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Well I'm trying to decide which coil bucket kit to buy. KORE offroads says its for a 3" tube for $140, and ballistic is about the same price, but has the axle sizes listed available in my prior post. Not sure if the KORE kit would be too big, but it's prewelded and nicer looking to me.
 

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Looks like you got your info-I was thinking 2 5/8", but obviously off a bit...

Here's a thought-if you're going to strip it down and install new brackets, why not get some .188 (I THINK) 3" DOM and sleeve the outside then weld it up. In talking with some folks, I THINK the .188 wall inside diameter was pretty dang close to the rubi outter tube size, which is where I was getting the 2 5/8" diameter. Should be a good fit overall. Would provide a good base for a truss and the 3" outter would allow any aftermarket brackets easily. Stronger tube, less chance for bending. I've been thinking about this a fair amount lately and may do just this when I pull it to 3-link it before too long... Just a thought.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Looks like you got your info-I was thinking 2 5/8", but obviously off a bit...

Here's a thought-if you're going to strip it down and install new brackets, why not get some .188 (I THINK) 3" DOM and sleeve the outside then weld it up. In talking with some folks, I THINK the .188 wall inside diameter was pretty dang close to the rubi outter tube size, which is where I was getting the 2 5/8" diameter. Should be a good fit overall. Would provide a good base for a truss and the 3" outter would allow any aftermarket brackets easily. Stronger tube, less chance for bending. I've been thinking about this a fair amount lately and may do just this when I pull it to 3-link it before too long... Just a thought.

Best of Luck,

Mike[/quote]

I appreciate the insight, and if I was staying where I am, would strongly consider this. However a pig is in my near future. I'm keeping the stretch simple with a back half to gain ground clearance, and coils for cheapness and simplicity. Alot of local rigs are built this way and perform great. I could never get my money back out of the 44 if I did all that. I'm guessing between $800-1000 is all it will draw, which barely covers the locker and gear swap I did. Let alone the stronger brackets and truss I plan to put on it.

Just got off the phone with Ballistic and some frame mounts and coil spring cups for the axle are in route. Local builder is gonna fab me a truss. Now just need to save for some joints and tabs. :D :D

 

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Skinny Pedal said:
Glad you got it. I walked out, measured with a caliper and got what I told you.
Thanks as well Josh. Glad we have people like yall to help with irrelevant ?'s that don't pertain to a sell.
 
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