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Stephen Broady's "An Actual Trail Rig" build

smbroady82

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I haven't got around to building the rack for rays buggy yet, but we bounced one of these around on zipties for a weekend at hale and it held up awesome considering the way it was attached.

DoBaSh has one of these and even though he only rides 2x annually, it has held up really well. I toted Jackson's AO around for most of the day at hale (and may or may not have taste tested a few of his beers) and was impressed with the quality of them.
 

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so, I’m gonna backtrack a little bit and show some of the “before” it got to Wizzo at DBBRS

Here is when I first had WOD build out the roller for me. Adam & Rocky were (and are still) both awesome to work with. Travis and Jason are always knocking it out of the park in the shop! They get a lot of my business when it comes to off road stuff.
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I used a few parts (Initially) from my old cab truck that most everyone down here knows .. (wheels, tires , two of the ORIs, front HP 60) . The red truck got a put back together with another set of struts , a Lp 60, some reds and was back on the trails.
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I sat on the project for about a year as me and the wife had a lot going on. I switched jobs, finished my undergrad degree, Started grad school, Was studying for my ADEM Grade 4 , bought 2 houses etc. etc.... I actually didn’t even take my toyota out for close to a year and only rode with a friend a few times.
Finally got back around to it and started stacking parts ..

I got rid of the used wheels & struts for some new bling & tossed in a set of Mark Williams 300m 30 spline inner / 40 outer rear shafts.
I also ended up selling the Pass drop HP 60 and WOD again got the call to build me a bad ass “bell front“ 14bolt (I went with the 40 spline inner/47 spline outer setup) . After a long talk with Adam, we decided it was probably for the best to swap to driver drop for the 14b. Naturally the pass. drop atlas had to go as well and I ended up upgrading it to a race case with an HD output. Both moves I’m glad I made.
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smbroady82

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I ended up buying 13b covers for both the front and rear. So I grabbed 6 pack , a handful of cutoff wheels and sawzall blades and got to work ..

Also, I ditched the big bulky disk brake kit on the rear .. we’ve got something special in route from DBBRS for brakes on this thing. ;)
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My buddy Patrick put the engine together for me and finished it up right before he passed away.

specs:
Fresh built LQ9 6.0
Cam
.030 over
LS7 lifters
PAC valve springs
And as Chris mentioned before a MAST oil pan


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All the while my wife was getting more and more into riding , turns out she loves it if she’s behind the wheel instead of me :ROFLMAO:. I picked up a little toyota based AngryFab buggy for her to start driving on her own. I got together again with Wizzo to put together a shock package for it for us since it came with air shocks and was beating us to death. He knocked it out of the park with a set of 2.0 radflos w/ resis he had valved for our application. I put those on and man what a difference! Between that and spending time with him and Phil tuning and seeing the difference a set of property set up coilovers makes , I finally came to my senses and ditched the ORIs for good. Onto set #3 of shocks for the project buggy.. he put me together a set of 2.5 radflos with resis coupled with a set of Radflo bump stops.

Here are a few shots of mine.
One is a comparison of a set of 2.0s and my 2.5s
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PRP Seats and harnesses from WOD

May end up swapping these seats out for another color combo if anyone is interested in them (they only have about 10 hours of seat time of me Sitting in em making vroom vroom noises in my shop).
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Some random parts shots

Sanderson headers and Magnaflow muffler from WOD
AJK phone ram mount (I love these things)
Nice synthetic rope for the Warn winch from TRE
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