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no more body lift! ..traction bars, too

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new ride height


traction bars..

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blingin' powder coated bars..






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Looks sickk man!

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I can only say WOW.
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looks awesome
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looks good
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nice! its about as tall as mine now. i think mine is 32 to the bottom of the door.

not sure what i think about the traction bars.... im sure that limits the crap out of your flex...

looks so much better without the body lift.
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looks good


i miss the rear bumper though
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looks really really nice, time for flared fenders?
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looks good man..


as zach said bout the same height has him..and im bout what he is but your truck just looks so much bigger..must be the tires and just wideness of the whole truck..
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when i drove by your house las night i saw that you had the front bumber and the winch plate on. looks pretty sweet dude.
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Looks great man! Way better without the body lift. Probably a little easier to get in and out of now, huh?

What are you going to do for flairs and mud flaps so you don't get any tickets?
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looks good man... def like the truck alot
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Very nice. Now i know what mine would kinda look like after the swap. Love your truck, as usual!
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nice! its about as tall as mine now. i think mine is 32 to the bottom of the door.

not sure what i think about the traction bars.... im sure that limits the crap out of your flex...

looks so much better without the body lift.
the traction bars took alot of thought as to how they wouldn't limit my flex. i decided on this 'slip-and-twist' design. i'm not sure if you noticed, but they are of a telescoping natural. however, as anything new, only time and experience will tell the tale of just how they allow me to flex.
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the traction bars took alot of thought as to how they wouldn't limit my flex. i decided on this 'slip-and-twist' design. i'm not sure if you noticed, but they are of a telescoping natural. however, as anything new, only time and experience will tell the tale of just how they allow me to flex.
i did notice that. pretty slick. dont get my wrong i still like the design and they look good but not sure on the actual advantage of having them
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i did notice that. pretty slick. dont get my wrong i still like the design and they look good but not sure on the actual advantage of having them
in my opinion the advantage for having 'em is pretty strong: i have 38's and a detroit, so the leafs are where any give would be. with the bars in place, that should very much reduce any axle wrap down to almost nothing. at this point, i would think the 'weakest link' would be my stock axle shafts, because i've hopefully limited any of point of 'slop/give'. ideally, the next step from here will be to link it! but its nowhere near the top 10 on my list currently. the front, however, is a whole 'nother animal.
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lol i almost mentioned linking it but i figured you would be more focused on other things... guess i was right!
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I am going to b ethe odd ball...I liked it much more with the BL, it looks too low :(

But it still is amazing!!!
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Looks awesome, I really how the fender trimming looks... went out and measured my truck and my truck must be a low rider... FW 8.8 and 44, 37's and 3" body lift and the bottom of my door is right at 32"... I've thought bout dumpin the bodylift and trimming the fenders.. but good lord did it make changin that clutch easy... not sure how hard it would be if it wasn't on there...
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I am going to b ethe odd ball...I liked it much more with the BL, it looks too low :(

But it still is amazing!!!
It only looks low because I have huge tires and the fenders are cutout to account for them. If I had 35's and not cut fenders, trust me it would look quite abit higher. Plus, I can't tell you how much better it just feels to drive it riding (in the cab) 3" lower. As Zach mentioned, him and I are roughly the same height now, which tells you just how high up I was. Those 3" make all the difference in the world!
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Thanks for the compliments guys!
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looks good


i miss the rear bumper though
well, that sucker if for sale.. just hasn't been made official yet. however, it weights a ton so i'm not too sure about shipping it.
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