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#1 singletrack

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:05 PM

Got my lift today; a 3" EA-82 kit.

I haven't seen any pics of the new kit around, so I thought I'd post one.

Oh yeah: Woohooo!
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#2 northguy

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:08 PM

Any lift by PK is a thing of beauty. Very nice.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:19 PM

Awesome!! Looks like he got those corners taken care of. Im definatly jealous!! Even though I have the original style 3/3 that im very happy with. But the aluminum blocks just look so much better :)

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:08 PM

How much did it cost?


Also heres a stupid question.... I know BYB is Back Yard Boys but what does PK stand for?????

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:25 PM

How much did it cost?


Also heres a stupid question.... I know BYB is Back Yard Boys but what does PK stand for?????


Patrick K. Davis

Prices should be on the website... http://www.ozified.com

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:27 PM

Was $430 shipped, I think. There's a $25 core charge in there for a steering shaft. So $405 in the end.

PK = Patrick Davis, the fella who makes the BYB kit here in the US.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:43 AM

....PK = Patrick Davis, the fella who makes the BYB kit here in the US.


Awe, that makes sense now......Thanks for clearing that up.

#8 MorganM

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 12:19 PM

Aluminum? I bet thats A LOT lighter than the steele ones! :brow:

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 05:23 PM

yeah, but the box the kit comes in weighs a TON!:slobber: I Darn near Kilt my back when I tried to pick it up. Let us know when it's in as well.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 07:50 PM

That is so nice, I give it two thumbs up.

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 08:33 PM

Good pic - thanks. Yeah, box and parts weigh 55-60 lbs. That cardboard and paper packing must be pushing 2 lbs. :rolleyes:

Actually the solid aluminum kit is on average 7-10 lbs heavier than the plated box steel kit... then there's the aluminum's cost - ouch.

Future kits will most likely be a blend of plated steel (white zinc to match) and aluminum blocks to lose some weight and expense.
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 08:55 PM

Just curious, but why the move to aluminum if its heavier and more expensive? Will future customers have a choice of steel, aluminum or mixed?

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:07 PM

So if you were building a show wagon with a lift... would you bling it with anodized aluminium lift blocks? or powder coated steel blocks?

#14 Wasteland

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 12:01 AM

DUDE!!!!! Thats Ruckin Fad! I think the term "Big Pimpin" applies! Let me know when it's going in, maybe I can come down and drink all of your beer while you work! :drunk:

#15 MorganM

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:49 AM

I thought aluminum was lighter... how does the kit end up heavier?

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 09:21 AM

I thought aluminum was lighter... how does the kit end up heavier?


sure, if you have the exact same vuild structure, but the steel blocks are hollow, and the AL ones are solid blocks.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 11:02 AM

sure, if you have the exact same vuild structure, but the steel blocks are hollow, and the AL ones are solid blocks.


Ah okay; didnt even notice that.

So would the aluminum one be stronger then? Not that anyone has ever broke the steel one but theoreticly are they stronger?

#18 4RnrRick

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 11:33 AM

I'm not sure how the hollow ones install but if you layed the hollow down on its side - Wouldn't the solid ones be stronger because they couldn't collapse like a hollow piece could.

And then if you stood the hollow pieces up right compared to the solid ones, would have 100% of the surface area contacting the unibody for better support by lowering the contact pressure between the two surfaces.

Or are the hollow ones boxed on all sides.....

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 11:48 AM

The hollow blocks are reinforced inside with tubes. There is a piece of tube stock welded into the inside of the square stock. The bolt then slips down through the inner tube.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 01:10 PM

Let me know when it's going in, maybe I can come down and drink all of your beer while you work!


Lift goes in tommorrow (Sat) provided it doesn't rain on me. I've got Sunday off, too. Ya know, in case it doesn't go as smooth as I'd like:drunk:

I live right by the college in GJ, drop a line if you wanna come down.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 01:12 PM

So would the aluminum one be stronger then? Not that anyone has ever broke the steel one but theoreticly are they stronger?


It seems to me that the aluminum is just easier to work with.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 01:55 PM

It seems to me that the aluminum is just easier to work with.


Good call. A lot less welding :)

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 03:03 PM

Here's some pix of the 1st Gen EA81 lift layed out. I took these pix when I got my 3/3 lift about 18months ago:

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In this pic, you can see some of the blocks and how they are reinforced:
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I dont think either lift is prone to breaking or cracking or failure. Not sure how easily Aluminum cracks or breaks, but these steel kits are built for life.

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#24 4RnrRick

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 04:12 PM

Thanks for the pictures, that makes sense now. Both look pretty good but I think the aluminum is a better way to go.

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:09 PM

Hey Junkie, where do the old shoes go? Are they gen1 only?:brow:




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