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Rapier46

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Wonder if I could make a few tabs off a forward spare tire mount. That may be the way to go. Since I should have something in front of the spare anyway.



And I’d like to keep the spare sitting nice and low like this. Not sure if I should mount it up a bit higher to help with departure angle. Or leave it low as possible (I’m leaning towards low as possible). If I let it it sit on or just above the frame rails, it’s almaot flush with the top of the cell. So I could slide some long rifle shaped storage boxes over top. That could be very slick.
 

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Here’s a couple more pics. I’m thinking the shock is on the ideal position right here. Leaning 10* in, and 10* rearward. Should be very efficient right here.

Im not seeing a whole lot of options other than my curves tab idea. I could make them a different shape and much less ugly though.

The tire has about an inch of space from the shock at this point.



 

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Wait. What if I mount the shock outside the frame on top of the axle... same angles. But with a little hoop off the frame for the top mount..



Benefits-
Spare tire more forward 4”
even more damping from shock

Downsides
A bit less travel for the length of the shock
 
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Wait. What if I mount the shock outside the frame on top of the axle... same angles. But with a little hoop off the frame for the top mount..



Benefits-
Spare tire more forward 4”
even more damping from shock

Downsides
A bit less travel for the length of the shock
outboard, and longer shock. :)
 

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I like the idea of having storage under the spare tire. Kinda puts the weight higher up but it’ll probably be worth the trade off of actually having legit storage.



if you end up going this route. I’d say angle the front of the tire down (if you have room), so the back of the tire is angled up. Keeps the COG low and helps a ton with departure angle.
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Alright we have problems.I had the bedsides on, read bumper mocked up, and I did some measuring. The bed is way the fuck off, basically impossible for me to mount it straight. Which is problematic.

So I guess we’re going no bed. Which is problematic. Because this tube work I’ve done looks like shit.



Which means I’ve wasted a fuckin lot of tube in the last few days, have a shitty liking back half, and have no idea where to go with this now.
 

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Alright we have problems.I had the bedsides on, read bumper mocked up, and I did some measuring. The bed is way the fuck off, basically impossible for me to mount it straight. Which is problematic.

So I guess we’re going no bed. Which is problematic. Because this tube work I’ve done looks like shit.



Which means I’ve wasted a fuckin lot of tube in the last few days, have a shitty liking back half, and have no idea where to go with this now.
Man that sucks. Walk away for a few days. Sometimes it helps to come back with a fresh look at it. Don't box your self into a corner. Weigh all the options before you start cutting.
 

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