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Unread 08-09-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Armor/Storage:
  • Shrockworks front bumper w/ Warn M8000 winch
  • Demello rock sliders
  • Budbuilt front skid plate
  • Gobi Stealth roof rack
  • Custom home-made drawers

Suspension/tires:
  • Total Chaos +2" long travel (AKA mid-travel)
  • King 8" 2.5 remote resi coilovers outfitted with compression adjusters
  • King 2.5 remote resi rear shocks
  • CSS 240/300 dual rate coils
  • Timbren bump stops
  • 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratrac's
  • Spidertrax wheel spacers (rear only)
  • Adjustable rear end links
  • 1" body lift

Lighting/Electrical/Communications:
  • Yaesu FTM-350AR HAM radio
  • Comet SBB-5 antenna
  • Comet SBB-1 antenna
  • Larsen 2/70SH antenna
  • Diamond K400 mount
  • Lightforce 240's
  • ARB Fridge/Freezer
  • National Luna dual battery kit
  • Aux outlets wired to rear cargo area
  • Cobra CB/Wilson antenna
  • 4300K HID's
  • Full LED swap
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Custom drawers and ARB fridge







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Looks great! I have gotten to know this truck almost as well as my own
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Looks good, comming along nicely. All you need now is a winch to fill that hole in the front bumper. Interested in a nice new mile marker 9000?
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Looks good, comming along nicely. All you need now is a winch to fill that hole in the front bumper. Interested in a nice new mile marker 9000?
Coming next is new rear suspension, winch, dual batteries, and a fridge.
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Nice work Josh.

And the pics look good too. Clean and black rigs, can be difficult to show details.
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Nice work Josh.

And the pics look good too. Clean and black rigs, can be difficult to show details.
Thanks! It's still a work in progress. I doubt it will ever be done.

The pictures came out pretty good. I shot in JPEG so I didn't have to do any post processing on them, and then I underexposed them by 1/3 stop for the first ones in the bright sun. I didn't bother with worrying about the overexposed background since they were just for the build thread.
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Congrats on the King resi's Josh,The truck is seriously wicked !!!
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Congrats on the King resi's Josh,The truck is seriously wicked !!!
Thanks Mark.

I just got back from Camburg to have new resi mounts welded on. So the zip ties are off now and all I need to do is adjust the coilovers. They settled about 3/4" after the drive home last night. Then they will be ready for some testing off-road
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Nice, going to have to hit some desert trails to see how they perform. Regardless you're going to love them you can't beat the performance of a remote resi shock, should give you a really nice plush ride in the dirt. So whats your plans for the rear now?
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Nice, going to have to hit some desert trails to see how they perform. Regardless you're going to love them you can't beat the performance of a remote resi shock, should give you a really nice plush ride in the dirt. So whats your plans for the rear now?
Probably Icon coils and King remote resi's, but I am also working on a winch, dual batteries, and a fridge. So I may wait on the rear resi's and just go with the Icon coils for now while I work on everything else.

The Kings ride stiff around town. I am not sure if that is normal, due to the fact that I put my sway bar back on, or a combination of the two. Either way, I will need to take them offroad before I can make a fair judgement.
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I remember when your truck had a cornfed in it... I'm surprised the Kings ride firm, I thought they had the lowest spring rate and more travel than others.
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Very nice, Josh. What was the main reason to swap out the SAWs for Kings and do the Kings give any additional droop?
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The nice thing about the Kings is: Each spring has all the info printed on it, and there are many other spring options available from king, including dual springs (1 short & soft, & 1 long and stiff ). I don't know if there is enough room on these coilovers for dual springs.
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I swapped them out because with the bumper the SAW's were getting sloppy on the trails. Rather than putting more money into them to switch out the coils, and possibly re-valve them, I decided to just do an upgrade.
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Thanks. I know the feeling with bumper/winch/additional battery, etc weighing down on the OME's 886/N140S. Will look into reservoir based suspension the next time.
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Lookin good Josh!
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Thanks. I know the feeling with bumper/winch/additional battery, etc weighing down on the OME's 886/N140S. Will look into reservoir based suspension the next time.
These ride pretty stiff right now, but I am hoping that after I get the winch in the next couple weeks, and a dual battery shortly after, that it will soften it up a bit since it's set up for the final product.

I also think they feel stiff because I went from the sloppier SAW's with no sway bar, to these with heavier coils and I put my sway bar back on. It makes the truck 100 times sturdier feeling around turns, however you can really feel the stiffness the sway bar adds.

These are the SAW's that I took off. As you can see, the drivers side coilover was cranked pretty close to it's 2" limit of thread showing. I needed to lift the front of my truck another 1/2" after the bumper, but I didn't feel comfortable adding another few turns to those. So if you get standards coilovers, I recommend going with stiffer coils.

Note: This is only for those who have bumper, winch, dual battery, and possibly aftermarket skids.


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