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When next wrench meet?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by dgr540, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Hey guys just ordered my 5100's front and back and was wondering when the next wrench meet or if someone would be nice enough to help me. Also I need to order an AAL which brand is recommended?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    I think most people are running the wheelers or toytec AAL. I have no idea when the next wrench meet will be. Maybe when it cools down a little.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    it's friggin hot. when do they come in? i can help on a sunday or monday. i was just talking with scotts taco loco about a meet yesterday, he's got a light bar to install.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    They come in on Wednesday. Haven't ordered the AAL might just go with a level ride until I do. That might be good this weekend, right now playing everyday slow cuz the wife is about to pop. Does oreily's rent spring compressors?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    yes they do, though when i did mine we didn't even bother with it. took our springs down to ntb off 518. tech named charlie can compress them and swap shocks for $40. he knows what he's doing, he's helped us with 3 trucks already. the aal is inexpensive and toytec can ship them quick. it's be good to get it done in one day while you have the help.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Well ordered the AAL.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    1.5" or 2"?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    1.5". Baker how long did you wait before you did your alignment? So far Sunday would be the best if we do get together.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Well I am waiting on Charlie at NTB to put my coils together then I just need to reassemble. Did the rear last night. That went easy except for a C clamp that exploded on me and caught my axle with my shoulder. Will post pics when done.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    decide to go it alone? working now, else i'd stop by.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Well I just got done after a ton of yelling curse words. Will take to get it aligned in the morning and take pics afterward. I set the front to 1.75 and the AAL in the rear plus I have the TSB so it left a little rake, but I wanted that so when I have a load in the rear or towing a trailer I would be facing the sky. Charlie at NTB also said 2.5 would make me sway at high speeds. He knew right away I was with you guys.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    well, ntb couldnt ever get my castor settings right on my truck with 1.75 up front. castor is at 1.0 and should be closer to 2.6. my truck wanders a bit at high speeds. when you get yours done, let me know how your castor is.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    did it fix your slanted wheels \----/?
     
  14. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    yes, camber and toe are fine. just the castor is off. doesn't effect tire wear.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    I need to paint my wheels to. I hate the chromy look.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Here are a few pics.

    P7170189.jpg
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    P7170188.jpg
     
  17. Jul 18, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    how did the alignment go?
     
  18. Jul 19, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    Alignment went good I guess. I havnt had it past 50mph so I can not see if it is gonna get shaky.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    damn, I totally missed it. Sorry guys. Truck looks good!
     
  20. Jul 19, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    You didnt miss anything. I did it on my own due to scheduling. I was more worried about being in the middle of it and the wifey going into labor, but thanks to the big man upstairs that didnt happen. Kinda wish I waited on my tires now, i woudl have got the 285/75s.
     
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