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my 03 before and after this weekend

Well most of you know my truck and that its been muddy and beat on..and everything else...well heres a before this weekend and a after this weekend shot for you guys!

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14 hours of hell.......some modification to some parts..some extra money that I hadnt planned on spending.....and a alignment ....shes almost done suspension wise....gotta get 3 degree camber bolts 2.25 got it close but just wasnt enough......
alignment tech said seeing as the kit had only been on the truck for a hour when it was aligned that it should settle some....and that should hopefully help with the wee lil bit of positive camber

In those pics the sway bar wasnt hooked up yet..I got it hooked up today and im gonna go out this evening for better pics..
also rocking stock shocks up front for now...till my aftermarkets get here....grr
DONT order from kyb.....unless u have a month and a half to wait on shocks
meanwhile let me know what you think!
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Holy snot those back tires are wide! When's the 5.0 going in HAHA.

I would lower but I would hate being so low to the ground. Defeats everything I love about my truck.
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yup...thats a 315 out back......5.0....when I get a beater to drive while the trucks tore apart lol
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epic win
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it good to finally see a set of good fitting wheels. looking good.


needs moar lower imo though
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i would let it settle some before the alignment, looks a little high, i had a positive camber issue when i did the drop on mine

here is when i did mine
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yours still looks a little high, i will take measurements to the tops of the fender wells when i get back home
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so u let urs settle and the postive camber worked out...or did u have to get 3 degree bolts?...cause currently its postive 1 degree
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nope, i still had a positive camber issue, and had to get the bolts, did you seat the springs properly in the pocket?
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omg da babeez! That looks perfect. It just needs a little more drop and needs that *** dropped some but other than that it's perfect!
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jesus, those dishes are deep enough for all you can eat soup at the olive garden.

i think the front should have a little lip too but that is a personal preference. it does look good though and when you swap motors it's gonna rock!
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svt01.....explain the seating of the springs......because we were in a bit of a hurry...and The kit was used..so no instructions lol

Slid the coil spring up into the upper bucket...lined it up in the groove on the lower control arm...then jacked her her up with the jack..and bolted on the Spindle....she rides great and there doesnt seem to be any problems just sat a little high I thought...the 1 degree camber aint horrible..and actually as ive been driving it..today I looked at it..and it doesnt seem like shes cambering out 1 degree anymore.....looks less then that
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i like it needs big motor now
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Also..the *** is up a hair on purpose because I like rake...the *** sat lower....till I pumped the air shocks up...if I wanted to let it drop down I could let some air out of the rear shocks,..but then she'd be bouncier then I like...

Depending on what happens ..and how much it settles over the next month...after I move n stuff..I'll probably get 3 degree camber bolts to fix the alignment and maybe take it to 5/6 ...dunno..we will see..kinda afraid of going 5/6 considering it'll be a daily driven in the northern snow...hence the air shocks.......so i can carry weight without riding the frame!
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Very nice!!
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Looks awesome Dustin!
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Tires and wheels look great
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what size tires up front?
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Long time lurker, first time poster. lol

How hard was it to do all of this? Did you do it all by yourself in 14 hours? If so, then it doesn't sound to hard.

BTW, truck looks good.
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2 guys 7 hours on the flip kit....4 guys 7 hours on the front...
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wtf. why did it take you so long on the flip kit
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Northern Truck in the rust! all hand tools for the whole kit..didnt use a air tool or electric tool 1
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Looks sweet D! Im def digging it! Just got the 1" bl on mine sat. I'll have some pics up tomm.....looking good bro!
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Very nice, you have sexy time with that now.
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Here is a few of the 250+ photos my girlfriend took. Guess she wanted to break her camera in. lol.

Pictures of Dustin and us guys that helped. Even my girlfriend jumped in and helped on the truck.


Me having fun with a shock
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