damn, that sport actually looks pretty good!
I found a guy near me that drives an XLT, may have to go take a look of his front suspension, see what its like. if I can bolt it onto my truck I'll probably do that, it'll allow me to go a lot lower, I dont want anything too extreme tho.
well, spent a few good hours cleaning! did underneath, outside, and in, and i didn't even wax it yet, that'll have to come after my trip. I can tell that its lower, sits about 1"/1.5" lower then factory, hopefully after the next bit of work it'll be 3/3
And the clearance of my rear shackles now;
I think when I get back form my trip (driving to Orlando for 2 weeks) I'm going to flip my keys and remove a leaf. prrobably the factory smallest leaf and keep my AAL in since my leaf pack was shot long ago and rode like $hit!
I know a lot of people have said flipped keys is a terrible ride, but apparently its no different then having your bolts all the way out, which mine are so we will just have to see.
Little tiny update,
I picked up a roll pan on my way home from Orlando (ended up staying there an extra week haha, I love it there!) from 03edge (thanks again!) for free, it was in rough shape, but could have been way worse. Since I have no job and lots of time I decided to start fixing it up, got a fibreglass patch kit and started patching holes in it, and then started to bondo any pits in the paint, or where I glassed to smooth it out. I'm almost done that then I can start painting. I just have the sections left that were really uneven and needed a decent amount of filler. so I'm doing it little by little. It's looking pretty good though!
Keys will be done sometime in the near future, along with a leaf removal, then I think that is as low as i want to go! after that it's saving time! Oh and i have to finish my sub box...
List of things to save for:
•18" Rims (KMC Novas)
•Want to find an STX Front bumper BADLY
•Fill flare Holes
Well, I got my rollpan painted and installed. the fit is....welllll not so good, but not so bad either. it was free though, so it'll do me for now. I painted it with dupli-color perfect match and the match, not so perfect either but its good enough. Also shaded my tails again! since the body shop replaced my tails for no reason at all...
rockin the spare haha
and the not so good fitting
eventually when i have money I want to get a weld in roll pan, but this is good for now!
ohya, don't mind the jackstand, the pass side rear tire has a broken valve stem haha.
haha yeah ty, do need one baaaaad. I'm not gonna go with cobras, but right now i need SOMETHING instead of those stupid outlaw IIs. I also have to get those bolt lights for the plate...
I've always liked the look of a roll pan, even on a lifted truck (see Howells) so maybe some day I'll scoop up a SS hitch and it'll sit behind the pan...and I'll just cut a hole behind the plate or something. cos a hitch is definitely nice to have
yeah I'm looking online for them right now...I was pulled over a few times with my old bumper and no lights haha i just played stupid and they let me go, one cop actually told me about the bolt lights. so hopefully they'll let it go if the lights are on order
haha trying to pimp out carquest eh? kidding, I actually just ordered some off e-bay for $15 to my door haha gonna print out the receipt in case I do get pulled over...at least it shows initiative haha
Well, finally got some motivation to flip my keys today! although I dont know why the hell i did it, 35* and lying on the ground.....hot as ****. but i did it! I'll remove a leaf tomorrow or in the near future to bring the back down level with the front, right now its almost 2" higher.
key back in and my truck resting on bump stops haha
oddly enough, the ride actually almost feels better then before....and my alignment isnt as bad haha sorta weird...considering im sitting on the bump stops at all times, but i'll be getting some pancake ones soon enough.
and some pics of the truck
I'm a moron though, and didn't take a before measurement. but I think it was somewhere around 32 1/4" to the bottom of the flare.