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    What Have You Done to Your Rig?

    Who is working on their rig?

    I just put Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs-bushings on my 1st Gen Tacoma. Running old shackles. The difference is incredible and I have my 1.5" rake back. The leafs come shimmed to avoid squeak. Also put on an extended braided brake line. These springs give 2.5" lift and I was able to use the standard Bilstein 5100s. Cannot recommend these springs enough.

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    Only maintain my truck anymore, did all the work 10 years ago.
    Recently dropped my mustang 2 inches and removed all the cats with an offroad h pipe. Not really for this forum but I love my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter25 View Post
    Only maintain my truck anymore, did all the work 10 years ago.
    Recently dropped my mustang 2 inches and removed all the cats with an offroad h pipe. Not really for this forum but I love my car

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    Hey the title of this thread is "Back At The Tailgate" - car talk is acceptable.

    Did you put extended brake lines on your rig when you lifted it

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    I have run the OME springs on my Suzuki Samurai for over 10 years. They are a good ride but will settle in after a while depending on your vehicle use. I am on the second set as they do start to sag after a while. I have also broken them twice. Once just the back half on the bottom leaf on the rear and the other was a main spring on the other rear. I sucked the spring pack back together with a ratchet strap and made it home. Bottom line is nice ride but they are not the strongest. Probably not the best if you haul a lot in your truck. But I do beat the crap out of that little rig huntin' and fishin'.

    I did put some Shockworks rock sliders on and love them.
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    No. It's about 5 inches of lift. Everything worked out without

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87TT View Post
    I have run the OME springs on my Suzuki Samurai for over 10 years. They are a good ride but will settle in after a while depending on your vehicle use. I am on the second set as they do start to sag after a while. I have also broken them twice. Once just the back half on the bottom leaf on the rear and the other was a main spring on the other rear. I sucked the spring pack back together with a ratchet strap and made it home. Bottom line is nice ride but they are not the strongest. Probably not the best if you haul a lot in your truck. But I do beat the crap out of that little rig huntin' and fishin'.

    I did put some Shockworks rock sliders on and love them.
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    It was a toss-up between Deaver and OME. I think OME has really improved the quality of their springs. I put OME coils on my front 2 years ago, now I'm dialed in.

    Really badass little hunting rig you got there! Samurais are so under-rated

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    Don't get me wrong. I just put a new set in this winter. I like them an will keep using them just knowing they have an expiration and limits. The ride is way better than stock for sure. But again, I do abuse that thing. Heck, I LOST(as in gone) a whole left side engine mount elk hunting this last year! Trail fix got me home again.

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    Love this thread!! I?m subscribed for the long haul. I?ve tried every flavor of ?perfect hunting rig? for the past few years.
    -long travel side by side (too loud, cold, and not enough storage for my style)
    - k5 blazer rockcrawler (carbureted and a PIA when stuff got too steep, sucked gas like nobodies business)
    -standard cab short bed 4x4 small lift ram 1500 (older body style- had 2 of them, got bored)
    - got a Carli lift and 35?s for my 14? cummins diesel thinking I could make it ride smooth enough to use for towing and hunting... not so much, rides better, still bruises kidneys with no remorse.

    Current project.. 2 door 96 jeep Cherokee xj. So far, this is really fitting the bill! Parts are cheap, it?s about bullet proof, decent on fuel, fuel injected, quiet, short wheel base. I flat tow it behind my truck for quick trips, the road gets a bit nasty and I unhook and go! For far trips it fits in the toy hauler with about 1.5? of wiggle room..

    Bought it pretty stock 223k miles currently.
    -4? front lift coils
    -ome rear leafs
    -take off rubicon wheels and new bfg 33?s (find em really cheap ($800 for a set of 5) online from guys buying new jeeps and trying to make a few bucks after modding there new $60,000 jeeps)
    - rock link 3 link front end setup
    - ares front bumper to improve approach angle a bit
    - fox 2.0 w/ resi shocks all the way around (with quick adjust knobs to go from rocks-dunes with ease, ya it?s my go to dune toy at the moment as well! Kills it in the sand!)
    - smittybilt roof top tent, I figure if it takes a while to get in to a spot, I kinda wanna stay and not have to make the trip back and forth if I don?t have to. Really helpful on the otc Arizona archery hunts lately. Some spots take 3-4 hours (off the shitty dirt road) to get to. It?s nice to stay in deep with a bit of comfort. Have a lot of country to myself.
    - for $hits and giggles I did the ?bumps? full JL audio with amp and subwoofer for the rowdy sand dune kinda nights.
    - new exhaust from engine back, dropped it off at the muffler shop told them ?as quite as humanly possible!? And they did not disappoint! Needed relocated due to the 3-link install anyway.

    Still trying to break stuff so I can upgrade it, that?s the funnest part!






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    Gr8 thread here; some great ideas for off road rigs to get you in deep and back out!

    What/if are you guys using for tire chains when it gets super sloppy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prerylyon View Post
    Gr8 thread here; some great ideas for off road rigs to get you in deep and back out!

    What/if are you guys using for tire chains when it gets super sloppy?

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    Im typically just using the gas peddle when things get slippery

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