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Too bad you are 3000 miles away, I really want to crawl under this thing!!

 

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I want to park the my dodge under it and then have you let the air bags down. lol

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hey man great looking truck. definetly something different. what are those wheels from? tractor?

 

i would really recommend you do some serious gusseting/reinforcing on the bag mounts and the arm mounts. especially if ur driving this daily (if i read correctly)

 

Those upper bag mounts will start warping out big time and the arm mounts dont seem to be gusseted or anything either. There is also a possibility that it will start warping out your frame from all the stress on that square tubing. The top bag mounts should also cover as much surface area of the bag plate as possible because if you have it set up with just the tubing in the middle of the plate it will start warping the plate around it. This will cause the rubber to start tearing away from the plate ending in a blown/torn air bag.

 

The arm brackets on the axle will probably be ok, but its always better to be safe then sorry. I could not see them very well in the pic so i might be wrong, but to me it looks like there just kinda wimpy for those big ass arms!!!

 

im not trying to be a dick or bash on ur truck i am just trying to make sure that you and everyone on the road are safe.

 

i build suspensions (specialize in air and long travel suspension) for a living so im not pulling this @!*% outa my ass. its all from experience.

 

 

if you got any close up pics of all the brackets and mounts i would love to check them.

 

once again i am not bashing your truck or your work i am just looking out for everyone safety. Ive seen and heard to many horror storys from working at shop where people think stuff is done right until it something falls on the freeway and goes through someones windshield.

 

sorry for the essay guys

 

 

one other thing. why is there a jack in between your frame and body? did u forget to take it out after the body lift or somethin? im confused

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hey man great looking truck. definetly something different. what are those wheels from? tractor?

 

i would really recommend you do some serious gusseting/reinforcing on the bag mounts and the arm mounts. especially if ur driving this daily (if i read correctly)

 

Those upper bag mounts will start warping out big time and the arm mounts dont seem to be gusseted or anything either. There is also a possibility that it will start warping out your frame from all the stress on that square tubing. The top bag mounts should also cover as much surface area of the bag plate as possible because if you have it set up with just the tubing in the middle of the plate it will start warping the plate around it. This will cause the rubber to start tearing away from the plate ending in a blown/torn air bag.

 

The arm brackets on the axle will probably be ok, but its always better to be safe then sorry. I could not see them very well in the pic so i might be wrong, but to me it looks like there just kinda wimpy for those big ass arms!!!

 

im not trying to be a dick or bash on ur truck i am just trying to make sure that you and everyone on the road are safe.

 

i build suspensions (specialize in air and long travel suspension) for a living so im not pulling this @!*% outa my ass. its all from experience.

 

 

if you got any close up pics of all the brackets and mounts i would love to check them.

 

once again i am not bashing your truck or your work i am just looking out for everyone safety. Ive seen and heard to many horror storys from working at shop where people think stuff is done right until it something falls on the freeway and goes through someones windshield.

 

sorry for the essay guys

 

 

one other thing. why is there a jack in between your frame and body? did u forget to take it out after the body lift or somethin? im confused

Huh, Thanks, I love to improve, learn more and update things.. There is a sub-frame between the links and the top frame link mounts are gusseted with giant pieces. The lift has been on for 4 years, and been tested for strength harshly many times. The bags I've had for millions of bumps off and on-road. They are 2600# 1/2" ports, they were less than $45 new each including shipping. They are temporary, I will have long-travel coil-overs---when I can afford them (After I win the Lottery)..Jack ??? I am not sure what you mean. I'm confused. These are construction pics, a lot of things were used to manipulate that beast into the shape it is in.

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ok im happy u didnt get all defensive on me. most people get all upset when i give them constructive criticism , but at least ur not one of those ignorant people.

 

sounds like the arms brackets should be alright then, but i would still definitely just weld on a couple gussets onto those bag mounts because they WILL start bending man believe me. maybe add something on top of the bag plate too so that they plates wont start warping also. you dont want one of those bags blowin out on u on the road. much easier to weld a couple pieces of metal then to have ur truck slam onto the ground going 60mpg. (ive learned that from personal experience from when one of my air lines came loose, got close to the exhaust and melted)

 

ive been lookin at those block u put in for the body lift. i think it might be a good idea to run sum bushing in between because from wat i see its just metal to metal which will cause lots of vibrations and will eventually break also. so either gusset the @!*% outa them if u dont mind the vibrations or put sum rubber in between them

 

i would also recommend you get some Slam Speclties bags. Re8s would be perfect. They are much stiffer and stronger (double layered) then every other bag out there which provides an excellent ride. They also have internal bump stops in them so even if for some reason you lose all your air you can still drive on them. I use them for ALL of our air suspensions. I might have an extra set layin around here if ur interested

 

If you got any questions about anything ill be more then happy to help you out. Id love to see that thing finished real nice and be reliable since u drive it daily. That is what i try to do with even all the trailer queens at our shop. That is my goal with all the car/trucks i do. Even if they are full show cars i still try to build them to be reliable enough to drive everyday.

 

 

oh yeah an about the lift jack. heres the pic im talking about. im guessin u might have used it to lift the body up or something?

 

its right between the frame n body on the right side inside the fender well

 

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sorry for another essay guys

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ok im happy u didnt get all defensive on me. most people get all upset when i give them constructive criticism , but at least ur not one of those ignorant people.

 

sounds like the arms brackets should be alright then, but i would still definitely just weld on a couple gussets onto those bag mounts because they WILL start bending man believe me. maybe add something on top of the bag plate too so that they plates wont start warping also. you dont want one of those bags blowin out on u on the road. much easier to weld a couple pieces of metal then to have ur truck slam onto the ground going 60mpg. (ive learned that from personal experience from when one of my air lines came loose, got close to the exhaust and melted)

 

ive been lookin at those block u put in for the body lift. i think it might be a good idea to run sum bushing in between because from wat i see its just metal to metal which will cause lots of vibrations and will eventually break also. so either gusset the @!*% outa them if u dont mind the vibrations or put sum rubber in between them

 

i would also recommend you get some Slam Speclties bags. Re8s would be perfect. They are much stiffer and stronger (double layered) then every other bag out there which provides an excellent ride. They also have internal bump stops in them so even if for some reason you lose all your air you can still drive on them. I use them for ALL of our air suspensions. I might have an extra set layin around here if ur interested

 

If you got any questions about anything ill be more then happy to help you out. Id love to see that thing finished real nice and be reliable since u drive it daily. That is what i try to do with even all the trailer queens at our shop. That is my goal with all the car/trucks i do. Even if they are full show cars i still try to build them to be reliable enough to drive everyday.

 

 

oh yeah an about the lift jack. heres the pic im talking about. im guessin u might have used it to lift the body up or something?

 

its right between the frame n body on the right side inside the fender well

 

mixpics338.th.jpg

 

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

 

 

sorry for another essay guys

Oh,yeah the floor was very rusted ever since I've I used that to hold it up until I could fasten it. The frame and body have mounts between them. The engine runs very quiet and vibration free. I didn't think of the airbag flanges bending, Thanks I will add some triangles to form a pad for them.

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