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spindle installation almost done!!

my truck is in the shop as i type...
woohoo!
it should be done right now, so when i get back I will have pictures posted for you all to see,

DISCLAIMER: I know most of you don't like trucks with rear-sag or reverse-rake, or the "cali-prerunner look", haha but I love it, and I have grown up loving it, being in SoCal, so just a heads up.. so please don't bash me TOOO hard =]
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hey, did you take off the spacers? or are you going for the 5" lift??

how much of a lift?
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hey, did you take off the spacers? or are you going for the 5" lift??

how much of a lift?
actually, i was going to have them take the spacers out, but he said it would be anothe hour and a half =$100, so i said just keep them in, screw it. so i now have a 5" lift, it's actually 8" in the front and 4.5" in the back, i friggin love it tho

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pics up!
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lift the back a little so you can get some bigger tires in there...
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yeah i was planning on getting 33's when i need new tires, so when the time comes i shalll
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yeah i was planning on getting 33's when i need new tires, so when the time comes i shalll
you need bigger tires now. o wait so do i.
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Yea, if you can afford it, wider wheels and bigger tires. She looks good though. I've got a little Cali-Prerunner look too, but not as extream as yours.
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haha yuppp, i just got these tires in December tho, so it should be a while till i need new ones. I'm trying to take a break on the mods until Christmas because I have been going crazzzyyy with them
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I understand!! Enjoy it man!!
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looks good just level here out
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now you just need some fenders on it and it will look pre runner for sure
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yay, thanks guys!

tires, fenders, wider wheels, everythingg in December
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looks good. are you going to get new springs for the back?
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looks good. are you going to get new springs for the back?
nah i will probably just get chevy shackles.. my truck rides so f'ing stiff, i can't afford to make it any worse with AAL or new springs
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actually, i was going to have them take the spacers out, but he said it would be anothe hour and a half =$100, so i said just keep them in, screw it. so i now have a 5" lift, it's actually 8" in the front and 4.5" in the back, i friggin love it tho
so he wanted to chsrge you more money for something he was already in there for? wow. unless this was discussed after it was completed, thats pretty crappy services.
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there is no reason to mess with the springs to install the spindles. id charge extra for that too.
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the control arms are already seperated, and coil would fall out if the not being supported and shocks and sway bar are disconnected.
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hence extra time. labor aint free. maybe not an hour and a half, but you didnt comment on the amount of extra money, jus the fact that he wanted more.
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charging an xtra 1.5 hours to take an xtra 10 minutes of work is pretty crappy, in my eyes. but i guess if a shop wants to make the money, and an unsuspecting/uneducated person doesnt know better, then i see the light.
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idk guys.. the people there were really cool and everything, it took them a mere hour and a half to install the spindles, so i don't know why he would have charged an extra hour and a half for the removal of the spacers, but whatever.. i'm not going to b!tch about it.. i love the truck
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keep watch on your ball joints, and the angles that they are in at rest. they may wear in a faster manner, with the spacers still in there.
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get your truck aligned its gonna eat your tires alive :)
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keep watch on your ball joints, and the angles that they are in at rest. they may wear in a faster manner, with the spacers still in there.
yeah i'll definitely keep track of that
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