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Old 08-23-2009
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Finished 4/5 drop.....love it! (56k no!)

Just finished the 4/5 drop and I love it! Final alignment has been done and everything is back together except for the sway bar. Hopefully I will figure out what to do with that within the next couple of weeks, then I can ***** my truck out for some more pics even though she will look exactly the same. Haha.

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looks good! those are some small tires! lol
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Nice...I am looking to drop mine soon i think...still debating but did that crossmember come with your kit or did you find that somewhere?
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Looks good. Whats up with the valence?
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come do mine next yea?
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Looks good man... X2 on the valence! You trying to make it look like its all one peice
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come do mine next yea?
yeah, but I know nothing about i-beam suspensions and very little about control arm suspensions. This was all luck that everything fit together, haha.

The trans x-member I got from Mike @ Dallas Hotrod Parts, I know no one likes him on RPS, but I didn't have any problems getting the x-member. It came with the bolts and he has a detailed write-up on his website.

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looks good! those are some small tires! lol

thanks Zabeard, I've always been a fan of your truck. The rear are 275/45R20 and the fron are 255/30R20 and the ride is actually not bad. At highway speeds it is very comfortable and quiet, I love it.

I know no one likes the valance. Short story, I made it by hand, then it got bent out of shape while I was doing my engine swap and I haven't thought about it since. The primer is coming off and it is starting to rust. I will probably re-do the entire front end eventually, including headlights, grille, valance, etc.

Smakes - I didn't know u live in Upland, damn I was born in Upland. I come up to see my grandmother every 3 or 4 months and she lives in Glendora....not that far away. I will probably be coming up for Labor Day weekend, r u gonna be in town?
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upland ftw! haha

yea ill be around laborday i dont travel much
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Looks good man. What are you planning on paint wise?
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welcome to the club dude. you will love it
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Going to redo the front! Alright! Ill wait for the progress pics on that.......
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Sweet! How's it like all the potholes? I know my lifted truck doesn't like them out here in Tucson haha
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looks great
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Sweet man! Get the rear done! I want to see it with all 4 new wheels/tires on it!.

Oh, and please ditch that valance. I like the truck, with the exception of that valance..
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Looks great. Can't wait to see it finished up.
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Looks good man. What are you planning on paint wise?
I'm thinking deep dark cherry red....so dark that it almost looks black, but that will be the very last thing I do.

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Going to redo the front! Alright! Ill wait for the progress pics on that.......
don't hold your breath, haha, and my front end won't be nearly as awesome as yours.

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Sweet! How's it like all the potholes? I know my lifted truck doesn't like them out here in Tucson haha
I just try to avoid holes or bumps in the ride while I'm driving, so I'm usually swerving from side to side in the lane cuz the roads are crap. I mostly worry about dips and washes, if I take them too fast I will scrape the fender well, I've accidentally done it a few times already. I'm sure everyone behind me is pissed cuz I go so damn slow, but oh well.
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Looking good. Once the paint is on it will look killer.
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Looks awesome!! Great sunset pic....
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looks good. let some air outta the back tires. :)
can't wait to see it painted and done. is there rust on the passeger rear wheel well?
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Looking good. Once the paint is on it will look killer.
Yes, but I have such a long list of stuff to get through before I can even consider a paintjob. Even once I'm ready for paint, it will take me a few weeks to find a good shop.

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Looks awesome!! Great sunset pic....
Hell yeah, these desert sunsets are gorgeous. I drove about 50 miles yesterday trying to find any spot with a good background. It was also nice cuz the clouds were rolling in to bring some rain.

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looks good. let some air outta the back tires. :)
can't wait to see it painted and done. is there rust on the passeger rear wheel well?
its not rust, I was heating up the fender with a rose bud so that I can roll the fenders. Can u believe that the bed did not align perfectly with the wheels while it is aligned with the cab and frame? The driver side wheel well has plenty of room, but the pass side needed me to make some extra room so I don't rub.
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