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You know ive never actually looked at it but maybe ill check that one and crappy fab too
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They are funny threads. lol Some stuff people do is really unbelievable.
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yes im 99% sure im gonna grab a raptor hood. just waiting on pictures probably gonna have brandon get bedsides out this way at the same time. Truck looks ghey with mis-matched wheel wells.[/QUOTE]

Niiice, where are you getting a raptor style hood?
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I thought I was going to keep stock bedsides and that just didnt last.. at least yours don't have flares

OH and that raptor hood is damn sexy in person. A+ quality
Mint. Im pretty pumped. I should see that in about 2 weeks.

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Want me to change the title to no so budget baja build? lol
LOL. more like threw the budget out the window baja build.

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yes im 99% sure im gonna grab a raptor hood. just waiting on pictures probably gonna have brandon get bedsides out this way at the same time. Truck looks ghey with mis-matched wheel wells.
Niiice, where are you getting a raptor style hood?[/QUOTE]

BC Supertrucks. Anything ya want that i am running, or anything offroad, hes the guy to see. only dealer that ill deal with for this stuff, as he kills everybody on prices, even the companies making the stuff.


Said hood.
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BC Supertrucks. Anything ya want that i am running, or anything offroad, hes the guy to see. only dealer that ill deal with for this stuff, as he kills everybody on prices, even the companies making the stuff.
Except wingman is in Mass., so shipping would kill the deal most likely.
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Except wingman is in Mass., so shipping would kill the deal most likely.
thats probably true. Though most of BCST's stuff is shipped to a US warehouse they picked up themselfs. So i bet he can compete.


Heres probably the most anticipated photo of this entire thread. 1 CTS trunk FULL of shiny offroad parts. I am SO freakin pumped. Going to try to get the truck sitting on the coils by tonight. all the welding will be tomorrow.

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do work!! i cant wait to see all the bling
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so, you drive a CTS when the ranger is down?
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Hood looks sweet! And that trunk full of goodies...jealous. can't wait to see them bolted in. How much does that lift the front?
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so, you drive a CTS when the ranger is down?
Yup. Its dads DD when he doesnt take the vette.

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Hood looks sweet! And that trunk full of goodies...jealous. can't wait to see them bolted in. How much does that lift the front?
bout 2.5". but this isnt for lift, its for suspension travel. if i could get the same tarvel and no lift id do that.
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Alright heres todays events. One side is drivable.

CRS vs stock


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Old out:


Bedlinered the UCA's:


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Droop:


droop:

Bump:


Buddy mike helping me out:



One side is done, the other is a tomorrow project. other then using a flux core to weld, everything went smooth. Waiting on the limit straps till its aligned.
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Love this side by side. total travel will be roughly 10 inches, currently the UCA is limiting it to 9 because she isnt aligned. The truck isnt able to fully droop yet.

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Looks really good!
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awesome truck.
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Nice dude. So much for the budget.
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Thanks guys! haha believe it or not, im still within my budget.
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Done yet?
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Done yet?
close. dont have any major plans, just here or there stuff. modifying the seats, gonna change the hood, then some tuning of the suspension.
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close. dont have any major plans, just here or there stuff. modifying the seats, gonna change the hood, then some tuning of the suspension.
lol i'd never ask if someones completely done! Im asking if the parts install is done, and if so where's the pics?!?
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whats he welding? gussets for the upper a arms? good call. mybuddy messed up his when he jumped it. hes got camburg 5.5.
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lol i'd never ask if someones completely done! Im asking if the parts install is done, and if so where's the pics?!?
Oh, no the install isnt done, just driveable so i can begin beating in the springs to get an alignment next week.

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whats he welding? gussets for the upper a arms? good call. mybuddy messed up his when he jumped it. hes got camburg 5.5.
Yes, camburgs gusset kit. I dont plan on jumping much, just tearing across the sand with some sense of sanity.




Pictures wernt really taken, but ill pull a wheel off im a few days to make sure its all tight. Theres still the limit straps to install, and the bolts done have cotterpins in them yet. I ran a couple speed bumps and its like hitting a small bump on the road.
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So… Truck is back together. I am currently waiting for the springs to settle a bit before i weld in my limit straps. At the end of the week ill get the truck aligned and then weld them in. Currently everything is tight and holding well. I have to pick up a few things, mostly small. first impressions is good. I am having a small issue of the control arm touching the frame, but its only mild. Full droop currently doesn't limit the shocks, but hit metal first. Will take it in for an alignment friday morning.

So far the kit handles everything well, i can drive over the curbs around here without discomfort. On small bumps its a bit stiff but thats expected.

Couple quick pictures at work.




Welds aren't the cleanest but they are strong as hell.








Ill update more in a few days.
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Looks good!
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Bueno!
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Change of plans on the hood, we had a communication mix up so i wont be going for the raptor hood.
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