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KOWBOY

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Any word on the springs / rear suspension?
Threw the rig on a scale south of Vegas last time off. Come in at 11k with 59 hun'erd on the rear axle. Day before yesterday I done ordered a new set of rear springs from Alcan based on the weights. They say 'bout 3 to 4 weeks to make 'em.

Ya what happened with the bags?

Air bags are only thang keepin' 'er level. Without 'em, she squats bad. They don't stand up real straight but they work. Just too much weight for the rear springs. Funny tho that I got 51 hun'erd on the front axle and the front springs seem to do fine. For now.
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Fireman, When I had my camper (the one on the GN now) in the bed of the Green Ford I weighed the truck in at 11,800 with over 7,000 on the rear axle. My choice of tires suddenly got fairly important..
 

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Shamelessly drivin' up on a big rock for some senseless poser shots. :grinpimp:

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Alcan's done got my new rear springs done. And it's startin' to get a bit warm in the desert. So next time off I'm gonna mosey my way on up to Grand Junction and get 'em installed. Then probly head to Moab or somewheres. :cool:

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Extremely well. I ain't never aired 'em down and they do really good in all the dif'rent terrain I been thru. Also quiet on the road. Need to get 'em rotated but they ain't got no signs of wear yet.
 

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Yeti makes a nice bike. Better to buy used than new, no matter what you get.

Is there a usable (but lighter) spare tire/wheel combo you could run to accommodate the weight if a bike and a rack? You'd have to give up the pimp-coolness of a matching spare, but...
 
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