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Old 09-28-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Trying to determine total cost

I've been doing reading for a while, but I have a few unanswered questions and I'm having a hard time adding up total cost. My main thing is to determine what the expense is before deciding to say screw it and buy a quad or a dirtbike first/instead

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2008 DC SB TRD Offroad
I'm still very new to offroading, and mainly interested in trail rides and such rather than serious rock crawls. The most I care to venture is a 2 on Timmer's scale, a 2.0 to possible 2.5 on Kilted Chicken's once mods are complete. After many years and this becomes my beater truck, I may venture up the scale, but this is challenging enough for me.
I plan on doing sliders first

1. For up front, I've all but completely decided on an OME 885 kit (how soon would I need 886?). I figure this is probably the best for what I intend to do and best budget-wise. Do I need the top spacer?
2. Rear: This is what I don't understand and need the most help on. I have the rear TSB, does that matter? Do I still need the AAL? How much do I need the rear shocks? Again I assume OME is the route I'm going.
3. UCA: I can add this at any time, right? Can I go with the Light Racing or is it much better to just step up to, say, Total Chaos?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Get the top spacer for the 885s, and 1.5 TSB AAL, with the stock shock extender..cheapest route, that is what I did and It rides better than stock. If I would have done anything different I would have went 2.0 AAL
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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1.5 TSB AAL, with the stock shock extender. If I would have done anything different I would have went 2.0 AAL
I'm not sure I'm deciphering this right.
Are you saying that the TSB spring is equivalent to a 1.5" rear lift? If that's right, you are saying my rearend is ok, but would recommend a 2" AAL in addition? Can you show a product link or explain more?
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why not just 5100 Blistein's up front set on 2.5? This should match your rear TSB springs.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:48 AM   #6
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why not just 5100 Blistein's up front set on 2.5? This should match your rear TSB springs.
I guess that's my question to you guys... is the rear in stock form good to go... or is the AAL, upgraded rear shocks, etc all a necessity? I want this to be a weekend project, not a year long endeavor, so I'm hoping to get all the kinks worked out before any wallets open
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