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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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New platform

I just picked up a new platform to start working on. So far I'm digging it even in stock form, although an aftermarket suspension will be soon to come. All the spots and stains under it are not from this truck, they're just parking lot stains from over time. Quick pics from just getting home with it:


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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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I love these things!
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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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What kinda lift options are there?

It factory air ride correct?

Miles? Price?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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What kinda lift options are there?

It factory air ride correct?

Miles? Price?
It is factory air ride. It has normal mode and highway mode for driving, and it switches depending on speed. It has 'rough' mode that you can select bringing it up an inch or so and 'exit' mode which drops it about 4" to make it easier to get out.

It's got 129k miles and it's in good shape minus one fender ding. As for the lift options, they have the spring/strut swap which claims to add 2". They also have 3", 4", 5", and 6" versions of the 2" swap, which require a bit more modification to get the steering and axles to line up. And the good old 2" blocks under the spring option for like $100.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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Cool, get some better pics when you get a chance.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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I finally got around to taking some pics. I wanted to get some before pics so I had something to reference as I work on it.



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Old July 7th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #7
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Nice, cant wait to see what ya do to her...
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Old July 7th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #8
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I always have wanted one for some reason... Don't really know why.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #9
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I always have wanted one for some reason... Don't really know why.
There is something about them.

Nice looking ride.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #10
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Only reason why I want one is because my headlights could have wipers..
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Old July 7th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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Only reason why I want one is because my headlights could have wipers..
get a Volvo, then it wont be as ugly as sin, close, but not quite.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #12
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Ahh its okay, I like my Jeep more than a Volvo or land rover or any of those things.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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My first update. Rims are nearly impossible to find. I need 16" at least to clear brakes, and I want something black since I don't like chrome. I can't decide if I want to go 35" tires and run the truck lifted at all times (adjustable air suspension), or get 33" tires and be able to lower it a bit for street driving and raise it for offroading. My lights for the rack are coming in early next week, I had to order them online since no store in my area sells black housing lights. But, I got all my racking in! I went with Yakima stuff as I had it on my last car and liked it. I've got the full roof rack setup, the MegaWarrior basket, Tire tiedown, and (not pictured) dual king cobra bike racks and a FatCat 6 ski/snowboard rack. I still want to get the attachment for the jack/shovel/etc holder on the side of the rack, but they were backordered for a while so I have to wait on that.

Here's the rack setup with the basket and tire holder. I don't have the bike attachment on since I'm not taking bikes anywhere anytime soon, and there's no point have the ski attachment on since it's the middle of summer.





I'll get some more up when I start playing with the suspension setup later this week.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #14
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that thing will tough on some 35s, definately a unique project.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #15
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Do people actually fit 35s on these without an aftermarket lift? I cannot see it happening, especially with the wheel well size on this truck.

Got any pictures of ones like it?

Sweet project though!
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Old July 26th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #16
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Do people actually fit 35s on these without an aftermarket lift? I cannot see it happening, especially with the wheel well size on this truck.

Got any pictures of ones like it?

Sweet project though!
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Old July 26th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #17
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I'm going with a lift, about 3-4" over the height of what it is in the pics. The problem in my decision is, do I go with 33" so I can lower it to the height it is in the pics for driving and still have the extra few inches for offroading or do I go with 35" and live with a higher lift at all times. I'm keeping the air suspension setup, so it will be adjustable at the push of a button. First, I've got to find rims that are 16"+ and black and 5x120 bolt pattern. It's harder than I thought, that bolt pattern isn't offered on much.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #18
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-In...Q5fAccessories

Also some of the newer stock wheels are nice.

It is also the BMW pattern, just make sure the load rating is enough...
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Nice. Those wheels should be easy to find compared to my classic RR.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #20
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-In...Q5fAccessories

Also some of the newer stock wheels are nice.

It is also the BMW pattern, just make sure the load rating is enough...
I'm not really looking at spending $720 on blingin' 18's for trailriding though, I'm looking for more of a classic 16" that I'm not going to care if they get scratched up. Most of the Bimmer wheels I see are 20" rims or chrome, not really what I'm looking for. If I can't find anything soon, I may consider powercoating my stock 18" wheels.
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