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that truck is f'ing BEAUTIFUL
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Can't wait to see how this goes!

Might have you make me a set.
Definitely man. I still have my templates just for that reason!
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She goes in tomorrow! I'll have before and after pics of the heights.
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Get some measurements too if you will.

It's noon here. Done yet? lol
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what size wheel and tire combo he running?

i miss my toyos!!!
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Ok so I got it back today.

My buddy that owns the shop spent literally 10-4 on my truck and finally got the passenger side in and lowered the truck down and it didn't budge suspension wise. It was tall, but the CV was at about a 30-35 degree angle and the UCA was almost touching the frame. The coil was touching the frame. It was no bueno.

So I said screw it cuz it wasn't going to work. He said he wasn't going to charge me. So I didn't get charged for that. But he did have my truck laser aligned which was pretty cool. It's dead on accurate now!

Also he had some 1in blocks that chevy's use, that have a lip on the back side of the block that hook to the spring perch on the axle to keep it centered. I'll post pics soon.

Oh and he had 2 brand new 5150 bilstein shocks sitting around. Sold me those for $100 for the pair. Replacing the rear shocks. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Pics soon.
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I had a feeling the uca was gonna be a problem after working with mine. That sucks that it didn't work out. Good deal on the shocks!
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So the bracket/spacer worked on his truck but not yours?
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"just finished the exhaust"?
I coulda bought that at Autozone for like $3.50.


Looks good, nice to see your not half-assing it like the other guys did.


editing!!!!
just read your last post, that sucks. sorry bro.
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Here's the one pic I grabbed for you guys after we got the bolt in. Decided it wasn't going to work. Houston wasn't going to let me eat through CV's left and right so he said screw it.

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Here's the blocks I was talking about. Since I can't lift the front more I'll lower the back some. I have 2.5" blocks in now and I'm going to throw in some stock chevy 1" blocks. I like the raked front more than the raked rear look!

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nice
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I'm pretty sure those are 5125s, it's what i have. 5150s have the piggy back resi don't they?
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Yeah I have a set of 5150s in my closet. They have the reservoirs.
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Yeah my bad. They are the 5125's.
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that sux about the brackets, but nice score on the shocks and the blocks.
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nice shocks...all around bilsteins...

quick question, whats with the crazy upper arms 4x4 have? im a 4x2 guy and they look like latin to me....
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nice shocks...all around bilsteins...

quick question, whats with the crazy upper arms 4x4 have? im a 4x2 guy and they look like latin to me....
98-02 passenger side arms are two piece. No clue why. 03+ are one piece arms. No clue why ford changed 'em.
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My buddy that owns the shop spent literally 10-4 on my truck and finally got the passenger side in and lowered the truck down and it didn't budge suspension wise. It was tall, but the CV was at about a 30-35 degree angle and the UCA was almost touching the frame. The coil was touching the frame. It was no bueno.
How much suspension travel do you have?

Since only changing the mounting point 1.5" did that I would imagine not much.... but I could be wrong.

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98-02 passenger side arms are two piece. No clue why. 03+ are one piece arms. No clue why ford changed 'em.
You EDGE and 4X4 guys... all sorts of wacky.

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I got my original idea from a guy off CarDomain who did this and said he didn't run into any problems which is why I went ahead and did this. This was his design:



Like I was telling Zach, I felt better about my brackets being one piece and totally separate from the RCD ones so if I have to I can take them off. Mine look just like his only one solid piece and flush ground down.
ha ha, those are my half *** brackets. lol they may not be pretty, but its been over 2 years and they're still there. trepaul, did you give up on this or what? you going to try and lift the front more?
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