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Looks good, loose the flares, bed rails, and get a roll pan and it'll look real good.
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Looks pretty good. I'd like to see better pictures from the side when you get a chance.
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well this was my first control arm ranger to mess with so i didnt really think that the bumpstops would be a factor, but if they were that close, i bet the ride is much much much better now that you cut them.

hopefully next year, that would be the bomb diggity.
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nice work but dude take the flares off. reminds me of an explorer sport with its huge flares and TINY offset wheels... yuck
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well this was my first control arm ranger to mess with so i didnt really think that the bumpstops would be a factor, but if they were that close, i bet the ride is much much much better now that you cut them.

hopefully next year, that would be the bomb diggity.
They are a huge factor with the stock arms, once you go to djm arms there is no worries.
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Looks good, loose the flares, bed rails, and get a roll pan and it'll look real good.
Took the flares off to clean behind them:
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The rear wheels stick out atleast good inch so I either need to flex the bed like some prerunners do or leave the flares, either that or I clean it every day

I put the flares back on till I figure that out, lol.

it sucks the flares ate a little at my clear coat.. not bad, just bothers me..

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Looks pretty good. I'd like to see better pictures from the side when you get a chance.
Will do!

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well this was my first control arm ranger to mess with so i didnt really think that the bumpstops would be a factor, but if they were that close, i bet the ride is much much much better now that you cut them.

hopefully next year, that would be the bomb diggity.
It is less rocky now that I trimmed them, also tightened the bumper, used rustoleum, and put the splash guards back on..

I was driving and thinking, why would I want to be lower, and then it came to me, because I can! muahaha

yab, money, then lowerer..

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nice work but dude take the flares off. reminds me of an explorer sport with its huge flares and TINY offset wheels... yuck
I know what ya mean, thought of painting the rear flares and taking off the front, sort of a dually look, might look retarded though, if the rear wheels didnt stick out so much I would.. I like the flares on the rear, just up front, eh..

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They are a huge factor with the stock arms, once you go to djm arms there is no worries.
singing no worries.. about a thing..
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Actually that looks wayyy better w/o the flares! It has a good stance to it.
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Oh man don't put the flares back on, it looks so good without them.
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hmm i liked it alot before. looks good now tho
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I think the flares didn't look that bad. Maybe paint them white to match the truck. They look better than the wheel stickin out of the fender. That just looks kinda ghetto IMHO.
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Truck does look good but flares on a lowered truck just dont do it for me, well at least those flares, edge flares would look good..

Im not really a fan of aftermarket 15 inch wheels on a lowered truck but I would get a different set of wheels or buy the same wheels just with a different backspacing.
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Any one want to ps the flares white?

I like 15"s they PIMP
and cheap!

everyone and their mom has 16"+
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Looks pretty good. I'd like to see better pictures from the side when you get a chance.





Cut Bumpstops..


Now that I think about it, I should've gone lower, but it was pretty drastic from 3/2 Lift with 31"s to 2/2 drop with 255's..

I think next year I'll do the 4/5, new shocks, 235/60s, roll pan, bedcover, bed rails and flares delete, and maybe shave a few things

parentals think thats enough for now..
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Do flares delate nowwww
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Do flares delate nowwww
it's hot outside and Im lazy, lol.
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Yeah man i'mg onn have to agree the flares don't look to great..take em off!
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Skinny? 255s are only ~.5" narrower than the 31"s.. the front's offset makes it look stockish on the front but are 15x8s..
I run 255's as well but on a 17x9 ( +26mm offset ) inch wheel.





Their not ' skinny ' at all. I'm also dropped a bit more then you although I don't have ' exact ' figures as I don't know the ' stock ' height of an 03 edge.

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I run 255's as well but on a 17x9 ( +26mm offset ) inch wheel.
are you running a spacer up front?

My fronts are 15x8s with the same offset and rub a little on lca at full turn, not enough of a problem for me to mess with.
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are you running a spacer up front?
Not ' NO! ' but ' HELLS F-ING NO! '. I REFUSE to do such. Too much at risk with the beatings I give my truck to trust spacers ( IE: Washers ) or ' adapters '.

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My fronts are 15x8s with the same offset and rub a little on lca at full turn, not enough of a problem for me to mess with.
Take a mig/stick and build your bump stops up a bit on the arms themselves. Problem solved. A local shop could do it for ya for a few bucks ( less then 20 I would imagine. )
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Not ' NO! ' but ' HELLS F-ING NO! '. I REFUSE to do such. Too much at risk with the beatings I give my truck to trust spacers ( IE: Washers ) or ' adapters '.



Take a mig/stick and build your bump stops up a bit on the arms themselves. Problem solved. A local shop could do it for ya for a few bucks ( less then 20 I would imagine. )
Scary to think some people use 1 and even 2 inch spacers.. I didnt know if you did or not, thought id ask

Build my bump stops?

anyways my dad need new tires for the Impala, so I talked him into the cheaper, but better Traction T/As, his goodyears were ****, only 27k on a passenger tire with 3/32s left, Traction T/As have a crazy 70k warranty and deep tread..

plus they are quieter and seem to handle a lot better..
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Scary to think some people use 1 and even 2 inch spacers.. I didnt know if you did or not, thought id ask
Nope. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go.

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anyways my dad need new tires for the Impala, so I talked him into the cheaper, but better Traction T/As, his goodyears were ****, only 27k on a passenger tire with 3/32s left, Traction T/As have a crazy 70k warranty and deep tread..

plus they are quieter and seem to handle a lot better..
Your tires are the ONLY part of your ride that makes contact with the road. You have no choice in what surface you will be on ( Blacktop, pavement, cement/concrete.. ) as it varies every drive you take. You have no choice in the weather conditions as it can rain, be nice and sunny, sleet/snow..

You DO have a choice in what you purchase and its better to save for tires that will do well 80% of the time then have tires that will only be ' mega super good ' 25% of the time.

I used to run my truck all year round so I used RSA's. 2wd and never stuck in New York snow. Never had a problem launching on the streets/dry pavement.. Ran them at the track as well.

I MIGHT switch back to KDWS BFG's seeing as my truck is a ' good weather ' or summer toy now.

Brakes and tires. Those are the 2 most important parts of your ride and no place to ' go cheap '.

STAY AWAY from the ' internet gossip ' about tires and talk to those in your area using them or having them on their rides. They usually know the REAL deal about them.
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