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theexbrit last won the day on December 30 2022

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    Tmax dual battery set up, Semi-Custom snorkel, XJ Bumper, Badlands 12,000lb winch, AutoMeter Gauges, Missing Link, UltraGauge, 2" AC lift, 31"x10.5"x15 Hankook Dynapros, Mile Marker manual hubs, 2m/70cm dual band Yaesu ham radio.ARB fridge/freezer & ARB awning, LED light bars & HID conversion headlights
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  1. If you don't take the correct line this kind of thing happens....................
  2. Canyon Sin Nombre is just a nice canyon to drive through, from there I'm guessing they're going to head along maybe Arroyo Seco Del Diablo (another cool canyon to drive), they're easy but scenic. From there I'm thinking they're going down Diablo Drop Off which was graded a year or so ago but is starting to get back to the hairy downhill track that gave it it's name. From there they're going along "Broken Axle Gulch which is not hard but has a couple of sections that are fun. Fish Creek is easy & you can stop at Elephants Knees & maybe the Wind Caves. From there I would suggest heading over to Borrego Drop Off which had a fair amount of "pucker factor" last time we went down it
  3. Ha ha! Yeah that was an "eventful" trip. Good job the FJ wheel fit. I just found out I may have something I have to do Saturday but I can head down Saturday late afternoon & hang around Sunday/Monday
  4. I'll be up for this, know Anza Borrego very well. It's a mix of trails, a lot are easy sand washes & dry mud trails but there are a couple of fairly technical trails, one being Pinyon Mountain (this includes Heart Attack Hill & The Squeeze). Some great camping areas & lots of cool things to see if you don't want to bust an axle on the harder trails. Count me in!
  5. The shock will do you fine, there's not many cheaper shocks that have 10" of travel, more than that I think you'll have to lay out some major coin. Definitely won't be under the missus radar! :laugh: :laugh: I got mine from Amazon, seemed to be a good price.................... https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BYNJ7KG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  6. So I installed the 5125 Bilsteins today, holy cow what a difference!!! Smooth ride & the rear end is as tight as a ducks arse in water. A great set of shocks, so glad I went with them. The difference over my old 5100's is just amazing.
  7. So, Bilstein recommend the 5100 series for up to 2" of lift, anything over that they say use 5125 or higher grade shocks. The KYB's would probably work fine for most 2" lifted R50's, I had the 5100 Bilsteins for about 6 years on mine & never had a problem, they are similar in length extended/compressed as the 5125's. My truck sat at 20"'s of shock length just on the ground so I needed at least 6" of travel or more, I have the AC kit rear springs with no spacers. The shock length isn't too big a deal as the sway bar is going to limit the travel anyway but when my rear axle is at full "droop" the sway bar & the shocks are at about 26" of travel & the sway bar is pretty much maxed out. The valve ratio on the 5125's is 225/70 so I should get a great, responsive ride in the rear. As for Kickinwing's question, I don't do any hard core flexing but I'd rather have too much flex available than too little, the KYB shocks would have been topping out too much for me & probably wouldn't last too long, if you can afford the Bilsteins I would go for it, I've never read a bad thing about them yet.
  8. Thanks for the reply, some good info for folks looking for shocks. I took one of my 5100 series shocks off & measured it, the closest I could find is a 5125 series (33-18552), 255/70 valving, 10.17 inches of travel, 15.91" compressed, 25.93" extended, $75 each. They got great reviews & are pretty much the same lengths as my old 5100's. The 5125's go on "upside down", with the boot at the bottom so they will give the truck a different look...................... https://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-33-185552-5100-Shock-Absorber/dp/B00BYNJ7KG/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1527807925&sr=1-1&keywords=Bilstein+%2833-185552%29+5100+Series+Shock+Absorber
  9. Hey all, haven't been on for a while but I finally swapped my bent old rear axle for straight one & I want to fit ne shocks. I have Bilstein 5100's at the moment but the bushings are all shot & I can't find new bushiings. The shocks came with the AC lift kit from 4x4parts & all I can find say they were a special order for that kit. I bought some bushings from Bilstein but they don't fit so I just figured I'd throw new shocks on. Anyway, my question is what's a decent, fairly cheap ($50 ea or less) shock for the rears with a 2" lift? I know some folks are using KYB 34388 shocks but they have an extended length of 23.14" & my Bilsteins sit at 20" on the ground, so 3.14" of extension ain't gonna work. Unless I'm reading something wrong. Thanks.
  10. Any idea how these would stack up against the AC Heavy Duty rear springs? I've searched everywhere but can't find the lbs rating for them, mine seems to bottom out quite a bit when I have a fair amount of weight & this looks like a great mod
  11. Thanks for the info!! New bushings are less than $100, 2 complete LCA's are close to $500 from nissanpartsdeal. I'll have to see my budget.
  12. Contemplating poly bushings

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  15. Hey bro, thanks for the quick reply! I have a complete shop at my disposal so all the tools will be there but it sounds like a lot of hassle & I'm wondering if the poly is worth it. I don't do any serious wheeling anymore mostly trails & tracks, I'm thinking the original Nissan ones lasted for years so maybe I'll spend the extra coin & get the complete LCA, I think they're about $180 each on nissanparstdeal dot com. I will put poly on the rear trailing arms as these get twisted when they flex (unlike the front which just move up & down) & this tears the @!*%e out of the rubber. I've replaced the bushings twice in 3 years. I have to get her up on a rack as I noticed some slight "clonking" sounds from the front which I'm pretty sure is the LCA. When I checked them last year the bushings looked pretty knackered.
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