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Old 06-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #26
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Good lookin truck bud Keep it up !
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #27
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Re: Crocodile Rocks Build Thread

Truck looks great. Let me if your gonna go to some shows I'd like to check this thing out. Lyman isnt far from me, im actually closer to greer than spartanburg if you ever need a hand with something just lmk.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:46 AM   #28
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Truck looks great. Let me if your gonna go to some shows I'd like to check this thing out. Lyman isnt far from me, im actually closer to greer than spartanburg if you ever need a hand with something just lmk.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Bluex - I'm not to the point of doing any shows yet, but you're welcome to come check it out sometime. Just shoot me a message and we'll work something out. A few of us in the Upstate have been trying to put together a get-together - I'll add your name to my list of contacts when we work something out. Thanks for the help offer, too. I kind of killed my budget trying to get it ready for the C10 Cruise In last weekend, so I don't have anything planned for it till fall at this point. But if you need a hand with something, let me know. - Matt
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #29
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Will do and for sure let me know about any get together. I have to get tags and insurance back on mine but I hope to get that done here soon so I can drive it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #30
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Not a lot of progress since my last post. I took the truck up to the C10 Cruise In in Mooresville, NC which was a blast. It was cool to take a truck that I had completely torn apart months earlier on a 2 hour each way road trip. She did great with one exception. I had a tire come apart on the highway coming back. It didn't loose air, but the tread came clear off. I was able to limp it to a used tire place where they sold me a leaky replacement. We made it a few miles down the road before a second tire came apart. At this point I decided that I needed to buy some new tires. It took stops at 5 places before we found someone who could replace two of the tires, so I got two new Pepboys Futuras for the ride home. It took us less than 2 hours to get there and about 5 hours to get home.

Last week I spent some time painting the rally wheels and I bought two new tires to replace the last old one and the leaky one. Now I have 4, new, matching tires and some much better looking wheels.

I found a set of center cap stickers cheap on Ebay to finish them off. They're not perfect, but I think they came out OK.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #31
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Really nice truck you started with. Nice job on the air install too.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #32
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Looks great. Love the air ride before and after pics!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #33
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Not a lot of progress since my last post. I took the truck up to the C10 Cruise In in Mooresville, NC which was a blast. It was cool to take a truck that I had completely torn apart months earlier on a 2 hour each way road trip. She did great with one exception. I had a tire come apart on the highway coming back. It didn't loose air, but the tread came clear off. I was able to limp it to a used tire place where they sold me a leaky replacement. We made it a few miles down the road before a second tire came apart. At this point I decided that I needed to buy some new tires. It took stops at 5 places before we found someone who could replace two of the tires, so I got two new Pepboys Futuras for the ride home. It took us less than 2 hours to get there and about 5 hours to get home.

Last week I spent some time painting the rally wheels and I bought two new tires to replace the last old one and the leaky one. Now I have 4, new, matching tires and some much better looking wheels.

I found a set of center cap stickers cheap on Ebay to finish them off. They're not perfect, but I think they came out OK.
Man you should have told me about that cruise in, I probably would have went to. Stinks about the tires, hope it didn't damage anything else? The wheels look good, I have a set of rallies I need to redo as well....
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #34
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After driving the truck a little for few months this summer, I decided that I wanted to go a little lower. I liked how it looked when it was aired out, but the ride height was too close to stock.

That in mind, I called up Travis at Pro Performance and ordered a set of McGaughy's 2.5" drop spindles.

While I had everything apart I went ahead and replaced the 1/4" fittings and lines with 3/8" lines so that my plumbing is ready when I switch from schrader valves to a AccuAir valve block.

I haven't done anything to the rear just yet other than remove the stock bump stops. With them out, the frame sits on the axle housing. I wanted to see it with the spindles installed before I made a decision about what to do out back. I might just remove the upper bag cup so that it's ride height is lower. It won't help the aired out stance, but it will make it more level at ride height. I have just less than 2" before the pumpkin hits the bed floor, so I could do a small notch without having to cut the floor. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Here are some mid tear apart pictures, a side by side of the stock and drop spindles and a few pics of it back together and at ride height.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #35
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Re: Crocodile Rocks Build Thread

And here are some aired out pictures. I'm pretty happy!
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:44 PM   #36
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Sick, I love it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #37
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Your ride height is to high....


You still planning on hitting that show Saturday?
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:54 PM   #38
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I love it! Stoked I found this I'm in the middle of doing the same exact thing. Very glad you took pics along the way and after every mod. You just got me motivated. I'm on 2" spindles with a cpp c notch in the rear. That thing is slammed! I love the stance
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #39
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!


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Ride height is somewhere in between. The aired up pics are with the bags fully inflated. It's a rough ride with them that full. That's more of a speed bump height.

I think I'll take the upper bag cups out which will lower the back another 2" or so at ride height. And eventually I'm going to notch the frame. Should help things out back.

Yeah - I think I'm going to go if the weather holds out. I'll post something in the SC/NC area.

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I love it! Stoked I found this I'm in the middle of doing the same exact thing. Very glad you took pics along the way and after every mod. You just got me motivated. I'm on 2" spindles with a cpp c notch in the rear. That thing is slammed! I love the stance
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Thanks and glad I could help. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with my suspension I couldn't find any pics of trucks with Porterbuilt's stage one kits installed. So I knew that I wanted to document as much as possible for others who had the same questions that I did.

- Matt!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #40
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this is really making me want to bag mine... awesome
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #41
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Yeah Matt I had the same problem. Most of the ones I found bagged were either on a dropmember, z'd or aftermarket/moded lca's so I'm glad I was able to see your set up with cups plates and spindles. Keep posting great pics. If your considering the notch the cpp notch was pretty simple to do and you'll get that much lower in the rear
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Matt,

Cant wait to see it all dialed in. Hope you dont mind, but I might be sending you a couple of PM's asking some questions
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Cant wait to see it all dialed in. Hope you dont mind, but I might be sending you a couple of PM's asking some questions
Ask away! I'll be happy to answer whatever questions you have and I can take pictures if you want to see something specific. - Matt
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:32 AM   #44
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Could you post a pic at ride height if you get a chance?
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #46
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Here are some current ride height pictures - Porterbuilt stage one front & rear, 2.5" drop spindles, stock arms, no notch, 70psi front, 30psi rear.

And since I can add 5 pics in one post, I added my favorite shot with it aired out. Enjoy!
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Nice thanks Matt. Whats your tire height? Just put bags on my truck and it's low aired out but ride height I'd imagine will be high. I may consider control arms
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My tires are 275/60R15. I didn't measure, but according to a chart I found they're 28" tall.
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Matt, awesome truck and great project.
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Re: Crocodile Rocks Build Thread

After driving my truck some more, I've come to realize that 70psi in the front and 30psi in the rear is a little on the high side. 60psi/25 is more like it so I've attached a few updated photos of my truck at current ride height.

Porterbuilt Stage 1 front and rear with McGaughey's 2.5" drop spindles at ride height:
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