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Old 12-18-2008
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Got some things today:

Camburg 4x4 upgrade kit:

P.S. the lower shock mount brackets look awesome!


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That's some good looking stuff. What did all that run you?
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$530 shipped
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So is this going to give you any lift? or just more travel?
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Nice, those are some badass shocks. I didn't see this on their website, do you have a link?
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So is this going to give you any lift? or just more travel?
Not really either, just performance enhancement. It may give about 1/2" more travel, but the c/v joints can't handle any more than the stock dimensions of the travel. So, all in all, i'm just installing better shocks. I'm going to measure exactly how much travel my front will have once I have the suspension and shocks apart, but I think the 9-10" of stock travel isn't too bad and can handle some decent off-road.



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Nice, those are some badass shocks. I didn't see this on their website, do you have a link?
There is no link. Call them, they know exactly what you will be talking about.
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What's wrong with primer white fenders?
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What's wrong with primer white fenders?
Haha, not much at all. I just want to get them painted to look best, even though it's not worth the price. Just having the fenders ON is useful.

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Besides looking like total crap not much.
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so your not doing anything up front except the shock upgrade?
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so your not doing anything up front except the shock upgrade?
Correct, there's not much else other than changing the entire suspension with the Dixon Bros kit, which is out of my price range at the moment. What else can I possibly do?

I may get BTF fabbed upper a-arms that Alon posted about a few days ago, which are beefier and have a stronger and better working ball joint than stock.
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Besides looking like total crap not much.
Nice way to be a D!ck.

Just because you do not like the Pre-runner look, doesn't mean you have to be an *** to the people who do.
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yea i agree , sometimes mods take a long long time to finish including getting fenders painted. rideac1 you have a cool truck and i am loving those shocks ! i hope they work well for you!
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yea i agree , sometimes mods take a long long time to finish including getting fenders painted. rideac1 you have a cool truck and i am loving those shocks ! i hope they work well for you!
Thanks!

I'm excited for warm and nice weather to put everything on that I have so far. I'm still looking at long travel springs but they are pretty expensive, especially the shipping cost from Cali to Pennsylvania
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sweet, this has been what I have had planned for my truck for a while, cool to see it done, I was looking at Alon's upper arms as well and I have been looking into CV's that wont bind but i have yet to find anything. then air bumps and F31 deavers.
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It would be cool to find a way to get some more performance out of our front ends without hurting the pocket -$3k (Dixon Brothers)
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is it really a mid travel? looks more like stock travel to me
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is it really a mid travel? looks more like stock travel to me
The CV shafts limit the travel, this is basically just nicer shocks.
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exactly... how much advantage do you really get with $500 Fox shocks... with torsion bars?
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Haha, not much at all. I just want to get them painted to look best, even though it's not worth the price. Just having the fenders ON is useful.
For sure, I'll get mine painted eventually when I can find someone that's good at glass. I want a clean job done.

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Besides looking like total crap not much.
I understand your bummed cus you drive a stock truck.


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Yeah my truck is really stock....ok

If you don't want my opinion don't read my post, its that easy
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exactly... how much advantage do you really get with $500 Fox shocks... with torsion bars?
...it will be mid-travel mostly due to long-travel rear leafs. If I make the front perform better with the stock travel or an inch or so more i'd call it more of a mid-travel or performance since it's more useful travel off-road.


A small advantage, maybe not 500$ worth. Right now I can get my truck to cycle the front travel by just pushing on the bumper a few times. Hopefully with new shocks and possibly new torsion bars it will suck the mush up more. I don't plan on actually prerunning my truck so right now the best shocks that I can put under there is what I plan on doing.
The rear is a different story if I put Deavers or other long travel springs in.
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Yeah my truck is really stock....ok

If you don't want my opinion don't read my post, its that easy
Practice what you preach.
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I got a set of Hella 4000's, euro beam, yesterday via Camburg. I threw them on quickly in the place where my Hella 500's were and used the same wiring for now, and they rock!

I'm waiting for it to get warm out to put all these upgrades on. I'm ordering the tires here in a few weeks, and going to get my fenders painted as soon as it gets warm enough to put them on which may be next week.

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Fenders are in the shop getting painted...will be on this week or next.

Pulled one bedside tonight.

Getting tires within the next few weeks.

Will have pictures up soon!
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