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Rondog's Long Travel Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by rondog, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    rondog

    rondog [OP] your TW web developer!

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    This is going to be a work in progress. I bought my truck in December of 2007. A couple months later I bought and installed the procomp 6" lift. I am now in need of something that can handle better out in the desert so a couple months ago I decided on going LT.

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    This is my truck as of 3/16/2011, 6" procomp drop bracket lift:
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    First day I picked it up, 12/24/07:
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    This came to me yesterday so what you see above will drastically change within the next few weeks
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    Got my GIANT LT setup a couple months later
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    I have glassworks unlimited fiberglass front and rear, just not pictured. I will be starting this install next weekend. Shocks and coils are coming to me next week. I'll be updating this as I go. Hopefully I take lots of picture of the install.

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  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Looks Great Dude!!!
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Looks good man!
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    looking nice man
     
  5. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    "Hopefully" nothing. Take lots of pictures!! :)
     
  6. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    I was actually thinking of setting up my sisters camera and doing a time lapse kinda thing
     
  7. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Nice -- I'm definitely in favor of this idea!
     
  8. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    hmm... I'd like to see how you handle the switch from a drop bracket to a LT setup
     
  9. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    sweet! i cant wait to make the switch as well!
     
  10. Mar 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Yeah that ones got me thinking. I know they dropped the differential in the front when they installed the procomp kit and cut part of the cross member. I can re-weld a piece on the cross member, but I have no clue where the diff originally sat at stock. Won't know till I get down there
     
  11. Mar 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    nothing was done to your diff up front... it was just lowered with brackets
     
  12. Mar 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    That's what I said. Regardless, I don't think it's going to be that difficult. Good thing I didn't get rid of my stock spindles!
     
  13. Mar 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    oops misread
     
  14. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    So we started the install tonight starting at 9pm..real good!

    We didn't get too far because a lot of the nuts had seized on there and were a bitch to get off. We got one upper control arm off, the sway bar off and other misc items. I also received my shocks and coils today.

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    getting the steering rod out
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    Now for a question..does anyone know the size of this nut. We didn't have a socket big enough so I'll have to buy one tomorrow.
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  15. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:52 AM
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    ^I don't quite remember but its like a 25mm bigger than what most people have in their tool inventory
     
  16. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    Sweet ride man! Build threads like this makes me want to do this to my truck also.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM
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    I have a 32mm and it was still too small lol
     
  18. Mar 19, 2011 at 2:54 AM
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    ^maybe I'm thinking its a 35mm we had to go to the autoparts twice for the right size. I'll PM someone who might know
     
  19. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    its a 35mm
     
  20. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    thanks man yea we got it finally. Took the 35 mm socket and a 6 foot breaker bar to get it loose...now we are stuck on the axles. We cant remove the inner CV star. We've tried a 3 prong press that you screw down..there just isn't enough surface area for the prongs to grip on and that star is freakin hard to get off.
     
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