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My Boy Blue





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The day Blue came home

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Goal is a solid built vehicle that will spend a lot of time solo in remote areas.

Toyo ATIII 255/80/17 35X11.50R17
Badlands Bilstein shock and springs
Icon 2.5 IR coilovers
Camburg rear lower trailing arm
Icon rear track bar, Rockjock track bar relocation bracket
Goat Fab sliders
ASFIR T-case & transmission skids
BAMF hitch
3.0 steering rack/tie rods
swaybar delete
Turn Offroad tailgate support
ProCal tune



Future plans include upgrading the M190/4.46 to a M210/4.70 and adding front locker.
Rockjock antirock sway bar
37X11.50s

Fix whatever breaks. Often.

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Just sitting around the new fire pit I built this spring, consuming way to much tequila, waiting on the Bronco. Pull up a chair and have one on me.

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With today’s news,I have moved to the work bench.
Bout the only thing I’m building is the fat in my liver.

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You’re not actually in Kodiak are you?
 

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You’re not actually in Kodiak are you?
Not anymore. Lived there when this whole internet thing started many years ago and was unimaginative on name. Have just stuck to it since then. Old dog, new tricks and such.
 
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This thread needs more dog pictures.
Believe me, my dog thinks it needs more open top Broncos to ride around in. She’s not fond of my A/C not working in the Tacoma.

She wants to go to the river.

We have a river at home.

The river at home:



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Kodiak was a memorable place so understand the lingering name
 

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Just need a Bronco to put them on.

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Still waiting to get the Badlands suspension parts in for the install. The goal here is not just to get taller, but to get more articulation. There is actually plenty of room with the standard suspension as is, just limited movement.

I plan to get baseline measurements on lift height, stuff, and droop and compare before and after install. They will be static measurements and not completely applicable to real offroad conditions, but it gives me a basis for comparisons.

For $1300 for all four coilovers though, it will be worth it regardless of outcome. I just wish I had found a set of takeoffs even cheaper. There will be some great deals out there for people looking to upgrade their base suspension.
 

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My Boy Blue



Reserved 7/13/20, blend date 7/13/21, shipped Oct 5, delivered Nov 5

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The day Blue came home

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Toyo ATIII 255/80/17
Badlands Bilstein shock and springs
Camburg rear lower trailing arm



Future plans include upgrading M190 with LSD and 4.88s
Frame mounted sliders
High clearance rear bumper with tire mount
Fix whatever breaks.
Love the pizza cutters on steelies!

I am doing the same setup, Bronco BD arrived yesterday at the dealer, just waiting for the tires... I got $150 takeoff value for the stock 31.6" General Grabbers. So about $100 a tire to upgrade to a 33.1" tall, 0.4" skinnier tire. I'm glad it looks good in real life!
 
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Love the pizza cutters on steelies!

I am doing the same setup, Bronco BD arrived yesterday at the dealer, just waiting for the tires... I got $150 takeoff value for the stock 31.6" General Grabbers. So about $100 a tire to upgrade to a 33.1" tall, 0.4" skinnier tire. I'm glad it looks good in real life!
The 255s won’t be for everyone, but I’ve used them on my Tacoma and a 1st gen Blazer and really like them.

My Badlands coilovers should be here this week, so I’ll upgrade suspension and install Camburg rear trailing arms.
 
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Now it’s a build thread.
Out with the old.
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The difference in factory and Camburg rear trailing arms

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