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yea but look at that up travel!!!!
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hitting speed bumps at 40mph and your wheels never leave the ground. Man i wish i could do that. hahahaha......

i guess it only sucks after someone throws the gravity switch back on.
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Look at that uptravel!!
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im jelous...good bye dirt bike, hello RDC!
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hitting speed bumps at 40mph and your wheels never leave the ground. Man i wish i could do that. hahahaha......

i guess it only sucks after someone throws the gravity switch back on.
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Look at that uptravel!!
Long travel baby!! lol

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Awesome progress man! Get it done and on the freakin road! lol

Should done at least the 750 HC's... Those POS RCD's are gonna sag and there's nothing you can do about it when they do lol

Oh and I dunno how the weather is there in NC, but at least primer those areas you just ground down to keep the rust away. Also, I would suggest taking a clear coat to the sway bar end links, mine are all rusted. Stupid de-icer!
When they get too saggy can't I just replace the coil, and not the whole coilover?

I definitely plan on getting everything painted up once its rolling.

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Damn, that sucks. I see what you were talking about with that bump stop mount. Mine is pretty much flush to the frame now, so hopefully I won't get to experience that lovely carnage. How bad did that jack up your fender?

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..?

if you hit a speed bump the body of the truck would get air bourn but the tire would never leave the ground....
(uptravel)
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oh, I thought you knew what i had done leading up to it breaking heh


it didn't touch my fender, in fact i think i have had close to that much up when it was working.
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No, what happened?

Looks like I have plenty of travel to look forward to!!
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you wont with those huge bump stops lol
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you wont with those huge bump stops lol
Yeah, hell I didn't think about that.

I see yours are gone along with the sway bar. Nice!!
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well now i have mondo bump stops.. but yea

i still had bump stops but I'm not sure how well they worked.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
thats what i had.
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well now i have mondo bump stops.. but yea

i still had bump stops but I'm not sure how well they worked.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
thats what i had.
There's not much to those is there. My friend was talking about cutting mine down. But I figured I'll wait and see how it does before I start cutting anything else.

Did you use the factory bumpstops in the beginning or those smaller ones?
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Definitely gonna have to put my small tires on to get it out. I need a bigger garage.

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you might need your hubs installed before those wheel/tires get put on....


hahahha.
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hurry up with that thing already!!! jeezzz. looks good though.
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you might need your hubs installed before those wheel/tires get put on....


hahahha.
They are I just didn't get pics. Batteries went dead. I just have to go and get my old rims/tires from my house so I can get it out.

With the big tires on it will about 84" to the roof and the garage is only 81". lol
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if you hit a speed bump the body of the truck would get air bourn but the tire would never leave the ground....
(uptravel)
no that is called down travel as in when you hit the speed bump the tire goes back to the ground as far as it can go before it hits its travel. (down travel)
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They are I just didn't get pics. Batteries went dead. I just have to go and get my old rims/tires from my house so I can get it out.

With the big tires on it will about 84" to the roof and the garage is only 81". lol
So your done man?? I wanna see that thing...Your truck that is
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So your done man?? I wanna see that thing...Your truck that is
The front end is done, other then bleeding the brakes and alignment. ... and a jump start, I ran the battery dead listening to the radio.

I think I'm gonna take it somewhere to get those done. I've got an alignment plan with Tire Kingdom and the last time I worked on brakes it didn't go too well.

My girl's Bravada needed new pads and all kinds of stuff. Well her caliper was froze all to hell and when I put the new one on and tried to bleed the brakes, my first time trying to bleed brakes, I didn't get all the air out. She ended up having to take it somewhere to get it done right.
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I hear that, ive never messed with mine yet...Good luck with the rest on the install
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They are I just didn't get pics. Batteries went dead. I just have to go and get my old rims/tires from my house so I can get it out.

With the big tires on it will about 84" to the roof and the garage is only 81". lol
you need to learn to do some math. no way in heck that is 84" tall.

when my truck was superlifted it was taller than the rcd and now I am several inches taller than my superlifted days and its only 82" tall.
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you need to learn to do some math. no way in heck that is 84" tall.

when my truck was superlifted it was taller than the rcd and now I am several inches taller than my superlifted days and its only 82" tall.
Well right now it's roughly 77" to the roof on jackstands and I need to get the hub up about 7 more inches to get the 35's on it. 77+7=84, so my math is correct, thank you. I don't know how much it will sag once the weight of the truck is on the front. But right now that's were it stands.
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alright

im just here to tell you its not gonna sit that high. i can fit into a 7' door opening.
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Got some batteries for the camera. This is were I left off. I just need to finish the brakes and get an alignment. Gotta do the back too, but you get the idea. More to come with today's progress!

Some folks at work told me that I should go ahead and get the rotors turned slightly. Is this true even though they are brand new??


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