I'm going to get and save all of the parts to install in the spring...after the winter is over. I will keep updating as I get parts in.
Any comments are appreciated to better my project.
Mid-Travel / performance & function upgrades:
Glassworks fiberglass fenders, colormatch painted. Here's pics of them on the truck, to mount and drill mounting holes before paint.
32x11.5 Yokohama a/t's
Camburg 4x4 front shock upgrade with Fox reservior shocks and limit straps.
New front rubber bump stops.
Sport-Trac leaf springs.
Flip leaf spring shackle hanger and move hanger back on frame rail...install new shackles.
(HAVE KARTEK DROP FLIP SHACKLE HANGER, NEED SHACKLE)
Reservoir rear shocks and limit straps.
(NEED - ONCE I FIGURE NEEDED SPECS AFTER SPRINGS ARE ON)
Weld new spare tire crossmember in order to make new rear shock mounting system to make more room for required longer shocks.
Pull bedsides, and possibly cut rear angle when I install new bumper.
(PULLED BEDSIDES, NO CUTTING YET)
Weld new tabs onto bumper to mount Hella 500's too.
Make switchplate in cab for lights.
Bed-Mount spare tire mount. (I'm ordering an extra tire and wheel since the oem spare is too small)
Toolbox bolted inside bed. I want more weight in there for the rear and want to get some weight out of the cab. I put my oem bottle jack in there with the poles and some tools and straps.
(WILL FAB UP SOON)
Cool air intake so I have a "real" intake instead of custom-made ones.
Possible other upgrades:
Custom fab rear prerunner bumper.
New used rear axle with limited slip.
The performance parts are not really justified since I will not be using it anywhere possible to get the real use out of the truck. I know that the parts on my truck are worn and could replaced, and i'd rather spend a few extra bucks, or possibly save some, by putting on sweet, performance parts. I really do want to move to California but can't plan on that in the near future. I'm looking to better the ride and overall performance of the truck, as well as "rep" the dezert lifestyle in the north-east.