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Old 01-13-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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As the thread's title says, if you have any questions about any of the Dropmember products I build... ask them here!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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sorry about that i didnt even realize wat i was doing. my bad =X. anyways, do u happen to know the travel #'s on ur setup? and if any bumpsteer is present thru the travel? thank yew.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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sorry about that i didnt even realize wat i was doing. my bad =X. anyways, do u happen to know the travel #'s on ur setup? and if any bumpsteer is present thru the travel? thank yew.
Curently the front suspension is set-up to achieve 8" of travel. The shock we are using limits the droop a little bit.

Also, I designed the front steering geometry to where the bumpsteer is in check. I can get more technical if you would like?
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #4
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How much is the rear dropmember for a 73-87 and how long is the wait.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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How much is the rear dropmember for a 73-87 and how long is the wait.
The rear Dropmember kits run $1999 (same price for the 63-72 and the 73-87)That comes complete with bags and shocks. That price includes the bolt-in notch and bridge, but I am going to start offering the kit with a weld-in notch/bridge option that will save a couple hundred bucks.

The wait can vary between 2-3 weeks. It just depends how many orders I am filling at the time.
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Any pics of the most current version of the Pb rear dropmember?

Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #7
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Any pics of the most current version of the Pb rear dropmember?

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63-72 or 73-87?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 AM   #8
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Is there any deal for buying front and rear? How long till the weld in rear is ready?
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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Is there any deal for buying front and rear? How long till the weld in rear is ready?
I got one of these bad boys for the garage wall.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #11
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Is there any deal for buying front and rear? How long till the weld in rear is ready?
Satisfaction???? that sounds like a deal to me!

I think they're a bargain where they are currently priced... but I always try and do something special for the guys that buy front and rear kits.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #12
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Is there any deal for buying front and rear? How long till the weld in rear is ready?
It's all designed and waiting for a reason to cut it out!
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I got one of these bad boys for the garage wall.
Yeah rub it in, i think Nate is going to send me a set of his new a-arms instead!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:55 AM   #14
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A couple of product questions...

I believe on previous versions of the DM, you recommended relocating the bottom bolt on the bag. Is that also true for this version of the DM?

and...

What is the track width of the v3 as compared to stock?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #15
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Yeah rub it in, i think Nate is going to send me a set of his new a-arms instead!!
Don't feel bad... Lolife got the first paque... and it's a lot smaller than the ones I am making now! I will post some pics later.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:48 AM   #16
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Do I get anything special?
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Don't feel bad... Lolife got the first paque... and it's a lot smaller than the ones I am making now! I will post some pics later.
Oh sure,... You're going to make me order a rear Dropmember now,...
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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well let me explain to u y im asking. i currently have the stock crossmember that has been raised around my framerails, instead of being z'd. i learned the hard way that this isnt the best way to get it done. anyways, my truck is also "doored" and have to almost completly lock it up for the tires to clear the fenders to make a sharp turn. im redoing it all now and am running hydros this time instead of bags. so i guess wat i meant to ask was if there was no bags or shocks connected to ur kit, how far would the snout on the spindle travel going from fully bumped to fully dropped? and the reason i asked about bumpsteer is cuz i eat tires like no other. cuz even though i get it aligned at "ride hieght", i usually drive it as low as possible and my tires arent diggin that too much. thanx for any imput!
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I believe on previous versions of the DM, you recommended relocating the bottom bolt on the bag. Is that also true for this version of the DM?

What is the track width of the v3 as compared to stock?

What 18x8 or 18x8.5 wheel backspace do you recommend with the v3?
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:53 PM   #20
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I have a couple rear kits of each version to build this next week, I will post up some pics when I get them together.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:00 PM   #21
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well let me explain to u y im asking. i currently have the stock crossmember that has been raised around my framerails, instead of being z'd. i learned the hard way that this isnt the best way to get it done. anyways, my truck is also "doored" and have to almost completly lock it up for the tires to clear the fenders to make a sharp turn. im redoing it all now and am running hydros this time instead of bags. so i guess wat i meant to ask was if there was no bags or shocks connected to ur kit, how far would the snout on the spindle travel going from fully bumped to fully dropped? and the reason i asked about bumpsteer is cuz i eat tires like no other. cuz even though i get it aligned at "ride hieght", i usually drive it as low as possible and my tires arent diggin that too much. thanx for any imput!
I don't actually have one installed in a veheicle at the shop right now. The shop truck has one of our C4 kits on it right now. I do however have a 60 panel that I am going to throw one on in the next couple weeks, and can get some exact measurements for you then. I do know the ball joints will bind up sooner in droop than bump, and the tie-rod will bind in bump before the balljoint will.

In regards to bumpsteer, most suspension analysts in the performance world, agree that .1" of bumpsteer per inch of wheel travel is acceptable. This is the same standard I keep in mind when designing all my front suspension systems.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:02 PM   #22
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I believe on previous versions of the DM, you recommended relocating the bottom bolt on the bag. Is that also true for this version of the DM?

What is the track width of the v3 as compared to stock?

What 18x8 or 18x8.5 wheel backspace do you recommend with the v3?
Yes, with the trac width being narrowed, it is necessry to relocate the lower mounting hole outboard 1.25" on your Strong Arms.

Trac-width is narrowed approx. 1.5" per side.

Most guys are running a 5.25" backspacing with a 8.5" wheel.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:16 AM   #23
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ok cool. id appreciate it if u could get those numbers when u get a chance. im very interested in ur kit and am putting away for it now.
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Nate, Do you know what someone would need to do in order to run a swaybar with stock control arms. Maybe which sway bar is needed and what mods are needed to the control arms to mount it?
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Nate, Do you know what someone would need to do in order to run a swaybar with stock control arms. Maybe which sway bar is needed and what mods are needed to the control arms to mount it?
I have an 1.125" sway bar that will work with factory lower arms. The mounting tabs that come in the kit are a bolt-in "universal" style. To be honest, the tabs included in the kit are a little cheesy, but some can be made and welded to your lower arms with little effort. The bar runs $175 shipped, and I should have the final pricing for an 1.25" bar this week. If the xmember your running is the same dimensions as my Dropmember, then it will fit nicely.
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Don't feel bad... Lolife got the first paque... and it's a lot smaller than the ones I am making now! I will post some pics later.
Here's what the new "Member's Only" plaque looks like...

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Ha Ha.... Damn she still has my car...
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I think I need to place another order,...
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screw the plaque. I want a members only jacket from the 80s. (alot of guys here are probably too you ng to know what im talking about.lol)
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screw the plaque. I want a members only jacket from the 80s.
The babes were standing in line to sidle up next to me in mine.



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im intrested in the weld in rear xmember and a front one for a 73-87 if you could shot me a price shipped id appreciate it. shipping to 75150 tx
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:25 AM   #38
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do you have to do any sheet metal work in the cab (drive shaft tunnel, tranny cover)
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Shit...that made me laugh out loud at work...too funny...

Only problem is I've got the My Little Pony song stuck in my head now...
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What's wrong with that?

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