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Offline Hemiadda2d

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Sometime Chebby engineering is good, who knew? ??? ???
More beef required, I suppose since he's over 7K#.  Wow!  Levi is a perfect name for this beast.
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    Offline Mad Max

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    what's nice about the Chevy leaf springs is they are a lot of options for length and lift, and they have the added perk of big bushings - a very welcome upgrade from just about anything made for a Dodge - just a fact.  Can always go with custom made springs, but I prefer to just be able to make a call to my local 4WheelParts and have another identical leaf spring assembly delivered to my door {cool}.

    Yah this truck is hefty - lots of armor and lots of engine and gears to move it all {cool} :)
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
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    Yah this truck is hefty - lots of armor and lots of engine and gears to move it all {cool} :)
    At least the driver is fit and trim...  ;D
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    ...yah I think he'd agree with that ;D
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
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    ...here's Levi rollin' on his big bad 40" Toyo M/Ts 8)





    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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    Offline KurtfromLaQuinta

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    Looks good! Approximately how much lift is in the suspension now? Any rubbing, or is that yet to be determined?
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    Pretty sky... and the Ramcharger too!

    thanks!  we like it (the view) - truck is nice too ;D

    Looks good! Approximately how much lift is in the suspension now? Any rubbing, or is that yet to be determined?

    ...with the de-lift complete I think the suspension is actually pretty close to the OE mounting locations.  That said there's the 4" leaf springs front and rear (Chevy Skyjacker 48" #C140S front and Chevy ProComp 56" #13511 rear), plus the 3" body lift, so I'd say the truck essentially has 7 inches of combined chassis/body lift.  The only trimming that has been done is the corners of the front fenders - I don't think we've done anything to the rear quarter panels.
    « Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 08:33:22 am by Mad Max »
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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    Thanks Sam. I have about a 7" suspension lift and a 1" body lift in my W200, so it should  be similar to Levi. I was thinking of going down to 40's, so this gives me a good visualization.
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    sure thing - yah it's good to have real world pics of stuff for comparison {cool}.

    One of the other things I did with the de-lift was I increased the front positive caster a couple degrees - it was about 4*, now about 6*.  It seems to track better and drives with no bump steer.  The decrease in tire width also helped with the overall handling too - went from the 15.5" MTZs to the 13.5" Toyos.
    « Last Edit: July 12, 2020, 08:15:56 am by Mad Max »
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

                    .there's always a way...

                           ...Molon Labe...

    Offline Hemiadda2d

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    Levi looks real mean with 40s now.  On a side note, I hope the spare is not needed anytime soon, as it's the old, smaller tire....
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    Levi looks real mean with 40s now.  On a side note, I hope the spare is not needed anytime soon, as it's the old, smaller tire....

    ...thanks yah we really dig how it looks with the 40's - thought it would look 'cartoonish' but it actually fits good.

    No worries about the spare - Homer picked up all 5 of the wheels/tires I had for the Dakota (we decided to go with beadlocks), and I know he'll swap it for the 40" spare asap. 
    « Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 08:42:09 am by Mad Max »
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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    thanks!  we like it (the view) - truck is nice too ;D

    My wife and I drove past your house on our way home last summer.
    We were returning from our Route 66 trip on our way to our friends that live on the Arkansas River up in Howard, Colorado.
    We were kinda bonzai-ing our way back home because my wife fractured her ankle at Mt. Rushmore the night before. Otherwise we would've stopped by and threw rocks.  ;D
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    ahh bummer - sorry we missed you, and also really sorry about the ankle!  No worries tho - stop by any time :)
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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    Nice looking RC.
    Low lift and big tires is the way to go for wheeling.
    Any close up shot of the front fender trimming? Looks pretty cleanly done.
    Sort of the same angles, by the look of it, as I did my '85 crew cab with 4 inches of lift and 37x12.5x17s Dick Cepek Fun Country tires on 3rd gen 7x9 rims.
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    so a couple weekends ago I had the distinct pleasure of wheeling Homer's RC - it's first time out after the 2" suspension de-lift, and adding the 40's.  I haven't really wheeled his RC much so I was still getting used to it, but I haveta say the truck really feels good {cool}.  Plus I learned a few things, and I'm making a couple changes to our Dakota, pics and details to come once completed in a couple days...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/my8FSPQigDtxWXp1A

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hQX6u8rozjgSSMSNA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/tfr49LFUcyEFj3yi6
    « Last Edit: August 14, 2020, 07:05:28 pm by Mad Max »
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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    Very cool videos!
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    so a couple weekends ago I had the distinct pleasure of wheeling Homer's RC - it's first time out after the 2" suspension de-lift, and adding the 40's.  I haven't really wheeled his RC much so I was still getting used to it, but I haveta say the truck really feels good {cool}.  Plus I learned a few things, and I'm making a couple changes to our Dakota, pics and details to come once completed in a couple days...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/my8FSPQigDtxWXp1A

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hQX6u8rozjgSSMSNA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/tfr49LFUcyEFj3yi6

    I was going to say. I seen a ramcharger with this same color scheme a few years ago in one of the off road mags. Man that's a slick looking rig you got there. Chevy springs are without a doubt a really good upgrade. Bushings as well as sleeves to fit a larger bolts is always a plus.

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    I was going to say. I seen a ramcharger with this same color scheme a few years ago in one of the off road mags.

    yah that was when we were all out in Moab for Fullsize Invasion 2016 - it was really cool when Fourwheeler shot his truck {cool}
    2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 440/46rh/Atlas4/D60/14b/40s
    2007 Cummins Ram 3500 Megadually 4x4 "Big Mack" - 5.9/G56 6-speed
    2016 Durango Citadel AWD - 5.7 Hemi/8-spd auto
    1952 Willys M-38 "Poncho"

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