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Old 04-29-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Wantin to turn 2001 reg cab into a "rock ready rock crawler"

Like the title says, I want to make my 2001 regular cab into a rock worthy/rock ready trail rig. I still want to be able to use it as a DD but want all the "ins and outs" that go along with being rock worthy. Here is a list of what I think I need to install:

1. Locker in the rear
2. New tires (recommendations?)
3. Winch (lookin at Smittybilt)
4. Skids everywhere
5. OBA
6. High clearance rear bumper
7. New front bumper (ARB or TJM)
8. Sliders
9. Maybe 4" lift from skyjacker or tough country (taking off 3" body of course)
10. WHAT ELSE!!!!!!???

An suggestions on what else I may need?
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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Bob the bed, and get some protection for the drive shaft.
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cut off your front suspension

weld in solid front axle

trim fenders to fit 36"+ tires

lock front and rear diffs

armor the shit out of your truck

then you can get really fancy and drop in a crawl box and twin sticks
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cut off your front suspension

weld in solid front axle

trim fenders to fit 36"+ tires

lock front and rear diffs

armor the shit out of your truck

then you can get really fancy and drop in a crawl box and twin sticks
Wrap it all up with a fancy cage
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Wrap it all up with a fancy cage
that would be included in armoring the shit out of the truck
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Oh and a cage! Gotta protect your ass
Guess I shoulda looked above.
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in all actuality...to have a "streetable" rig dont armor the shit out of it
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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All great ideas guys, but it still needs to be my DD and I am not going to wheel it on any EXTREME courses. I live in West Tennessee and let me tell you there aren't any Rocky's nearby. I am wanting to get away from muddin and go with something that requires a bit more skill. I'm not wanting to do a whole over haul on the truck, just entry level stuff.
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Portal axles.
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All great ideas guys, but it still needs to be my DD and I am not going to wheel it on any EXTREME courses. I live in West Tennessee and let me tell you there aren't any Rocky's nearby. I am wanting to get away from muddin and go with something that requires a bit more skill. I'm not wanting to do a whole over haul on the truck, just entry level stuff.

A good REBUILDABLE set of adjustable coilovers, budbuilt skids, some sliders, and a sawzall
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:59 PM   #13
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All great ideas guys, but it still needs to be my DD and I am not going to wheel it on any EXTREME courses. I live in West Tennessee and let me tell you there aren't any Rocky's nearby. I am wanting to get away from muddin and go with something that requires a bit more skill. I'm not wanting to do a whole over haul on the truck, just entry level stuff.
You originally said "Rock ready Rock crawler".......
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Some good quality skids, sliders, lockers
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if you want to make the rear more flexy...look into setting up the truck with 63" chevy springs...
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i dont suggest locking the front on IFS unless you either A)know what youre doing or b)just really love changing cv axles on the trail
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #17
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You originally said "Rock ready Rock crawler".......
Sorry for confusion. Weekend wheeler. going to college next year so not much time to wheel it at Auburn!
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #18
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Any more ideas out there fellas?
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im assuming that the truck is 4x4 ?? It almost looks like a 5 lug truck in your signature...
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im assuming that the truck is 4x4 ?? It almost looks like a 5 lug truck in your signature...
It's a six lug 4x4.
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