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BuckysDodge
01-23-2008, 01:20 PM
Hello everyone, as you all know I'm from Ontario (Hey we've got mud here too LOL). My Uncle&Aunt (Gary&Donna Brown) are from Vancouver so he told me to chek out you're site so here I am. We have almost the same site here www.jeepkings.ca (http://www.jeepkings.ca) feel free to check it out.

About me my nickname is Bucky, I have a 2000 Dodge Durango, Stock for now on 31x10.50, am planning a 5.5" susp. lift and 35x12.50 by this summer (sick of getting pulled out all the time), it's Black with a few (alot) of scratches, but no dents YET!

Any insite or questions get back.

Cookie
01-23-2008, 01:34 PM
cheers from the wet coast

redneck princess
01-23-2008, 01:35 PM
let me be the first to say......

:welcome:

BuckysDodge
01-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Well I forgot to mention that I was born in Victoria and my Dad still lives there, I try to vistit once every 2-3 years. I'm going to try to make it for New Years this year if I can get my truck lifted before then.

Dirty Girls
01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Welcome. Nice to meet you.

bakelite
01-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Welcome [cheers]

Redneck Lincoln
01-23-2008, 06:52 PM
welcome!!

Taxidermy
01-23-2008, 07:27 PM
welcome

C.W.
01-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Welcome [cheers]

kootenaycat
01-23-2008, 09:24 PM
Welcome, and holy crap that's a well freqented web site! Look at the member list. :eek:

OldEnuff
01-24-2008, 12:28 AM
what can I say but............... WELCOME [cheers]

Hello Kitty
01-24-2008, 12:30 AM
:gives:




another fucken jeep.


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:welcome:

lincoln locked
01-24-2008, 10:00 AM
welcome to fibc :D

Redneck Cowgirl
01-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Hey
and Welcome...[cheers] [cheers]

Momma Taz
01-24-2008, 11:53 AM
hey brian, glad to see you joined, i will tell cooter aka.gary, you better post some pics now and welcome to the site

BuckysDodge
01-24-2008, 03:47 PM
Thanks everyone, I hope to get to meet most of you when I come down there this winter. If the Durango's not lifted then I'll just bring my trusty strap LOL.

BuckysDodge
01-24-2008, 03:50 PM
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another fucken jeep.


asshole2



WELL, I DON'T OWN A JEEP!!!

Momma Taz
01-24-2008, 03:57 PM
owning a dodge is just as bad as a ford--coming from aunt donna who owns a jeep.

crazycooter
01-25-2008, 11:52 AM
hey! and welcome to the site, make sure to post some pics.

BuckysDodge
01-26-2008, 01:54 PM
owning a dodge is just as bad as a ford--coming from aunt donna who owns a jeep.


Well I'll drive my DODGE 3000 miles this winter and still get it stuck worse than your Heep (I mean Jeep LOL). And I bet I can get in so good that your jeep won't be able to pull it out without a winch and an anchor LOL

Here's a couple pics for you Cooter
http://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/45c60a6a_17bed/bc/My+Documents/buckster+hillclimb+(Custom).jpg?bfxBTmHBnIbBqb6Oht tp://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/45c60a6a_17bed/bc/My+Documents/its+not+true+about+a+dodge+(Custom).jpg?bfxBTmHBZL Cs7pad These pics are taken from Fultons Bridge (6 kms South of St. Thomas, ON) Aug. 2007. By the way it didn't even quit when I drove it throught the creek, Dodge must have fixed the problem LOL

yummysweet350
01-26-2008, 03:06 PM
welcome to fibc:party0010:

BuckysDodge
01-26-2008, 03:08 PM
You can see more pics at this site http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=87034&l=ec697&id=638030653

This is the only way I can figure out how to show you guys these.?

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
01-26-2008, 03:29 PM
welcome [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36]

lornix
01-26-2008, 09:32 PM
Hey welcome ... my son drives a '98 Durango.

We did the torsion / shackle thing to it and gained about 2" of lift. He runs 32x11.5 Kumhos on it. Works pretty well for what he needs. Lots of pulling power in those buggers.

BuckysDodge
01-27-2008, 04:18 AM
Hey welcome ... my son drives a '98 Durango.

We did the torsion / shackle thing to it and gained about 2" of lift. He runs 32x11.5 Kumhos on it. Works pretty well for what he needs. Lots of pulling power in those buggers.


Yeah I've heard you can tighten up the torsion bars on the front and get 2.5" but doesn't that comprimise the ride/travel of the suspension? How much ground clearence does that give him, thats a big issue with me because the truck is so long I keep getting hung up driving over things with the wheel base being so long.

Frenchtoast
01-27-2008, 05:28 AM
hey welcome mang ya i'm from the great white north meself[cheers]

lornix
01-28-2008, 02:16 PM
Yeah I've heard you can tighten up the torsion bars on the front and get 2.5" but doesn't that comprimise the ride/travel of the suspension? How much ground clearence does that give him, thats a big issue with me because the truck is so long I keep getting hung up driving over things with the wheel base being so long.

Well, it did stiffen the ride up quite a bit and we had to replace the original rear shocks with longer travel shocks as the first ones basically calved when he drooped it full the first time. with the new longer shocks it's been good for him.

Combined with the 32" Kumhos he gained about 1.5" under the diffs and a full 3" under the body.

It's still basically a shovel with the approach and departure angles, but he did gain a little on the breakover which took him from "can't really wheel it" to "pick the right line and you're in".

So, for less than $300 including new shocks he took a pretty good step forward. He plans on doing the big lift as well when he saves up some coin. I think the kit and the install come in around $3000 somewhere. Not too many options for a Durango, but they are a decent rig with a bit of investment.

BuckysDodge
01-31-2008, 04:19 PM
I might just do that for now, things are a little tight, still trying to get my boat running for summer. Do you think I could squeeze 33's under it I have 31's now? Even if I had to put 1" spacer behind the rims. I know a couple of people that off-road they're Durango's but they all went extreme like my one buddy did 3" body 7" susp on 39's, he also did a solid axle conversion in the front and converted it to coil overs. $17, 000 last year into it. I'm not rich LOL. You can see the corner of it in my avatar, he loves when I get stuck because he finds the rougest terrain and drangs me through it.

Murd0c
02-01-2008, 08:15 AM
hey welcome mang ya i'm from the great white north meself[cheers]

don't u mean the place of traitors and sellouts :dontknow

lornix
02-01-2008, 01:39 PM
I might just do that for now, things are a little tight, still trying to get my boat running for summer. Do you think I could squeeze 33's under it I have 31's now? Even if I had to put 1" spacer behind the rims. I know a couple of people that off-road they're Durango's but they all went extreme like my one buddy did 3" body 7" susp on 39's, he also did a solid axle conversion in the front and converted it to coil overs. $17, 000 last year into it. I'm not rich LOL. You can see the corner of it in my avatar, he loves when I get stuck because he finds the rougest terrain and drangs me through it.

I think if you did the torsion / shackle thing you might get away with 33s as long as you did not take it into anything too rough as they will most certainly rub.

My worry with a 33 would be the strength of the front IFS. They are not all that beefy. Also braking is a factor.

I will post up a few pics of my son's rig so you can see the stance at 32"

spanky
02-03-2008, 01:49 PM
don't u mean the place of traitors and sellouts :dontknow


ouch I musta missed something:dontknow:

Trailjunkie
02-03-2008, 10:09 PM
hey man welcome, do like i did MOVE WEST. i lived in noth bay for a couple of years . ill never go back!

lornix
02-09-2008, 04:45 PM
I will post up a few pics of my son's rig so you can see the stance at 32"

Ok, so here are the pics at last. My son does not remember the part number for the shackles and no longer has the receipt, but he got them off Summit Racing for under $100. The tires are Kumho KL71 - 32x11.5

It gives the truck a nice stance and gives him enough clearance to get his mountain bike up the rougher trails and a little extra snow clearance for snow boarding. He says the Kumhos hook up on the trails real nice.

http://www.lornesmith.ca/images/durango/right_side.jpg

http://www.lornesmith.ca/images/durango/right_rear_shackle2.jpg


http://www.lornesmith.ca/images/durango/right_rear_shackle.jpg

http://www.lornesmith.ca/images/durango/left_quarter.jpg

http://www.lornesmith.ca/images/durango/diff.jpg