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Old 07-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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The rear wheel looks off too, not just the front. And unless this truck has four wheel steering, something is bent or fabbed a strange way.
Again, never owned a low rider? (I'm asking). They are bags and trailing arms, not axle on springs. They do not go up and down they pivot past the center point it changes the geometry once it goes past TDC on the trailing arm. That's why you can't drive on the frame on a truck like this, it binds the universals. You have to raise back up to where you designed the truck to drive when you set the center point on the trailing arms pivot point. It's like a pendulum.

Meh, not explaining it further. Truck is done right. It looks nice. I used to work for a company that made pre-fabbed C-notches and stuff for low riders back when I was a kid so I have some experience around low riders. They are very specially built purpose driven trucks and the suspension changes are insane when it is designed to lay frame like this one. It's a lot of work for sure.

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i havnt and dont plan on it
That's irrelevant to the question. I don't care if it is your preference or not, I'm seeing if you have any position to comment by having any knowledge about that you are talking about. That way I can help by telling you about the suspension trailing arm setup and other things you may not know about. These things are a lot more complicated than a lift kit.

But the bottom line is, It's a hell of a truck for the price. I'd buy it just to resell it on ebay if I had the cash.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:15 PM
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^^ lol you asked if i owned one before so i answered ur question
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:17 PM
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I have only had one lowered truck back in 1996, and it was NOWHERE near as complicated as this truck. It was an old 3/4 lowered setup where you don't have to do anything but drop it. Trucks like this one here have to completely rebuild everything to "lay frame". It's a lot easier to own a 4x4! I'd never go through the trouble to do all this guy did, that's why I'd like to buy it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:37 PM
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How do you make turns if you don't turn your wheels? They backed that ranger into the space in reverse turned to the right and it bugs you if wheels are turned so I'm thinking everywhere you have to go is in a straight line.

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That's what I'm saying! Paint alone is an easy $2k, switches, frame reworking, I mean....... huge investment there. Probably $20k.
no i'm saying they're not centered front to back. look at the rear wheel, it's spaced closer to the cab. front wheel is closer to the cab too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:45 PM
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if i find a pic of a ranger with a trailing arm conversion in the back I'll post it. When they are on the ground they are way past the center point and pendulum back in.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:52 PM
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i don't care to see pictures of trailing arm contraptions on bagged trucks. i know what that shit looks like. the wheels on this yota are centered, it's not impossible to do! this truck lays frame too.




i was making an observation that the wheels are not centered in the wheel wells front to back, that's all. i'm entitled to my 2 cents on the issue and already said it's a deal. god forbid i like even spacing.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:06 PM
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^^ haha there ya go
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:18 PM
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Blah Blah Blah bunch of bullshit
You can be a dickhead elsewhere. The yota doesn't have trailing arms so your point is moot and this conversation is pointless.

/Done with you.

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:59 PM
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You can be a dickhead elsewhere. The yota doesn't have trailing arms so your point is moot and this conversation is pointless.

/Done with you.

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no, i was pointing out that it is possible to center the wheel in the wheel well. doesn't seem pointless to me, but neither does lowering a truck.

and FYI, the truck on the left is a nissan hard body, the yota is on the right with it's bed on and nothing from the rear suspension visible in the pics. way to make ASSumptions
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:01 PM
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SUCH an ugly truck. I think it's a disgrace to lower a truck

Atleast they didn't waste that lowering kit on an extended cab
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:07 PM
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SFBD that bish.

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Also, nto centered. Not sure what trailing arms would have to do with the a-arm setup up front as well? Maybe some kind of revolutionary system? In the front, there is no lateral movement, just vertical, and horizontal in regards to the suspension articulation, resulting in extremely cambered wheels at full drop.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:02 AM
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holy balls, stfu everyone, its like high school again.... truck is sick, have pics of it from years ago, if nobody likes it, dont post, show off a cool sticker or something you just bought
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:21 AM
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It's not a freaken lowrider. It's a mini truck. Damn

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no, i was pointing out that it is possible to center the wheel in the wheel well. doesn't seem pointless to me, but neither does lowering a truck.

and FYI, the truck on the left is a nissan hard body, the yota is on the right with it's bed on and nothing from the rear suspension visible in the pics. way to make ASSumptions
Dude the wheels were turned like that there not broken...
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:44 AM
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An ex show truck............. it turns out. With a LOT o money invested from large TN build shops.

http://www.minitruckinweb.com/featur...ger/index.html

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g 35 series rubber). While that was a great start, the changes quickly escalated. Billy Ward at Concept Auto Works created the new lowered profile, dropping the body by 4-1/2 inches, and then added a C-notch, Godfather four-link rear suspension, and new lower DJM forward control arms.


Collecting show points, the air suspension components were neatly arranged inside the Speedliner bed with the twin tanks, valves, and compressors on display. Additions like the Sir Michael's roll pan and Checkmate tonneau cover keep the lines in the rear as slick as those in front. Lighting the way are Diamond Back projector beam units; and carbon fiber, euro-style replacements bring up the rear. The Dupont Vermillion Red and black are separated with Gun Metal Gray and Orion Hyper Silver tribal graphics thanks to Ken Surmons of Collision Center in Thomasville, NC, who handled the spray gun.
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An ex show truck............. it turns out. With a LOT of money invested from large TN build shops. (as Sully's seems to already know)

http://www.minitruckinweb.com/featur...ger/index.html

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g 35 series rubber). While that was a great start, the changes quickly escalated. Billy Ward at Concept Auto Works created the new lowered profile, dropping the body by 4-1/2 inches, and then added a C-notch, Godfather four-link rear suspension, and new lower DJM forward control arms.


Collecting show points, the air suspension components were neatly arranged inside the Speedliner bed with the twin tanks, valves, and compressors on display. Additions like the Sir Michael's roll pan and Checkmate tonneau cover keep the lines in the rear as slick as those in front. Lighting the way are Diamond Back projector beam units; and carbon fiber, euro-style replacements bring up the rear. The Dupont Vermillion Red and black are separated with Gun Metal Gray and Orion Hyper Silver tribal graphics thanks to Ken Surmons of Collision Center in Thomasville, NC, who handled the spray gun.
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