Thanks for that advice Chilliwak. I already have a springpack that I'll be trying, but if I need any custom springs to modify the pack I'll check them out.
Thanks for the heads-up about BC Diesel.. do you have personal experience with them, or what have you heard? I can't remember the last time I've had to take one of my vehicles anywhere to have someone else work on it, but it's good to know
I've kinda hit a spot of wanting a "version 2.0" of Sally. I'd like to try to fit 37's on the truck while maintaining this ride height (suspension is +1.75" lift from stock in front, and -0.5" in the rear from stock), mainly because I like the "tall and narrow" proportions about the tire (specifically a Toyo Open Country M/T).. but there's nothing narrow about a 12.5" wide tire haha. Plus it will also be a challange and thus somewhat unique... I'm pretty sure most "bros" out there that fit 37's with a 4-6" lift.... not my style.
I'm hatching plans to fabricate +1.75" front control arms, utilizing Thuren pivot ends, to maintain the same tire-to-cab-pinchweld dimensions of my 34.5" Firestone M/T and current 3/4"-longer-than-stock Extreme Articulation control arms.
I've removed the front receiver for more approach angle and a cleaner front end, and I've realistically used it about 6 times total in the last 5 years. Also, its bracketry got in the way of properly mounting the front King 2.5" reservoir cans.. so bye bye front receiver.
I also want to upsize my onboard air system. I'm going to utilize dual Viair 485C gen2 compressors, and dual 3gal Firestone tanks, to be a bit more than double my current onboard airflow and tank capacities. The new compressors are a bit higher flow [per compressor] than my current single Viair 380C, as well as a better-cooling head, and an upsized outlet fitting from 1/4" NPT to 3/8" NPT. This is a significant increase in equipment size, which I'll stuff into a protected tray installed in the stock spare tire area under the bed.
This spare location under the bed really only properly fits a 33" tire between the frame rails.. which is a size I will realistically never ever run while I own this truck... so that's valuable extra storage area to take advantage of. I will also add a quick connect air coupler to the rear bumper area, so I can air up 1 rear & 1 front tire at around the same rate as I currently do just a single tire. I also want to run air tools off this system at like at least 50% duty cycle hehe.
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I have also ordered two pairs of Baja Designs S1 Pro single-LED lights, as their output seems to be crazy high (and the claimed output appears trustworthy)... I'm going to mount these lights behind the grill to give the truck a more low-profile appearance. I am also thinking of moving my $39 Auxbeam 9" 54W light bars from the bumper cutouts to up behind the grill.. again, to make the front of this truck more low-key. I've presented myself with the fun challenge of making this truck as capable as it can possibly be, while looking as normal as possible.. and yet not sacrificing easy of access for maintenance or repairs.
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