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Old 04-24-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Picture diary of a 4X4 RCD to Dixon Brothers LT Conversion

Let's begin the transformation from Drop Kit lift to functional duel purpose rig!



















































































































Still plenty of work to be done. Fiberwerx 6" flaired fenders should be added this weekend. Not sure what to do about the rear suspension until I can afford to LT the back (Giant 64" is my goal). RCD rear setup works ok for general desert exploring but not sufficient for high speed and I hate the "stink bug" stance. Rear rack is functional, but no longer matches the future direction of the truck.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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Nice! I've been wanting to see a Dixon install. How much time was required?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:54 AM   #3
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Wow!! Very nice. How much lift did you get?
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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so when ya getting the edge stickers, you 4wd killer you,

naw nice truck just remove the 4x4 stickers
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That is so sweet. Wish I could go that deep in to it. it looks like a awesome lift with great travel.
High where in AZ do you live. and for your rear end question you might talk to 84 I know he has the giant 64"
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The conversion took a buddy and I 30+ hours (60 man hours). As for lift, my truck sat higher with the RCD kit.

My truck was sitting level when the first pictures were shot, but I only had a couple of inches of down travel left. Once I reduced the preload, the front of the truck is probably 3" over stock plus tire height.

Not really a 4X4 killer. I am just waiting on the half shafts. Aaron was out of stock when my kit shipped out. 4X4 should be up and kicking in a couple of weeks.

I live in Tucson. It will be a while until I can afford to play with the rear suspension, but I will have to chat with 84 to see what his impressions are in regards to the Giant spring pack.
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Looks awesome.

If you get a chance, do a write up on it and we will stick it in the tech library!
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Cool. Will do.
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looks awsome! now its time for some action shots!
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i see your also converting to live axles. smart move.

btw i was so close to doing that kit but i did a coilover SAS instead. i regret it tho.
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