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ffirg's 02 DC Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by ffirg, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Thanks! Yeah so far the OME is quite nice. It was very stiff at first, but even after putting only a few hundred miles on it, it has softened up a ton! The front really does soak up things in the dirt a hell of a lot better. And the rear is actually softer than stock. Even with the AAL. But it holds more weight, so best of both worlds!
     
  2. Jun 2, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    haha yes!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    Really liking the truck! Nice job on the retrofit as well :)
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 at 1:03 AM
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    Thanks. I like them a lot. I thought they would be brighter but they are a hell of a lot better than stock. And easy to install as well.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Picked up a smitty built receiver hitch d-ring w/shackle :woot: Got it and a diff drop from a fellow TW member that sold his first gen for a Tundra.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    Hey man REALLY like the truck and the mods...thinking of getting an '02 without a reciever hitch, recommend any specific brands for the reciever? Id like one that has a shackle attachment...mind posting pics of yours?

    Thx
     
  7. Jun 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Thanks! its a work in progress but its coming along nicely. Not sure what else i can do rihht away. I'm not sure what brand my receiver is, but the only one I know of is Reese or drawtite. I can post a pic later of what I have.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Did you get a lock with it as well?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    Yep! It came with a locking pin. Although I don't really like the way the lock feels/is sealed up. I'm probably going to use my own nice locking one or just a standard pin without lock. I'll only have it on when I'm offroading, otherwise I'll have a 2'' ball in there.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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    So today I found out my truck might look good with bronze wheels. What do you guys think?

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    ...In all seriousness, I had to get towed out of some mud by a decked out subaru hahaha. I slid into a deep rut and was immediately up to my bumpers in mud. Time for some meaty 33's I guess :notsure:
     
  11. Jun 9, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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    Hell yea! Looks good with a little mud too.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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    Thanks! Although after washing it today, I realized why I don't like going through mud...

    And for those of you who were wondering about the receiver shackle, here's a picture. I know I don't have the pin in all the way. I put it in just to take the picture.

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  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    Nice! what kind of tow package is that? Reese? Drawtite? Any reccomendations?
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    I'm not sure which brand it is. I got under it and looked but the only words I saw on it was the weight capacity.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    More than likely it's Reese, that's what came on my 02 and what the body shop replaced it with when I had a fender bender
     
  16. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    In this pic, what is that little square compartment on the left side top interior of your camper shell? :confused:

    Btw, excellent build and you must be lucky to be live in beautiful Alaska when the weather is good! :)
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    Sway bar on or off? My 883s were firm at first but now they are perfect. I hope yours are the same.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    I have no clue haha. I think it's supposed to be a grab handle. It flips down. It was there when I bought it. There's a little indentation in the shell that its molded into.

    And yeah I'm lucky to be up here. We've had 3 weeks straight of 70-75 degree weather which is not common so I'm loving the summer so far. We had I think 10 days last summer that were over 65 degrees so this is awesome.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    I left it on. I'm thinking of taking it off but The truck still feels a little unstable while turning with speed and I don't know if ill like more of it without the sway bar

    The ride has softened a little. But I've only put around 500 miles on it so far so it should get better.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Really? Man mine feels level in turns. I don't go fast around corners so maybe my driving style is part if it. Mines off and I'm glad it's off. Best supporting mod to the 883 s I think.
     
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