & Dual Shocks up front
35x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/R's on Centerline 15x10's
 

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John, if you wanna send them to me I could post them on my truck website. The site itself isn't up and running yet, but I'll throw a pic page together for your truck.

Its up to you, I just got back from fighting a big brush fire 30 miles away. Had to take the bike cause my trucks in the backyard in pieces, BURR!!!! Can't wait for Arizona weather, it won't come soon enough!
 

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John,

LOOKS AWESOME!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">

<IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif">Tunis
 

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Thanks Jason! And thank guys for the kudos! My FRIENDS (HA HA BILLY!) and I worked our butts off to get this thing done. One piece of advice to those in the future about getting buddies to help you: Make sure THEY drive Dodges too cause mine drove a Chevy and the other a Toyota - and I heard nothing but CRAP about Dodges by the second day!! LOL <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif">

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Looks great I would be interested in knowing about the rims I bought a set used and I don't have ant specs on em but yours looks pretty close!


 

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The rims are Centerline "Shadows" and they are 15x10 with a 5x5 1/2 bolt pattern. The backspacing is 3.75. I had a guy here locally set them up for me, I just told him the style and he ordered the size and backspacing!
I love them, meaning the tires and rimes! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif">
I only notice a *bit* of rubbing when fully turned to the left!
HAven't flexed it yet though, I am trying to let the lift and springs (coil and leaf) settle in before I do serious romping.
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Man John, thats a sweet ride! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> Wish mine looked that clean. The older trucks aren't as smooth as the new ones, but I'm not complaining cause I love my truck as is.

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Thanks Chris! But see, you have an advantage - Your truck is probably built alot more stout than mine! But then HEll, They are ALL Dodges, Stout is built into the quality - I Think!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">

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Being semi-new to the Mopar family myself I've heard that the older trucks are "unstoppable!" from almost everyone who knows anything about the old Dodges.

I'm still waiting on my valve locks and rocker shafts to arrive from Summit. This time they shipped it FedEx so I might actually see it today <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> UPS tends to loose my packages once in a while... ok every time they touch them.

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Quick question. I was wondering if you could measure the height of your tires on those 10" rims. I want to run 35x12.5 on 10's with a 3" lift and I want to see how high the tires measure to see what kinda rubbing I am going to get. Thanks

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To run 35's safely and without rubbing, you're going to have to go with at least a 4.5" to 5" lift. With a 3" lift and that wide of a Wheel & tire, you will definately get rubbing, either on the inside fender or control arms, when turning. It will work on the street, but if you do any kind of wheeling, forget it!

I run a 5" lift, 15x8 wheels with 4.50" backspacing, 35/12.50/15 tires, and I don't get any rubbing whatsoever, even at full wheel lock!
 

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Actually it rained out here like Monday of this past week. I took it out muddin' and nothing stopped the truck. However, after proudly driving my totally muddy truck around, I decided to go play in the dry riverbed. That is when I discovered that there will need to be some slight grinding done to the "H" yoke. So, I dropped the driveshaft and planning to see if my friend can grind it a bit so when it's full droop - no binding! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
I will include that in the write up that's about - oh - 1/3 done! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif">
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35x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/R's on Centerline 15x10's
 

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When you say grinding, do you mean on the frt shaft.....

If so it comes off real easy with a Makita 4" grinder using a 4" stone wheel....
 
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