2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

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Postby TrooperPR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:57 pm

From what vehicle are the manual hubs? who sells the discos? 8)
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Postby lorenzo816 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:10 pm

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Postby tbecktold » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:10 am

Is usted too formal? Posible solamente 'necesitas'?
I've downgraded to just lusting after regular cab 4x4 Pickups.
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Postby jcochrane » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:36 pm

looks awsome its got me wishin
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Postby -Deleted- » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:28 pm

:D wow what a great trooper.mine will be simular between now and the next 15 to 16 months 8) neo
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Postby mdocod » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:58 am

wow, very interesting read and a great build.

The most interesting thing for me is seeing that it would appear that one can swap the "longer" upper control arms from later model isuzus onto the older ones. I didn't think this was possible but now that I see the pics I'm thinking that this might be my best option to get my front end to run with proper alignment and better handling. I have a 95 rodeo with the short arms (4 bolt upper ball joint). I've seen plentiful quantities of isuzus in salvage yards around here, I should be able to pull the half-shafts, lower joints, and UCA and get my front end a little wider. I think wheel spacers in the rear should work fine as well. Very cool information here.

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2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby Cavmedic » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:04 pm

awsome build great looking trooper :cheers:
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Postby Camiel » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:45 pm

mdocod wrote:wow, very interesting read and a great build.

The most interesting thing for me is seeing that it would appear that one can swap the "longer" upper control arms from later model isuzus onto the older ones. I didn't think this was possible but now that I see the pics I'm thinking that this might be my best option to get my front end to run with proper alignment and better handling. I have a 95 rodeo with the short arms (4 bolt upper ball joint). I've seen plentiful quantities of isuzus in salvage yards around here, I should be able to pull the half-shafts, lower joints, and UCA and get my front end a little wider. I think wheel spacers in the rear should work fine as well. Very cool information here.

Thank You,
Eric


You can't swap the control arms from the later models (3 bolt) to the older models (4 bolt) :!:
The upper control arm isn't a straight bolt over!
There are 3 IFS wides used through the years:

Trooper:
1981-1991 4 bolt upper balljoint
1991-1995 3 bolt upper balljoint (1.5" wider each side)
1995+ 3 bolt upper balljoint (1" wider than the 1991-1995 models)

Rodeo:
1991-1995 4 bolt upper balljoint
1995-1998 3 bolt upper balljoint (1.5" wider each side)
1998+ 3 bolt upper balljoint (1" wider than the 1995-1998 models, but totally different, R&P steering etc.)

The swap you saw here is the swap from the early 3 bolt model, to the later 3 bolt model Trooper.

The control arms of the 4 bolt models are less width as the 3 bolt models.
So the bolt holes on the chasis won't line up.

I can take some pics if you want :wink:

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Postby -Deleted- » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:42 pm

here is the buildup thread on my humble trooper 8) neo

https://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=36807
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby Strongway » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:30 pm

Thanks,for the info,I just bought a 95 2 gen,,to my daugther and she was looking to build a proyect on it,,and I'm no mechanic,,so your proyect was perfect for her,,will keep you posted for further assistance
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby muddingrodeo » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:23 am

That was a fine write up. I love your trooper and it gives me something to shoot for.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby totten » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:47 pm

Great work and thanks for pictures. Tony :mrgreen:
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Postby BigSwede » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:26 am

Camiel wrote:
mdocod wrote:You can't swap the control arms from the later models (3 bolt) to the older models (4 bolt) :!:
The upper control arm isn't a straight bolt over!
There are 3 IFS wides used through the years:

Trooper:
1981-1991 4 bolt upper balljoint
1991-1995 3 bolt upper balljoint (1.5" wider each side)
1995+ 3 bolt upper balljoint (1" wider than the 1991-1995 models)

The quoted post is 5 years old, but I thought I would correct this information.

All 92-02 Troopers use the same upper ball joint. In 95 (in USA) they went to wider upper control arms to achieve the wider track.

Lower ball joints are the opposite story. in 95 they went to a longer lower ball joint, and all 92-02 use the same lower control arm.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby PhilD » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:43 pm

Regarding using the bedliner spray in the wheel wells and elsewhere: does it work better than undercoating spray? Thanks.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby Bushcreature » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:02 am

Amazing build, I have a wide track petrol Jackaroo (Aussie version of Trooper) rolling shell and was going to put a diesel in it but there is so much that needs to be swapped out I'm just going to pull the parts off and put them under a standard track Jackaroo and this post gives me some more ideas.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby BigM35 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:45 pm

What size bolt / nut did you use to secure the transfercase to the front drive shaft? The part that I circled in red?
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby 1995pickup » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:47 pm

:D My favorite 2nd generation trooper of all time 8)
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby Enemigo » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:27 pm

How have the front axles been holding up on this thing?
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby mudoilngears » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:59 pm

Enemigo wrote:How have the front axles been holding up on this thing?

OP last visited in 2013. I think it’s safe to say he won’t answer.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby lorenzo816 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:40 pm

I called him last year and we talked. He’s still got it just doesn’t wheel it as much. I haven’t seen him lately as he’s on the other side of town from me and he stays busy working.
If I hear from Wayne again, I’ll let y’all know.
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Re: 2nd Gen Trooper Monster IFS Build Thread - 35's & Locker

Postby Enemigo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:01 am

mudoilngears wrote:
Enemigo wrote:How have the front axles been holding up on this thing?

OP last visited in 2013. I think it’s safe to say he won’t answer.


I figured, but also figured that since Lorenzo was buddies with him, he might have some input. I was right.
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