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  • 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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Looks good Jeff.

I got my new skins today.

Firestone Transforce AT 275/70/r18 122r

I tried to get them yesterday but the shop was too busy to accommodate so I scheduled for this morning.

They were going to bring the tires in on the next shipment.

We had a huge pile up on I 90 close to me. My tires were in that shipment. No big deal, they just had to get them from the dealer on the other side of town. I did have to wait a little longer than I would have otherwise.

After waiting and looking at every tire in the store my truck was done..... so I pay and leave.

Leave the parking lot on hard pack snow... little spin. through the parking lot a little spin. Up the road, little spin.
Down the packed slippery road close to home I decide to give them a test. So I go from dead stop with a moderate to heavy acceleration to 40 then smash the brakes to try and get the truck to ABS or slide. Slight spin from the take off (to be expected) the tires grab and go.... then hard brake, minimal slide controlled no ABS kick in. Overall not bad.

I get to my mess of a driveway, snow pile at the bottom from the snow plow, stop in the pile, go to mailbox, get back in and try to get up driveway, truck spins, tires grab and bounce a little and the truck is moving, actually I'm pretty impressed at this point,the michelins when new I would need 4wd. I get in the garage and check air pressure, the guy inflated the rears to 78 and the fronts to 66, holy crap that's a lot of air. So I backed them down to a more reasonable 62 psi. Road noise seems to be very acceptable and traction at 62psi is real good.
 

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I have spun in rain, pulling uphill curves in Texas. Seems to always be a Tar spot on those curved hills.
 

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I came for the truck, I stayed for the mud.
 

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Look at this guy breaking in his new tires the right way.
 

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Jeff has lost it!
 

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It was never a problem about being lifted

It was just something I realized I didn't need for the tire sizes I was running *(35s to 37's to 35s)

There are people that lift to be cool
There are people that lift for clearances
There are people that lift for tire sizes

I lifted for one of those reasons and realized too late that 2 of them I really didn't need a lift for :rofl

Being stock height and shackled on 35s and 22s is fine by me :)

I look at some people and their trucks they've owned for decades, and they're still kickin', just didn't see that happening with 37s and a lift
 

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My biggest complaint with lifted trucks is working out of them. Pain in the ass lifting stuff twice as high and climbing up in the back to reach anything.


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My biggest complaint with lifted trucks is working out of them. Pain in the ass lifting stuff twice as high and climbing up in the back to reach anything.


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Or wife/kids cannot get proper acess/egress
 

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I need a pressure washer!

So yesterday morning I decided it was time to replace the heims on the FFR tie rods.

I started with the driver side, man....look at those GM spec'd steering and drive angles!!!

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Out..

It was crazy, these things have had slop for a while and going to the offroad park made it more apparent, and they never broke, and the tube never sheered or stripped out!
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Bolt and hardware that hold the inner heim to the centerlink bracket
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Spindle stud and spacers, going to reuse one of these spacers

FFR sells the kit a certain way, but i preferred a different height on the spacers that keep the outer heim away from the spindle
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New hardware

Heims, spindle studs, and any Teflon nuts the kit uses

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Setting the new jamb nut like the old one, you can use tape or put the studs side by side opposite of each other and adjust z nuts

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Ready to install
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Outer is good
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Inner is good, with a new Teflon nut
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Driverside is complete
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