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Get high or go Fast? 2015 ideas...?

  • Relift the LML with bigger wheels and tires + Cp3 Conversion

    Votes: 15 14.3%
  • Twins/Cp3 Conversion/Built trans from SDP

    Votes: 91 86.7%

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all done

LML with a dual kit, that works with the steering supports

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Discussion Starter #87 (Edited)
well

its time to upgrade the tie rods :)

i emailed Tony @ FFR Fabrication and told him my idea. I didnt need some 1.5" OD tubing for all the mall crawling that i do, so i stuck with his standard 1" OD kit

it was an opportunity for him to start making kits for the LML platform, and for me to get the first kit by him at a cheaper cost :thumb $$$ :thumb

i wont go into details on what it took to get these to work on the LML platform, but i can say he figured it out and can now sell ready made kits :thumb (iirc his kits are $240 shipped to your door)

needless to say, he hit the ball outta the park with these, because they are way nicer than any stock rods, and not "MARKED UP" like ones you would find from cognito :)


i was the guinea pig, and i loved it :)


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time to install the edge pyro!

thanks to WildChevys for selling me his pyro kit, and DHD EGR Blocker plates :thumb

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playing TOW Truck :)
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nothing special here,

but for some reason my cable to the fuel cap kept getting hung up

crawled under the truck and free'd it loose!


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I gota yank on mine all the time...what was it hung up on?
i forgot honestly


you just gotta get down there and see :)

probably some stupid plast clip or something!
 

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Discussion Starter #93 (Edited)
well after Halloween i installed hose clamps on both trucks

some lady was walking up with her kids, so they could get candy (we were in the driveway passing out candy) (we don't need a van like TheStepChild)

and she was going on about how she liked the truck and how its always clean, etc etc etc, and then said "aren't you the guy that just had your wheels stolen?" because i had the stock 20s off the gray gasser stolen :(

and i said "Yes Maem" and she told me the easiest way to help deter thieves besides shooting their heads off, is to put hose clamps and turn it to where the bolt head is on the inside of the tailgate metal, and torque the shit out of it!

so thats what i did :)


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got bored and checked the rear diff magnet for shavings, and this is what i got after about 21k miles
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got under the truck to look around and saw this.
i still need to order that sensor!!
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went to 4 wheel parts and bought two new lug nut keys. I lost the one i had previously, its probably hidden really well in the truck :rofl

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Discussion Starter #94
got some free time, and ordered a rough country torsion bar unloading tool

and when it came in, i pulled the front suspension apart

pulled the torsion bar bracket out, and sectioned a little more out of it

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Jwc i am confused about the hose clamp solution.... What does it do?
 

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got some pieces painted and installed

put new lower ball joints in while it was down. I broke the platforms off the torsion bar bracket, cleaned them up, re-welded them, and instead of grinding the welds i used Quick Steel (in a tube) and applied it, and used a piece of straight cardboard to even up the lines and make indentations in it, for flare :thumb

also painted the stock UCA's that will be installed sometime soon

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then came the cold weather, that doesnt seem to want to leave!

so with the CV shaft out, i used a scotch brite pad, cleaned it up and sprayed it black. It also had a little dimple in the rubber boot so i fixed that as well.

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Jwc i am confused about the hose clamp solution.... What does it do?
to take your tailgate off, you must "LIFT" up on the passenger side, and "SLIDE" it to the right to remove the tailgate

if you put a hose clamp around the half circle of the bedside and the solid circle of the tailgate, it no longer has a way to be "lifted out" of its slot, which keeps your from "sliding" it to the right and running off!!


go check out your truck and you will see exactly what i'm talking about!!

its cheap and could save your tailgate :thumb
 

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To help prevent anybody from stealing fuel or worse adding some shit to your tank get a locking fuel cap.
 

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due to the cold i decided, being outside just wasnt for me (non stop rain and cold) :thumb

so i stayed in the garage and prepped the dual pod pillar i received from a member on here

i used some Bull Dog adhesive promotor (few light coats) then sprayed some of the factory match Tan paint from Alligator Performance (its PN# CB333), again with multiple light coats

propped it on a few jack stands and went to town :thumb

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