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THExBUSxDRIVER's "Ol Man Tan" BUILD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    Lift procedure. Nothing too different from install, just wanted to share.

    First off, 2nd gens and drive line vibes are hit or miss to the angle change. I decided to take angle measurements of the stock angle so that if I did experience vibes coming from the drive line I could at least use spacers on the carrier bearing to get the ° back to stock.

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    I used my grandpas coil compressor (homemade...he's an old school mech). Not as scary as those autozone compressors but still.

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    On the rear I added the Icon 3-leaf progressive aal for 1.5" of lift. I'll admit I really don't like stock rake so I went with a bit of bro lean:D. Not to mention this aal rides really smooth, I recommend it over the single leaf aal.

    Didn't change out the rear shocks since I'm still debating on what to run back there.

    ANOTHER thing I recommend to get rid of the dreaded "squeaky leafs" is adding pieces of bicycle tube in between the leafs. Looks ghetto, but works:D.

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  2. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    UPDATE 11/10/11

    Here are before and after pics. Subtle difference but rides awesome like. Will be adjusting the spring perch to .85 when I get the steel bumper.

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  3. 0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT Gun Toting Gearhead

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    Looks great with the lift man. I love the wheels too, they look great black and your bro's idea to bronze the studs was awesome. I actually like them way better than my own rims, but I only paid $400 my MB72Bs and they have lifetime warranties which have already come in handy so whatever.

    Nice pics too! Keep it up!
     
  4. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks man, no doubt the lifetime warranty comes in handy, especially when we actually go out and play:D

    I originally wanted a machine finish lip on the rim but my bro convinced me and I'm glad I let him bronze the studs.

    Sweet build you have yourself too man:thumbsup:
     
  5. toyoteron

    toyoteron Active Member

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    Great looking truck. I like the build it rather than buy it attitude with the rear bumper. I may have to give that a shot!
     
  6. VanCity4x

    VanCity4x Out fer a Rip eh Bud

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    Awww Man that looks sick. :eek: Props for getting the courage to do all the mods. Ive only done the cosmetic stuff, too scared to screw it up. Black flares tie everything up. Black and Gold looks sweet. Your write ups are awesome, followed the tail light tinting and worked perfect. Rep for an awesome build, cant wait to see more :popcorn:
     
  7. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks guys. I need to take some nice pics with the lift on now.
     
  8. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Update bump

    Adjusted front lift.

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  9. Oury

    Oury Texas Taco

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    Looks good bro, I love my Brute Force Bumper. You will love yours!
     
  10. adanfon

    adanfon YNWA

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    what did you adjust the front to? also do you still have the wheel spacers? ive been contemplating getting those, truck looks good, ill be on the look out for you now
     
  11. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Cool another local, I see you found the 559 thread.

    The front is set at .85 but it does seem a little stiff so I might put them back to 0" to soften it up and some small spacers to keep the nose up a bit.

    I am still running the spacers up front sine the lift pulled the wheels in a little.
     
  12. RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    dude i fawwwking love your truck
     
  13. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks man. Can't wait to see yours with the suspension build.
     
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    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    Great looking build. Perfect use of black to give it contrast IMO. Keep up the good work bro!
     
  16. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    FIXED

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  17. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks brotha. Where did you get your red valve covers? Or did you paint them? They look sharp man.
     
  18. S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    Get to work Driver!

    :D
     
  19. RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    Dude, ...Your a fucking BOSS.

    +1


    EDIT:

    But unfortunately I have been giving you too many +1's lately and TW wont let me give your more.. :spy:
     
  20. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Fuhhhhhhhh... I'm good at mechanics but idk about taking this apart yet lol.

    :D lmao

    your sig pic is giving me a boner.
     
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