2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

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Postby lorenzo816 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:30 am

wayne,
very nice and slow and deliberate job you got going on there.
good clean work.

I am impressed.

now I know why you have been taking your time getting back to me.
Just Kidding!!!

Congrats on the baby!

I don't know how you still find the time to finish the truck with the little one and all.
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Postby slipper » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:43 am

incredible write up!
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Postby RodeoRed » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:13 pm

sweet rig - amazing write up too!
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Postby gsrsol84mm » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:39 pm

Well I can't believe it but the Monster IFS trooper is finally completed. Had it aligned today and it's ready for a trail test at URE this weekend. Should perform extremely well. It has really been a lot of work, especially since it was all done outside. It has been enjoyable and I had learned a tremendous amount. Thanks to all the guys at planet zoo for the advice and help. This baby isn't going to be a mall cruiser as I'm going to put it to the test on the rocks. See you on the trail.
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Postby '92 pup » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:59 pm

man how did i miss this...lol this thing is extreme...soo awesome

we need some pics of that pig covered in some mudd :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby bigpoppax2 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:14 am

That turned out sweet. I can't wait to hear how well it performs. I'd say locked front and rear on 35's, you will need to look to other places instead of Uwharrie for a challenge.

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Postby lorenzo816 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:54 pm

How about this boys and girls????
MONSTER Trooper MUDDIN' On Rocky Mountain Loop:evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:

Wayne lost a good piece of his tail pipe on Daniel but it looked corroded up anyhow.
Other than that he was eating it up out there. Mud like a river... I tell ya!

cross posting here.

I didn't take too many pics... but I'll get up what I can somewhere.
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Postby gsrsol84mm » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:08 pm

Daniel on URE was a flowing mud river when we got there noon Saturday. The rain was pouring hard. Two vehicles ahead of me turned around at the first ledge and went back down. The two vehicles that were with me turned back as well. There were 2 guys in rain gear that were taking pics of the rigs and said the last 8 rigs that were ahead could not climb the ledges and had to winch over them. Nothing like a severe test for your very first run of a newbly built rig. With the spotting help from the guys of American Wheeler the Trooper climbed both the ledges without a glitch. It ran better that expected. It climbed the whole of Daniel in the mud and slush without any problem. There were about 8 rigs that were all stuck on the bypass of daniel that had to winch up. I made it up the middle.
My exhaust did break after the muffler but it was rotten. I will have to trim back of the rear wheel wells as the the tires are rubbing. I am going to replace the rear bumper with a 2x6 steel bumper as the factory rear bumper is a mud catch all. Overall the Trooper performed better than I could have hoped for and was extremely impressed.
People are always shocked to see a Trooper climbing right past them.
Don't have any pics as I was trying to stop from falling off the mountain.
URE is 5 times tougher wet than it is dry.
I really do hate mud. I would rather rock climb any day than mud flop. Took 8 cycles at the car wash to get 90% of the mud off.
AT THE TOP OF DANIEL AFTER THE RAIN STOPPED. ONLY PIC I GOT THAT DAY. THERE IS A TON OF MUD UNDER THE TROOP. THERE GOES THE CLEAN SUSPENSION. I DO HATE MUD.
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Postby lorenzo816 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:45 pm

Took 8 cycles at the car wash to get 90% of the mud off.
AT THE TOP OF DANIEL AFTER THE RAIN STOPPED. ONLY PIC I GOT THAT DAY. THERE IS A TON OF MUD UNDER THE TROOP. THERE GOES THE CLEAN SUSPENSION. I DO HATE MUD.


You are right!
I had to put on my rain suit, drove up on my ramps and then got under the truck and spray for about an hour to get it all off.

and then I went to the car wash!
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Lo

Postby scottj » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:40 pm

gsrsol84mm wrote:JOE DARLINGTON DID A FANTASTIC JOB ON THE BUMPER
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CLOSE UP SHOTS OF THE BUMPER WITH A WARN M8000 WINCH MOUNTED INSIDE.
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I must agree — that's a fine looking bumper!
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Postby Bucket65 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:55 pm

Outstanding job - looks great. You do need an ISUZU emblem on that grill. Just to let everyone know what's kickin' their arse...
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Postby Way Amigo » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:05 am

Yeah that Image

Without the Isuzu emblem, it's only Izo-so.

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Postby liddell » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:13 am

do the 35' tyres fit in the wheel wells , or did you need to increase the size of the wheel wells aswell. I currently have 33' tyres and think I have room for 35' . Seeing you have already done it thought I would ask you?

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P.s. very nice write up, something I would like to do to mine, 93 year model SWB
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Postby warthogcrewchief » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:40 am

Awesome Build. Where can I find the Ball Joint Boots made by Mecatech?

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Postby gsrsol84mm » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:39 pm

The mecatech boots are available from Matt at Indy4x http://www.independent4x.com/

The wheel wells fit the 35's but you will have to push your suspension lift to the max as well as trimming the inner front fender liner, trimming the front bumper mount, trimming the rear bumper and knocking in and trimming the bottom back portion of the rear fender. Did not really alter the actual inner wheel well much. Not all 35 tires are equal and many are not a true 35" tire. The Super Swamper Radial is actually 35 1/4" on the rim.
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Postby lorenzo816 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:25 pm

Bucket65 wrote:Outstanding job - looks great. You do need an ISUZU emblem on that grill. Just to let everyone know what's kickin' their arse...


I got a couple for him to pick from.
Wayne... remind me - next time I see you.
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Postby gsrsol84mm » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:49 pm

THE TROOPER IN ACTION ON THE FIRST TWO LEDGES AT DANIEL. IT'S A LOT STEEPER THAN IT LOOKS FROM ABOVE
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Postby lorenzo816 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:14 am

gsrsol84mm wrote:THE TROOPER IN ACTION ON THE FIRST TWO LEDGES AT DANIEL. IT'S A LOT STEEPER THAN IT LOOKS FROM ABOVE
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO
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Sorry I missed out again, bro.
Did too much moving this weekend.
LOOKS LIKE YOU WERE HAVING FUN THOUGH!
Love the three wheel action, wayne!

Hope the rain didn't wash you out. Yesterday was a mess of weather coming at us.

We got to go to U some more.
Something about two Blue Zu's going thru the woods... :lol: :lol: :lol:

You still need that emblem off me so peeps know who's eating it up out there!
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What About Gen-I ?

Postby bino » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:13 am

Dear All ...

I read a lot about IFS lift with diff drop.

I look under my Gen-I ... and I "think" there is no Cross-member, not the same as Gen-II.

So ... my question is ... will the "diff drop" scenario works on Gen-I ?

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Postby Philscbx » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Cheers, Very Nicely Done.
A well deserved Happy Hour.
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Postby lorenzo816 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:37 pm

Just thought I'd go ahead and Throw this up here


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Postby Zu Dan » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:14 pm

Very Cool
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Postby billan » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:35 pm

wow . amazing. i'm impressed.
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Great

Postby TrooperPR » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:56 pm

two questions:

1. Is it an automatic, if so any problems with the shifter?
2. Can I get a close up of the rock sliders from under? What material did you use?
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Re: Great

Postby lorenzo816 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:20 pm

TrooperPR wrote:two questions:

1. Is it an automatic, if so any problems with the shifter?
2. Can I get a close up of the rock sliders from under? What material did you use?


I'll answer this so Wayne don't have to.
Yes its an Auto.
And Joe Darlington built the sliders and bumpers.
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