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    VIDEO : MAKING of a LEGEND Part 2 - Taking Our Gladiator to the Next Level

    Day 2 of our Gladiator build started off like yet another Christmas morning only this time, the present we got to open was a wooden crate containing our brand new Dana Ultimate UD60 front axle. Of course, our UD60 rear axle had come in the day before and so new EVO brackets had already been burned in and it was all ready to get installed. Being that there was a change in plans for the front, most of the UD60 front bracket would need to be trimmed off before we could do anything with it. And speaking of those changes, pretty much everything would need to be hacked off the frame as well and so that we could have EVO DTD or Double Throw Down towers burned in.

    Now, Day 3 would take us out to King Shocks to have some custom work done to the bypass shocks that would be installing and while we were there, we got to check out how the world's most badass shocks are made. Once we got back to Off Road Evolution, our front UD60 was ready to be installed with our new Synergy tie-rod and drag link. In a nutshell, a ton of work was done to take our Gladiator to the next level and we hope you enjoy seeing the magic as it happens.



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    So much awesomeness! Thanks for taking us along!

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    Being the first to install a new suspension is always challenging...and nerve wracking...

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    Fun to watch. That King warehouse is huge! Just curious why ORE used a torch vs plasma for cutting off the brackets? I saw they switched to plasma for the frame cutout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOPLESS View Post
    So much awesomeness! Thanks for taking us along!
    You bet! So glad that you're enjoying seeing all this.

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    Being the first to install a new suspension is always challenging...and nerve wracking...
    LOL - it'd probably be more nerve wracking if it were any other shop working on our Jeep. With Mel and EVO, I always know I'm getting the best

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    Fun to watch. That King warehouse is huge! Just curious why ORE used a torch vs plasma for cutting off the brackets? I saw they switched to plasma for the frame cutout.
    If you can believe it, this is their OTHER facility

    The torch allows you to get in and cut brackets off closer to the frame. The plasma allows you to get precision cuts.

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    Those brakes are massive!!!

    Out of curiosity, what spring rates are on the rear for the truck? I know the JK coilover came with 200/250 springs in the rear. I’m assuming these are prob 350/400 ish?
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    So awesome! Did walking into king make you hope that's what heaven will be like? Lol. Pretty cool to see a glimpse at what EVO is developing, and awesome to see it happen on your gladiator! Looking fwd to the rest. And oh yea, I almost forgot, if they happen to need a jl to test fit/run that DTD, just let me know lol.

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    I love seeing everything coming together. Thank you for showing us in such a great way. Awesome video!


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    I think it would be nerve racking to watch somebody taking a torch to my brand new Jeep, but it is looking great. Thanks for sharing the build with us.

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