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Zach's '11 DCLB Bike Expedition build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Just Zach, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Just Zach

    Just Zach [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had my truck for about a year now. I'm an avid mountain biker and wanted something to get me to the trail heads that are a little more remote and harder to get to. Thanks to Fat Bob's Garage in Ogden Utah for the great work.

    I regularly carry 4 bikes on a Thule T2 Hitch rack with quite a bit of camping gear in the bed so I decided that airbags were the right choice for the rear lift. At about 20 PSI it levels everything out and still has a surprisingly good ride. I was thinking I was going to need to do a add-a-leaf or blocks to retail a good ride but that hasn't been the case at all.

    The front lift is Bilstein with OME 885 springs set at 0 and a 1/4" spacer on top to get right at 3" lift. LR UCA's were a must too.

    I installed the KMC Enduros right when I got the truck but had 265/70 R17 Michelin LTX AT's on it with a 1.5" leveling kit but as much and I was impressed with the Michelins it just didn't look right with that tire and size. After a lot of research I decided to give the 285/70 R17 Duratracs a try. So far I'm pretty please. The tire shop did have quite a hard time balancing them and even with 2 road force balances they still have a little wobble but I'm giving it some time for them to settle and heat cycle then we'll try balancing again. I love the look but they definitely are heavier feeling than the Michelins. There's also a very noticeable road hum but it's not terrible. On par with a fairly quiet MT tire. I don't know that I'm 100% sold on them yet but time will tell. I think if I don't end up loving them I'll get some narrower wheels and try a 255/75 R17 tire. I wanted to do that anyway but the Enduros are 9" wide and I didn't feel like buying new wheels right now too.

    Bumpers and sliders are done by Fat Bob's Garage. All of them are 1 offs for now although I'm guessing they'll start doing them soon. The rear bumper was something I requested. I needed the factory hitch location for my bike rack to work and still be able to open the tailgate without removing it. I'm very happy with how it turned out. The sliders I've had on for 8 months now. They've worked great off road but also saved my side door from my wife in a parking garage...

    Future plans are a platform in the bed for sleeping with storage below. Maybe some more lights, skid plates, a rear locker, and a few other little things.

    Onto the pics

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  2. Nov 18, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    udy2554

    udy2554 NORTHERN RED-NECK

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    Nice looking truck!:D
     
  3. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Lifted DCLB, can't go wrong!
     
  4. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    zimm52

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    Looks good. NOt a huge fan of the front bumper, but I really like the back one. Great work!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Just Zach

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    Thanks guys.

    It looks like I'm in need of a cab mount chop. That or new narrower wheels. It rubs bad right now. The Enduros that I have are 9" wide and have a -6mm offset. Something like the Procomp 7089's are 8" wide and have a 0mm offset. I believe that would fix it but it's obviously a much more expensive undertaking for something that might fix it. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Just Zach

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    So I think I have the rubbing gone. I had the cab mount chopped and pounded the pinch weld back as well as going at it with a dremel and a heat gun. Thanks to all the info on this forum. It made doing it a lot easier.

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  7. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Just Zach

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    This morning my four year old told me she wanted to drive in some mud today so we went looking for some. Had a good time. I'm pretty happy with the performance of the new tires so far. I got to try them out in dirt, mud, snow and ice. Here's a couple pics I snapped.

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  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Holy shit those bumpers are hefty. :eek:
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    looks nice man! but the front bumper looks a little big for the truck IMO. back looks good.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    Just Zach

    Just Zach [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hehehe, yep, they are.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    TacoGK Making changes is always fun

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    Truck looks great.....
     
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