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JCA's DCLB "Not really a" Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jca, May 1, 2017.

  1. May 1, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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    jca

    jca [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    After years of mostly lurking, I've gotten around to buying my first truck. Using this to document what I do with it.

    2012 SR5 DCLB, Super White, 4WD with tow package. Purchased March 09, 2017, with 49K miles.

    How it looked when I bought it. It came with a spacer lift and a single AAL installed:

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    Removed the 33's and swapped them with 265/75/16 K02's

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    My most practical mod (Scangauge II):

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    Full tune up at 50K Miles. I know it's not a mod:

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    Changed the leafs that it came with and swapped it with newer TSB's and a progressive AAL. The older leafs looked done and the Driver side had a cracked AAL.

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    As it sits right now with the Progressive AAL and 2 inch preload spacers.

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    I'm currently not experiencing problems with this set up, and I love the slight rake. I want this truck to be functional for what I do, since I visit project sites for work and make use of the truck bed every so often. Down the line, I will upgrade to better shocks, and possibly UCA's, but so far, no complaints, as I don't really wheel much.

    Other current mods:

    Breather filter on secondary air pump
    Front window deflectors (AVS)
    Front Diff Drop
    Bilstein 5100's and OME 885 coils with 1/4" top plate spacer on driver side.
    Hayden 677 Transmission Cooler in series with OEM Cooler

    Future mods/Wishlist:

    Oil Catch Can
    Upgraded Audio
    Diff Breather Mod
    Transfer case and transmission skid plate
    Gas Tank Skid Plate
    Brighter Reverse Lights
    Hella Supertones
    Steel Rear Bumper
    Ride Rite Air Bags
    Fog light anytime mod
    Avid Bumper Guards
    Sliders

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Jun 23, 2017 at 11:22 PM
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    jca [OP] Well-Known Member

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  3. Jul 5, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    jca [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rolled some bedliner on the faded nerfbars!

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  4. Jul 9, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    jca [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bakflip G2 installed. found it locally for under $500.

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  5. Mar 27, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    jca [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Back on 285s!

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    on 265s for comparison

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  6. Mar 27, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    ALI3N_123 TTC #190

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    How much lift, and are you rubbing with your front mudflaps?
     
  7. Mar 27, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    First lift was a 2 or 3 inch spacer lift and AAL on TSB leaf springs and stock front shocks. Got rear ended, got a new frame, and had the body shop drop in 5100s with 885s, and SPC UCAs. Still kept the TSB leaf packs with progressive AAL. I'm guessing 2.5 to 3 inches of lift right now.

    The truck came with 285/75/16 Open Country AT2s, but I had new 265/75/16 K02s and swapped with those. I did not rub on that setup at all.

    I did have to trim a little bit more off the mudflaps this time around with the 285 K02s. Happy with them so far.

    PS: your post count in relation to your join date is legendary.
     
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  8. Mar 27, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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    ALI3N_123 TTC #190

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    Thanks for explaining brother. My current tires are 265/75/16 KO2's, but I want 285's with mudflaps.
     
  9. May 28, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    Felt cute and took a light trail while in Nevada, USA. May go back to Kalifornia, maybe not.

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