4x4 Silverado Long Travel Build

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  1. jonmx477

    jonmx477 GMFS Member

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    Finally got to installing my LT kit. Its a Dixon Bros 4x4 1500 kit. Right now I'll be running Fox 2.5 CO's with 750 lbs springs. Here's the tear down. Hopefully will get some actual build done tomorrow.
    Rear plans are Deaver F87's and Bilstien 5100s. Still have the stock 10 bolt but at least with a trutrac and 4.56's
    Stock half shaft on left, new half shaft on right.
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    I'm reusing my outer cv's so to pull them off the old shafts you have to find this little snap ring, sorry about the grease haha.
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    some tear down
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    I guess I have to move the porpotioning valve because it's in the way of the shock tower. You can see how it's like right above the shock mount in the second picture.
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    Stock upper and new upper. No more upper balljoints
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    had to at least just do a quick mock up once I got all the old stuff off
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    bighoss77 TTG shawty

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    damn... you still have full turning radius with that styel upper joint?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure that it will be full turn radius still but yes it is plenty
     
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    bigblazer87 hella cute n shit

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    Zero California Castaway

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    looking great, WAY better than bretts :D

    Plans for the rear?
     
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    Deaver F87's are on order and a set of Biltiens 5100's.
     
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    Squat and Poot pootin' soot

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    I love this thread :D

    do work son!
     
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    Will have pictures of the cluster fudge of the fusebox/shock tower/hoop tomorrow.
    Anyone know how to pull the whole fusebox out? I need to just get it out of the way so I can actually get the tower mocked up, but right now I'm just fighting the fusebox and its a pita
     
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    Got driver's side cycled and finally got the shock tower to fit.
    I think this will be about ride height
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    Drooped
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    Bumped
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    Hope to have it sitting on it's own weight by tomorrow
     
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    TheBrettster Mr.Papagiorgio

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    Indeed, But i got more travel :p!
     
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    I have more axles than you!
     
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    TheBrettster Mr.Papagiorgio

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    Im gonna put tank tracks in the rear.
     
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    DarkCharisma Unrepentant Douchebag

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    I'm in lust. Tagged. Good luck!
     
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    Looks Badass! Cant wait to see it finished!
     
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    Updates for today. Just some welding. And I got a couple pictures of how close the shock tower is to the brake booster.
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    Lookin really good :thumbsup: Subscribed
     
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    mike. Metal FTW

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    Def looks nice! What travel numbers are you looking at? And maybe its been asked...but what length coilovers are those?

    Keep it up!
     
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    Looks killer cant wait to see it on the ground!
     

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