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Old 03-25-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Farmington Install Trip

So Here is some Pics from my little trip up to Visit Greg (BirdTRD) in Farmington. I finally got all my shit together for my lift, AND the time off, AND was able to go when Greg had time off to help me out.

BTW, Greg is the fuckin' Man in case any of you didn't know. He helped me out with a long day (like 8 hours straight) wrenching on my truck, and showed me all the stuff I dint knowed before. (yes it was sort of like school on a saturday, sorry homie. I am fairly inexperienced at mechanical shite.But it was worth it to me to wait, just to learn, instead of paying a shop. and Greg was game to show me, so there you have it...)

I bought him a bottle of scotch and some 886's for his trouble even though he said he would have done it for free....And He put me up for the night at his casa. what a gentleman. Although I did help do some damage to that bottle of scotch, so it was only half the present.

All together We installed...(in one day, with time to go test it a little before sunset...)

front and rear 5100s
885 coils/ fronts set to .85
Light racing UCA's
Front Diff drop
Carrier bearing drop
OME Dakar Leafs with new bushings
I still have some steel brakelines to install on another day.

Air tools at 0730 gotta love it.


This doesnt show it, but those autozone loaner coil compressors started to bow a bit when they were near maxed, and gave me the willies. fricken Yikes!





yeah baby.


so dirty, and yet so clean...

FUUUUUCK yeah.




We drove to check out the Playground before I hit the road home, and although I only got to see a fraction of it, I was very impressed. only the easy easy shit for me. The place is named well, and I hope to check it out with more light, some armor and some cojones at a later date.







Check out Gregs home made bumper and sliders. Pretty frickin slick. (and not done quite yet) the best reason I have ever heard of to take a metal sculpture art class. it inspires me to be an artist too!

















I have some video I will try to add to this if I have time.
Last little scenery shot before the 3 hour drive home.

every now and then a 5 hour energy is a life saver. that was one of those nights.
Good times tho. once again, Thanks Greg!!!


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Old 03-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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nice man......nice

i am doing this soon!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks!
Its lmost pathetic how long some of the stuff was parked on the shelf since I pieced it together on separate buys. I would probably just go with the OME ultimate lift kit and save the hassle, but o well...Its done now. :]
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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are you gonna get it all aligned i hope?

how was the ride on the road?
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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Definitely got it aligned. I actually had kind of a little epic with that, so including driving from Farmington back home, and on the rest of my scheduled trip, I did about 500 miles prior to having it aligned correctly. it only pulled to the right a bit tho. it wasnt bad at all.
I say correctly because the first place that wasted my time couldnt get it to my specs that I only knew about from reading up on it here. (TW protector of the ignorant!!!) So the misnamed "expert tire" wasted 3 hours of my time on sunday, and two on monday, when I was already overdue to leave for Wolf Creek to take the family skiing, and ended up giving me a partial alignment and a refund, and then I found a stellar little shop on a recommendation, with mud boggers being built out in the garage, and pics of wheeling in Moab on the walls, and what do ya know, they know what to do with a little bit of lift on a truck.
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thats cool........have your aligment number's?
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looks great! glad you finally completed a mod
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
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thats cool........have your aligment number's?
Umm, I was shooting for 0 caster, 0 camber and 2.4 toe = >3" OME lift.
I dont have the printout with me, but it was close to that.

I know its 0, 0, and 2.4 - 3.1.
I may have them (caster,camber and toe) mixed up. I found out that a true alignment expert will account for road crown and the numbers wont be exact but within a range thats acceptable. And plus it drives perfect now. and I could take it back if there was an issue. I just did not trust those dudes at the Chain shop. coulda saved a lot of time, and just got it monday morning.
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I trust your 886s have shown up and been installed for a while now...
Yes, they did come. No, they aren't on yet. It'll probably take another 4-6 weeks to finish my front bumper. The 886's will be too stiff without that added weight up there. I need to order a set of OME 90000 shocks too.
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Umm, I was shooting for 0 caster, 0 camber and 2.4 toe = >3" OME lift.
I dont have the printout with me, but it was close to that.

I know its 0, 0, and 2.4 - 3.1.
I may have them (caster,camber and toe) mixed up. I found out that a true alignment expert will account for road crown and the numbers wont be exact but within a range thats acceptable. And plus it drives perfect now. and I could take it back if there was an issue. I just did not trust those dudes at the Chain shop. coulda saved a lot of time, and just got it monday morning.
Yep, you got them mixed up. 0-camber, 0-toe, and 2.4-3.1 caster.
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Hah! hey I did my tailgate mod all by myself.

and, and, and, my satoshi. and seat covers and other cosmetic shit....
oh yea i forgot well i guess your right on schedule with a mod a year jk lift looks good!
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Yes, they did come. No, they aren't on yet. It'll probably take another 4-6 weeks to finish my front bumper. The 886's will be too stiff without that added weight up there. I need to order a set of OME 90000 shocks too.
Well let me know if you need a hand. I wouldnt mind coming back up at all.
It would be fun to go cap a few rounds too. I would love to check out a little of your arsenal. that would be another learning experience.

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Yep, you got them mixed up. 0-camber, 0-toe, and 2.4-3.1 caster.
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oh yea i forgot well i guess your right on schedule with a mod a year jk lift looks good!
Yeah that sounds about right...I got busy with the Baby mod. (temporarily mod'ed momma's belly) she is six months now, so I am lucky I even got this done, considering I am doing the single income thing so Momma can breast feed fulltime for at least a year. Its all good tho. Now that the truck is harder to get into, they're on board for some sliders (we'll just call em steps. lol)
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Yep, she's seriously a hell of a lot cuter than you.

Nice to see the Springs in some pictures. Its neat to say, "Hey, I've been there."

Is that your bike in the bed of the truck? Not exactly cycling weather.
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Yep, she's seriously a hell of a lot cuter than you.

Nice to see the Springs in some pictures. Its neat to say, "Hey, I've been there."

Is that your bike in the bed of the truck? Not exactly cycling weather.
Hah! poor baby dodged a bullet there right?

Yeah thats the jogging stroller. and no it didnt get used. that is officially (almost) our last road trip before I get a camper shell. what a pain in the butt. Tarps and snowy luggage and all. yeah, Momma's on board for the shell too :] I just have to decide which one and how to pay it off. it will be worth it tho.
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Hah! poor baby dodged a bullet there right?

Yeah thats the jogging stroller. and no it didnt get used. that is officially (almost) our last road trip before I get a camper shell. what a pain in the butt. Tarps and snowy luggage and all. yeah, Momma's on board for the shell too :] I just have to decide which one and how to pay it off. it will be worth it tho.
Yeah, I've been seriously considering a camper shell too. Both the security and weather proofing would be welcome additions. It seems like every time I take a road trip with a bed full of shit I hit rain, snow, or both. I also would like to be able to stop at a restaurant on said trips and not have to worry about all my shit disappearing. My wife also likes them but those things are pretty spendy.
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