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my truck 98 xlt from when i got it to now





more recent after body lift



new wheels and tires




the most recent mods- new brakes, manual hubs, bilstein shocks in the front, new sway links, ball joints new, and outer tie rods
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Looks good! I'd do something about the rake though.
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yeah i agree, i have shackles in the rear and i tried to move them to a lower spot but the bushings on my leaf springs are so bad that i couldnt get them to fit.
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That looks great! Love the tires but I think they are mounted backwards. They say "THIS SIDE INBOARD" and "THIS SIDE OUTBOARD" down by the bead. Correct me if I am wrong.
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dont know, never paid attention to that, i got them from a guy off of here so they were already mounted, i guess i will have to look.
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That looks great! Love the tires but I think they are mounted backwards. They say "THIS SIDE INBOARD" and "THIS SIDE OUTBOARD" down by the bead. Correct me if I am wrong.
you sir, are correct, i just went out and looked and all four of them have "this side inboard" facing out. i wonder y that is...
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I bet when you change them it will ride a million times better.
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yeah, the steering wheel shakes a lot now, and the truck pulls to the right all the time, but i had the pulling issue before i got those. good spot on that btw.
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look like you take care of your truck! i like it!
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Nice work so far. Just needs a little more height in the front!
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thanks guys, open to suggestions for more mods, im looking into getting a tonneau cover now.
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The way that tread is set-up is for water on the road leaving the tread while driving, hence why it has to face a certain way. It's not like BFG AT's that you can go whitewall or blackwall out.
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so my traction in the rain isnt going to be as good with them on the wrong way?
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yeah, the steering wheel shakes a lot now, and the truck pulls to the right all the time, but i had the pulling issue before i got those. good spot on that btw.
alignment?
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so my traction in the rain isnt going to be as good with them on the wrong way?
correct.
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alignment?
it was aligned somewhat at school, never got to finish it but if i remember right we had camber and toe correct, i think the caster was out on the one side.

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correct.
ok thanks for the useful info.
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ok guys a little update... got the tires remounted correctly and balanced and the shake in the wheel went away. i still have a pull but i believe that is due to alignment and a bad inner tie rod. scored this at the jy today:

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Looks great, but crank those tbars some!
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its on the list
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i still have a soft spot for gen4's. looks good!
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thanks man.
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What vehicle is that cluster out of? Ive never seen it before and really like it!
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