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Originally Posted by hwemple View Post
Looks good man! What size lift do you have?
Thanks. It's a 4" Superlift with a coilover conversion. That might add .5" or so
 
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Ok, thanks.
 
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Old 03-23-2013
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So I want to lower the rear of the truck to level it out. I don't want to remove the AAL since it helps make a stronger leaf pack, and I think dropping a notch on the shackles may be too much. I should have measured to make sure

I'm thinking about removing the stock rear block under the leaf springs, I think this will help smooth out the ride on the rear as well.

So the distance from the top of the tire to the fender on the front is 7". The rear is almost 9" and the stock rear block is 2.5"

If I get a lift block that is for a 1 inch lift and ditch the stock block I will theoretically still be .5" inches taller in the rear correct? Also, would a flat block work or would I need a tapered block?

I won't mind the .5" difference in the rear because when I pull a trailer or haul stuff in the back it will bring it close to level anyway.

Am I thinking on the right track? Or do you think I should just drop a notch on the Belltech shackles? It looks like from center to center it's about 1.25" per hole. So, 1 isn't enough, and 2 would be too much. But, dropping 1 notch may get me close enough. But I think ditching the stock rear block would still be a bigger help, just from what I've read other places.
 

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So I went ahead and dropped a hole on the shackles, it didn't lower it enough, since it's a swing shackle the 1.25" hole distance doesn't translate directly to vertical height.

I think I'm going to revisit the block idea. I think ditching the stock block and replacing it with a 1" block will be the best solution
 
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Mirrors! Looks good!
 
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So Troy has been working on new seats for me and they're done. I don't have them yet, but I couldn't wait to start showing them to you guys. Full power for driver and passenger, and heated inserts

I'm just going to hit the highlights, I'll give you the link to check the rest out if you want









All the pics
 
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Damn!! Got the leg rest!!
 
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dang...those look good! it's probably a good thing for you that black leather won't go with my interior....LOL
 
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Those are nice I want to do that
 
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those leg rests are the ****, i love mine lol. they look sweet and i need to put heat in mine
 
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Nice seats!! Those things are ****! What seats did they start out as?
 
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Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
Nice seats!! Those things are ****! What seats did they start out as?
I don't know what year, but they used to be cloth and tan.

 
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Those are awesome. I'm contemplating getting new ones, but they're 2010 bench seats. not something cool as these.
 
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Originally Posted by StxDangerRanger View Post
Those are awesome. I'm contemplating getting new ones, but they're 2010 bench seats. not something cool as these.
Thanks, I wanting something unique, but also looked like it could have been offered from the factory.

Don't hesitate dealing with Troy, he's easy to work with and, as you can see, does awesome work.

He deserves all the credit
 
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your truck is looking really good
 
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Have you got your seats installed yet?
 
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Originally Posted by jatha05 View Post
Have you got your seats installed yet?
Not yet, we're in the process of moving to a house with a garage and our wedding is May 25.

I'm hoping I can get it done this weekend.

My no excuse goal is to get it done for Silver Lake June 8
 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Not yet, we're in the process of moving to a house with a garage and our wedding is May 25.

I'm hoping I can get it done this weekend.

My no excuse goal is to get it done for Silver Lake June 8
Or just bring 'em. I can swap seats in about half an hour.
 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Not yet, we're in the process of moving to a house with a garage and our wedding is May 25.

I'm hoping I can get it done this weekend.

My no excuse goal is to get it done for Silver Lake June 8
Oh I see. Congrats to you for the upcoming wedding. I am now on a stall with my truck after I but my coil overs as I just got engaged.
 
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Originally Posted by StxDangerRanger View Post
Or just bring 'em. I can swap seats in about half an hour.
Tempting. Putting the seats in myself will motivate me to clean up my wiring mess
 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Tempting. Putting the seats in myself will motivate me to clean up my wiring mess
Its not hard at all man. 4 bolts, plus a T-50 (maybe a 57, I can't recall right now) and you can have them out in no time. There should be one plug under each seat.

When I installed my Amp, I did it in about an hour total. thats with screwing the amp to the floor and cable mangement.

Plus, with the seats out, you can pull the carpet up a bit and hide your wires that way.
 
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I've done a seat swap once, just never wired them up

Also I had to do some serious cutting to get te seats to fit, none of the back bolts lined up correctly. They might have been explorer sport seats

These seats shouldn't have that issue
 
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You're better off letting a limbless human help you than letting him install your seats. You'll end up with something worse than this



30 minutes to cleanly install and wire power/heated seats....LOL
even with non sport seats, you'll have to enlarge a few of the holes.
 
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