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Old 03-20-2017, 11:57 AM   #26
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Re: Slick is getting a full TCI suspension!

Thanks for that feedback on the brakes 68Stepbed. I will check into that further.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #27
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She's back on her shoes!! I was finally able to get her off the stands and rolled out! Judging by the way she looks now, she's gonna sit a bit lower than before!! Now to start getting other stuff in order and back together.




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Old 03-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #28
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I'm interested to see it with the bed back on.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:44 PM   #29
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That is looking great! Interested in seeing how much of a difference the handling is going to be.
Oh, very envious as well. It is going to be some time before I can get mine back on the road again! Hopefully you will be enjoying yours very soon.
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Old 03-22-2017, 04:03 PM   #30
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Very nice...Jim
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:42 AM   #31
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I'm interested to see it with the bed back on.
You and me both!! The bed is at the painter right now. After years of having slightly too large tires rubbing, the inner bedside paint was bubbling and looking pretty bad. He's adding some wheel tubs for better tire clearance and touching up the paint. TCI says that an 18x11 with 315/30/18 tires will fit with this suspension, so eventual future plans will include new wheels. Also, there's no engine or fluids in it, right now either.

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That is looking great! Interested in seeing how much of a difference the handling is going to be.
Oh, very envious as well. It is going to be some time before I can get mine back on the road again! Hopefully you will be enjoying yours very soon.
I'm hoping to have it back up and running in a couple weeks. I'd say the handling is going to be night and day difference judging by the fact the coilovers are much more stiff than the coil springs from before. I weigh close to 300 lbs, and when I stand on the back of the frame, it doesn't move much at all. When i would stand on it before, it would drop about 3/4-1".

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:29 AM   #32
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You and me both!! The bed is at the painter right now. After years of having slightly too large tires rubbing, the inner bedside paint was bubbling and looking pretty bad. He's adding some wheel tubs for better tire clearance and touching up the paint. TCI says that an 18x11 with 315/30/18 tires will fit with this suspension, so eventual future plans will include new wheels. Also, there's no engine or fluids in it, right now either.



I'm hoping to have it back up and running in a couple weeks. I'd say the handling is going to be night and day difference judging by the fact the coilovers are much more stiff than the coil springs from before. I weigh close to 300 lbs, and when I stand on the back of the frame, it doesn't move much at all. When i would stand on it before, it would drop about 3/4-1".



Thanks!
Yep, my suspension barely even moves now! Just like what you mentioned. I cannot wait to take it out on the interstate and NOT have to worry about holding it in MY lane! As it was, my old suspension would "allow" me to drift from lane to lane effortlessly!
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:52 AM   #33
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Yep, my suspension barely even moves now! Just like what you mentioned. I cannot wait to take it out on the interstate and NOT have to worry about holding it in MY lane! As it was, my old suspension would "allow" me to drift from lane to lane effortlessly!
Oh, wow! I never had that issue! Mine always drove great. It was just at the point of being inadequate for the amount of autocrossing I'm doing. This should bump me to the next level, for sure!
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:06 PM   #34
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A minor setback today. A few weeks ago, when removing the rear fuel tank, I emptied the leftover fuel in a bucket and noticed something was loose inside the tank. I started checking around to see who could possibly look at and fix the tank. A fellow truck enthusiast mentioned Rob at NoLimit, since he's close to me. I took it by today. He's gonna fix the tank, as well as add some baffles and add an in-tank pump. It's gonna take a big bite out of the budget, but it's still less than the cost of a new tank.

Keep in mind, my fuel tank wasn't a NoLimit tank. Rob's just a cool guy like that.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:33 PM   #35
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I got my repaired fuel tank from Rob at NoLimit. Not only did he fix the broken baffles, but also installed an in-tank pump.




I figured I'd paint it to cover up all the oxidation.




My Dirty Dingo Sliders came in Monday. Figured I'd test fit before paint and installation.



I also repainted my engine. I'm going with a simpler route this time around, so a few changes will be made. I decided to paint the engine cast iron gray. It should compliment well with the other dark gray accents throughout the truck.



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Old 04-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #36
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Nice color choice!

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Old 04-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #37
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Agree, that has a very good look.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:31 AM   #38
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Coming along nicely. The stance looks good so far.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:40 PM   #39
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Man, oh man. Looking good, bud
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