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Old 06-22-2015, 10:40 AM   #11
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great pix, looks like fun!

is it just me, or are your front fenders flared out?
Those are fiberglass fenders. That way I didn't have to cut my steel fenders to clear 35" tires, and they were only $300ish dollars. I think Glassworks (in SoCal) makes them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:55 AM   #12
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That's a pretty solid endorsement of Agile's TTB conversion! Looks like fun!
That was the best money I ever spent on a modification.

I used to apologize to people when they rode in my van because the leaf springs were too stiff. Then I bought softer springs, which improved the ride, but then the front dif started hitting the crossmember. It only had 2 inches of uptravel!

As soon as I picked up my van from Agile Off-Road, my whole attitude changed about the van. I got excited to take it on long trips, especially wheeling trips. As you can tell, I like to push the van to the limits, and I have not had to turn one wrench on anything they did at Agile. I'm almost as excited about that as I am about the ride quality! It Seems rare to get what you pay for and I couldn't be happier!
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^^^ great testimonial right there....wish i could afford to have agile work over our van too

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Those are fiberglass fenders. That way I didn't have to cut my steel fenders to clear 35" tires, and they were only $300ish dollars. I think Glassworks (in SoCal) makes them.
ok, good. thought i was seeing things. thanks for the info!
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Some cool driving there!
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I have to say that those are some great pictures! The TTB is an impressive piece of kit. I love mine. The ride quality is excellent. I would not have the confidence to take my van where you did. I would have definitely needed a body shop. Good job!
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Thanks guys!
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:29 PM   #17
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Nice bit of wheelin.
How much travel does your TTB setup have? (extended to compressed)
I've owned TTB Fords, so I kind of know the 'feel' they have.
Does yours have the float and boat feel at highways speeds? And does the angling under the tires do on extension with TTB give any unnerving situations while wheeling? Your catching air pic shows how TTB looks extended.
I know my Quad van has very limited up travel... But I do not race it, jump it or crawl it.
Interesting option on suspension - going back to an old design.

I used to TTB in this BII w/Explorer axles.

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Re: I haven't been here a lot lately...

Nice stuff for sure.....been down to lone rock on Powell a few times, both with the boat and the rig, we keep our boat in storage close to bullfrog marina, so we mostly stay on the northern part of the lake between bullfrog and Escalante, with a trip to rainbow bridge if we're with newbies, we try and get out there as much as we can, at least 2-3X a season, fall is the best. We've been going to Powell for years, would be fun to get a trip together, both on/off the water, great area to run some trails, we've done burr, hole in the rock trail, flint trail from Hite through Hans flat and out, tons of spur trails from there. Headed back in August for a few weeks, I'll see about posting a meet up.....
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Chris, great pics and adventures!

You have more off-road and 4-wheeling experience than just about anyone out there. I mean, who else has raced Supercross, X Games, Baja, King of the Hammers... just to name a few. Your endorsement ("That was the best money I ever spent on a modification.") means a lot to us - thank you!

Now for the rest of you - "Don't try this at home!"

We have a few customers that really use our TTB system hard, I mean really hard - we know who you are!

We've found that some people beat the hell out of "our" vans, just because they can, without beating the hell out of themselves!
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Re: I haven't been here a lot lately...

The Agile Off-Road TTB system has ~12 inches of wheel travel.

The "feel" you describe and the picture of your Bronco II go hand in hand. Aftermarket "Drop Bracket" lift kits like you had on the BII did more harm than good to the handling, strength and reputation of the TTB suspensions.

Regarding the "angling under" - revisit that picture and imagine what a less compliant straight axle would be doing in the same situation, where, what one wheel does, has a direct impact on the other and body roll might be greater.

QuadVan built an awesome handling and very well designed TTB for many years, only changing over to the system you have once new TTB's were not available from the manufacturer.

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Nice bit of wheelin.
How much travel does your TTB setup have? (extended to compressed)
I've owned TTB Fords, so I kind of know the 'feel' they have.
Does yours have the float and boat feel at highways speeds? And does the angling under the tires do on extension with TTB give any unnerving situations while wheeling? Your catching air pic shows how TTB looks extended.
I know my Quad van has very limited up travel... But I do not race it, jump it or crawl it.
Interesting option on suspension - going back to an old design.

I used to TTB in this BII w/Explorer axles.

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