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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #61
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He's already got that covered with a AEV belly skid (which doesn't require a body lift). Look back a couple pages for photos.

jared - Looking good. ProComp makes a 1" front leveling spacer, BTW.


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I saw that, but it still has a drop down to it. More ground clearance can be achived with a flatter skid. I'm just trying to give him a reason that a 1" body lift could be a good thing.

Either way, IMHO, the rear quaters need to be cut out further to work right with the 35's.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:37 AM   #62
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Either way, IMHO, the rear quaters need to be cut out further to work right with the 35's.
I can't cut out much more of the quarters with it doing anything beneficial since it's still on stock arms and shocks. They limit the ability to flex alot. With adjustable arms I could stretch it a little to have a larger cutout, but that costs too much now since I still have a 5" rear stretch planned and I'm not buying parts twice.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #63
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I can't cut out much more of the quarters with it doing anything beneficial since it's still on stock arms and shocks. They limit the ability to flex alot. With adjustable arms I could stretch it a little to have a larger cutout, but that costs too much now since I still have a 5" rear stretch planned and I'm not buying parts twice.
Im sure you could find a used set of rear arms and resell them when your done with them. Just an idea to do it on the cheap.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #64
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Nothing much today just adjusting tire air pressure to get a good flat contact patch.

When I picked the tires up they were at max pressure 35psi they only made contact on the center 2 lugs about 2 inches wide.

Dropped it down to 28, much better but the outer 2" still were not on the ground

Now it's at 26 and only 1/2" on each side not touching

So I think 24 psi is my magic number for the street. 100% contact and a smoother ride. Only downside is more noise since there is more road contact. But these tires are extremely quiet at high speeds only a light hum but still quieter than wind noise
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Old January 6th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #65
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Here is my running light (top) turn signal (bottom) the bottom hole is there from the factory I added the upper. Mc tells you to install one led in the fender well, that's fine accept you can't see it during the day. This way both are visible from the front and side since they stick out about a 1/4". I like my way much better. And the wiring is easier.



My drivers rear window. Some little spick kid shot it with an airsoft and put a hole in it while it was at the gas station parked. I had to leave it there since my rear wheel lugnuts loosened up and the rim was loose.


Fuckin assholes!!!!!! If I would have see him I would have beat his ass
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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #66
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So I removed the swaybar in the front. Now it turns lock to lock with no rubs. I cleaned up the underfoot wiring too with some zipties and these little 1x1 square self stick ziptie holders from home depot. Now everything is secure and no dangling wires. Not yet done in the pics.



But this is why I love my 4 banger soo much room under hood, and light weight. Electric fan etc.

Driving on the highway on 35s is actually not too bad, I only use 4th gear and it can hold 70mph no problem. Need a new speedo gear it's off by about 10mph. The gas mileage is not that bad either, about 17 which is only 2 mpg less than stock.

Starting in 1st takes more finesse to keep the rpm around 1800 or it will bog down bad. And slowing down to turn then downshift to 2nd sucks too.

I need 5.38!!!!!!
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Old January 6th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #67
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Another benefit to the metalcloak fenders - no hood shake on the highway. It stays down nice and tight with no movement
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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #68
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #69
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Any updates?
I've been sick and even more lazy so I have parts in the garage still waiting to install.

I am also going to build a tailgate mounted Jerry can rack that can double as my half door window holder.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #70
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Looking sweet!
I like your choice for light location.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #71
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Any update on the AEV Tummy Tucker install?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #72
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This is very cool.

I'll be looking for you around town
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:31 AM   #73
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Sorry no updates yet. Work and being sick are keeping me away (lots of laziness too)

But you won't see me cruising unless you live in Phoenix. Lost my 3 week vacation time so no more road trip either
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Old February 17th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #74
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Old February 17th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #75
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Just a tune up today. Trying to chase evap leaks due to the aluminum gas tank so I can pass emissions
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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #76
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I havent worked on it lately, but a afternoon offloading might have got me motivated enough




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Old July 26th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #77
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I just installed the nth degree tummy tuck. This thing was a pretty easy install, but since I have a 4 banger it needed to be modified. I had to relocate the transmission mount holes and countersunk them, other than that a complete bolt on tt. Nth even provides a bracket to work the stock linkage for the t case.

Clearance at the front of the skid
Stock 215s - 8"
Stock on 35s w/ winch - 12"
Tt on 35 w winch - 14 3/4"

Rear of skid
Stock - 8"
35s - 12 1/4"
Tt on 35 w winch - 15" passenger side, 14" drivers due to the design of the skid.

So that's 4" of clearance and no lift over the stock skid plate.

The only things I noticed - great looks, great clearance, it shifts into gear easier (probably just new bushings) and the only negative is a tad bit of vibration at idle.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:04 AM   #78
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That's funny I went into my subscriptions yesterday to bump this, but got side tracked. Pics son, pics!
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #79
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Stock shovel



Nth tt





It is crazy how much more clearance there is now. It's almost completely flat.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #80
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So the absolute next upgrade is a new rear axle.

I was contemplating a super 35 kit w arb and 4.88s, but after everything installed into another d35 axle it would almost be as much as a new d44.

It's around 2200 for a g2 d44 with a Detroit locker and 4.88s or 5.13s. And that's picked up in store at 4w parts in Phoenix. I think that is the better option. Or I can get a LSD truetrac for 2000.

I know the limited slip is better for the street, but how bad is a Detroit on the street? I drive it almost everyday anywhere from 30-200 miles a day. I would rather have an arb, but the automatic locker I think is just easier and cheaper.
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