I did not do a bumpsteer kit. I do not have an issue w the tie rods or bumpsteer, I can drive down the road with no hands on the steering wheel and not worry about going one way or the other. Maybe I just got lucky. Because i have heard some people complaining of it. I do appreciate the kind words about the truck. I'll get some additional pics and post them soon. Unfortunately I'm not huge on taking pics of unfinished projects. But I'll get a couple for you guys. Note* if you are running rep wheels. And you want to tuck in the rear. You will need to trim the fender lip from the inside to make room. The offset on these wheels arent the greatest for tucking
I forgot to take pics of the floor in the back seat, But I used 8mm dynomat in the back of the cab/floor. Super easy and cheap. Longest part of the installation was stripping everything out.
True! But it doesnt bother me. I'm not planning on showing the truck. Not at this point I guess. I'm sure once I get into the truck more and color match and do some other things and decide air or coilovers I'll spend the money and do it again. I mean. Like I said it's a daily driver. It's a project. I enjoy the truck scene. But at this point I cant justify the cost. If someone wants to point out that the front wheel is perfectly centered, then they can approach me and and tell me. And after laughing at them they'll probably get punched in the face for being a a snob. I'm a harley guy, I know much more about bikes than I do about trucks- I work on them every week. If i was to point out everything i see that's wrong with someone's harley I'd expect to fight everyone I meet.
Up front I'm running belltech 2" spindles. Belltech 2" struts (1 ring on the driver side to correct lean) belltech 2" drop springs and djm 2" control arms. I have a bit of camber. But I have uppers with offset bushings I need to install for correcting camber. I honestly do not have much camber the way it sits now. But I'm not happy with it. No reason to eat through tires. Now, i know everyone talks ish about djm. But this is my daily. Not a show rig. I can really care less if my brands arent for the cool kids. It's my build. I wanted it low. So- that's what I did. I honestly would have went a different route with the set up to begin with but at first I was okay with the 3/5 drop I had. And the spindles/struts/springs worked great for the price. But after i decided to go low with it I couldnt justify taking it all off to do something different. Figured I'd work with what I have. I'm happy with the ride. And so far i have no issues with the parts. But I only drive this truck about 10 miles a day. Maybe one day I'll take it all off and do coil overs or air. But it's a project. It never ends
Well after tons of off and on and fitting. This is where I'm sitting now. Just under 8" drop in the front and 9" in the rear. Its sitting dead even. Although even, its tucking up front and not in the back. So I may go w 24s in the rear to get the tuck. Then drop it another inch to make up for the bigger wheel. Static for now, maybe thinking of doing air ride. Not sure. It's just my daily. So not sure if I wanna deal w air ride. Rear tubs are done. Although I still have to weld in the dog house. Just haven't had the time. I'm running 265/35r22s and only rub up front when I hit a big enough dip in the road. Oddly enough I rubbed more when I had my 305/40r22s on my 3/5 drop. I'll be doing my front tubs this summer when I can ride my bike to and from work and the truck can be down for a while. Due to relocating the battery, coolant reservoir and fuse box as well as a new intake that will fit w/ the tubs. I'll be color matching the bumpers when I have the tubs painted. But hey... it's coming along.
Ami styling billet grille emblem installed. powder coated black. And matching the grille almost perfect. I think its a great product since all the abs material in black were well over 100 bucks. I paid 53 shipped with a 20% military discount.
Well I've had the 2 piece driveline for a couple months now. But finally was able to install it with help from friends. Honestly never having messed with a driveline before I would not have been able to do it by myself. We ended up pulling the trans shim that was required for the 1 piece factory drive shaft for the drop kit to get our angle correct. After figuring that out it went smooth and easy. Drive shaft came from performance drive shafts out of Bakersfield ca. It came with a bolt in crossmember. Spicer u-joints and was like 690 bucks shipped to my front door. I did get a before photo that showed scaring on the driveshaft. But once we got going I forgot to get pics. Anyways I got a couple horrible photos later on. (Cant upload do to size) sorry not computer savvy enough to resize Next weekend is tubs, shock mounts, monster notches and dropping her more. I'll keep u guys/gals posted
So I've delt with reklez for the last 3 months. Buying lots of parts. I stopped buying their parts when I purchased a 2 piece drive line from them. I was about to install it and called to ask a question and he said " oh, dont install that. We dont sell a 2 piece driveline for double cabs any longer" I then screen shot all our conversation where he told me axactly what I needed to purchase. He replied with well, I guess I'll except your return although we typically do not except returns like he was doing me a favor. I do think they make a quality product but their tub kits being so expensive are actually the exact same tubs from avs. Which are way cheaper. But from the same manufacturer. Also, he recently told me that he doesn't have time to answer my questions because he has big projects going on at the shop and my 6/9 drop with tubs is "old news" to me customer service is 90% of the sale. So I'm done buying their stuff.
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