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Old 10-12-2007
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does this already have the EATC installed? if not, that would be a good mod....
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If this is a street build, please please lose the running boards and roof rack. and Sorry Scotty but those skRims are hideous!

Throw some Mustang Saleen 17"s and BFG G-Force KDWS2 tires on that SUV.

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If this is a street build, please please lose the running boards and roof rack. and Sorry Scotty but those skRims are hideous!

Throw some Mustang Saleen 17"s and BFG G-Force KDWS2 tires on that SUV.



why you telling me? those are the rims he already owns
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runnin boards and roof rack will stay. i use both.
the wheels are the same wheels i have been runnin on my EDGE and 02 forever.

no EATC, and i dont want it. jus more crap to break.
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runnin boards and roof rack will stay. i use both.
the wheels are the same wheels i have been runnin on my EDGE and 02 forever.

no EATC, and i dont want it. jus more crap to break.
Why in the hell do you use the running boards? that extra 3 inches up into the cab is to much?
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Why in the hell do you use the running boards? that extra 3 inches up into the cab is to much?
he has a wife and kids....i am sure that they use it more than him.....and it is a convience thing...
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and he's lowering it lol
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he has kids....
bingo. plus its a nice place to set tools and bolts while workin

not much for pics, but i swapped the torsion bars out tonight. went from B's to #1's and am runnin them w/o the torsion bolt installed. total drop 1.25" front, no change in ride quality. the lower control arms and CV's have a VERY slight up hill run.

slipped a 1" block in the back.

no one will probly ever notice, but it looks good to me and the geometry is still good. for this build it is more important to me to maintain proper geometry for handling than to be super low.

gotta order my new tires. wheels are probly done by now....i saw them on the rack.

4.10's goin in tomorrow....

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longest day of gear swappin evar. swapped front diffs(plus removed the locker from the ranger diff) between the two trucks, and swapped rear gears(plus removed the locker from the ranger carrier). alone.

definitely worth it though. this fat pig really likes the deeper gears






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Man you were busy today.
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holy crap!
you were busy

you should have gave me a heads up, would have been glad to lend a hand.
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nice

how easy did the mounty come apart?
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how easy did the mounty come apart?
not bad at all really. hse is kinda gross on the bottom side from livin in massuvtwoshats, but everything came apart pretty easily.
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sweet Gumby!

and i can definately hear Katie saying that...
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mmmmmmmmm wheels and tires

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of course i put them on, would you expect otherwise?? it got dark outside, though so you hafta deal with garage shots.

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and what is that that i spy with my little eye??


yup exhaust! MAC catback. 2.5" DI/3" SO
hopefully i can get it put on tonight/tomorrow....
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looking nice man

cant wait to see it this weekend
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looking good gumby.
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very nice! what did you end up doing the wheels?
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Those mountys sound nice with any sort of aftermarket muffler, i had a 97 with a Vortex Dual out each side...i put 31's on it...tranny went, sold it



Yours looks nice!
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not bad man. the rims look good.
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very nice! what did you end up doing the wheels?
sandblasted and powdercoated anthracite.
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I know you said you wanted to maintain good quality geometry but I think it'd look a little better lowered another inch or so. It looks great so far and I'm going to pay attention to what you do in the end with it. I love the wheels, the anthracite is definitely better than they were before.

Nice job, Gumby!
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I know you said you wanted to maintain good quality geometry but I think it'd look a little better lowered another inch or so.
i am still workin on finalizing the ride height. it leans pretty heavy to the drivers side. sumthin like 3/4"
thats why all the pics previous have been of the d.side of the truck
ill get some d.side pics when i can get it outta the garage again.

i gotta swap the leafs someday and see if it evens out...
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I want to hear the exhaust....lol
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come on down.

it is on, and sounds great! i dont have any sound recording equipment, sorry.
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