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They seem really fake high energy for the camera but that's YouTube. They might be really good people away from the camera, but I found them both annoying. I do watch some of their video's but mainly since Chris is on. He seems pretty chill and has some skills.

Some people love them, and that's fine. We really liked Hollie Fowler, she's really nice in person. She will be at the event at SMORR in Sept. Crawl the Ozarks.

I met Kevin one time, off camera, when they lived in Colorado. I saw the JL stopped on the side of the road and I pulled off to make sure nobody needed a ride to the parts store or gas station. It was just Kevin with his laptop plugged in doing some ecu tuning on the forced induction build they were running at the time. Turns out they lived just about 2 miles from me near a stretch of road on the edge of town that was really well suited for test drives because of how little traffic it had and a 2-3 mile stretch between lights. I was actually out testing for driveline vibes after a pion angle adjustment.

He seemed like a completely normal dude off camera and w/o the ball and chain.

I get the YouTube thing. Everybody thinks they have to be super high energy to keep people's attention. Maybe they're right (though my own most viewed video is a boring monotone 13 minute slog comparing auto lockers on my desk). It's the same complaint I have with the donut media guys. It's hard to find the "right" level for everybody so I just keep it real and people can watch it or not.
 
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I really enjoyed their Colorado video. Pretty minimal on the hype talking. I’ve been to telluride a few times and up to Tesla’s house at bridal veil falls but the rest of those trails have been on the bucket list for a while.
 
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I really enjoyed their Colorado video. Pretty minimal on the hype talking. I’ve been to telluride a few times and up to Tesla’s house at bridal veil falls but the rest of those trails have been on the bucket list for a while.

Poughkeepsie was shut down because of the people tearing it up when I was there so I need to go back for that one.
 
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I'm kind of confused about all the extra frame work to fit the stock tank. I don't have extensive fabrication knowledge so I'm in no position to critique. I feel like a fuel cell would've been easier but its not mine so...(y)
 

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I'm kind of confused about all the extra frame work to fit the stock tank. I don't have extensive fabrication knowledge so I'm in no position to critique. I feel like a fuel cell would've been easier but its not mine so...(y)

That's a Barnes back half frame extension and the Barnes gas tank skid. They don't bolt together. Or fit together it looks like.

$830 for both tho. And they're in stock. Not bad. The give and take is the frame work.

$152 for all the frame body mounts. They cut the OE off and welded in the new ones 1.5" higher as to not need a separate body lift. Which we all know the availability of those. Cheaper and smarter solution.
 
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That's a Barnes back half frame extension and the Barnes gas tank skid. They don't bolt together. Or fit together it looks like.

$830 for both tho. And they're in stock. Not bad. The give and take is the frame work.

$152 for all the frame body mounts. They cut the OE off and welded in the new ones 1.5" higher as to not need a separate body lift. Which we all know the availability of those. Cheaper and smarter solution.

Guessing Barnes is giving them a good deal but I wonder if he'd have just stretched the original frame if Barnes wasn't in the picture. The back half kit didn't seem to save him much work.
 

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Yea possibly. He doesn't shy away from that kind of work so I would think stretching the original frame for him wouldn't have been that hard. They probably looked at where they could get the most amount of parts in stock from one place. And as cheap as possible.
 

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the back end of the stock frame was pretty crusty, too, so I wonder if they thought the back half would be easier. I agree though, if the stock frame was otherwise solid and you knew you wanted to reuse the stock tank I would think just stretch it and do a rear frame raise.

Did I miss it, or have they talked about what they're doing for suspension?
 
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the back end of the stock frame was pretty crusty, too, so I wonder if they thought the back half would be easier. I agree though, if the stock frame was otherwise solid and you knew you wanted to reuse the stock tank I would think just stretch it and do a rear frame raise.

Did I miss it, or have they talked about what they're doing for suspension?

I don’t think they’ve said but I’d assume Bilstein something or other.
 
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I don’t think they’ve said but I’d assume Bilstein something or other.

oh I'm sure. and given the back half kit I would think coilovers, and probably some form of triangulated 4 link rear.

I was thinking about the links though....it would be a shame to do all that work and end up with anything less than ideal geometry.
 
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oh I'm sure. and given the back half kit I would think coilovers, and probably some form of triangulated 4 link rear.

I was thinking about the links though....it would be a shame to do all that work and end up with anything less than ideal geometry.

Between them and Peck brothers it’s interesting to see what people do outside our echo chamber.