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Old 10-07-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question Modifications remorse thread

I saw the Options Remorse thread and thought we needed one for regrettable mods.

I'll start...
.2" coil-overs with weak springs (should have went straight for 2.5")
.All-Pro UCAs

My issues came from a lack of knowledge concerning what I was getting into. I knew rock crawling but some of that hardware just isn't made to take high-speed abuse. I could have saved a few bucks on my build if I went straight for the hardware I currently have, but then I wouldn't have spare parts. It's a trade-off.

Anybody else?
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I saw the Options Remorse thread and thought we needed one for regrettable mods.

I'll start...
.2" coil-overs with weak springs (should have went straight for 2.5")
.All-Pro UCAs

My issues came from a lack of knowledge concerning what I was getting into. I knew rock crawling but some of that hardware just isn't made to take high-speed abuse. I could have saved a few bucks on my build if I went straight for the hardware I currently have, but then I wouldn't have spare parts. It's a trade-off.

Anybody else?
i'd prob change my rear bumper...the style is "OK" but not great...kind of wish i couldve kept my plate on the bumper instead of the tailgate
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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Getting married................................



"What do you mean you need new tires"
"What do you mean you need new rims"
"What do you mean you need nerf bars"
"What do you mean you need a new stereo"
"It's a new truck....you don't need that stuff"


So alas.....no mods yet to remorse about! (BUt am ordering the nerf bars next week anyway!)
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Getting married................................



"What do you mean you need new tires"
"What do you mean you need new rims"
"What do you mean you need nerf bars"
"What do you mean you need a new stereo"
"It's a new truck....you don't need that stuff"


So alas.....no mods yet to remorse about! (BUt am ordering the nerf bars next week anyway!)
i need new tires so i dont get stuck
i need new rims to fit the new tires correctly
i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck
i need a new stereo because im a man and i said so

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Old 10-07-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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I regret installing the Timbrens in the rear suspension. Ruined my "gentleman's ride." I will be going back to the stock bump stops.

This is no way to beef up the rear. Worked OK for hauling a tandem axle travel trailer and for hauling water in the back of the pickup, but driving the truck empty, it feels like it is bottoming out all the time.
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I have no remorse. All of my mods kick ass.
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I have no remorse. All of my mods kick ass.
even the super duper flying cig lighter burnt mint smell mod?
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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i need new tires so i dont get stuck
i need new rims to fit the new tires correctly
i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck
i need a new stereo because im a man and i said so


Hahaha amen to that!
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even the super duper flying cig lighter burnt mint smell mod?
thats the most kickass of all...
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Hahaha amen to that!
for the record that came out of the mouth of the guy who isnt married or even dating anyone seriously so...well...lets not really go with my advice on what to say to women
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"i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck"


"Why?, do you think I'm too FAT to get into the truck?"

I can hear it now......

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"i need nerf bars to help you get into the truck"


"Why?, do you think I'm too FAT to get into the truck?"

I can hear it now......

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My wife was pregnant at the time and had 1 back surgery prior when I got my step bars (just after lifting the truck 3".... heh)


I don't regret any my mods. Most of them are functional and added for a reason. However, I do wish I'd been able to afford a better lift kit. The Toytec spacer/AAL is fine for street and highway use, but harsh off road. If I'd had the money at the time to get OME 886's, shocks, and Dakar leafs I would have. I didn't, so the $240-ish for the Toytec was good enough for now.
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Westin step bars. Should've gotten Nfabs which are actually useful AS step bars and not just parking lot protection.

Other than that, I haven't done many mods so no, not much else to complain about.
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Try airbags.. no not the mother in law kind.
I had Firestone airbags, worked great for hauling our 23' trailer... and when not towing I could air them down to 5 PSI and not even know they where there. Just a thought.
I will check them out. Do they work with the stock leaf springs?

Many thanks for the advice! Great forum!
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even the super duper flying cig lighter burnt mint smell mod?
Well....that one WAS the most entertaining.
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