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Old 02-04-2013, 09:28 PM
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I take too many photos so I wanted to make a build thread.

1994 4.0 4x4

Currently:
Installing 3in body lift this weekend
33x12.5x15 Firestone Destinations
Snug top

Plans:
2006+ mirrors
Small things here and there

maybe SAS one day

Day I brought her


her first booboo


Some current photos




I love this photo
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 PM
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gonna look good with the 3" body lift
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 PM
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gonna look good with the 3" body lift
This.

Lookin good so far.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:50 PM
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Looks like you need an alignment. And my guess is ball joints are worn out unless they've been done recently
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:02 PM
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I need an alignment something crazy, past tires showed it. Ball joints are good, not tearing or anything.
Just been waiting to get paid, getting lifetime alignments so I can go in after I off road and never risk the tires.

Thanx guys. I can't wait to get the lift on!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:29 PM
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I also got lifetime alignment after I did my tbar crank...good to know I can walk in there and get it done for free now lol
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Mods: Black window shields, Black bug shield, UWS Low-Profile Toolbox, Air Box Mod w/ K&N Drop-in, Blinker Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, Clear corners, OHC, DDM Tuning 35W 6000k HID headlights and fog lights, LED lights, Tow Hooks, 31" BFG KOs, Prekeys w/ Tbar crank, projector retrofit, RCI front skid plate, Pro Comp 7031, cherry bomb glasspack side exit exhaust, kicker door speakers, kicker 12" sub with 600 watt amp
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:33 PM
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^ Berry nice sir. It seems like a good idea 120$ for alignments for ever or 70 for one
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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^ Berry nice sir. It seems like a good idea 120$ for alignments for ever or 70 for one
Exactly...but mine was $170 lol
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Mods: Black window shields, Black bug shield, UWS Low-Profile Toolbox, Air Box Mod w/ K&N Drop-in, Blinker Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, Clear corners, OHC, DDM Tuning 35W 6000k HID headlights and fog lights, LED lights, Tow Hooks, 31" BFG KOs, Prekeys w/ Tbar crank, projector retrofit, RCI front skid plate, Pro Comp 7031, cherry bomb glasspack side exit exhaust, kicker door speakers, kicker 12" sub with 600 watt amp
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:11 AM
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Exactly...but mine was $170 lol
Haha, well that still isn't a bad price.

Ended up buying recovery parts in case I end up getting stuck again! Recovery tow strap and d-ring for the hitch.
Deciding how to set up tow hooks on the front, since this year never came factory with them. There is a write up on TRS for them
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...stallation.htm

Might end up doing that, I found the hooks at Harbor for a decent price. Going to see how the valance sits after the body lift.

Besides that ordering my mirrors soon! Probably next week. Once the IRS decides to give me my money I will be looking for a limited slip rear, and maybe even custom front/rear bumpers

More small updates:
Tires handle amazing in the snow and ice covered roads.. but we haven't had any DEEP snow, so waiting to see how it handles then.
Replaced idler pulley runs x100 better now
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:22 PM
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The gen 3s look great without the valances on the bumpers. Make sure the gears in your rear match the front
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:22 PM
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:54 PM
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The gen 3s look great without the valances on the bumpers. Make sure the gears in your rear match the front
Ehhh, I don't know if I like the look without it. Finding a LSD 3.73 is hard!!
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Hahah, purple people eater
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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Haha, well that still isn't a bad price.

Ended up buying recovery parts in case I end up getting stuck again! Recovery tow strap and d-ring for the hitch.
Deciding how to set up tow hooks on the front, since this year never came factory with them. There is a write up on TRS for them
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...stallation.htm

Might end up doing that, I found the hooks at Harbor for a decent price. Going to see how the valance sits after the body lift.

Besides that ordering my mirrors soon! Probably next week. Once the IRS decides to give me my money I will be looking for a limited slip rear, and maybe even custom front/rear bumpers

More small updates:
Tires handle amazing in the snow and ice covered roads.. but we haven't had any DEEP snow, so waiting to see how it handles then.
Replaced idler pulley runs x100 better now
Yay for recovery gear! I got a pair of the stock tow hooks but mine's a 2WD and doesn't have the front crossmember
So when I got stuck the one day I had to tie the strap around the frame lol
Strap came through the valence but I got out!

I'm also looking for a L/S rear, 3.73. I'm goin with a lunchbox locker tho. Can't remember the name of the company I was looking at, a buddy from work was showing me them the other week.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:09 PM
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^ i had to do that too! Hooked up to the frame and thankfully didn't damage anything. It's silly a truck doesn't have tow hooks.

Locker sounds nice. If anything I will pay my friend to install gears front/rear and lockers. 3.73s can smd in the mountains.
Considering 4.10s
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:18 PM
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^ i had to do that too! Hooked up to the frame and thankfully didn't damage anything. It's silly a truck doesn't have tow hooks.

Locker sounds nice. If anything I will pay my friend to install gears front/rear and lockers. 3.73s can smd in the mountains.
Considering 4.10s
hahaha is that how your bumper got ripped in the picture?
And yea itts pretty dumb to leave off the hooks and an entire piece of the frame, regardless of drivetrain.
the locker was pretty cool because it worked like a LSD so it was always active as opposed to a manual locker.
It will help off road and also in the rain/snow daily driving.

But 4.10's sound even better!
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