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May 17, 2017, 04:36 PM #1350

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You know the platform the best and know what's the best way of doing something or the pros and cons .
Looks like the leaf is a bit more . 105 compared to $75 for the shackles but would be more functional I think


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    May 17, 2017, 04:36 PM #1351

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    You know the platform the best and know what's the best way of doing something or the pros and cons .
    Looks like the leaf is a bit more . 105 compared to $75 for the shackles but would be more functional I think


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      May 17, 2017, 04:38 PM #1352

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      I haven't done either so I can't really comment. Shackles are easier, add a leaf will stiffen it up. Take your pick really.

      I went straight from stock to the 64" Chevy springs lol. There was no in between for me.

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        Originally posted by #StreetFocus
        I haven't done either so I can't really comment. Shackles are easier, add a leaf will stiffen it up. Take your pick really.

        I went straight from stock to the 64" Chevy springs lol. There was no in between for me.

        What made you go to those?
        How did you raise the front end?


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          May 17, 2017, 04:41 PM #1354

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          I went to those because they are longer, so they ride better, and they give me a lot more suspension travel. It's essentially a long travel rear now. I've got about 16" of travel. Better for jumping, high speed gravel, articulation etc. A lot more work though.

          Front end is just a T-bar crank.

            May 17, 2017, 04:45 PM #1355

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            Oh yeah. I don't think I need that.
            I think the add a leaf would be good. How hard is it to do?


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              I also don't want to ruin the suspension that they put in these level 2s and make it a pavement queen or whatever they call it. I still want functionality


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                May 18, 2017, 08:35 PM #1358

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                  May 18, 2017, 10:04 PM #1359

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                  Originally posted by benz88





                  How'd that happen


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                    May 18, 2017, 10:23 PM #1360

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                    Hail lol.
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                      May 20, 2017, 05:08 PM #1361

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                      Hail got me a free custom painted hood lol.


                      Went to the tire shop and mounted my 35's.




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                        Originally posted by #StreetFocus
                        Hail got me a free custom painted hood lol.


                        Went to the tire shop and mounted my 35's.





                        Looks like those rears have a solid inch of clearance. Just don't hit any bumps


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                          It's pretty tight lol. I will be trimming things tomorrow.

                            May 20, 2017, 08:27 PM #1364

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                            paint the weights too. that would drive me nuts
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                              I always get mine mounted on the inside. I don't want to look at those


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                                Originally posted by benz88
                                paint the weights too. that would drive me nuts


                                I did lol, when I got home I shot them with black. they're invisible now unless up close.


                                Originally posted by Madbuzz41
                                I always get mine mounted on the inside. I don't want to look at those


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                                yeah, these things have a **** ton of weights, inside and outside. Worst tire was 6.75 oz on the inside, 8.5 oz on the outside. I managed to place the weights with some offset that I ended up only needing about 4.5 inside and 5 outside.

                                posting an update in my journal thread shortly, will have more pics.

                                  May 23, 2017, 12:11 PM #1367

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                                  Didn't rain enough for much mud, but I found a few small puddles.


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                                    Now I really need to get the grill and bumper cap repainted lol
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                                      May 23, 2017, 08:12 PM #1369

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                                      Looks great.

                                        May 23, 2017, 08:41 PM #1370

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                                        yeah they did a great job, Ill be picking it up tomorrow I believe
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                                          May 24, 2017, 06:30 PM #1371

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                                            May 24, 2017, 06:39 PM #1372

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                                            Lookin good dude.

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                                              yeah, They cut and polished the whole truck. Which ended up taking alot of the touch up paint i put in stone chips lol. Gotta go over it this weekend again and fill them back in.  All in all they did a great job. Went above and beyond what the claim called for.
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                                                May 24, 2017, 07:23 PM #1374

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                                                That's good, always nice when a shop goes above and beyond the minimum.

                                                That's like when mine went in, I asked if they could do my hood different, I fully expected to get charged at least for materials since they had to get a different color and mask it off etc, but nope they didn't charge me a dime.

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