Jan 18, 2015
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Thanks man! still more to come... sorta
Well today was the day I made my new tires fit... I had to crank the torsions some more and pound the fenders back, but they fit with minimal rub at lock, and man the truck looks mean. Alignment tommorow morning and wash and grab some pictures in the daylight.
Looking mean man.
My apologizes if you've posted this else where, but could you post some pics of how you mounted your rocks lights? I'm about to throw some on mine and am looking for ideas.
I will grab some when I get the truck back from the alignment shop. Should be around noon
That looks really good. I can't wait to see it in person.
I had a little mini trip to Colorado over the weekend. Helped with an SAS on a 2000 X, and then got to go out on a trail. More pictures to come.
Heres a couple more from my trip down to Colorado.
Looks good, how have those tires performed so far?
I like them so far, certainly give me a little more clearance and traction over my little 31.5s
Minor build update. As of tonight, my rear carrier bumper should be arriving within the next couple weeks, after I have my way with it, I will be mounting it onto the truck. Im also going to be working on a new mid-section skidplate to go further over my transfer case.
Looks like I will be picking up my rear bumper this weekend! Getting pretty excited, although Im gonna have to do some of my own personal touches to it. More updates to come
OHHHHH YEEEAAAHHHH!!! Picked up my rear bumper today, gonna do some modding to it to fit my needs, slap some paint on the swingarm, and mount it up by next weekend!
What kind of mods are you doing to it? I have one on the way from Hardcore.
"Adventure is out there."
-Russell, Pixar's Up
Im gonna be adding jerry can slots, shovel mount, and another antenna mount for when i get into HAM radios
Well, I decided I couldnt wait to get this thing installed. Plus it will allow me to better see how I need to make things fit. I now need to get another matching wheel and tire ordered.... money pit :sure:
Yah time to get that boring looking spare off there
Looking good man!
I decided today was better than never to start on a few things to go on the bumper. I went to tractor supply and picked up a 2 post clamp for $3.50 and cut one side of it off. I then welded it to a piece of scrap steel I had laying in the shop.
Once I had that little piece made up, I ground some of the powder coating off the bumper, and welded it on, then I added a gusset for strength. Should hold the shovel pretty well, I may add some rubber to the clamp to grip the shovel a little better, but its certainly not going anywhere.
Other things that have happened since the last update. I ordered my spare tire and wheel, and an AAL from Nisstec. Also started work on my new Trans/Tcase skidplate.
I like the shovel bracket. I need to do something similar for my roof rack.
For the price, its really cheap and easy to make 2. I may make another to have 2 points of grasp on the handle.
My rack is aluminum so I'd have to make it a bolt on style
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Got my 5th wheel to have a matching spare. Tire should be going on Friday
Still love the chrome.. Good custom work on the tire carrier man.
Got the matching spare on the wheel today. Looks MASSIVE but its still a 33" tire.
Also wired in 2 more LUX rocklights I purchased from OffroadGorilla.com, I think the White looks pretty good with the Blue and fills out the deadspace.
I had ordered an AAL from Nisstec a few weeks back, and immediately found someone selling an AAL for about half of what Nisstec was priced at. Although not brand new, as long as it helps with some of the weight until I can afford a set of Alcans thats all I care. SHOULD have them this coming monday
Alcans are definitely the way to go. I had bad luck with the add a leafs.
This is the truth, however the lead times for Alcans dont really help with the 45 days until Gone... just gotta make due for now
Yeah I got lucky being a local. I ordered mine and had them the next day due to a cancelled order. If you deal directly with them you may save money and it'll take less time.
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Yea, ive heard good things about Bill and his crew. Planning on dealing direct for sure
Received my AAL yesterday, hoping I have time and space this weekend to get it put under the truck, if not it will be after work next week most likely
What is a Alcans and a AAL? Just curious, trying to follow along on the build.
Alcans are custom made leaf packs for whatever weight you carry or tow as well as height you need.
AAL stands for add-a-leaf which is just an extra leaf spring put into your factory leaf spring pack to help it with weight and to give some extra life.
Thanks, like your X
ive had AAL for a year or so and have no problems with weight in the back. They should be able to handle weight of the tire carrier. the good thing with first gens, are the leafs are way stronger than the sec gens
I got the AAL in today, hit some minor hiccups, but worked through them. Truck is a little taller but should be perfect for the next few months until I get a set of alcans
Well I but the bullet, made a call to Steven at RuggedRocks and now have an ARB dual compressor ordered. Figured I needed on-board-air and bought the best. Once I get it I will build a pedestal/box for everything
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