Hank's Brand New Broken Junk

Hank

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2015 TRD Sport with 6700 miles, Purchased the truck on September 1st, 2018 to replace my 2010.

I started swapping parts off my 2010 and straight on to this one. Dirt King Upper and Lower arms, ADS Shocks, 4.56 gears, front ARB, rear e-lock axle housing, dakar leaf pack, front and rear bumpers

Then went out to @AssBurns place and cut a tubbed for 35s with @Mike_taco4x4. This is pretty much how the truck stayed for the next few months.

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Hank

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Then about the following September after buying the truck, I was out at @AssBurns house again... where all great ideas come to life... and then we decided it was time to 4 link the truck. That night I ordered all the link mounts, joints and brackets.

there were a few major steps that had to be taken care of before the 4 link:
1. Notch the frame inward. this was needed to keep the shock as far as possible outboard but yet still have enough room for tire clearance.
2. Fuel cell
3. 4 link

Starting over at my buddies Juan's house in SoCal Juan and I took care of the frame notch and lined up the fuel cell.

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then on to @AssBurns house to set up the 4 link.

We knocked out the 4 link in two days... some compromises were made.

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Hank

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a few short month later on the 4 link, 1 desert trip with @Tetten, 1 moab trip, and a view other little trips..

I picked up a Baja Kits +2 LT, BFG 39's and a Spidertrax 9" rear axle. So now this brings us up to date (May 2020).

When @AssBurns and I did the 4 link, we made a few compromises regarding the shock mounts. we ended up mounting the shocks behind the rear axle which I never really liked. due to the geometry, this cuts your total wheel travel numbers. I only had 15" of wheel travel on a 16" stroke shock. so when it came time to swap out the rear axle, this gave me the chance to set it up right this time. I also reworked some of the 4 link numbers - mostly reduced the anti squat down to about 72%.
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