Its a slow work in progress but its come a long way since July 2010. Did a lot of simple mods to start with till money was available. Did the foglight mod, turn signal mod, air box mod, t-bar crank and alpine head unit. Then someone sideswiped my truck and used the money to repaint my fenders and bumper and purchase the LMC cowl hood and get a black super snake stripe with red pearl and some true fire, blacked out the grill, added 2010 marker lights and blacked out the amber part, blacked out tails and added some clearance lights and blacked them out too. Eventually got a westin bull bar for a little extra protection and some MB Chaos rims all around. Just recently have a really dove into it and started making it different and a better 4x4 rig in the mtns. Upgraded to some 265/70r16 bfg rugged trails when my coopers went flat, bought an mbrp turn down stainless exhaust after hangin the oe exhaust up in a creek, some napa cv axles, pro comp es3000 shocks with 2 inch add a leafs, fox coilover conversion and removed t bars, soon will have a full size spare just need a 16" steel wheel for it, trimmed the bottom of front bumper and bedlined it and modded pushbar brackets to move push bar up higher for clearance. Getting a skid plate made and maybe some diff drop brackets, eventually want to purchase btf uniball uca's, rear locker, switch to chevy 64" leafs and ditch the lift blocks, and a lower control arm cross member if you can get them since dbr went under. Upload pics in a minute
i eventually am planning on switching the rims to some 16" methods in black.......i like the corners cause they are different but eveyone has there opinions......still bave alot i want to accomplish on it and opinions are always welcome
I do like the paint work, but thats about it for me. the coilover looks nice but if your going for mid travel some longer stroke shocks would be a good thing. Those look like they have about 2" uptravel. Not a bad start. Whats the plan for the truck? also what kind of #'s are you pulling on the suspension?
im not lookin for big travel numbers just a lil extra down travel and right now its kinda limited with my uca's thatll hit the coils before full droop. im wantin to basiclly build a well mannered mtn truck for hittin back roads and atv trails and not jar my teeth out over everything....i probably will need new bumps and i wish there were some extended uca's...not looking for a long travel setup or anythin like that...just not sure where to start
i know the uniball uppers arent for travel but that extra strength is nice and what im kinda looking forim set on what i want with front suspension in terms of the coilovers...just wanna build everything around it better and get those brackets mounted so i can limit it and not tear it all up....trying to build a stronger front end but what would be best so the back keeps up with the front....thanks for the compliments.....any info on suspension is appreciated...want to build it right the first time
How do you figure? i dont mean to thread jack but for 1 second.
Im keeping stock lower arms, running longer coils and therefore need a UCA that can travel further as no mounting points change. There for the arm will be 2.5" lower, with the pin at a higher angle (which a balljoint cant get to before binding)
If my perception of geometry is wrong, im happy to learn, but if the UCA from btf offers no additional angle, i should be just fine with my stock UCA (which i wont be). Also, with a longer coil my spindle will move inward upon droop or lift, therefore a longer arm wouldnt be the answer either. Regardless im 99% sure a uniball offer a much greater angle then a balljoint. Let me know though.
Now back to the OP, i love my hybrid chev 64 pack. I would love a set of deavers but almost $1K to get them to me its not so much worth it. adrian, how are they comparing to before? got any vids like that loading ramp jump?
06 Ranger XLT
5.5 Mid travel w/ 2.0 Fox Resi, Deaver F31 w/ 2.0's
8.8, 4.56's w/ Lock Right and 33's
McNeil Fenders and Bedsides
When I het those btf upper arms id like to know more bout em and maybe some pics. Hpws the leaf pack ride compared to stock and does it haul a load in the bed very well....u guys both have nice trucks been following ur builds