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WarSurfer 10-25-2013 11:02 PM

Warsurfer's Build Thread
 
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Finally!

So the back story... I was up at Rausch Creek in PA @ HITH (Raptor event) and I broke a rear axle. Since I was already half way to the shop I had been courting for mod work, I threw the keys to Dave from KHC in New Jersey and called the wife to come pick me up.


Broken passenger side axle. This is what happens when a 6000lb truck in a 70mph drift hits a berm while turning 5500rpms. It was a blast until...

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Front tore down - still muddy from HITH

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Upgrades being installed over the next two weeks:

Camburg fully boxed lower arms - Raptor length but set up to run dual 3.0s with dual upper mount
ICON billet UNI UCAs
LCA pocket bracing - eliminates adjustability but keeps alignment in hard usage conditions - aligned with upper adjustability
RPG tie rods
Stainless brake lines F/R
Cantilever rear suspension - moves shocks up out of harms way and provides 18" of travel, will be strapped at 16" - keeps bed space
ICON 3.0s all 4 corners
ICON billet frame brace and bump kit
Raceworks front bumper
Outlaw designed - KHC built rear bumper
4.88 gears f/r
Upgraded rear axles
Deaver leaf pack (+3)
LT shackles
Glassworks fenders & bedsides (dovetailed)
13 HID conversion with upgraded projectors and custom amber LEDs

Once I wear down the 35s I'll be installing 37's.

More pics to come

rdkev 10-26-2013 12:00 PM

sweet. I'll follow. You're one of the few that use it as intended.

WarSurfer 10-26-2013 09:39 PM

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Parts are rolling in!

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WesJTX 10-26-2013 10:40 PM

holy fawk, this will be a superb build. sub'd for the updates

oxford-fx4 10-27-2013 08:32 PM

good lord

buster096 10-28-2013 01:13 AM

no steering knuckle brace? gunna be a sick build man. im anxious to see how it turns out! now that your beefing up the front end, any plans on a 9" rear axle build? what about bumps for the front end? i know the camburg arms are already built for them.

WarSurfer 10-28-2013 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by buster096 (Post 3061546)
no steering knuckle brace? gunna be a sick build man. im anxious to see how it turns out! now that your beefing up the front end, any plans on a 9" rear axle build? what about bumps for the front end? i know the camburg arms are already built for them.

Yeah, I forgot to mention the Outlaw spindle braces and the custom stainless cat-back.

The ICONS have an internal bump zone and with 4 up front, I 'should' be good. If not I'll add at a later date

I may do some bracing on the factory unit but for now it will suffice. The '10s had a bad batch of axle shafts anyway so I should be GTG with two new shafts - in the short term anyway.

WesJTX 10-28-2013 10:35 AM

Im still baffled by the lack of spring under conversion setups done for the Raptors. Looking at the other markets, I really think that would gain a significant amount of travel in the rear along with virtually eliminating axle wrap. What kind of travel should your new deavers pull?

Wes

buster096 10-28-2013 10:42 AM

^ he said in his original post that he's strapping it at 16". A spring under set up really is overkill for the raptor, you have to remember it is a "mid travel" truck.

And your truck is gunna be so sick bro!

WarSurfer 10-28-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by WesJTX (Post 3061934)
Im still baffled by the lack of spring under conversion setups done for the Raptors. Looking at the other markets, I really think that would gain a significant amount of travel in the rear along with virtually eliminating axle wrap. What kind of travel should your new deavers pull? Wes

Converting would require notching the frame which is why most guys don't do it. The logic is, if you are going to cut the frame, why not go straight to a 4-link.

I agree though, I even asked about it when planning this round of mods.

My setup will pull just under 18" but will be strapped at 16".

buster096 10-28-2013 11:25 AM

Did the camburg arms come in yet?!?! I want to see a pic of those! I have seen the rpg arms but I've heard of some questionable welds coming out of that shop.

WarSurfer 10-28-2013 02:27 PM

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Did the camburg arms come in yet?!?! I want to see a pic of those! I have seen the rpg arms but I've heard of some questionable welds coming out of that shop.

I don't know if mine are in yet but here are some pics from the Raptor Forum:



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patclarke 10-28-2013 04:15 PM

Sick truck man. Subed for updates.

WarSurfer 10-28-2013 08:32 PM

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Sick truck man. Subed for updates.

I'm excited to see what it'll handle. The guys with just 3.0s and UNIs are so much more capable than stock, the dual setup and extra 4 inches out back plus 37s 'should' help to smooth things out.

All The Way 10-28-2013 09:56 PM

I should have snagged your driver front fender.... I've been a member of the cracked fender club for a while.

WarSurfer 10-30-2013 05:38 PM

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Rear bumper progress:

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BobbyVA 10-30-2013 06:32 PM

Subscribed

buster096 10-30-2013 08:08 PM

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I like it, I'm going the same route as you. Clean and simple. I hope to have this one built for my truck in the next couple of months when I get bedsides.
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WarSurfer 10-31-2013 09:31 AM

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Progress up front:



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WarSurfer 10-31-2013 09:36 AM

It's looking like I'll be running singles up front for a bit. ICON doesn't have the valving worked out yet.

Their plan is to utilize a 3.0 bypass setup for the full weight then changing the valving in the coilover so that it is a heavy duty single phase shock with a bump zone. So the coilover augments the bypass and adds an additional bump zone.


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