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Lowered the truck and new skid plate

I took my aals out and de-cranked the t-bars a while back cause of the harsh ride and the suspension would not compress over obstacles offroad.

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After...looks better IMO with the 33s...old pic without skid plate...



Taken last weekend...

A pic of the skid...
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Is that how your superlift brackets came stock??? I've never seen those before like that.
Truck looks great man.
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what brackets you talkin about?
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Not to be a PITA, but the RCD does compress heehee :-D

Truck looks great though man! I think I might borrow you front hook idea and cut my valance...

The Superlift brackets come powder coated black outta the box now. Not sure if yours did, but they do now, that's for sure
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The brackets below your front diff, I don't know what the name for them as. Maybe diff drop brackets or something lol. I'm talkin about the square tube part, is that stock with the superlift kit or custom?
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Those come with the kit.. Nothing custom about the superlift kit at all lol
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is that skid custom or what? i been wanting to get rid of that damn box and get a skid. my neighbor has a 99' with a nice skid on it that i want so bad. looks similar to yours that's why i asked.
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I think it looks a lot better now!
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is that skid custom or what? i been wanting to get rid of that damn box and get a skid. my neighbor has a 99' with a nice skid on it that i want so bad. looks similar to yours that's why i asked.
I build the skid out of 1/8in aluminum,Im planning to add sides to it but I cant weld aluminum.
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Don't worry Kev... It's hard to weld aluminum.. Takes A LOT of practice lol
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I might borrow you front hook idea and cut my valance...
I wish I didn't would of saved me 70 bucks cause I bought a new one afterward.

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The Superlift brackets come powder coated black outta the box now. Not sure if yours did, but they do now, that's for sure
I bought the lift used and painted the parts.
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Don't worry Kev... It's hard to weld aluminum.. Takes A LOT of practice lol
In the welding shop at the school I work at theres a high school kid that can weld aluminum and it looks like a robot did it....might get him to do it for me.
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The brackets below your front diff, I don't know what the name for them as. Maybe diff drop brackets or something lol. I'm talkin about the square tube part, is that stock with the superlift kit or custom?
I still dont know what brackets your talking about...sorry been a loooooong day The SL Crossmembers???
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In the welding shop at the school I work at theres a high school kid that can weld aluminum and it looks like a robot did it....might get him to do it for me.
That's awesome, I wanna see some of his welds lol

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I still dont know what brackets your talking about...sorry been a loooooong day The SL Crossmembers???
Yah, I already talked to Trent about it lol... He knows now haha
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I have been edjumacted and yeah I was talking about the crossmembers lol
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Not to be a PITA, but the RCD does compress heehee :-D
I would hope that the sagging coils RCD has would be good for something....had too
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looks much better now and i bet it really helps those balljoints and CVs out.
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GETTING FIXED THIS WEEKEND!!! YES!!!
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looks great man
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Skid looks good, but I like the truck higher better.
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I like the new setup... it looks good with the 33's.
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Very nice.
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I think that looks wayyy better too.
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Looks great man...I def. like it high but keeping it with 33s I like how it is now for sure
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Awesome looking truck man, I love that shade of blue.
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