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Zombiekiller's "Donkey" build up

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Build-Up Forum' started by zombiekiller, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Donovan

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    Zombie killer, how are the body mounts holding up? video looked like they are getting as much of a workout as the front suspension...perhaps Innever paid them much attention as needed.
     
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    these are what i was using before the currie.

    https://wheeladaptersusa.com/collec...50-expedition-navigator-1?variant=24889245704


    I think that as long as you aren't longing for a locker that you can engage at any speed, it is a good option and costs about half of a new rear axle from currie. add a Foutz skid and a lubelocker gasket on the widened rear and you'll be good to go.

    I will also say that I didn't have any issues running the 1.5" hub-centric spacers. I beat the hell out of the truck and didn't see any cracks or issues when I took them off. if you're on the fence, just run the spacers until you get good enough at driving offroad that you want a full time or selectable locker. then pull the trigger on a new rear end.

    I will forewarn you that if you go to a full-time locker, you'll never leave the truck in "D" while in Baja mode EVER again. The Ford shift strategy SUCKS and with a rear locker engaged, when the trans decides to shift mid-corner, the ass end swings around instantly, ( which is no bueno) and the rotation is extremely difficult to control smoothly.

    Putting it into manual mode when in Baja mode ( with a locker) allows for way more predictability and control. ( at least for me and how I drive) Running in manual mode also happens to give you a degree of compression braking, which you don't get in "D" mode.

    The bonus is that it is suuuuuuuper fun to do a controlled drift at 70-80 mph on long gradual sweepers. Makes for great pics too!
     
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    Gonna seem like it’s not a big thing compared to all the other major mechanical changes on your beast of a build, but really curious how you mounted the light bar above your wind screen.

    would love details and pics ... especially for how you routed the power cable into the cab. Weather proof?
     
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    texas motorworx designed their own tension mount brackets that attach inside the door jamb. They don't really advertise them, but they do have ample stock. As for how much for the brackets, if you buy the lightbar from them, they'll give you the brackets for free. If you arent buying the light bar from them, I'd expect about $250 or so.

    I whomped around Baja for a little over 500 dirt miles at varying speeds up to about 115mph and it didn't budge a single millimeter.

    the big bonus is that there is no drilling into the exterior of the truck, so no possibility for leaks and you'd never notice the holes if someone didn't point it out.

    as for the wiring, I sheathed the harness that I made for the bar and used 4, 4" long squirts of black caulk along the windshield edges and held it in place with masking tape while it dried. The wiring then runs down the cowl just like A-pillar lighting.

    It is completely removable and you don't notice where the brackets secure when it is off the truck.

    I can't take more pics because my truck is at tmx in Dallas and I'm in New Orleans. If you call the shop, one of the guys can send you pics.
     
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