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Old 12-18-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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started here, March 12 2005.

By the end of the year the 3" lift and Nitto TG's were on.
Spring 2006 I added a Bestop and factory steps to get to my Yakima roof rack.

Mid-Summer 2006 added the N-Fab light bar and PIAA 510 fog's and 520 SMR driving lights.

Spring 2007 added the TRD exhaust and TRD intake.


Stripped pin-stripes

Spring 2008 Extang Solid fold (complements of Extang), Airaid Poweraid TBS (complements of Airaid) ps cant tell its there much besides a little throttle response from a dead stop to about 15 mph.


Jvc AVX 810 dvd touch screen w/ XM

Fog light mod, driving light mod, Black headlight mod and factory light switches for the PIAA's



Scanguage II on blendmount (sorry no pic right now)
Decals Designed with sockmonkey's help.

the last mod up to now was SpiderTrax Spacers and TC UCA's.






Good by N-Fab light bar

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Old 12-18-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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Sweet ass ride man! Nice decision on the pin stripes...

Next mod? Dump the spacer lift and go with the OME setup or coilovers and billys...
thanks! most likely the Toytec setup I like it alot, Thats what your riding on right? you like the ride?
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:03 PM   #6
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Ride is looking good we chose the same switches for our exterior lights. Gotta love BSP!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:04 PM   #7
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most likely the Toytec setup I like it alot, Thats what your riding on right? you like the ride?
Yep, that's what I've got.

I've never had a spacer lift so I can't compare it to that, but it rides a little firmer than stock, but very nice. I'm very pleased with it!

The only thing that worries me is something going wrong one day because I installed it myself...
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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I love the soft top, how do you like it? how much for that bad boy.
best investment on the truck. i have used that top for so many different things and activities.

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Ride is looking good we chose the same switches for our exterior lights. Gotta love BSP!
F yea Black is my favorite on a truck. 3 of 4 of my vehicles have been black.

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Yep, that's what I've got.

I've never had a spacer lift so I can't compare it to that, but it rides a little firmer than stock, but very nice. I'm very pleased with it!

The only thing that worries me is something going wrong one day because I installed it myself...
sweet, good to know. The spacer lift was close to the only option back in late 2005 and it rides a little stiffer then stock also. The TC uca's made the ride even better though. Dont worry about your install I did mine too, hasn't fallen apart yet!! (knock on wood)
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:32 PM   #13
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Nice build, I use to have the spacer lift and am now running the toytec coilovers, I really like them its like night and day over the spacer lift,Nice work
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:56 AM   #14
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #15
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OK, maybe Im showing off my neub skills. What are the wheel spacers for? Use stock rims and wider tires? I am interested in keeping my stock wheels for now, but looking into bigger tires and lift. What are your thoughts? I dont want to spend the money on UCAs.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #16
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OK, maybe Im showing off my neub skills. What are the wheel spacers for? Use stock rims and wider tires? I am interested in keeping my stock wheels for now, but looking into bigger tires and lift. What are your thoughts? I dont want to spend the money on UCAs.
The spacers ARE to accomodate wider tires from hitting the UCAs. The backspacing on stock rims (so I've heard on this site) is ~5.5". Most aftermarket rims are ~4.5". So, the spacers Dark Knight and I got were 1.25" SpiderTrax. It essentially pushes the wheel out more.

And UCAs are replaced mainly to correct alignment issues after lifting the truck. There might be a couple of tire clearance issues with the stock UCAs, but they're mostly replaced to correct alignment problems.
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The spacers ARE to accomodate wider tires from hitting the UCAs. The backspacing on stock rims (so I've heard on this site) is ~5.5". Most aftermarket rims are ~4.5". So, the spacers Dark Knight and I got were 1.25" SpiderTrax. It essentially pushes the wheel out more.

And UCAs are replaced mainly to correct alignment issues after lifting the truck. There might be a couple of tire clearance issues with the stock UCAs, but they're mostly replaced to correct alignment problems.
OK, that does clear it up. I am planning on keeping the stock rims for the time being and want to do a lift and when it comes times for new tires, Ill go bigger.
What size tires do you have and did you have to do any trimming with the add of the spacers?
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:44 AM   #18
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OK, that does clear it up. I am planning on keeping the stock rims for the time being and want to do a lift and when it comes times for new tires, Ill go bigger.
What size tires do you have and did you have to do any trimming with the add of the spacers?
I have 285/75/16s. I had to do some minor trimming, but the dremel made it a sinch!
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:51 AM   #20
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I see you put Nitto TG's on your truck. How many miles do you have on them and how are they wearing? Any issues? Your trucks looking good!
The Nitto's are great so far. about 4000 miles untill they have 30000 on them. I am predicting I'll get 35000-40000 miles on them depending on money and tire deals at the end of 2009 summer.
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