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Old 10-21-2007
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come on down.

it is on, and sounds great! i dont have any sound recording equipment, sorry.
ZABEARD should have some recording equipment
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ok, time for a lil update i guess. the outside looks the same as the pics in my fall photo shoot thread.
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on the inside, i put in my sport trac gauges, swapped in my MACH CD deck, and installed an A/C interrupt switch.


ive got a full length console and a OHC sittin in the garage waiting. as soon as my console lid shows up, ill swap that in. gettin the front windows and top of windshield tinted on monday. ill put the OHC in after the tint is finished

gonna order a EE rear sway bar tonight.
****EDIT; order completed!****

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Old 11-21-2007
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one down, one to go.



wouldnt ya know, ford decided to use different floor pan layouts for the different consoles. so it took some moddin and persuading, but its in. i cant wait to ditch the front cubby and have a manual shifter stickin thru there.....
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Old 11-22-2007
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looking good Gumby.
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I like what you've done with it. What does the A/C interrupt switch do?
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Old 11-22-2007
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opens the A/C demand circuit allowing me to control the compressor on/off
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Old 11-23-2007
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Nice truck!! How is it on fuel so far?
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Old 11-23-2007
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Nice truck!! How is it on fuel so far?
lol, not worth talkin about.....

13-15mpg mixed driving
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lol, not worth talkin about.....

13-15mpg mixed driving
Makes ya miss the power of the 2.3T and the gas mileage don't it.
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Old 11-24-2007
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looks good gumby. i see it turned out good buying that truck without lookin at it.
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Old 11-24-2007
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that console looks great!
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looks good Gumby.......
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Old 12-01-2007
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ok, ive got a small confession to make. if you notice most of my previous pics are from the d.side of the truck there is a reason for that. when i did my initial quick drop, the truck leaned almost a complete inch to the left. it was hacked, and i tried to swap the leaves, but quickly concluded it was b/c of the differing amounts of preload required in the front. along with removin the torsion bolts, i took advantage of the sagged leafs and only used a 1" block. that left me with really soft rear springs.

so my mission today was to remedy this quick hack drop, and fix some ride issues. i built a modded rear leaf pack from a set of ranger leafs and my stock units. other than the main leaf, the ranger leafs are longer and thinner than the mounty. i took the shortest leaf from the mounty pack and added it to the bottom of the ranger pack givin me a 5leaf pack with a slightly higher rate than a stock 4dr pack and better ride due to the thinner, longer leaves.


you can see there that i have also added an EE rear bar(1.125" ), and swapped to a 2" block. the higher rate gave me 1" of "lift." its not really lift so much as correcting my original sag issue.

i found out my shackles were spent, so i fabbed up a set to replace them




now for the front in order to gain the adjustability i needed to level the truck out i picked up a set of drop keys from AIM. i know everyone "flips" their keys for free, but i dont like the idea. i dropped the $40 and got keys, and im glad i did.
they look great. the machine work is good. and i dont hafta worry about the key sittin in the guide block the wrong way, or the dimple on the backside of the key.

the black one is the stocker. you can see the rotation of the key way.


so now as soon as i get a chance, ill add a couple pics of the new ride height. wont look much different though cause the new ride height is the same as the d.side old ride height

next up is to shorten the rear endlinks. the swaybar is very close to my IRS diff cover, and actually touches over bumps if the truck is loaded.
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Looks like you've been pretty busy. I like the shackles you fabbed up. They look good.
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those shackles are sweet!

looks good
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looks good man, glad to see your keys finally came, even though fedex took an extra day to get there
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Old 12-01-2007
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dude those shackles are the bomb.....i bet you could sell sets of those beefy things....

looks good G....
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Old 12-01-2007
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looks good... Nothin like a nice looking soccer dad truck :-) haha... Dont get a pickle thrown at you too!
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Old 12-01-2007
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did you weld your shackles with a tig??it might be a mig but it definetly looks like a tig to me,btw i have thought about purchasing a tig rig soon,those millers are nice.
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Old 12-01-2007
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yup, they are TIG'd
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it is coming along nicely. So how is it in the snow?
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what snow? we aint got no stinkin snow yet.....
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Really we do and I figured your not to far from Zach and he does.
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Old 12-02-2007
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heres a couple fresh pics from today. didnt wanna play out in the rain too long, but you can see the ride height is even side to side now, and my new tint on the front windows and windshield.

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she is sittin at ~31.25" at all four corners over 29" tires. im not gonna go any lower than this w/o a laundry list of custom parts including upper arms and coilovers....
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Old 12-02-2007
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I wouldn't lower it anymore, I think it looks perfect the way it sits now.
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