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its not even the raptor hood, its mcneils crazy louver hood they make. Personally im not a fan of the look.
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Buried it at the dunes... Hit a soft spot and that was game over haha.

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well after pulling an all-nighter my truck finally has the same (more or less) front suspension as you. Mines fricken huge, I gained about 3.5" of lift (old coils must have been really sagged! and obviously it needs to be broken in).

Mine drives incredibly nice though, im actually shocked at how comfy it is with brand new springs! Did you take your sway bar off? I did and recommend it, theres very little body role and the ride is a lot better as well.
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well after pulling an all-nighter my truck finally has the same (more or less) front suspension as you. Mines fricken huge, I gained about 3.5" of lift (old coils must have been really sagged! and obviously it needs to be broken in).

Mine drives incredibly nice though, im actually shocked at how comfy it is with brand new springs! Did you take your sway bar off? I did and recommend it, theres very little body role and the ride is a lot better as well.
Lol my sway bar has been off for over a year. I gained about 2" from the coils. Ive already jumped mine too, handles nice.
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Well my arms are at almost full droop on level ground, and contact the frame off speed bumps just barely. Not sure what I can do besides beat on the coils until the sag a bit and it returns to normalish. Would an alignment help?
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Well my arms are at almost full droop on level ground, and contact the frame off speed bumps just barely. Not sure what I can do besides beat on the coils until the sag a bit and it returns to normalish. Would an alignment help?
yes, but once they settle you need another one.

Sounds like the coils arent seated. As soon as i put full weight on the tires, my control arms became almost level and i have a good 1.5" fromt fram to arm at ride height.


find a large ledge you can roll backwards off, to jounce the front end. The second mine was done i backed off a curb and got one spring to pop in, then drove over the curb at my house at like 25 and the other went. Ive been hitting speed bumps at 30-40 to work them in. i can cruise right over the curb here at 25 without discomfort lol.
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oh, newish pic.
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hmm they looked to be seated right but maybe they are off a bit... I've been hitting speed bumps really fast as well but all I get is the frame getting hit by the UCA. I'll try the curb trick tomorrow

edit: I just got back from going extremely hard on the local trails filled with huge ruts and I hit them pretty hard with no change so now that I think about it I doubt a curb will be any different.
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hmm they looked to be seated right but maybe they are off a bit... I've been hitting speed bumps really fast as well but all I get is the frame getting hit by the UCA. I'll try the curb trick tomorrow

edit: I just got back from going extremely hard on the local trails filled with huge ruts and I hit them pretty hard with no change so now that I think about it I doubt a curb will be any different.
post pics of how they are seated in the LCA
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ill take some tomorrow when there's daylight. Thanks for the help by the way
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Bedsides MEOW!
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ill take some tomorrow when there's daylight. Thanks for the help by the way

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not yet. they are a grand painted and on my truck. im in no rush.
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dude i had no clue you were coilsprung?! its badass man no joke. very clean. ive been looking thru most of your build and seems like a really cool idea. are you still planning on doing anything with the rearend? besides pulling the bedsides?
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Buried it at the dunes... Hit a soft spot and that was game over haha.

where are these dunes?
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a pair, painted and shipped here.

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dude i had no clue you were coilsprung?! its badass man no joke. very clean. ive been looking thru most of your build and seems like a really cool idea. are you still planning on doing anything with the rearend? besides pulling the bedsides?
As of right now, no. Next spring ill look at a set of shocks for the truck, but bedsides arent on my priority list right now. Im juts hanging back and enjoying it!

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up by peterborough.



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Forgot to get a picture tomorrow but i've been beating the coils, and tried the curb trick and I dont think anything changed. Its definitely contacting the frame quite a bit while offroading
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Forgot to get a picture tomorrow but i've been beating the coils, and tried the curb trick and I dont think anything changed. Its definitely contacting the frame quite a bit while offroading
something isnt seated properly then.
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I brought it to ORW for a free inspection and they said all is well just need bumps and/or limit straps. Its come down an inch since install as well, I've been driving it harder then I could ever have imagined prior to the new parts.
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tanner, open it all up again before alignment and rotate the coil
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I brought it to ORW for a free inspection and they said all is well just need bumps and/or limit straps. Its come down an inch since install as well, I've been driving it harder then I could ever have imagined prior to the new parts.
nice, orw is the straps i have. for sure strap it.

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tanner, open it all up again before alignment and rotate the coil
cant rotate coils on these, they have a set seating position.
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1 limit strap done.


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what size straps are those? 8"?
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