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Lowered B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by mjbtaco, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Jul 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    113tac

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    thats a sick truck...and that motorcycle :drool:
     
  2. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Took the RoadMaster kit off and did an "eye-ball" alignment (adjusted the toe out on each side) in preperation for a real wheel alignment tomorrow. The new RoadMaster brackets should be here Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be able to put my 19's on tomorrow after the alignment and finally unveil the big surprise! (Well, not really big, but...)

    My truck now sits much better with the 3" blocks than it did with the 4" blocks... it doesn't look like there's an invisible elephant sitting in the bed now :eek:

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    Got a little freaked out as I went for a test drive. Both brake shields up front were rubbing on the rotors for some reason. My truck sounded like a rusty steam train going down the road :eek:

    At just over 1,400 miles on the odometer, the truck still smells like new inside! :D
     
  3. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    black09

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    looks great i want to see a front angled shot
     
  4. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    black09

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    i just want one for looks and sound mainly lol oh and show points
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Hot Taco

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    FYI... do not waste your money on the Dupli-Color caliper paint or VHT high-temp paint for your drums. Absolute garbage. My calipers are all chipped and nicked already just from bumping them with my tires as I put them on and off (and maybe just from looking at them, who knows.) The same for the rotors... if I bump them with my wheel, the paint flakes off.

    I recommend going with an epoxy caliper paint, like G2. I used a similar product years ago and it was very tough. Looks like I'll be going that route sooner than later :mad:
     
  6. Jul 5, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    Kavik

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    I just used rustoleum high temp and the polyurethaned over that to make it last, so far so good.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    I need to be lower...

    How big of a job are QA1's?
     
  8. Jul 6, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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    Kavik

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    Easy unless you are me apparently lol
     
  9. Jul 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    jmarquez808

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    Supah dupah easy. I had them before my drop lol
     
  10. Jul 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    DanglingFury

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    I've also though about running coilovers on the back and leaving one leaf spring per side instead of a 4 link. I've seen it before, just seems a little questionable.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    DanglingFury

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    Also, is there a good write up on QA1's in the front somewhere?
     
  12. Jul 6, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    Kavik

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    They don't exist.....YET. QA1 is working on front coilover's
     
  13. Jul 7, 2013 at 2:20 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    CURSESSSSS!!!!

    It's my understanding that they kinda sorta just bolt in?
     
  14. Jul 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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    franzcars

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    Any idea what a used DJM front set, Beefed 4" blocks and 11" u bolts would be worth? Might return mine to stock to make it easier to sell.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    The better coast
    There was a DC 4x4 guy who had problems with CV angles. Let me do some digging or his build thread.

    My phone makes yours look like a 5lug
     
  16. Jul 8, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    :facepalm:

    i just dont freaking get it. why are you lowering a 4x4?!
     
  17. Jul 8, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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    TeamSarcasm

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  18. Jul 8, 2013 at 1:00 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    so in reality you will be lowered 2".
     
  19. Jul 8, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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    IDtrucks

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    but the same as a 5 lug. so really not that low
     
  20. Jul 8, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    Kavik

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    Didn't you just buy a whole bunch of parts to lift again or are you keeping those to swap them out for the offroad meets?
     
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