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thanks john! yeah shes come a long way since this time last year. New read end, new wheels and tires, lift. I was thinking about color matching the grille when I switch to a 01+ bumper in DSG but maybe not. I would miss my shiny chrome haha.
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now you want me to do that to my grandpas 98 2wd...but i dont think he'd like that very much lol
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now you want me to do that to my grandpas 98 2wd...but i dont think he'd like that very much lol
Probably not haha. Its a bit of a chore to get in and out of. But I'm only 5'7.
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Wow, your trucks looks awesome Kevin.

Now....go jump it, and dont forget pictures.
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Awww ****. I totally forgot! Now that I have lift spindles I can totally baja this b*tch! I'll jump her tomorrow and let you know how it goes!
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Looks good. Nice job!
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Looks great Kevin...I wouldnt go any higher just yet.
Tires and wheels fit perfect.
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looks good man
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front end swap time now
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Looks great Kevin...I wouldnt go any higher just yet.
Tires and wheels fit perfect.
Thats the plan! I just got the tires. I'm not doing anything till I get at least 30k out of them.

I'm the king of collecting parts for later so if I run across a 2.5 Coil/UCA kit I will just grab it up and store it.

Update on lift: Well I'm OBSESSED with driving around now LOL. I can't get enough of it, it's like a whole new truck. I parked next to a stock 03 Toreador Red FX4 and I am just slightly taller. PERFECT!
I got an alignment today at my shop and my mech said he didn't need the Camber/Caster kit and the tires would only toe out about 1 degree over spec. So that saved me $50 and I will get better highway traction. As long as I keep the tires rotated it should be fine.
I need to go grind a little more out of my LCAs. My turning radius took a HUGE hit. It's bad lol.
I also put in my application to Summit Racing! Wish me luck!
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looks much better!
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Yeah I didn't realize how bad the rake was until I didn't have it anymore haha!

I did a little more grinding on the LCAs and my turning radius is getting closer to normal. It's not perfect, but it's close. I need to take off some more of the factory stopper but I think I got the LCA shaved enough.

As soon as I get her cleaned up I will take her out on a photoshoot.

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Yeah I didn't realize how bad the rake was until I didn't have it anymore haha!

I did a little more grinding on the LCAs and my turning radius is getting closer to normal. It's not perfect, but it's close. I need to take off some more of the factory stopper but I think I got the LCA shaved enough.

As soon as I get her cleaned up I fill take her out on a photoshoot.
turning radius? wtf is that. lol.
you'll get used to it, can't wait to see more pictures of it.
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1 degree over spec on toe is a lot i would take it elsewhere if he says that is ok.
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He said it's fine, he's my family mechanic and I trust him. I'll put up the info on the sheet he gave me.
Front Left
Actual ======= Spec
-1.1 ======== -1.2 to .2
4.3 ======== 2.0 to 4.0
.04 ========= -.10 to .16
Front Right
Actual ======= Spec
-1 ========= -1.2 to .2
4.8 ========= 2.4 to 4.4
.03 ========= -.1 to .16

Also, this is the pic of me next to the stock 03 FX4. I'm about an inch or two taller, plus I'm still low in the back.
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not bad, .08 off isn't too bad. you'll be ok.
looks nice next to that FX4
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