Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Tired of bottoming out!
I used to catch twice as much air when it was bone stock w/the 4cyl in it, and the only mod back then were Rancho 7000 shocks. Now I have a V8, the truck is lower than stock, and I want a soft ride. None of which work well with air-time. The reason I re-did the frame and built the cage is because I don't want to die! I've already rolled it, and been in an accident that would have destroyed the truck, the frame/cage only has some scratches in the paint to show for it!
Anyway, the mods now are double 10" bilstiens in front, some cheapie aftermarket springs, I can't remember who made them, and double 2 1/2" urethane bump-stops. The frame is 2"x3"x.120" wall tubing, the cage is 1-3/4"x.090" w/ 1-1/2"x.060 for bracing. I made it all from scratch, I designed it as I went along.